Alaafin Adeyemi III: Family Reveals Order of Programs for First Remembrance Anniversary

Honourable Akeem Adeniyi Adeyemi, a serving Federal lawmaker and one of the sons of the late revered Yoruba foremost traditional ruler, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo, has announced a series of programs for the remembrance and one-year anniversary of his father’s passage.

Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III (Iku Baba Yeye) died at the age of 83 on April 22, 2022, after developing complications related to prostate enlargement. He was on the throne for 51 years, the longest reign of any Alaafin of Oyo in modern recorded history.

Adeyemi, who represents the Afijio, Oyo West, Oyo East, Atiba West federal constituency in the Nigeria Federal House of Representatives, paid tribute to his father in a post on his Facebook page to mark the one-year anniversary of the monarch’s passage. In the post titled “Rest On, Kabiyesi: A Year Without Our Father,” the lawmaker also announced a series of programs put together to mark the one-year anniversary and immortalize the late Alaafin of Oyo.

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See the programs below:


DAY 1: Thursday, May 11, 2023

ACTIVITIES: Inauguration of Projects Named after His Imperial Majesty, the Late Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III

  1. ICT Centre
    LOCATION: SPED International Secondary School, Federal College of Education, Oyo
    TIME: 10:00 am
  2. ICT Centre
    LOCATION: School of Science, Oyo
    TIME: 11:00 am
  3. Motorized Borehole
    LOCATION: Adewinbi/ Orisunbare Community, Araromi Area, Oyo
    TIME: 12 pm
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DAY 2: Friday, May 12, 2023

TITLE: The Enduring Legacy of the Reigns and Life of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III
LECTURER: Prof. Akin Alao
VENUE: Ajayi Crowther University, Oyo
TIME: 10:00 am

DAY 3: Saturday, May 13, 2023

ACTIVITIES: Inter-Religious Services

  1. Muslim Sermon and Prayer by:
    A. Sheikh Khalifah Abdul Majeed Alawaye
    B. Imam Daud Igi Ogun
    C. Sheikh Abubakri Isa Olayinka Solaati (Baba Ote)
  2. Christian Sermon and Prayer by:
    A. Rev. Dr. Samson Ayokunle
    B. Bishop Taiwo Adelakun
    C. Bishop Mike Adebomi Tella
  3. Traditional Worshippers
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VENUE: Oba Adeyemi III Mini Stadium, Ode Aremo, Oyo
TIME: 10:00 am

The significance of the late Alaafin’s worthy life cannot be overstated. May Almighty Allah continue to repose his soul and grant him Aljanah Firdaus.

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