Lamidi Olayiwola Atanda Adeyemi III popularly called Oba Adeyemi was born on October 15, 1938. The Alaafin of Oyo we gathered, will roll out drums come 15th of October 2017, to celebrate his 79th birthday in Oyo state. The birthday party will also witness Arewa Cultural Festival with a theme; “Asa Exhibition. Popular Fuji musician, Saheed Osupa will be on the bandstand churning out his old and new hit songs. The event according to the organizers will have in attendance the creme-de-la-creme both home and abroad.
Iku Baba Yeye as the Alafin as also known, believes that traditional rulers should be seen as the perfect embodiment of the culture of a place. Also, an Oba must have the synthesis of a nation’s goals and aspiration.
He goes further to imply that this personification is not limited to just social values, egalitarianism, justice and democracy but should include dressing, utterances and comportment.