Traditionalists Hold Burial Rites for Alaafin of Oyo After Muslim Prayers

Traditionalists Hold Burial Rites for Alaafin of Oyo After Muslim Prayers

Muslim clerics led by Abdulganiy Ajokidero, chief Imam of Oyo town, have performed Islamic burial rites on the remains of Alaafin of Oyo Shortly after this, his body was then taken back to the palace, where traditionalists held final rites for the king Recall that the first class traditional ruler died on Friday night at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital in Ado-Ekiti.

Sango devotees have taken custody of the remains of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, for apparent continuation of traditional rites after Islamic prayers were performed on the body.

But Sango devotees were later seen carrying the remains from Ode Aro part of the palace into the Oba Adeyemi III Hall, where they initially covered the “sleeping” monarch with a mat before forming a circle around the remains.

But they later asked mourners and journalists, to leave the hall. As the remains were carried, the devotees chanted dirges and eulogies of Sango, whom an Alaafin embodies, according to Yoruba mythology.

News earlier reported that Alaafin of Oyo, one of the most respected Yoruba monarch has passed on to join his ancestors.

The respected monarch who, while alive has a good taste for pretty and young women left behind beautiful wives, some of them are beautiful and much more younger.

Recently, some Alaafin’s picture with 7 of his beautiful, fair-skinned, younger wives went viral on the Internet and it became a topic of discussion as all the wives looked pretty in similar attire.

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