I Will Serve the Empire Well: Kemi Olunloyo Stirs Reactions, Says She Wants to Be 2nd Female Alaafin of Oyo

I Will Serve the Empire Well: Kemi Olunloyo Stirs Reactions, Says She Wants to Be 2nd Female Alaafin of Oyo

  • Controversial journalist Kemi Olunloyo has paid her last respect to the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi
  • Kemi, in her statement, however, revealed her dream to become the new Alaafin of Oyo as she promised to serve the Oyo empire well
  • The journalist's statement has sparked reactions on social media, with many Nigerians querying her wanting to be the next Alaafin

Popular controversial journalist Kemi Olunloyo has stirred reactions on social media after she revealed her dream to become the next Alaafin of Oyo.

Recall that Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, who was the crowned Alaafin, passed away on Friday, with many Nigerians still paying tribute to the late monarch.

Kemi Olunloyo, 2nd female Alaafin of Oyo, Alaafin of Oyo
Kemi Olunloyo says it is time for a female Alaafin of Oyo. Credit: @kemiolunloyo
Source: Twitter

In her tribute to the late king, Kemi added that it was time for a second female Alaafin of Oyo.

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She wrote:

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“I should be the NEXT #alaafinofoyo. #IkuBabaYeye will be proud. I bet U didn’t know we are the only Yoruba Monarch with a female King Orompotoniyun was the 1ST FEMALE ALAAFIN. Time for a new oneI will serve the Oyo empire well. Retweet till the oracle sees this. Orompoto was responsible for leading the Oyo Empire between the years 1554 to 1562. She was the daughter of Alaafin Ofinran and the grand-daughter of Alaafin Onigbogi, both rulers of the Empire in their own time. S/O to the Ladigbolu family #RIPAlaafin #oyoempire #IkuBabaYeye."

See the post below:

Reactions trail Kemi Olunloyo's dream of becoming Alaafin of Oyo

Legit.ng captured some of the reactions, see them below:


"I don't like dis woman but 1 thing I certainly know about her is; she's "not sentimental" she's as straight as ruler on what she believes."

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"How possible an Ibadan woman could lay claim on Oyo's crown? Madam Kemi wetin now?"


"I am not from Oyo but I am shouting God forbid on their behalf."

How Alaafin of Oyo was buried

Aare Onakakanfo of Yoruba land, Iba Gani Abiodun Ige Adams dismissed rumours making the rounds in the media that the late Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi was buried according to the Muslim rites.

Adams in a statement by his special assistant on Media, Kehinde Aderemi, made available to Legit.ng stated that the transition and burial rites of the foremost Yoruba monarch are purely traditional and not religious.

The Yoruba generalissimo added that prior to the announcement of Kabiesi's death on Saturday, the Isoro and the Oyo Messi had earlier observed the core traditional rites which, he said, went through the night and ended around 11am before Bashorun and the families of the Alaafin notified the Oyo state governor, Engr. Seyi Makinde, who later announced officially.

Source: Legit.ng

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