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Saturday, April 23, 2022

Meaning of Abobaku trends after the death of Alaafin of Oyo State, Oba Lamide Olayiwola Adeyemi III goes viral

Information reaching Kossyderrickent has it the word 'Abobaku' began to trend on social media following the death of Alaafin of Oyo State, Oba (Dr)Lamide Olayiwola Adeyemi III. (Read More Here).

According to information, the Abobaku has disappeared as his whereabout is no where to be found. 

Meaning of Abobaku in Yoruba land:

"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."

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