Made in Nigeria

RIP all the innocent men and women shot by the police (of any race) who’s stories are just as important but aren’t getting the news coverage that Mike Brown and Trayvon Martin are!

Let us also not forget the citizens of Hong Kong, students of Mexico, the girls of Nigeria, the teens of Israel, and the women fighting for rights in multiple countries. They deserve as much hope and support as the Ferguson incident!

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THE OLU OF WARRI - EREJUWA II

{The Olu of Warri, Chief Edmund E. Boyo, Erejuwa II, in ceremonial dress.

The people of Warri claim to be the oldest Christian community in Nigeria, if not in West Africa. When the Portuguese traders commenced trading with the people of Warri in the fifteenth century, Christianity was established at an early date. 

The strong Portuguese and Christian influence may be seen in the Olu’s ceremonial robes. The crown of silver encrusted with semi-precious stones was made in Portugal. The robes of fine silk are similar to those worn by churchmen. Crosses appear in the collars and the coral beads has also been introduced. In his hand the Olu carries a fly whisk made of white horse hair.}

-NIGERIA IN COSTUME, PUBLISHED 1960.