Tampan / Patron's Profile

Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi (III)
His Imperial Majesty, Alaafin of Oyo

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Royal Grand Patron

Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi, the present Alaafin of Oyo from Adeyemi branch of Alowolodu family, was born on October 15, 1938. He is the current Alaafin of Oyo the acclaimed traditional empire of Yoruba land situates in the current Oyo State of Nigeria. During his late childhood stage, he lived briefly at Iseyin where he learnt the basic rudiments of Islamic.


The Old Oyo Empire has been said to have existed without interruption for a period of about 600 years. In the olden days, the Alaafin was an absolute ruler.

He is also called by other names which include Kabiyesi (the King Who No One Can Question), Iku Baba Yeye (The One Who Can Command Death or Pronounce Same Upon His Father or Mother Or He Who Is Parent To Death), Alashe (He Who Wields Authority), Ekeji Orisha (Second-in-Command to gods).

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