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PHOTOS: Alaafin of Oyo Celebrates 51st Coronation Anniversary With Oloris

The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, celebrated the 51st anniversary of his coronation over the weekend.

The Alaafin has been king for 51 years and a grand party was thrown to commemorate the occasion. He was joined by his well wishers, friends and beautiful Oloris to celebrate the occasion.

The Alaafin was born on October 15, 1938. His father, Oba Adeyemi II Adeniran, was deposed and exiled in 1954 for supporting the National Council of Nigerian Citizens (NCNC).

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He succeeded Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II in 1970, during the governorship of Colonel Robert Adeyinka Adebayo.


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