Regal Nigerian Portraits Celebrate Undocumented Culture

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  • His Imperial Majesty Alayeluwa Oba Okunade Sijuwade the OONI of Ife
  • HRM Pere Donokoromo ll JP The Pere of Isaba Kingdom
  • EMIR of KANO
  • His Highness The Emir of Kano Alhaji Ado Bayero
  • The Dein of Agbor Kingdom Keagborekuzi I
  • HRM Solomon Akenzua, Oba Erediauwa of Benin Kingdom
  • HRM Oba Jimoh Oyetunji Olanipekun Larooye II, Ataoja of Osogboland
  • HRM Agbogidi Obi James Ikechukwu Anyasi ll, Obi of Idumuje


The monarchy system was abolished in 1963, when Nigeria became a republic within the Commonwealth of Nations. Today, the monarchs have no constitutional rule, but the structure has stayed relevant in Nigeria’s political landscape.

(Photo: Courtesy of George Osodi)

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