ALAAFIN OYO, OBA ADEYEMI DIES AT 83, BURIED The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has passed away. He ‘joined his ancestors’ at the age of 83, after almost 52 years on the throne – and as the longest reigning Alaafin of all-time

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According to reports, Alaafin Adeyemi passed away in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.

Born Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi on October 15, 1938 into the Alowolodu Royal House, Alaafin Adeyemi was crowned on November 18, 1970, following the passing onto glory of Oba Gbadegesin Ladigbolu I.

Oba Ladigbolu was from the Agunloye Ruling House and with the passing of Alaafin Adeyemi, who was also known as Iku Baba Yeye, it is now the turn of the Agunloye Ruling House to produce the next Oyo monarch.

: Funeral Prayers For Late Alaafin Adeyemi Hold

The Chief Imam of Oyo, Masud Ajokidero, and other faithful, on Saturday, said final prayers over the remains of late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III.

Credit: Kehinde Ayanboade

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