Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
For some Nigerians who are salivating and showing interest in having relationships with late Alaafin of Oyo’s wives, they have been warned to steer clear in the meantime.
The timely warning emanated from Baba Araba of Oṣogbo, Chief Ifayẹmi Ẹlẹbuibọn, saying some certain rituals must be carried out on the ladies before fresh men could come after them.
He, however, claimed that in traditional Yoruba, kings usually leave wives in the palace for the next king to inherit them if the two parties so desire.
Stonix News had reported that the 83-year-old Oba Lamidi Adeyemi lll, the Alaafin of Oyo, transited after 53 years on the throne.
After his passage last Friday, one most trending issues about the monarch, who obviously had an appetite for the female gender, is his young, beautiful wives.
Several pictures of the wives, who are currently in a mourning mode, have gone viral on the social media.
In a chat with BBC Yoruba, Chief Ẹlẹbuibọn said the late king’s wives were free to marry whomever they wanted but, only after all the necessary rites were done – “after the Alaafin’s prestige has been removed from them.”
He said the wives were still mourning and could only be available after they came out of mourning and all rites were performed on them.