George Osodi photographs are as powerful as they are intimate. You get a glimpse into a royal world, a timeless world and get a sense of the strong traditions, costumes and cultures represented by these images.
The Dein of Agbor Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekuzi the First (Keagborekuzi I). He was born in July 1977, but following the unexpected death of his father, the late Obi in 1979, he was crowned the monarch at the age of two years, four months -the youngest anywhere in the world. This feat was noted in the Guinness Book of World Records in 1980 when he was acknowledged as the youngest crowned monarch. he is the current King of the people of Agbor Boji Boji of Ika decent and an Igbo speaking group with heavy Bini influence.He was born in July 1977 and is also the youngest monarch in Nigeria to be appointed a Chancellor of the federal university (he is currently the Chancellor of the University of Ilorin, one of Nigeria’s most prestigious universities). The sudden death of his own father, the late king, at a young age, threw the community into anxiety and confusion as the Crown Prince then was just a child who barely knew what was going on. But, tradition was followed and he was crowned
Alhaji Dr. Ado Abdullahi Bayero
His Majesty, Wilson Ojakovo Oghoghovwe Oharisi
The Emir of kano rides on his Rolls Royce car on his way to the Central Mosque