Queen Iyayota Ewuare of Benin, Nigeria

Queen Iyayota Ewuare celebrates her birthday today.

She is the second wife of HM Oba (King) Ewuare ii of Benin kingdom, Nigeria. Benin kingdom is a precolonial kingdom or empire of the Edo ethnic people of Nigeria. Today it exists as a traditional entity but the king has immense influence on the people and Nigerian government.

All photos courtesy of Queen Iyayota Ewuare

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