Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, dies at 83

The royal household of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has been thrown into mourning with the demise of the traditional ruler.

The revered monarch fondly called ‘Iku Baba Yeye’ died on Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.

His family consists of his Oloris, who are mostly young and beautiful women, his children and other relatives.

Before his demise, Oba Adeyemi, was not one to hide his beautiful Oloris away. He stepped out with one or more of them for occasions and travels, usually decked in similar outfits.

According to reports, the late Alaafin had over ten wives.

Oba Lamidi died at the age of 83 and was on the throne for about 52 years. Islamic rites and prayers are currently taking place at his palace as at the time of this publication.

Oba Lamidi with some of his wives
Oba Lamidi flanked by two oloris during his 51st coronation anniversary

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