After two weeks of photo exhibition tour in Lagos and Abuja, documentary photographer and 2017 nominee for the Edwin George Prize for Photography at The Future Africa Awards, Omoregie Osakpolor brings home “The Journey of an African Monarch,” a photography series of the reenactment of the great Benin kingdom’s coronation rites of it’s 40th Oba, Oba Ewuare Ogidigan II, for it’s final exhibition.
The series which tells the two weeks coronation story of the Omo n’Oba n’Edo, Oba Ewuare II ascension to the throne of the ancient Benin kingdom goes beyond just being a collection of pictures, but also the reenactment of the Benin traditional rites of the coronation of it’s Oba and rich cultural heritage of the Edo people.
The exhibition having witnessed a huge success in Lagos and Abuja, will be running in Benin at Ben Osawe Art Centre, from the 24th of May(today) to the 3rd of June, with a grand reception on the first day.
Speaking with Omoregie Osakpolor, he expressed his joy towards the success of his first exhibition amongst other projects he has achieved in recent times, while giving thanks to almighty God who made it possible to embark on such a huge project.
See Photos of Lagos and Abuja exhibition of The Journey of An African Monarch below: