Recent Breaking News:- Oba Lamidi Adeyemi Alaafin Of Oyo is Dead

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Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo, has gone away. After over 52 years on the throne – and as the all-time longest-reigning Alaafin – he ‘joined his forefathers’ at the age of 83.

Alaafin Adeyemi died at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital in Ado Ekiti in the late hours of Friday, according to NAIJAGENRE reports.

His remains were taken to Oyo town in the early hours of Saturday, according to a NAIJAGENRE story citing palace sources, and traditional rites have begun, according to the article.

Oba Lamidi Adeyemi Alaafin Of Oyo Is Dead
Oba Alaafin Oyo

According to the source, Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, would make an official declaration after receiving the monarch’s death report from the head of the ‘Oyo Mesi,’ Bashorun Yusuf Akinade, who will now oversee Oyo town until a new Alaafin is installed.

Alaafin Adeyemi was crowned on November 18, 1970, following the death of Oba Gbadegesin Ladigbolu I. He was born Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi on October 15, 1938, in the Alowolodu Royal House.

Oba Ladigbolu was a member of the Agunloye Ruling House, and with the death of Alaafin Adeyemi, better known as Iku Baba Yeye, the Agunloye Ruling House now has the task of producing the next Oyo monarch.

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