Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III has revealed some things about how he married his young wives.
Recently, there was news on social media that the Oyo monarch took another wife and the question on the lips of Nigerians was how he was able to woo the women who are young enough to be his daughters.
In a chat with City People, the monarch has now revealed how he got to marry his young wives.
According to the king popularly called Iku Baba yeye, he didn’t set out to marry so many wives. He noted that they came on their own.
He noted that after helping his wives by sending them to schools, they decided not to leave but be with him.
“I did not propose to any of my wives. They desired to be with me because I sent them to school. After their university education, I told them to leave but they refused and insisted on staying with me here in the palace as my wives. The least educated of them has a Higher National Diploma and is now in the University,” he said.
“My wives have their individual quarters. God has given me some type of ability and grace to keep a woman, especially beautiful women. I don’t disclose my conversations or activities with one wife to another. I maintain a strict code of confidentiality.”
In other news, it was earlier reported that Alaafin of Oyo’s Queen Anu said that she’s at peace in her marriage to the elderly monarch.
The mother of two noted that a woman may marry a young man and he collapses and dies after some years.
She also stated that another woman can get married to a young man and they live long together.
According to her, everything depends on the grace of God, which she says that she received by marrying the Oyo monarch.