BREAKING: Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo pass on at 83

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, has passed on. He passed on at aged 83.

The top Yoruba ruler passed on in the late hours of Friday, as per castle authorities. Adeyemi kicked the bucket at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.

The late Alaafin’s most memorable child, Prince ‘Tunde, and different kids had gotten the ruler’s remaining parts at Idi-Igba, Oyo town early Saturday morning.


Royal residence sources affirmed that conventional ceremonies had started without giving insights regarding his internment plan yet.

Adeyemi controlled for a considerable length of time before his demise, making him the longest-dominant Alaafin.

By custom, the top of the Oyomesi, Basorun of Oyo, High Chief Yusuf Ayoola, would take over forthcoming the arrangement of another Alaafin.

Basorun is likewise expected to brief the Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, before an an official declaration.

The late Alaafin of Oyo was from the Adeyemi part of the Alowolodu family. He was brought into the world on October 15, 1938.
During his late youth stage, he lived momentarily at Iseyin.


Adeyemi III was the child of Oba Adeyemi II, the previous Alaafin of Oyo who was removed and sent someplace far off, banished in shame in 1954 for having compassion toward the National Council of Nigerian Citizens.

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

He was an admirer of boxing.

Adeyemi’s passing came after the demise of the Soun of Ogbomoso, Jimoh Oyewumi, and the Olubadan of Ibadanland, Saliu Adetunji, who kicked the bucket on December 12, 2021, and January 2, 2022, individually.

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