Alaafin Of Oyo’s Oldest Palace Worker, Baba Keji Dies At 120

Morenikeji Lasisi, popularly known as Baba Keji in the palace of Alaafin of Oyo in Oyo State, has died at 120.

Baba Keji, who was regarded as the oldest person in the palace, served for 77 years, serving three Alaafins before he died last night.

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His death came ten months after the demise of Oba Lamidi Adeyemi III, who he served for 51 years, before he joined his ancestors.

He will be buried today according to Islamic rites.

Baba Keji was referred to as a loyal steward and unrepentantly dedicated to his primary duties in the palace of the Alaafin of Oyo.

“He performs his duties, diligently, as assigned by the Alaafin,” said one of the palace aides.

He was known to be a companion in the Alaafin’s palace, who possesses authentic facts about a lot of histories as far as the kingship and palace are concerned.