As the Yoruba people and Nigerians celebrate the Alaafin of Oyo Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III’s 50th coronation anniversary, his majesty has revealed that his ascension to the throne was a dream come true.

Speaking in an Instagram post on Thursday, Oba Lamidi revealed how his reign was prophesied before becoming the Alaafin in 1971.

50 years down the line, the Alaafin testified to God’s goodness that has favoured the people of Oyo, transforming the land to what it is today.

“Today, on the 14th of January, 1971 makes it exactly 50yrs I ascended the throne of my forebears as Alaafin. It was a dream come true, a prophesy foretold that the heavens had accented to when I wrote that piece of article and published it ‘I SHALL BE NEXT ALAAFIN’.