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Queen Moremi Ajasoro: The Celebration of A Legendary Queen

The legend of Queen Moremi Ajasoro precedes her and you need not be Yoruba to have heard of the iconic queen.

Famed to be one of the most heroic women that ever lived, Moremi’s selfless sacrifice helped with the preservation of the Yoruba tribe.


Her brave act of going behind enemy lines to learn their secret and help her people defeat its oppressors is enough to celebrate her but that she also had to sacrifice her only child is even further reinforcement of her love for her people. This easily explains why 1700 years after she lived, Patty Chidiac-Mastrogiannis, the founder of Alexis Galleries Limited and Princess Ronke Ademiluyi, the heritage ambassador of Queen Moremi Ajasoro legacy came together to bring Moremi back to life.

Despite having a few things named after Queen Moremi such as halls in the University of Lagos, the University of Ibadan, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), and the tallest statue in Nigeria, the need to preserve the legacy of the Queen who massively contributed to the emancipation of the Yoruba people birthed the first of its kind traveling art exhibition, Queen Moremi: A View From the Masters.

In Sunday’s cover of The Guardian Life Magazine, Patty and Princess speak to us about plans for Queen Moremi: A View From the Masters, the message of Moremi, immortalisation of Moremi, lessons everyone can learn from her in this modern day and much more.

Pick up a copy of this Sunday’s issue of The Guardian Life Magazine, an insert of The Guardian Nigeria Newspapers as we celebrate Moremi, 1700 years after she lived.

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