Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III was the Alaafin, or traditional ruler, of the Yoruba town of Oyo and rightful heir to the throne of its historic empire.

He was born on October 15, 1938, in Oyo, Nigeria.

Lamidi Adeyemi succeeded Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II in 1970. He was coronated on November 18, 1970.

His reign of 52 years is the longest in the history of Oyo history.

He was chancellor of Uthman dan Fodiyo University in Sokoto from 1980 to 1992.

Lamidi is a Muslim from birth.

Before ascending the throne of Alaafin, he was a boxer.

He died on April 22, 2022, at age of 83. He died after suffering from a short unknown illness.

How Many Wives Did Oba Lamidi Adeyemi Have?

Oba Lamidi had 12 wives. His senior wife was Ayaba Abibat Adeyemi.

His other wives were 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, and Ayaba Damilola Adeyemi.

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