Nigeria's Oldest Monarch Dead At 141
The oldest monarch in Nigeria and one of the oldest in Africa has passed on.
He is the Oba Samuel Afolabi, the Onilua of Ilua, in Kajola Local Government Area of Oyo State
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He was said to be 141 years old and died peacefully yesterday after a brief illness.
Afolabi was born to the Afolabi family in Ilua, in 1879 and was a commercial farmer before he was enthroned as king of the community 38 years ago, at the already ripe age of 102.
He succeeded King Oba Majaro.