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Eku abo si ode ero ikede ti Kabiyesi Alayeluwa Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III J.P., CFR, LL.D keta Alaafin Oyo. Iku Baba Yeye ni ka ki yin. Eku abo...

Welcome to the official website of His Majesty Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III J.P., CFR, LL.D The Alaafin of Oyo. Royal greetings from His Majesty...

His Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III, J.P, CFR, LL.D

pix-001The Alaafin of Oyo Empire, his imperial Majesty Oba (Dr.) Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, is undoubtedly a monarch not with only wit but also with class. To say he is an enigma by every standard is an understatement, as many who had an interaction with him testify that “a moment with him is like an exploratory adventure through the school of history”.

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Adeyemi III, no doubt, one of Africa’s most powerful and most influential kings, has lived two decades and over half a century into decades of heeding the natural call of the gods and his people.

Here is an X-ray into the life of the great Traditional Icon, who has held the Oyo Empire together in response to the covenant he made with his people and the gods.

Like the saying goes, uneasy lies the head that wears the crown.


The Emblems


The Sekere (traditional percussion instrument) - originated from Oyo


The Lion - symbolises the fearless nature of the Oyos


The Tortoise (Ajapa) - the royal pet, symbolises longetivity and reselience
emblem_bataThe Bata or Sango drum - is associated with Sango, the deified 3rd Alaafin of Oyo who is worshiped as the god of Thunder and Lightning.
emblem_equestrian_figureThe Equestrian figure (the warrior on horseback) - symbolises the military expansion of the Oyo Empire through the use of Calvary from the 14th to the 17th century.

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