THE AWARDEES – OBA LAMIDI OLAYIWOLA ADEYEMI III, IKU BABA-YEYE, ALAAFIN OF OYO – THE MOST RESPECTED MONARCH IN YORUBALAND

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Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III, the present Alaafin of Oyo from Alowolodu family, was born on October 15, 1938. He succeeded Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II on 14th January 1971. He is the son of Oba Adeyemi II, the former Alaafin of Oyo. His Majesty, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III, was chosen by the

SÈKÈRÈ

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The Story behind it….. Sèkèrè belongs to the royal family of the Aláàfin of Old Òyó. The history is as follows: there was a time when Aláàfin and others, were in Ayò-Olópón game contest. The head of Sèkèrè drummer visited them to inform the king about the death of his beloved son. Ológbò and his