Why I Was Attracted To The Alaafin Of Oyo -Wife, Queen Ola
One of the wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, Ayaba Ashiat Folashe Adeyeme, has opened up on why she decided to settle with the royal monarch.
In an exclusive conversation with The Nation newspaper intimated that she married the Alaafin of Oyo because of his intelligence and his enthusiasm to get knowledge.
According to the mother of triplets, the Alaafin of Oyo does things differently and described him as a romantic man recounting an experience she had with him before she eventually married him.
In her words,
He is wise and intelligent. Most times when he is not in the office or attending to visitors, he is in the library reading. He reads a lot and encourages us to read too. At times he would tell you to look for the meaning of a word; you will be surprised that he would tell you the meaning of that word as it is written in the dictionary or on Google. He is such a wonderful man. His depth of knowledge is unrivaled.
He is also a unique Yoruba monarch. He is popular and brilliant, and there is no place he cannot go as a Yoruba oba. Alaafin is the first among the Yoruba obas. The way he does his things are different.
Kabiyesi is very romantic. If you are not close to him, you won’t know that he is loving and kind. At times when I’m in the kitchen, he would come and offer to assist. While at the college, he would dish food for me and instruct the driver to bring it to school.
The difference in our age gap has not stopped him from showing affection. He shows affection more than some of these young men you see outside there. What a young man can do out there, Kabiyesi does better.