A traditionalist and Araba Awo of Osogbo land, Chief Ifayemi Elebuibon, has cautioned Nigerians, most especially, men against going for the wives of the late Alaafin of Oyo until they complete some rites.
InsightMedia recalls that that 83-year-old Alaafin, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi lll had died on Friday evening during a routine check up at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado-Ekiti.
The late Alaafin of Oyo had 18 wives while he was alive. The monarch was well known for his love for light-skinned women. Their pictures with the late king were often seen on social media as he was very proud of his wives.
Elebuibon while responding to questions asked by BBC Yoruba disclosed that the wives will only be available to other men until their mourning period end and all rites are completed.
He explained further that the monarchs wives are free to remarry but this could only be after the Alaafin’s prestige has been removed from them.
However, he stated that the wives are left for the next king and he can marry them if he desires.