As people all over the world express sadness over the demise of Alaafin of Oyo, his estranged wife – Olori Badirat Olaitan Adeyemi has also mourned the departed monarch.
One of the powerful monarchs in Nigeria, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, died late Friday night at aged 83.
The estranged wife, Olori Badirat in an Instagram post on Monday, shared an emotional tribute to the late monarch, revealing that they shared a strong bond as she married him when she was 19.
Badirat noted that the bond she shared with the Alaafin could be likened to that of a “siamese” but everything flopped when “they had an inkling about whom your favourite was.”
“I was thinking it’s all lies and that you are coming back but I’m afraid I was wrong.” She wrote, sharing a photo of the monarch,
“The father of my kids, whom I met at an impressionable age, left when it was least expected. Whenever I tell people that the bond we share can be likened to that of a ‘Siamese’, having been married to you at age 19, they are more than transfixed.
“We were practically best of friends but the moment they had an inkling about whom your favourite was, everything flopped.
“Alas! the kids and I can’t see you anymore nor converse with you any longer but I vehemently believe you are seeing us, how I wish we can still have few words because I’ve got a whole lot to tell you.
“I’m bereft of what to tell the boys especially, Adejuwon, because, at his age, he reads and surfs the net so much that curiosity gets hold of him and has already known a lot about you.
“You remain to me, the best father, teacher and mentor and husband that ever bestrode the landscapes. Almighty Allah will forgive all your sins and accept your return.”
Olori Badirat Olaita exited from the Alaafin’s palace in 2020 and since then she has been very prominent online.