Oba Adeyemi with up to 13 wives, is known as the king with highest number of beautiful Oloris in Nigeria. Some are elderly, who are called Queen Mothers, but the vast majority are young beauties in their 30s and 40s.

In an interview with City People, the Alaafin revealed how he got attracted to all his Oloris and eventually married them.

He also spoke on how everyone lives with him under the same roof and revealed the rules that govern his household.

In his words:

“I did not propose to any of my wives. They desired to be with me because I sent them to school. After their university education, I told them to leave but they refused and insisted on staying with me here in the palace as my wives.

“Each partner has a role to play in the marriage. My wives have their individual quarters. God has given me some type of ability and grace to keep a woman, especially beautiful women. I don’t disclose my conversations or activities with one wife to another.

I maintain a strict code of confidentiality. I have learnt that I must positively make an impact on people and make a great first impression. Of course, they (wives) sometimes have disagreements and conflicts of opinion but I have been ‘graced’ by God to know how to ensure that the conflicts don’t escalate.”