One of the wives of the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Olori Kafayat Adeyemi, has joined her ancestors.
Her passing has caused the Oyo palace to enter a state of mourning.
Fewer than two months after the death of her husband, the Alaafin, in April, it was discovered that the queen passed away on Friday, July 1.
Although the exact circumstances of her death are unknown at this time, sources have confirmed that she passed away on Friday night.
The late Oba Adeyemi III’s fourth wife, Olori Kafayat Adeyemi, gave birth to Prince Adebayo Adeyemi (D’Gov), who currently serves as the head of the Oyo State Local Government Pensions Board.
She was referred to in the Oyo Kingdom as Iya Aguo or Iya Ibeji before her death.
Gossipinfo news recalls the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi was announced dead on April 23rd, 2022.
According to the Premium Times, Alaafin Adeyemi, the third from the Alowodu Ruling House, died in the late hours of Friday, April 23rd at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.
The remains of the top Yoruba traditional ruler were brought to Oyo in the early hours of Saturday, April 24 and traditional rites began.
He was 83 years old and the longest reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for 52 years.
As with the custom of Yoruba monarch, His Imperial Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, the late Alaafin of Oyo was given a befitting celebration of life ceremony.
The ceremony caused a stir online when videos of the statue erected for the late monarch made rounds on the internet.
At first glance many thought that it was the Alaafin, but at closer look, you could see that it was a statue erected for him.
According to a netizen, it was the tradition in Yorubaland that a replica of a king be made and placed in the palace for 3 weeks or more till the regent was picked and the statue is what is buried.
Some social media users took to comment section to express their fears over the statue.