All Hail New Alaafin Of Oyo, Oba Lukman Adelodun

Emerging report has it that a new Alaafin of Oyo has been named.

The highly venerated Yoruba traditional stool of Alaafin of Oyo became empty following the demise of Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi on April 22, 2022.

New Alaafin -Elect Gbadegesin

Formerly known as Prince Lukman Adelodun Gbadegesin, the new and 13th Alaafin of Oyo is Oba Lukman Adelodun Gbadegesin.

Prior to now, the new monarch had been engaging with his kinsmen. On September 13, he arrived the Palace of the Alaafin of Oyo where he was screened by the Oyomesi.

Oba Gbadegesin is described as a delightful man with a much-loved personality.

He hails from the Gbadegesin family of the Agunloye Ruling House. He is a grandchild of Alaafin Gbadegesin Ladigbolu II, the predecessor of Alaafin Lamidi Adeyemi III.

Oyomesi, the Oyo traditional council led by the Bashorun, started interviewing potential successors from an 86-man shortlist, including Gbadegesin, on September 5, at the Agbala Ogun Hall in the Alaafin’s Palace in Oyo.

Among those screened are,

The candidates OKE APO (GBADEGESIN)

Abdul Rashidi Adewale GBADEGESIN


Abdrasak Adegoke GBADEGESIN

Kabiru Adebayo GBADEGESIN

Isiak Olatunde GBADEGESIN

Basiru Adeniyi GBADEGESIN

Monjeed Abiola GBADEGESIN

Lukman Adelodun GBADEGESIN

Babajide Aderoju GBADEGESIN

Abdmonjeed Adekunle GBADEGESIN


Ajibade Adebayo ADELADAN

Tella Biliaminu KOLAWOLE

Tiani Hammed ADEBAYO

Salami Saheed BABATUNDE

Ladigbolu Adewale ADEREMI

Adekunle Mutahir ADEGBOYE

Alh. Tesleem Oriade LADIGBOLU

Adekunle Kamal ADEYEMI

Adebisi Jeleel ADENIYI


Oluokun Kasali AGUNLOYE

Adekunle Gafar ADEBAYO

Tella Meroof ADENIYI

Owoade Wahab Folorunso ADEREMI

Adewusi Mukaila OLANREWAJU

Olaide Dauda OLADIMEJI

Tella Adeniyi KAREEM

Agunloye Adelayo ADEREMI

Aderogba Idowu AGUNLOYE

Morounranti Hakeem ALAYOAYO

Gbadegesin Taofeek AGUNLOYE

Remilekun Enitan ADENIYA


Akinade Abdul Rahman ALAYOAYO


Archbishop Prince Lawrence Sanda Ayo Ladigbolu

Lukman Alabi Olugbenga Ladigbolu
36.Hakeem Abiodun Adeyanju Ayinde Ladigbolu

Ayobami Adewumi Sanda Ladigbolu

Amidu Abiodun Ladigbolu

Muideen Adekunle Ladigbolu

Kolade Tunde Saani Ladigbolu

Adegboyega Ibrahim Ladigbolu

Abdulquadri Opeyemi Ladigbolu

Ismaila Aderemi Belawu Adekunle Ladigbolu

Adebimpe Wasiu Abiodun Ladigbolu

Taofeek Adewumi Ladigbolu

Rasaki Kamorudeen Osuolale Ladigbolu


Owoade Hakeem Babatunde Adetunji

Owoade Ibrahim Abiodun Olayiwola

Gbadegesin was a former Personal Assistant to Alhaji Aruna Elewi, a Minister of State for Communication during the Olusegun Obasanjo administration. He is also reported to have been an associate of former Vice President Atiku Abubakar, who is also the presidential candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party in the 2023 general elections.


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