Alaafin of Oyo’s Wives Can Take Suitors, No Need for Cleansing — Oyo Chief

A Chief of Oyo has said that all the eighteen wives of Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi are now available to remarry following the demise of the first-class Monarch.

According to the Chief, the 18 wives of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, the 45th Alaafin of Oyo, may now be available to suitors without undergoing cleansing rituals after the demise of the renowned monarch. Although some of the wives of the late Alaafin left him, he noted that the late Alaafin’s wives may now move on with their normal lives.

“They are not performing any cleansing; They are free to move on with their lives,” he said.

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Nonetheless, he said. “The wives cannot get married to an indigene of Oyo.”

He added, “Now that Alaafin is dead, they all would be asked to exit the palace with their belongings. Although the properties of the late monarch would be shared among them.”


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