African Royalty

The Kings of Africa photographed by Daniel Laine

Oseadeeyo Addo Dankwa III – King of Akropong – Akuapem – Ghana

Joseph Langanfin -Benin

Oni (King) of Ife – Nigeria

Ngie Kamga Joseph – Fon of Bandjun – Cameroon

Hapi – VI – King of Bana – Cameroon

Nyimi Kok Mmabiintosh III – King of Kuba – D. R. Congo

Oba Joseph Adekola Ogunoye – Olowo of Owo – Nigeria

goodwill Zwelethini – King of Zulu – South Africa

Isienwenro James Iyoha Inneh – Ekegbian of Benin – Nigeria

Between the years of 1988 and 1991, French photographer Daniel Laine spent about 12 months on the African continent tracking down and photographing figures of royalty, and leaders of kingdoms.  During this time he managed to photograph 70 monarchs and descendants of the great African dynasties with his work on this series

 

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