One of the wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Ayaba Ashiat Folashade Adeyemi has revealed that the King is still very romantic at his age.
Ayaba Ashiat, who is one the first Yoruba Queen to give birth to a set of triplets, stated this in an interview with The Nation.
In her words, “Kabiyesi is very romantic. If you are not close to him, you won’t know that he is loving and kind. At times when I’m in the kitchen, he would come and offer to assist. While at the college, he would dish food for me and instruct the driver to bring it to school.
“The difference in our age gap has not stopped him from showing affection. He shows affection more than some of these young men you see outside there. What a young man can do out there, Kabiyesi does better.”
She also answered a question related to the recent widespread rumour over of one of Alaafin’s wives’ alleged affair with popular Fuji musician, Alhaji Wasiu Ayinde (KWAM 1). She made it known that the rumour was false.
She described K1, as he is fondly called, a man of honor who respects all the queens in the palace and would do no such thing.
According to her: “The incident was quite unfortunate. All those things that you heard were mere fabrications. Such a thing never happened. They were all lies.
“The story really made all of us sad when it broke, because we knew that such a thing never happened. Unknown to many, KWAM 1 is well known in the palace. He takes us as his mothers. He treats us with respect. I can swear that such a thing never happened.”