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.

Oba Lamidi Adeyemi Cause Of Death

Full Name LAMIDI OLAYOWOLA ADEYEMI
Nationality NIGERIAN
Occupation TRADITIONAL RULER
Cause Of Death UNKNOWN ILLNESS

Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III died on April 22, 2022, after suffering from an unknown illness. He died at the age of 83 at the Afe Bablolo University Teaching Hospital in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State in Nigeria.

His death was the third of a senior monarch in Oyo State within 5 months.

Who Was Oba Lamidi Adeyemi?

Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III 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.

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

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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