Fans in shock as Oyo’s Alaafin shows great boxing skills at age 83 in trending video


  • Oba Lamidi Adeyemi is the Alaafin of Oyo and the 83-year-old has been the monarch of the ancient city since 1970
  • Oyo’s Alaafin was spotted showing impressive boxing skills and praised due to his age
  • People around him were surprised to see the Alaafin show off his boxing skills by throwing punches in the air

A video made waves on social media where Oba Lamidi Adeyemi, the Alaafin of Oyo, was spotted showing off incredible boxing skills despite being an 83-year-old king.

In the posted video on Facebook, some men were exercising their bodies openly before Oyo’s Alaafin joined them in training, but decided to engage in boxing.

The juggling men were stunned when they saw the Alaafin show off his boxing skills and however began to greet the Yoruba monarch.

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Alaafin d'Oyo, Oba Lamidi
Alaafin d’Oyo, Oba Lamidi in a happy mood. Photo by PIUS UTOMI EKPEI
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One of the juggling men was heard shouting that Oyo’s Alaafin is a wonderful man praying for the king to spend more years on the throne.

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When was Oba Lamidi Adeyemi born?

Oba Lamidi was born on October 15, 1938 in the royal house of Alowolodu and as a member of the Oranmiyan house of Raji Adeniran Adeyemi.

Lamidi’s father, Oyo Oba Adeyemi II Adeniran’s Alaafin, was deposed and exiled in 1954 for sympathizing with the National Council of Nigerian Citizens (NCNC).

When did Oba Lamidi become Alaafin?

Oba Lamidi became the current Alaafin of Oyo in November 1970 and many good things happened in Oyo State during his reign.

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Earlier, reported how British heavyweight contender Dillian Whyte punched Anthony Joshua for his loss to Oleksandr Usyk last September.

AJ lost all his belts to the Ukrainian who sent him in front of his home fans at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

It is understood that Joshua’s coach Rob McCracken’s tactics have been called into question during the Usyk fight and the 32-year-old is on the lookout for a new coaching staff in the United States.

However, former Common Wealth Champion Whyte downplayed reports McCracken was to blame for AJ’s loss to Usky.

He thinks Anthony Joshua should take a closer look at himself instead of playing the blame game.

Source: Legit


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