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

HRM Pere Donokoromo ll JP The Pere of Isaba Kingdom

Governed by monarchs, many kingdoms existed in Nigeria prior to Great Britain’s colonization of the country in the 1800s. The rulers were responsible for managing inter-village diplomacy, executing the will of the people and preventing tyranny.

(Photo: Courtesy of George Osodi)

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