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.

Lamidi had 12 wives, with his first being Abaya Abibat Adeyemi.

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

What Is Oba Lamidi Adeyemi’s Net Worth?

Oba Lamidi Adeyemi’s net worth is estimated to be around $40 million (N15.6 billion).

He is ranked among the top richest Kings in Nigeria. His palace is recognized as a monument in both Nigeria and international countries

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