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Facts to know about Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi



The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has joined his ancestors.

Adeyemi joined his ancestors on Friday, at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.

The remains of the Alaafin of Oyo have since been taken to his palace.

Here are some facts about the late monarch:

Adeyemi died at the age of 83 years.

The Alaafin of Oyo reigned for 52 years, making him the longest-serving monarch in the State.

The late monarch is from the Alowodu Ruling House.

Oba Adeyemi succeeded Oba Gbadegesin Ladigbolu I in 1970.

The revered monarch is popularly referred to as Iku Baba Yeye.

Adeyemi is survived by several wives and children

Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi will be buried by 4 pm after burial rites have been concluded, Oyo Mesi says.

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