Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Taiwo Olowo's Monument

Here lies Chief Daniel Conrad Taiwo, a Lagos immigrant who was famed to have entered the city in 1848 of humble origins but who became a successful businessman that the appellation Olowo (rich one) got added to his name. I met several area boys at the tomb as I only stumbled upon it during one of my recent treks around the Lagos Island on Marina Street (it's amazing what one can experience while not riding in a car). I became friends with the boys and they allowed me to photograph even sharing stories of the island with me. The chief died in 1901 and is buried in the monument above.

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