Ashiat Folashade Adeyemi, one of the wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, Lamidi Adeyemi, has again caught the media attention as she spoke dearly of her 84-year-old husband.
In an interview with The Nation, Folashade said that she met her husband, the king, when she was on an excursion to his palace. Just 25-year-old then, she added that her inquisitive nature could have been what attracted the Alaafin to her.
When asked what her parents’ reactions were, she said that though her mother was a bit scared initially, her father was undisturbed.
Folashade added that Alaafin is a very romantic person, adding that he sometimes asks his driver to bring food to her when she was in school, saying that he is better than young men out there.
“Kabiyesi is very romantic. If you are not close to him, you won’t know that he is loving and kind. At times when I’m in the kitchen, he would come and offer to assist. While at the college, he would dish food for me and instruct the driver to bring it to school.
The difference in our age gap has not stopped him from showing affection. He shows affection more than some of these young men you see outside there. What a young man can do out there, Kabiyesi does better,” she said.
She said that marrying one of the significant Kings in Yoruba land has not restricted her in any way as she has done a lot like finishing school, doing business, and hope to study for her postgrad abroad soon.