Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi’s Oratory Skills Were Unrivaled, Says Elerinmo Of Erinmo

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Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi's Oratory Skills Were Unrivaled, Says Elerinmo Of Erinmo
Left-Right: Elerinmo of Erinmoland, Oba Micheal Odunayo Ajayi Arowotawaya II, and late Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III (15 October 1938 – 22 April 2022).

…End Of A Glorious Era-Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III (15 October 1938 – 22 April 2022)

The Elerinmo of Erinmoland, Oba Micheal Odunayo Ajayi Arowotawaya II has extolled the virtue of Late Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III, Alaafin of Oyo who died on Friday 22 April 2022.

While expressing the rude shock at the news of the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Arowotawaya said “Hearing of the demise of the Great monarch, the Alaafin of Oyo who reigned majestically over the Great world-renowned Oyo Empire for over five decades was indeed shocking news and a sad loss to the entire nation and the Yoruba race all over the world”.

Elerinmo of Erinmo said, “Many of us were little kids when this Alaafin popularly known as “Iku Baba Yeye” ascended the throne of his forefathers in the early 70s and we have watched and learned a lot from his dexterity and his incomparable knowledge of the history. His oratory skills were unrivaled and his boldness in addressing issues of national importance cannot be overemphasized.

Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi's Oratory Skills Were Unrivaled, Says Elerinmo Of Erinmo
Left-Right: Elerinmo of Erinmoland, Oba Micheal Odunayo Ajayi Arowotawaya II, and late Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III (15 October 1938 – 22 April 2022).

“He was not just a King, he was an amateur boxer who practices even in his old age from time to time, a charming man to his numerous women and acquaintances alike, a great dancer to traditional drumming, a craftsman with Yoruba words and proverbs and a very courageous king who would not shy away from battle but always ready to confront them headlong”.

Oba Arowotawaya II further stated that“Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi III was an encyclopedia of Yoruba history and an oracle on matters of the traditional institution as it pertains to Yoruba land”.

“His death signals the end of a glorious era in Yoruba land that we may never witness in its entirety again”.

“I thank God that I encountered him on several occasions and took time to visit him personally to tap from his in-depth knowledge which he willingly bestowed on me even giving me several rare historical books to study which have helped to improve my own knowledge of Yoruba history”.

“I pray fervently that God forgives his sins and grants him eternal rest while praying that God grants his immediate family, the people of his domain Oyo town, and the entire Yoruba race the fortitude to bear this great loss as we may never see his kind again”.

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