Following the death of the Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, his wives would now be permitted to seek union with other suitors without undergoing cleansing rituals, Oyogist reports.
According to beliefs in Yoruba tradition, wives of traditional rulers, either separated or still married are not at liberty to lay with other men until atonements have been made.
However, multiple sources said the Alaafin’s wives numbering about 18 are now free to move on.
The Palace source said;
“They are not performing any cleansing; They are free to move on with their lives. “The wives cannot get married to an indigene of Oyo.”
“Now that Alaafin is dead, they all would be asked to exit the palace with their belongings. Although the properties of the late monarch would be shared among them, he said further.