We Tour July 16, 2018 at 02:10 pm

Africa’s tallest statues that are true works of art you should know about

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson | Staff Writer

Elizabeth Ofosuah Johnson July 16, 2018 at 02:10 pm

July 16, 2018 at 02:10 pm | We Tour

Queen Moremi Ajasoro Statue of Liberty, Ile Ife – NigeriaThe third largest statue is the Queen Moremi Ajasoro Statue of Liberty in Nigeria. The statue stands at 42 feet with 30 risers and is the statue of the Yoruba Princess Moremi who later became a Queen. Her statue was built at the exact spot where she the queen once lived thousands of years ago in Ile- Ife in Nigeria.

Taking the place of the Jesus de Greatest Statue in Nigeria, the statue is the tallest in Nigeria and was built locally by Nigerian constructors and youth with local material. The statue was commissioned by the Ooni of Ile Ife, Oba Ogunwusi in 2017.

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