Top Yoruba monarch, The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi is dead, Akewusolafblog can report.
He was 83 years old and the longest reigning Alaafin of Oyo ever, having ruled for 52 years.
Recalls, top Yoruba monarch has reportedly died within and outside the Oyos in recent time.
Among were the Olubadan of Ibadan, Soun of Ogbomosho and the likes.
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Alaafin Adeyemi, the third from the Alowodu Ruling House, died in the late hours of Friday 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 and traditional rites began.
The Governor of Oyo State, Seyi Makinde, is expected to make an official announcement upon receiving the report of the monarch’s passing from the Bashorun of Oyo, Yusuf Akinade, who will now lead Oyo before a new Alaafin is installed.