Nigeria Monarchs

George Osodi’s series of portraits of Nigerian monarchs is set to be exhibited at The Bermondsey Project in London in October

HRM Obi James Anyasi II (JP) The Obi of Idumuje-Unor (2012)

George Osodi’s series of portraits of Nigerian monarchs is set to be exhibited at The Bermondsey Project in London in October…

Osodi, a Nigerian photojournalist based in Lagos who is represented by Z Photographic, has been meeting with many of the country’s tribal kings in order to document this continuing pre-colonial tradition.

His Highness Alhaji Abdulmumini Kabir Usman The Emir of Katsina (2012)

Subtitled The Custodians of Peace and Culture, the series features figures who, since 1963, when the monarchy system was abolished, have held no constitutional rule yet have remained a part of the country’s political landscape.

HRM Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekuzi the First (Keagborekuzi 1). The Dein of Agbor Kingdom (2012)

HRM Oba Jimoh Oyetunji Olanipekun Larooyell, Ataoja of Osogboland (2012)

Nigeria Monarchs opens on October 11 at The Bermondsey Project, 46 Willow Walk, London SE1 5SF and runs until November 3. George Osodi’s website is georgeosodi.com. He is represented by Z Photographic.

HRM Oharisi III – Ovie of Ughelli (2012)

HRM Pere Donokoromo II (JP) The Pere of Isaba Kingdom (2012)

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