Olori Kafayat Adeyemi dies in the US, 2months after Alaafin’s death
One of the wife’s of the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi has joined her ancestors.
The Oyo palace was thrown into mourning following the announcement of Olori Kafayat Adeyemi.
The queen was said to have died on Friday, July 1st, in the United States, barely two months after her husband, the Alaafin died in April.
Though details of her death is still sketchy as of the time of this report, sources confirm that she died on Friday night.
The Director of Media and Publicity at the Alaafin’s Palace, Mr. Bode Durojaye, confirmed the incident on Saturday morning. He said:
”She died in the United States of America. I will give you the details later.”
Olori Kafayat Adeyemi was the fourth wife of the late Oba Adeyemi III. She was the mother of Prince Adebayo Adeyemi (D’Gov), who is the chairman of the Oyo State Local Government Pensions Board.
Before her demise, she was known as Iya Aguo or Iya Ibeji in Oyo Kingdom.
WITHIN NIGERIA recalls the monarch, 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.