Oba Lamidi Adeyemi (Alaafin Oyo) Biography, Early Life, Personal life, Age, Diamond, Death & Net Worth

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Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi, the reigning Alaafin of Oyo and descendant of the Alowolodu line’s Adeyemi branch, was born on October 15, 1938. He is the current Alaafin of Oyo, the legendary Yoruba traditional empire based in modern-day Oyo State in Nigeria. He spent part of his childhood in Iseyin, where he acquired the basics of Islam.

Oba Lamidi Adeyemi (Alaafin Oyo) Wiki Facts

Full Name: Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi (Oba Alaafin Oyo
Gender: Male
Age: 83 years old
Birth Date: October 15, 1938
Birth Place: Oyo State
Nationality: Nigeria
Height: 1.8m
Weight: 66kg
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Wifes (Name): Queen Abibat, Queen Rahmat Adedayo, Queen Mujidat, Queen Rukayat, Queen Folashade, Queen Badirat Ajoke, Queen Memunat Omowunmi, Queen Omobolanle, Queen Moji, Queen Anuoluwapo, Queen Damilola,
Children/Kids (Son and Daughter): 20 Children’s
Post: King
Net Worth On Review

Oba Alaafin Oyo Early Life

On October 15, 1938, Alaafin Adeyemi III was born Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi into the Alowolodu Royal House, and as a member of the House of Oranmiyan to Raji Adeniran Adeyemi (born 1871), who later became Alaafin in 1945, and Ibironke of Epo-Gingin, who died while he was young.

According to legend, his father had around 200 wives. Alaafin Adeyemi I Alowolodu, his paternal grandfather, ruled during the Kiriji War and was the last independent monarch of the Oyo Empire before British colonization. Oba Atiba Atobatele, who founded New Oyo, was Alaafin Adeyemi I’s father and Adeyemi III’s great-grandfather. Atiba’s father, Alaafin Abiodun, was a direct descendant of Oranmiyan, the founder of the Oyo Empire, and was his great-great-grandfather.

Oba Lamidi Adeyemi (Alaafin Oyo) Biography, Early Life, Personal Life, Age, Diamond, Death &Amp; Net Worth
Oba Lamidi Adeyemi (Alaafin Oyo)

In 1954, Lamidi’s father, the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Adeyemi II Adeniran, was ousted and deported for sympathizing with the Nigerian Citizens’ National Council (NCNC). He’d gotten into a fight with Bode Thomas, the Action Group’s deputy leader.

During a political gathering at a party, Bode Thomas allegedly yelled at him for not standing to meet him as the chairman of the NCNC. After being insulted, Oba Adeyemi II Adeniran rose up and urged Bode Thomas to go home and bark like a dog. Later, he began coughing blood and died as he walked back to his home, leaving his entourage behind. Following the disaster, Herbert Macaulay and Obafemi Awolowo accused Oba Adeyemi II of poisoning Thomas and exiled him from his kingdom. Until his death in the early 1960s, he spent the rest of his days in Lagos, where his subjects continued to pay him visits.

Oba Alaafin Oyo Diamond

After the Nigerian Civil War ended in 1970, Lamidi Adeyemi succeeded Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II as governor under Colonel Robert Adeyinka Adebayo. General Murtala Ramat Muhammed, the head of state at the time, invited Oba Adeyemi in his hajj entourage in 1975. From 1980 to 1992, he served as the chancellor of Sokoto’s Uthman dan Fodiyo University. In acknowledgment of his contribution to the consolidation of Islam in Nigeria, President Ibrahim Babangida designated him Amir-ul-Hajj in 1990.

Oba Alaafin Oyo Political

On May 3, 2011, outgoing Oyo State Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala announced that Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo, was no longer the Permanent Chairman of the Council of Obas and Chiefs in Oyo State. The Alaafin and his two opponents, the Olubadan of Ibadanland and the Soun of Ogbomoso, had just passed legislation mandating that the Alaafin and his two rivals, the Olubadan of Ibadanland and the Soun of Ogbomoso, rotated the position of Chairman. The legislation, which was introduced by the state assembly with a majority of PDP members, was believed to be in retaliation to the Oba’s support for the Action Congress of Nigeria (ACN) during the April 2011 elections. In that election, the ACN triumphed against the PDP.

In September 1984, he was quoted as saying: “Traditional rulers should be regarded as the perfect expression of the local culture, as well as the synthesis of the country’s aspirations and goals. This is true not only in terms of societal principles such as honesty, egalitarianism, fairness, and democracy, but also in terms of attire, words, and behavior, as well as the purely required trivialities (sic) that distinguish Nigeria and the locality.”

Oba Alaafin Oyo Personal life

His senior wife, Ayaba Abibat Adeyemi, was his wife. He went to most of the festivities with her or one of his twelve junior wives.

The List Of Oba Alaafin Oyo Wive'S
Oba Alaafin Wives

The List Of Oba Alaafin Oyo Wive’s

  1. Ayaba Abibat Adeyemi
  2. Ayaba Rahmat Adedayo Adeyemi
  3. Ayaba Mujidat Adeyemi
  4. Ayaba Rukayat Adeyemi
  5. Ayaba Folashade Adeyemi
  6. Ayaba Badirat Adeyemi
  7. Ayaba Memunat Omowunmi Adeyemi
  8. Ayaba Omobolanle Adeyemi
  9. Ayaba Moji Adeyemi
  10. Ayaba Anuoluwapo Adeye

With 3 Other’s.

List Of Oba Alaafin Childrens

  1. PRINCE BABATUNDE ISRAEL ADEYEMI
  2. PRINCESS FOLASADE ADEYEMI
  3. PRINCE SEGUN ADEYEMI
  4. PRINCESS TAIBAT ADEYEMI-AGABA
  5. PRINCE ABISOYE ADEYEMI
  6. PRINCESS JUMOKE ADEOYE-ADEYEMI
  7. PRINCE ADELEKE LUKMAN ADEYEMI
  8. PRINCESS ADETUTU ADEYEMI-AIGBE
  9. PRINCESS FATIMOH ADEYEMI.
  10. HON. (PRINCE) AKEEM ADEYEMI
  11. PRINCE ADEBAYO ADEYEMI
  12. PRINCE ADETONA ADEYEMI
  13. PRINCESS RUKAYAT ADEYEMI
  14. PRINCESS ADETOUN ADEYEMI-ATUNWA
  15. PRINCE ADEBAYO ADEYEMI
  16. PRINCESS ADEBISI AMINAT ADEYEMI
  17. PRINCESS ADETEJU RUKAYAT ADEYEMI
  18. PRINCE KEHINDE ADEYIMIKA ADEYEMI
  19. PRINCE TAIWO ADEYEMI
  20. PRINCESS ADEDOJA ADEYEMI

Oba Alaafin Oyo Death

After a brief illness, the Alaafin died on April 22, 2022, at the age of 83, at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State. His 51-year reign was the longest of any Alaafin of Oyo in history. On the morning of the next day, his death was announced on numerous major Nigerian news networks, and his remains had already been returned to Oyo. In the space of five months, he was the third senior monarch to die in Oyo State.

Oba Alaafin Oyo Net Worth

Forbes has not revealed the current net worth of the Alaafin of Oyo (Oba Lamidi Adeyemi). He is a wealthy Yoruba king with a fortune in the billions of naira. The Alaafin of Oyo is also one of Nigeria’s wealthiest kings. He is a first-class King in Nigeria and has been the Yoruba nation’s leader for many years. The Alaafin of Oyo is also a successful businessman with a large portfolio of landed properties in Nigeria and abroad.

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