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Alake of Abeokuta Arriving In Style At The Coronation Of King George VI In London In 1937 In A Rolls-Royce

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Alake of Abeokuta Arriving In Style At The Coronation Of King George VI In London In 1937 In A Rolls-Royce - autojosh

Alake of Abeokuta (Egbaland) Oba Sir Ladapo Samuel Ademola ll arriving at the coronation of King George VI in London in 1937 in Rolls-Royce Phantom lll.

Ademola ll, the son of Alake (Oba) Ademola I, is one of the earliest Nigerian traditional rulers to own a car.

King George VI was the King of the United Kingdom from 1936 until his death in 1952.

George VI is also the father of the current Queen of United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth ll.





Alake of Abeokuta Arriving In Style At The Coronation Of King George VI In London In 1937 In A Rolls-Royce - autojosh

Oba Sir Ladapo Samuel Ademola, born in 1872, was the Alake of Abeokuta for 42 years (from 1920 to 1962), two of which were spent in exile between 1948 and December 1950.

But before he was crowned Alake, Ademola was involved in the affairs of the Egba United Government. In 1904 he travelled with his predecessor, Alake Gbadebo, to the U.K., where they were received by King Edward VII.

Alake of Abeokuta Arriving In Style At The Coronation Of King George VI In London In 1937 In A Rolls-Royce - autojosh

Ademola, the son of Alake (Oba) Ademola I, is one of the earliest Nigerian traditional rulers to own a car. He was known to have driven a speed record of over 30 miles from Abeokuta to Ibadan to receive the Prince of Wales before the Prince returned to Lagos after a Durbar at Ibadan.

Ademola, also known as Oba Ladapo Ademola II, succeeded Oba Gbadebo in 1920 with overwhelming votes from the Egba council.





Being one of the most influential rulers back then and Nigerian being one of several countries under the British rule, Alake was invited to London for the coronation of King George VI of England In May 1937.

Alake of Abeokuta Arriving In Style At The Coronation Of King George VI In London In 1937 In A Rolls-Royce - autojosh

Alake of Abeokuta Arriving In Style At The Coronation Of King George VI In London In 1937 In A Rolls-Royce - autojosh

A trending picture showed the moment that Alake of Abeokuta (Egbaland) Oba Ladapo Ademola II arrived in style at the coronation in a Rolls-Royce Phantom lll.

George VI, born Albert Frederick Arthur George, was King of the United Kingdom and the Dominions of the British Commonwealth from 11 December 1936 until his death in 1952. George is also the father of the current Queen of the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth II.





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