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

Written by on April 23, 2022

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III is dead. He was 83 years old and the longest reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for 52 years.

Adeyemi, the third from the Alowodu Ruling House, died in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.

Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is expected to make an official announcement upon receiving the report of the monarch’s passing from the Bashorun of Oyo, Yusuf Akinade, the head of the ‘Oyomesi’, who will now lead Oyo before a new Alaafin is installed.

The monarch had been sick and a plan had been made to fly him abroad before he passed on late Friday night.

With the demise of Oba Adeyemi, it is now the turn of the Agunloye Ruling House to produce the next Oyo monarch as his predecessor, Bello Ladigbolu, was from the Agunloye House.

Ango Bally


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