Owing to the passing away of the Allafin of Oyo State, Oba Adeyemi, so many people have been asking the question, how many wives did Alaafin of Oyo have?
For that reason, we are going to tell you the number of wives the late Alaafin had as well as some other facts about him.
And without much waste of time, let’s get to this post at once.
How many wives did Alaafin of Oyo have?
The Alaafin of Oyo, Late Chief Oba Adeyemi had 11 wives. And the names of his wives are:
- Ayaba Abibat Adeyemi
- Rahmat Adedayo Adeyemi,
- Mujidat Adeyemi,
- Rukayat Adeyemi,
- Folashade Adeyemi,
- Badirat Ajoke Adeyemi,
- Memunat Omowunmi Adeyemi,
- Omobolanle Adeyemi,
- Moji Adeyemi,
- Anuoluwapo Adeyemi, And
- Damilola Adeyemi.
Other facts about the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Adeyemi.
Date of Birth
His royal highness, Oba Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo came into existence on October 15, 1938, and was born into the Alowolodu Royal House and was a member of the House of Oranmiyan. Iku baba yeye, whose mother, Ibironke, died when he was young, he was the son of late Raji Adeniran Adeyemi who became Alaafin in 1945.
Became king at age 31.
Late Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III ascended the throne of Alaafin in 1970 at a young age of 31 immediately after the civil war ended. It was during that time that Colonel Robert Adeyinka Adebayo was the military governor of Oyo State.
He was a boxer
It might interest you to know that one of the attribute of the late king was his love for boxing, a ‘skill’ he had dramatically displayed in public. Consequently, before ascending the throne, he was said to be a boxer.
He was chairman, council of Obas.
The late Alaafin was the permanent Chairman of the Council of Obas and Chiefs in Oyo State.
He held this position until May 3, 2011; when a law was passed by the former Governor Adebayo Alao-Akala (now late); that the state government had introduced rotation of the Office of Chairman.
This was to happen between the Alaafin and two other kings in the state; the Olubadan of Ibadanland and the Soun of Ogbomoso.