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Nigeria's new Oba of Benin: The coronation of a lifetime. Credit: punchng.com

Nigeria's new Oba of Benin: The coronation of a lifetime (Photos)

The rainy season is supposed to be over in Nigeria, but on Thursday just before midnight, torrential rain and crackling lightning let loose over Benin City.

Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi, the new Ooni of Ife, will be one of the youngest traditional rulers in Nigeria

New Yoruba king named in Nigeria: 40-year old Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi named Ooni of Ife

A 40-year-old accountant has been named the new Ooni of Ife – a revered monarch in south-west Nigeria.

HRM Alayeluwa Oba Rufus Adeyemo Adejugbe Aladesanmi III, the Ewi of Ado-Ekiti, 2013. Credit: George Osodi/neh.gov

Life-sized portraits of the kings and queens of Nigeria: A photo exhibit at the Newark Museum (Photos)

The images are large and lush, startling in their near life-sized appearances. You feel as if you are in the same rooms as these elegantly dressed and somewhat mysterious men and women. Just who are these regal figures from what we know as the modern African nation of Nigeria?

African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, Johannesburg, South Africa

Nigerians tap into Africa’s fast-growing $1.5B luxury market

Smart Nigerian entrepreneurs are taking position in the fast growing Africa luxury market by creating and producing exclusive luxury products using the continent’s abundant natural resources and the skills of local artisans.