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New Royalty Introduced To Oyo Months After Alaafin’s Death

Few months after the death of the ruling monarch, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, a new royalty has been introduced into the courts of the Alaafin.

It could be recalled that in April,  the Oyo empire was thrown into mourning after Oba Lamidi was confirmed dead.

According to reports, the king died after a brief illness at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, Ekiti state.

Months after his death, the Alaafin’s palace has unveiled the new Elegeun.

The new royalty identified as Sangowale Obuowo was unveiled in an official statement on Alaafin’s official Instagram page.

the new royalty identified as Sangowale Obuowo

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In the statement, it was revealed that the need to continue promoting the Yoruba culture and tradition of the late Alaafin Oba Adeyemi III has prompted the installation of the new royalty.

Reports have it that Sangowale Obuowo is decent of Ile Otapo, Asipa, in Oyo state.

The statement reads:

“We are introducing to the world that sequel to the vacant position of the late Elegun who joined his ancestors and the need to continue the promotion of Yoruba Culture and Tradition as a work in progress of Alaafin Oba Adeyemi III, we present to you the NEW ELEGUN SANGO KOSO, he is SANGOWALE IBUOWO from ILE OTAPO, Asipa, Oyo.”



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