Reactions trail death of Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi


Nigerians have been thrown into mourning following the death of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Atanda Olayiwola Adeyemi.

The Alaafin of Oyo died on Friday, at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti.

The monarch was 83 and reigned for 52 years, which made him the longest serving monarch in the State.

Some Nigerians took to social media, describing his death as a colossal loss to the Yoruba land, adding that he was a role model to all.

His death is coming at a time when Oyo State lost two monarchs: the Olubadan of Ibadan and the the Soun of Ogbomoso.

Here are some reactions:

@RealSambo “No one is above death, even the acclaimed son of death is now dead. He was a Muslim to the best of our knowledge, May Allah be pleased with Oba Lamidi Alaafin of Oyo.Our prayers are with the people of Oyo and Oyo State.”

@RajiDraj “The longest serving Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III has transited to the great beyond.Every soul shall taste death. This one, is a colossal loss!

@Barnaby04 “Wow!!! Why is Oyo state’s top traditional rulers going one after the other like this? Alaafin of Oyo will be missed a lot.”

@DejiAdesogan “RIP Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Alaafin of Oyo.Oyo state has lost 3 of her prominent kings lately. First, it was Soun of Ogbomoso, then Olubadan of Ibadan, now Alaafin of Oyo.”

@Afeez002 “This is a great loss to the people of Oyo and Yoruba Nation at large.Rest In Peace.”

@Anyanwu_Anyi “Alaafin of Oyo is a role model to the people of oyo state. He encouraged them to embrace digital technology and they youths are happy for the legacy he left behind.”

@ChidiOdinkalu “12 Dec, 2021, Soun of Ogbomoso, 2 Jan, 2022, Olubadan of Ibadan,23 Apr, 2022, Alaafin of Oyo.In 4 months, Oyo State has a turnover of its 3 greatest stools. May their Majesties travel safe.”

@Morris_Monye “This is sad. He seem immortal. Was very strong even at old age. May he rest well.”

@DrPenking “Truly from dust we all came from and to dust we’ll all return. No matter the level of fame, wealth and number of women we have on earth, we’ll all return to our maker one day. So be humble. Rest in Peace Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi (Iku Baba Yeye).”

@Alan “One Of The Bravest, Poetic & Intelligent Kings Nigeria Ever Had. Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Rest In Peace Alaafin Of Oyo!”