The 18 Wives of Late Alaafin Of Oyo’s Are Now Available For Suitors – Oyo Chief Reveals

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Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo, reportedly died today, April 23rd, 2022, at the age of 83, at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital in Ado Ekiti, Ekiti State.

The bones of the 83-year-old Alaafin, who had reigned for 52 years, were taken to Oyo, and traditional rites began.

In addition, the 18 wives of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, the 45th Alaafin of Oyo, may now be available to suitors without the need for cleansing rituals following the death of the renowned monarch.

Although some of the late Alaafin’s wives divorced him and others walked out on the marriage, palace sources told Peoples Gazette that the late Alaafin’s wives may now resume their normal lives.


“They are not performing any cleansing; They are free to move on with their lives,” he said. Nonetheless, he said. “The wives cannot get married to an indigene of Oyo.

He added,

“Now that Alaafin is dead, they all would be asked to exit the palace with their belongings. Although the properties of the late monarch would be shared among them.”