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Ten Things To Know About Late Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi

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• THE Alaafia of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi 111, was born on October 15, 1938.

• He is from Alowolodu Royal House and a member of the House of Oranmiyan

• His father, Raji Adeniran Adeyemi became Alaafin in 1945 and was deposed and exiled in 1954.

• Lamidi Adeyemi was chosen by the kingmakers on November 18, 1970, and then moved into the palace after completing the necessary rites under the tutelage of the Oyomesi.

• Oba Adeyemi succeeded Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II in 1970, during the governorship of Colonel Robert Adeyinka Adebayo.

• He is a lover of boxing, as he was a boxer before ascending the throne of his fathers.

• Alaafin is married to 13 wives which include Ayaba Abibat Adeyemi, his senior wife other wives are

Ayaba Rahmat Adedayo Adeyemi
Ayaba Mujidat Adeyemi
Ayaba Rukayat Adeyemi
Ayaba Folashade Adeyemi
Ayaba Badirat Ajoke Adeyemi
Ayaba Memunat Omowunmi Adeyemi
Ayaba Omobolanle Adeyemi
Ayaba Moji Adeyemi,
Ayaba Anuoluwapo Adeyemi
Ayaba Damilola Adeyemi

• He worked briefly at the Royal Exchange Assurance in Lagos, while working at the Royal Exchange.

• He was honoured with the national honour of CFR at the National Theatre, Iganmu, Lagos in 1979.

• In 1980, he was the pioneering Chancellor of the newly established University of Sokoto, now Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto where he spent 12 years.

Credit: Photograph // @theakinakinboye, @YourDarlinging

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Ojogwu Godwin Chukwudi hailed from Delta State. A young talented personality, Alumnus of Delta State university,Abraka Studied Library and information science. He is an intellectual cyber communicator expert and a prolific blogger professional.

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