Saturday 22 April 2023

Programmes for first remembrance anniversary of Alaafin of Oyo announced

Akeem Adeniyi Adeyemi, one the sons of late revered Yoruba foremost traditional ruler, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, the Alaafin of Oyo has announced series of programmes for remembrance and one year anniversary of the passage of his father.

Oba Adeyemi died aged 83 on the 22 April 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, a member of the Nigeria Federal House of Representatives representing the Afijio, Oyo West, Oyo East, Atiba West federal constituency paid tribute to his father in a post on his Facebook page on Saturday morning to mark one year anniversary of the monarch’s passage.

In the post titled: “Rest On, Kabiyesi: A Year Without Our Father,” the lawmaker also announced series of programmes put together to mark the one year anniversary and immortalise the late Alaafin of Oyo.

See the full tribute of the lawmaker and the programmes/ events to mark one year anniversary of the late Alaafin below.

Rest On, Kabiyesi: A Year Without Our Father

365 days have passed without our pillar of support, shoulder to lean on, best friend, chief strategist and backbone – Iku Baba Yeye, Alase Ekeji Orisa, Alayeluwa, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, The Late Alaafin of Oyo .

For the 1st remembrance anniversary, these series of programmes have been put together to immortalise and pay glowing tributes to the late Alaafin of Oyo.


DAY 1: Thursday, 11th May 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: 12pm

DAY 2: Friday, 12th May 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, 13th May 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

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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