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Meet The Yoruba King who Can Command Death

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Jul 20

Meet The Yoruba King who Can Command Death

Alaafin, or 'Man of the Palace' in the Yoruba language, was the title of the king of the great Oyo Empire of Oyo state. It was retained through the fall of that state as the official title of the ceremonial ruler of the contemporary natives of Oyo, Nigeria.

The Alaafin has been ranked as the second strongest king in Nigeria, after the Emir of Kano state.

Alaafin is fondly called "Iku Baba Yeye," meaning the king who can command death in Yoruba Empire. The throne of Alaafin commands so much respect amidst others. Many Yoruba battles have been fought and won by this throne. When it comes to spiritual battle and powers, the Alaafin throne is always well prepared.

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Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Adeyemi II Adeniran, was once deposed and exiled in 1954 for sympathizing with the National Council of Nigerian Citizens (NCNC). He had come into conflict with Bode Thomas, deputy leader of the Action Group.

The current Alaafin of Oyo is Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III. He ascended the throne in 1970 after he succeeded Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II.
He is married to Ayaba Abibat Adeyemi, his most-senior wife. He attends most events with her or one of the twelve junior wives he's also married to. His other wives are Ayaba Rahmat Adedayo Adeyemi, Ayaba Mujidat Adeyemi, Ayaba Rukayat Adeyemi, Ayaba Folashade Adeyemi, Ayaba Memunat Omowunmi Adeyemi,Ayaba Omobolanle Adeyemi, Ayaba Moji Adeyemi, Ayaba Anuoluwapo Adeyemi, and Ayaba Damilola Adeyemi.
He is a lover of the boxing sport, as he was a boxer before ascending the throne of his Fathers.

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