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Saturday, April 23, 2022

"Abobaku has disappeared from Nigeria" - Hilarious reactions from Nigerians following news of Alaafin of Oyo State, Oba Lamide Olayiwola Adeyemi III's death

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it Nigerians are currently reacting after unconfirmed news about Abobaku of Oyo State running away to London goes viral. (Read More Here).


According to the new culture, Abobakus can't be buried alongside with the King, because such culture got abolished in 1859.

Alaafin Adeyemi, the third from the Alowolodu Ruling House, died in the late hours of Friday at the Afe Babalola University Teaching Hospital, Ado Ekiti, the capital of Ekiti State in South-West Nigeria.

The remains of the top Yoruba traditional ruler were brought to Oyo town, 62 kilometres from Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, in the early hours of Saturday and traditional rites began, palace sources told this newspaper.

He was 83 years old and the longest reigning Alaafin ever, having ruled for 52 years.

Meaning of Abobaku:

"The term Abobaku means one who dies with the king. Anyone who bore this title was buried alongside the incumbent king upon his demise. It is believed that the title was a way of strengthening loyalty and preventing betrayal that could lead to the King’s untimely death since whoever occupied the position was sure to protect the King as much as he could, to avoid his own death as well. 

"Abobaku title was a death trap, as the holder of such title had their life depending on the death or survival of the incumbent King. But the position was much contested, just like other exalting chiefly titles in the kingdom. And this was because of the benefits attached to the title. 

"The abobaku is believed to be close to the King with rights to enjoy from the royal largess. He may even have rights nearly equaled to that of the King. Depending on the cultural practices of the kingdom in question. This is so because it is believed that since he is to die with the King, he ought to enjoy his living days to the fullest. 

"And it probably explains why the position remained attractive and was sometimes contested even though it was a death trap.The abobaku is an ancient title predominantly in the old Oyo kingdom.But the title might be present in other Kingdoms, with the name varying according to language and culture."

Reactions from Nigerians below:

OLÓYÈ◽
@Oloyedey4u
Abobaku now in London.

OLÓYÈ◽
@Oloyedey4u
Abobaku don runaway.

kashif hendrix jnr
@mistarfly
abobaku ti salo

Sulaiman Pooja
@PoojaMedia
Sorry Abobaku. 
You enjoyed while it lasts. 

Dami’ Adenuga
@DAMIADENUGA
Oba don die, Abobaku dey say please keep me anonymous. 

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