Ayaba Aishat Folashade Adeyemi, one of the wives to 81-year-old Alaafin of Oyo, has poured encomium on the traditional ruler, describing him as very romantic.
The mother-of -three who met the foremost traditional ruler during an excursion to the palace at 25, revealed why he is far different from most men.
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#Repost @alaafin_oyo with @make_repost ・・・ Eulogies of Ayaba Folasade Aisat Adeyemi [mother of triplets] For Ayaba Folasade Aisat Adeyemi, mother of the triplets, Adeola, female; Adeniran, male; and Adebunmi, female, no world can be better than this. Ayaba Folasade is knowledgeable and discerning about people, events, spiritual things, and life in general. She is discrete, choosing her words carefully and consciously for a desired outcome, not impulsively. After the divine blessing of having a set of triplets at first child delivery, she is today one of the Ayabas with full initiations into royalty, capable of becoming a king’s mother one day. After Alaafin Atiba, the first Alaafin , who had a set of triplets, Ayaba Aisat has the singular honour of being the next to achieve the feat. Ayaba Folasade’s life teaches us that no matter what life deals to us, if we have faith in ourselves and in God, we can turn crises into blessings and difficulties into opportunities. She serves as a role model for the younger Ayabas in the palace. Her life teaches others that love can triumph over anger, and that often we do not understand a particular event in our lives, but if we maintain our standards, ethics and dignity, blessings may well follow. In an EXCLUSIVE chat, Ayaba Folasade thanked God Almighty for given her “ caring, passionate, God-fearing, indomitable and pro-active Husband [the Alaafin] whose love , commitment and devotion to His Royal family is a veritable source of inspiration to other households”. Her advice for women, “be submissive to your husbands, follow your heart…never give up…and you can do anything. We all have the ability to do whatever it is we want to do and fulfill any dream we want to fulfill; we just have to go and do it.
Ayaba Aishat told TheNation ;
“He is wise and intelligent. Most times when he is not in the office or attending to visitors, he is in the library reading. He reads a lot and encourages us to read too. At times he would tell you to look for the meaning of a word; you will be surprised that he would tell you the meaning of that word as it is written in the dictionary or on Google.
He is such a wonderful man. His depth of knowledge is unrivaled.
He is also a unique Yoruba monarch. He is popular and brilliant, and there is no place he cannot go as a Yoruba oba. Alaafin is the first among the Yoruba obas. The way he does his things are different.
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.”