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Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi,dies at 83

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi

There are reports that the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, may have joined his ancestors. 

IT was officially confirmed by the Oyo Mesi and the Oyo State government

The foremost Yoruba traditional ruler was one of the longest-reigning Alaafin of Oyo. He became Aláàfin in 1970. He was aged 83.

He succeeded Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II in 1970 and was crowned on January 14, 1971.

He was a lover of boxing.

Adeyemi’s death came after the demise of the Soun of Ogbomoso, Jimoh Oyewumi, and the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Saliu Adetunji, who died on December 12, 2021, and January 2, 2022, respectively.

one of the Oyo, High Chief Yusuf Ayoola, would take over pending the appointment of a new king ..


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