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Just In: Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, dies at 83

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The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, has passed on.

He was 83-years old.

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According to the palace officials, The monarch died in the late hours of Friday, April 22nd, at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti. His body has since been taken to Oyo state where his burial rites have since begun.

He was the longest-reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for 52 years.

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The monarch had been sick and a plan had been made to fly him abroad before he passed on late Friday night. His tickets and those of a few wives have been bought before his sudden demise.

The late Alaafin Adeyemi was born in Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi on October 15, 1938 into the Alowolodu Royal House of the famous Oyo town, During his late childhood stage, he lived briefly at Iseyin.

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 He was crowned on November 18, 1970, succeeding Oba Gbadegesin Ladigbolu I. He was known popularly as Iku Baba Yeye.

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May his soul rest in peace, Amen.

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