Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III was born on October 15, 1938. He is one of the highest-ranking monarchs in Yorubaland. He is the rightful heir to the historic Oyo Empire of Yorubaland.
Alaafin of Oyo is heir to the 600-year-old-throne
Alaafin Adeyemi III took over power from Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II in 1970. Alaafin Gbadegesin had succeeded Adeyemi’s father after he was deposed by the government in 1954 for having a different political standing from the then-administration.
Alaafin Lamidi Olayiwola was crowned the rightful heir to the Oyo Empire which had existed for over 600 years on January 14, 1971.
The Oyo monarch is not only of royal blood but an enigma of class. The highly placed king of Yoruba extraction has a great love for luxury life. In this article by NaijAuto.com, we are going to look at a rich collection of Alaafin of Oyo cars.
Alaafin of Oyo cars
One thing noteworthy about the Alaafin's early life was that he once ventured into the business of buying and restoring wrecked cars which he then sells off for good profit.
The Alaafin taste in beautiful things is not limited to his beautiful wives alone; the great monarch also has very great taste in cars. Let's take a look at his car collection:
1. Limousine - the most expensive one in Alaafin of Oyo car collection
Alaafin of Oyo State has once stormed Abuja airport by his stretched limousine. There is no official information about this car but it is known that stretched limousines are among the most luxurious executive cars.
The Alaafin of Oyo State has a customized limousine for his interstate rides
He is one of the few politicians who own such a luxury vehicle which is often seen riding
2. Lexus GX 470 (N25m – N42m)
The Lexus GX 470 with customed number plate "Alaafin" was handed over to Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III by Ex-Governor Isiaku Ajimobi of Oyo state. He is seen in this luxury SUV several times.
Ex-Governor Isiaku Ajimobi of Oyo State presents keys to a brand new Lexus GX 470 to the Alaafin of Oyo
The Alaafin steps out his custom plate Lexus SUV
3. Hyundai Elantra (₦7.5 million - ₦12 million)
Cross-section of government acquired Hyundai Elantra meant for the monarchs of Oyo State as official cars and Alaafin of Oyo receive 2, each one is estimated at ₦7.5 million - ₦12 million
Cross-section of government acquired Hyundai Elantra meant for the monarchs of Oyo state as official cars
A cross-section of government acquired official vehicles meant for the monarchs of Oyo State
Two Hyundai sedan cars presented to the Alaafin by the state government
4. Toyota Land Cruiser (N30m – N52m)
Toyota Landcruiser is a premium car from Toyota that Alaafin of Oyo has been caught riding some times. The car costs between N30,000,000 – N52,000,000
Loyal subjects prostrate before the Alaafin
Besides the rich car collection, Alaafin of Oyo owns a private jet that he flies for a business trip to other states.
The Alaafin of Oyo and his wives getting on a private jet en route Bauchi on a state visit
Some gist about Alaafin of Oyo personal life
Before ascending the throne as the Alaafin of Oyo town, Lamidi Adeyemi was a great lover of boxing. He pursued a career in boxing until his career was cut short by the higher calling to become a high ranking monarch.
The Alaafin of Oyo seven of his wives
Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi III is married to over a dozen wives. The name of his first and most senior wife is Ayaba Abibat Adeyemi. All the other wives of the Alaafin are very young and beautiful women. The Alaafin is actually over half a century older than his youngest wife.The Monarch was once quoted saying, "all my young wives are ladies I trained in the university." In addition to his over 12 wives, the Monarch's household comprises about twenty-four children.
The Alaafin once gifted his youngest wife, Olori Badirat Olaitan Adeyemi a brand new Toyota Matrix for her birthday. See photos below:
Alaafin of Oyo's youngest wife, Olori Badirat Olaitan Adeyemi
Photo of the brand new Toyota Matrix which Alaafin of Oyo gifted his youngest wife, Olori Badirat Olaitan Adeyemi