Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo III who passed away on the 22 of April 2022. He has a net worth $40 million.
Public Profile of Lamidi Adeyemi ( Alaafin of Oyo)
Full names: Lamidi Adeyemi Olayiwola Adeyemi
Popular as: Alaafin of Oyo
Date of birth: October 15, 1938
Age: 83 years as of 2022
Died: April 22, 2022
Spouse/wives: Ayaba Abidat Adeyemi and others
Parents: Oba Adeniran Adeyemi II, Ibironke
Religion: Islam, Yoruba religion
Predecessor: Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II
Reign: November 18, 1970— April 22, 2022 ( 51 years)
Early Life of Alaafin of Oyo
The Alaafin of Oyo whose full names are Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi was an 83 years old monarch of Oyo who was born on October 15, 1938, into a royal family.
His father, Raji Adeniran Adeyemi was an Alaafin in 1945, and his mother Ibironke. The Alaafin of Oyo lost his mother at an early age.
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It is also recorded that his grandfather from his father’s side had over 200 wives during his reign as the last independent ruler of the Oyo People before the arrival of the British ( Colonial Masters).
It is also recorded that great grandfather of Lamidi Adeyemi was the direct descendant of Oranmiyan, the founder of the Oyo empire.
Personal Life of Lamidi Adeyemi
The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi had twelve wives when he was alive. He was very fond of his first wife Ayaba Abidat Adeyemi. He was mostly seen with her at occasions, events, and sometimes with any of his other wives.
Before he ascended the throne as Oba of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi was a boxer. He was a die-hard fan of boxing, even in his old age was always exercising and waxing strong.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi’s wives are as follows— Ayaba Abidat Adeyemi, Ayaba Rahmat Adedayo Adeyemi, Ayaba Mujidat Adeyemi, Ayaba Rukayat Adeyemi, Ayaba Folashade Adeyemi, Ayaba Badirat Ajoke Adeyemi, Ayaba Omobolanle Adeyemi, Ayaba Memunat Omowunmi Adeyemi, Ayaba Anuoluwapo Adeyemi, Ayaba Damilola Adeyemi.
Cause of death
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi passed away on April 22, 2022, at the Afe Babalola University teaching hospital, Ekiti in Ekiti State. He died at the age of 83 after a brief illness. Lamidi Adeyemi’s reign is reported to be the longest of all the Alaafins of Oyo. He had reigned for 51 years as the Alaafin of Oyo. The death of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi was announced the next morning after he had passed on by different news outlets. His remains have been returned to his land at Oyo.
Net Worth of Alaafin of Oyo
Oba Lamidi Adeyemi is one of the richest monarchs in Nigeria and the Yoruba land. He has a net worth of USD 40 million ( 15.6 billion Naira) he is said to have different cars, houses even in Lagos State, and farmlands and he is a politician. He ranks the second richest monarch in the Yoruba land.