Badirat Adeyemi, an ex-wife to Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, says her marriage to the late Alaafin of Oyo was sabotaged.


The long-reigning monarch died on Friday night at the Afe Babalola Teaching Hospital in Ado Ekiti. He was aged 83 and ruled for over 50 years.

Paying her tribute to the deceased, Adeyemi said she received news of his death with shock.

She also said she and the late Alaafin were “practically best of friends” who had a bond likened to that of a “Siamese”.


She, however, claimed her marriage was sabotaged by people who felt she was the monarch’s favorite.

“I was thinking it’s all lies and that you are coming back but I’m afraid I was wrong. The father of my kids, that I met at an impressionable age left when it was least expected,” she wrote on her Instagram page.

“Whenever I tell people that the bond we share can be likened to that of a “Siamese”, having been married to you at age 19, they are more that transfixed. We were practically best of friends but the moment they had an inklings about whom your favorite was, everything flopped.”


The entrepreneur said she does not know how to relay the news of the monarch’s death to their kids.

“Alas! the kids and I can’t see you anymore nor converse with you any longer but I vehemently believe you are seeing us, how I wish we can still have few words because I’ve got a whole lot to tell you. I’m bereft of what to tell the boys especially, Adejuwon, because at his age, he reads and and surf the net so much that curiosity gets hold of him and has already know a lot about you,” she added.

“You remain to me, a best father, teacher and mentor and husband that ever bestrode the landscapes. Almighty Allah will forgive all your sins and accept your return.”


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