Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Three Elders: Lagos White Cap Chiefs

This statue of three Lagos white cap chiefs is one of the most famous monuments in Lagos. They reside on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway where they welcome travelers into the city. I had a post two years ago that talks about the legend.

The sculpture was created by Olugodun Shodeinde in 1991 and it was commissioned by the government of Raji Rasaki. The statues that represent Idejo chiefs in traditional greeting mode are about 12 feet tall.

This sculpture was part of those made by world famous painter Kehinde Wiley in his The World Stage: Africa Lagos-Dakar collection.

1 comment:

Leif Hagen said...

Great to see a well done sculpture there!