Olori Badirat Olaitan Ajoke Adeyemi is the estranged and supposedly youngest wife of the late Alaafin of Oyo, the late Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III. She was born on November 3, 1989, got married to the Alaafin at age 19, and is currently a 34 year-old social media influencer, entrepreneur, philanthropist, and mother of three.
Ranked as one of the king’s favorites while he was alive, Olori Badirat Olaitan commanded power, respect, and attention. Her beauty and royal status have helped her fame and business to grow both locally and internationally. Although her marriage to the Alaafin of Oyo did not last very long, she was a queen to be reckoned with while at the palace.
Who Is Olori Badirat Olaitan Ajoke Adeyemi?
Olori Badirat Olaitan Ajoke Adeyemi was born on 3 November 1989. She is a native of Oyo State and seems to be a strong advocate for family life based on her relationship with her mother and her sister Nefeesah.
Educationally, she is well-trained. She is a holder of not just one but four different higher education certificates. She holds a Nigerian Certificate of Education (NCE) from Emmanuel Alayande College of Education, Oyo, and a Higher National Diploma (HND) from Kwara State Polytechnic.
Similarly, Queen Ola obtained a BSc. degree in 2019 from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State, where she studied Educational management. Her journey through the University was rocky. She spent 5 years on a course that was supposed to take her 2 years due to her gaining admission through direct entry (D.E.).
She was mandated to defer several semesters from school due to complications she encountered in the course of her first and second pregnancies. At the time she was called up for the mandatory National Youth Service Corp in 2019/2020, she was already married to the Alaafin of Oyo and had three children with him.
When Did She Become the Alaafin of Oyo’s Wife?
Popularly known as Queen Ola, the fair-skinned queen got married to the Alaafin of Oyo at the age of 19. Together with the long reigned monarch, they made a popular couple and attended many social and formal events together. She was perceived as Oba Lamidi Adeyemi’s favorite wife while he was alive and married to her.
Their marriage bloomed well until she was rumored to be having an affair with Wasiu Ayinde Marshal, also known as KWAM 1, a Nigerian Fuji musician. The duo was said to be having an intimate relationship behind the King’s back. This claim has been related to the reason Ola left the royal home in 2020. Yet, other sources claim that other private matters relating to their marriage was the real reason she left her home for Lagos state.
Both Wasiu and Queen Ola have vehemently denied any association of sorts. The young wife went as far as swearing profusely in the name of the Yoruba gods to prove her innocence in the matter. The family of the musician has threatened to sue Instablog and Chirp TV, who were behind the rumors that were making rounds.
Where is Olori Badirat Olaitan Adeyemi Now?
Since leaving the palace, Olori Badirat Olaitan Adeyemi relocated to Lagos and soon after expanded her reach on social media. Presently, she is a brand influencer and ambassador to several brands like House of Aso Oke, Princess Naturals, and many others.
She is also the owner and founder of clothing brand stores called Queen Ajoke Closet and Turban Heaven. Olori Badirat is also the CEO of Interior Flair by Queen Ola, an interior design and home decorations company.
As a mother of three, her first child Prince Adejuwon Adeyemi was born on 14 February 2014. She was blessed with twins on 26 February 2017, and they are named Hammad Adeleye Adeyemi and Mubarak Adedamola Adeyemi.
Olori Ajoke was not the only wife or younger woman Alaafin of Oyo was married to. Here is a brief look into the lives of the youngest wives of the Yoruba king.
How Many Wives Did Alaafin of Oyo Marry?
The Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III, was married to 13 women. Some sources, however, seem to be confident in their claims that there may be as many as 18 wives. The Alaafin was born on 15 October 1938 into the Oranmiyan royal household of Oyo and died in April 2022.
He first got married at 17 to Ayaba Abibabt Nihinola Adeyemi in 1956. She remained his only wife for more than a decade before he ascended the throne of Oyo in 1970. Also, this marriage produced 5 children.
In his last years on earth, he married Queen Badirat Olaitan Ajoke Adeyemi. In some reports, she was the 10th wife of the 13 earliest wives of the king. She was also considered one of the closest to him.
The Alaafin is often compared to his father, Oba Adeyemi II Adeniran, in terms of marriage. In any case, his father had about 200 wives.
List of the Wives of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III
- Ayaba Abibabt Nihinola Adeyemi
- Ayaba Rahamat Adedayo Adeyemi
- Ayaba Mujidat Adeyemi
- Ayaba Rukayat Adeyemi
- Ayaba Omobolanle Adeyemi
- Ayaba Mojisola Adeyemi
- Ayaba Folashade Adeyemi
- Ayaba Memunat Omowunmi Adeyemi
- Ayaba Badirat Ajoke Adeyemi
- Ayaba Anuoluwapo Rachel Adegeye Adeyemi
- Ayaba Damilola Adeyemi
- Ayaba Chioma Adeyemi
Who Was Chioma Alaafin of Oyo’s Youngest Wife?
In terms of marriage, Queen Chioma Adeyemi was the youngest wife of the Oyo king. However, she was not the youngest in terms of age. While her exact age may be shadowy, she is purported to be in her late 20s and likely older than Queen Damilola Adeyemi.
Queen Chioma is also said to be older than the three last wives of Alaafin of Oyo.
For a while, it has been rehashed that Olori Badirat Olaitan Ajoke Adeyemi was the youngest wife of the king. Also, she is older than Olori Anuoluwapo Rachel Adegeye Adeyemi (born on 31 May 1995), as well as Olori Damilola Adeyemi.
Meet Late Alaafin’s Last Wife
Olori Chioma Adeyemi is the last wife of the Alaafin of Oyo, and the first Igbo queen married into the royal family. She is believed to be the 13th wife. He allegedly got married to her in 2020/2021, and they did not have a child together, as far as it is known publicly.
The entrance of the youngest wife, Chioma, also saw the exit of three of the other young queens from the palace in 2020; Olori Damilola, Olori Anuoluwapo, and popular Olori Badirat Olaitan all vacated the palace within the same year at different intervals.
What Is Alaafin of Oyo’s Youngest Wife’s Age?
The youngest wife of the Alaafin of Oyo, Olori Damilola Adeyemi, is 26 years old. She was born on 5 August 1997. In 2020, she gave birth to a son for the king.
Sadly, in the same year that she birthed a son into the royal household, she was said to have vacated the palace on the grounds of being maltreated by the King. Around a year later, Olori Damilola took to her Instagram page, where she operates as a brand ambassador, to publicly seek the forgiveness of the Alaafin of Oyo and his family.
The 26 years old mother of one claimed she was misled by her friends into speaking ill of the monarch and wished to return to the palace.