It is the dream of every woman to marry an intelligent and romantic man, a man with a vision and directions. This is exactly what Queen Ashiat laid hands on.
Ayaba Ashiat Folashe Adeyeme, one of the wives of Alaafin of Oyo, Iba Lamidi Adeyemi opens up in her decision to settle with the royal monarch.
Speaking to the Nation Newspaper, Queen Ashiat revealed she married the royal monarch because of his intelligence and enthusiasm to search for knowledge. She describes her husband as a romantic man.
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.
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.