There is no other traditional ruler in Yorubaland who enjoys hugging the limelight like the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Olayiwola Adeyemi III.
Much like the British royalty, the present Alaafin has over the years attained a status celebrity and is very influential too.
One of the outstanding qualities that contributed to the public image of Oba Adeyemi as a celebrity is the monarch’s great dress sense.
The Alaafin is regal in every sense of the word just as he always exudes confidence with his outfit through which he remains an ambassador of sort, promoting the richness of the Yoruba culture everywhere he goes.
The Alaafin has also been recognised as a living compendium and encyclopaedia of Yoruba history.
Besides these, Oba Adeyemi is also a force to reckon with in the politics of Oyo State, the South-west and Nigeria.
Politicians from across the country have come to recognise the strategic importance and influence of the paramount traditional ruler in the scheme of things and have not failed to accord him due recognition in this regard.