HM Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi III of Oyo, Nigeria has passed away aged 83.
He was one of the top most Yoruba people monarch and custodian of Sango traditions, Nigeria’s most polygamous King among other accomplishments.
Borna Prince of Oyo, he became king in 1971 after a three year succession battle and served for 51 years. He had recently celebrated 51 years on the throne in January.
He leaves behind a large family of Queens, children, grandchildren and the Kingdom.
He resided in Alaafin of Oyo palace and was the permanent chair of the council of Kings Oyo state.
Queen Ayaba Abibat Adeyemi
She is the first and great wife of the Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi iii of Oyo. They married befor he was crowned King and have five children together. They are of the same age.
Queen Ayaba Ramat Adeyemi
She is the second wife of Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi iii of Oyo. They also married before he became monarch. They have children together.
Queen Ayaba Suliat Adeyemi
Ayaba Suliat is another of the King’s wives, together they have children.
Queen Ayaba Mujidat Adeyemi
Ayaba Mujidat is mother to Princess Adedoja Adeyemi (miss Oyo state 2020) and princess Adetuju Adeyemi
Queen Ayaba Abbey Adeyemi
Ayaba Abbey and the Alaafin are blessed with four children.
Queen Ayaba Folashade Adeyemi
Ayaba Folashade and the Alaafin are blessed with triplets – a son and two daughters.
Queen Ayaba Memunat Adeyemi
Ayaba Memunat and the Alaafin are blessed with a son and twin daughters.
Queen Ayaba Mojisola Adeyemi
Ayaba Mojisola and the Alaafin are blessed with a daughter and a son.
Queen Ayaba Omobola Adeyemi
Ayaba Omobola and the Alaafin are blessed with children
Queen Ayaba Damilola Adeyemi
Ayaba Damilola is currently the last and youngest wife of the Alaafin. They have a son together.
Former Ayaba Ajoke Adeyemi
Miss Ajoke Adeyemi commonly known as Ola is Alaafin’s former wife. Together they have an older son and twin sons.
Former Ayaba Anuoluwapo Adeyemi
Miss Anuoluwapo commonly known as Aanu is Alaafin’s former wife. Together they have twins – a son and a daughter.
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