50 Years On The Throne..... Yoruba Oldest king Alive

In preparation to the 50th Jubilee Coronation on the Throne:
Date (14 January 2021).

Alaafin of #Oyo

Oba Adeyemi iii
Crowned 14 January 1971

Short History:

In ancient times before the pre-colonial era, the Alaafin was an absolute ruler whose powers spread throughout the Yoruba empire. The Alaafin oyo is seen as the most powerful monarchs in Yoruba land. History has it that the Oyo empire is the traditional empire of Yoruba land. The Alaafin of Oyo is one of 'Africa’s most powerful and most influential king.

Introduction of Alaafin of Oyo

The #Alaafin of #Oyo, #Oba #Lamidi_Olayiwola #Atanda_Adeyemi III, was born on October 1938. He is the son of the late #Alaafin Oba Adeyemi II. He is the 43rd #Alaafin of Oyo and remains one of the most influential monarchs in Nigeria for decades. He is the first Yoruba monarch to become the Chancellor of Uthman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto. His father Oba Adeyemi II, a former Alaafin of Oyo was deposed in 1954 for showing sympathy towards the National Council of Nigerian Citizens (NCNC).


Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III succeeded Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II as the king of Oyo in the year 1970. He was an insurance clerk before he emerged as the new Alaafin. Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III is a practising Muslim but describes himself as being liberal and a free mixer who was raised in a strict Christian home and attended a Catholic school.

Other Titles of the Alaafin of Oyo

Alaafin of Oyo is also known and addressed by other names such as #Kabiyesi which means “the King Who No One Can Question”, #Iku Baba Yeye that means “The One Who Can Command Death” or “Pronounce Same Upon His Father or Mother” Or “He Who Is Parent To Death”, #Alashe which means “One Who Wields Authority”, Ekeji Orisha which means “second-in-command to the gods”.


Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III is a holder of the Nigerian national honour of the Commander of the Order of the Federal Republic (CFR). was also him who installed the late Bashorun Moshood Kashimawo Olawale Abiola (MKO) as the Aare Ona Kakanfo (Field Marshal or Generalissimo) of Yorubaland in 1988. The Alaafin of Oyo also bestowed on the talented singer, Salawa Abeni whom he crowned the Queen of Waka Music in 1992.

Chancellor Of Uthman Dan Fodiyo University, Sokoto

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III was the chancellor of Uthman dan Fodiyo University, Sokoto from 1980 to 1992. In 1990, he was appointed Amir-ul-Hajj by the then former military president, Ibrahim Babangida.

The Award

His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, Alaafin Oyo (J.P, C.F.R, LL.D, S.A.P, D.LITT, S.A.P).
The Permanent Chairman Oyo State Council of Obas and Chiefs, bagged another Academic Award as the "Doctor Of Philosophy Honoris Causa" (PHD):
ESPAM- FORMATION UNIVERSITY, Cotonou, Benin Republic.18.12.20

Net Worth Of Alaafin of Oyo

The current net worth of the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III has not been released by Forbes. He is a wealth rich Yoruba King worth billions of naira. The Alaafin of Oyo is also one of the richest kings in Nigeria. He is a top-rated first-class King in Nigeria and has been a leader of the Yoruba Empire over the years .

His Imperial Majesty, Oba (Dr) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, (J.P, C.F.R, LL.D, D.LITT, S.A.P, D.P.A).
The Alaafin Of Oyo and Permanent Chairman Oyo State Council Of Obas and Chiefs.
I4th of January 2021. A date to be remembered in the whole entire Yorubaland ,which is the 50th coronation anniversary on the throne of his forefathers as the 43rd Alaafin of Oyo .

Credit: #steemitbrownboy

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