The Chief of Oyo has said that all eighteen wives of Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi are now available to any suitor following the death of the king.
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi was reportedly passed on today April 23rd, 2022 at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti in Ekiti State, at the age of 83.
The 83 years old and the longest-reigning Alaafin in history, with 52 years in power, bones’ were taken to Oyo, and traditional rites began.
Also, the 18 wives of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, the 45th Alaafin of Oyo, may now be available to suitors without undergoing cleansing rituals after the demise of the renowned monarch. Although some of the wives of the late Alaafin left him while some walked out of the marriage, palace sources told Peoples Gazette that the late Alaafin’s wives may now move on with their normal lives.
“They are not performing any cleansing; They are free to move on with their lives,” he said. Nonetheless, he said. “The wives cannot get married to an indigene of Oyo.”
He added, “Now that Alaafin is dead, they all would be asked to exit the palace with their belongings. Although the properties of the late monarch would be shared among them.”