Be it traditional, constitutional or absolute, African royalty is embodied in our culture. The prestige and respect we attach to our kings, queens and chiefs cannot be overemphasized. Before the missionaries docked on our shores some hundreds of years ago, the traditional system of rulership was the order of the day.
Though modernization has relegated quite a few of our traditional and cultural practices to the background, African royalty still remains strong. In celebration of this, join Face2Face Africa as we take a look at these six prominent African kings in pictures.