Monarchies across the world are revered and respected institutions as well as custodians of culture, history, art and traditional values. In recent times, with the advent of political institutions and governments, most marchies have taken a back seat in fostering socio-economic development. Nonetheless, their deep traditional values will never be replaced…
The Oniru Royal museum is positioned as a leading institution in reawakening the modern day generation
to the importance of our culture and traditions, their objectives and obligations. The museum will also
provide academic and culture enthusiasts with information, research and history to spur the next generation of renaissance in order to evolve and project our soft power as a country and continent. It will be a centre that brings under one roof, elements of Royalty and insignias of office from all over the
world to serve a range of tourist, entertainment, academic and recreational purposes.
Some of the major features ofthe Royal Museum include:
YORUBA ROYAL FLOOR
There are several Royal institutions across the length and breath of Nigeria. Some of these kingdoms are several centuries old and carry many answers to the existential questions that define our race. The floor to be dedicated to the Nigerian and Yoruba Royals, will showcase pictures, crowns, staffs of office, robes, and paraphernalia of office, with semantic and mythical meanings for public viewing.
AFRICAN ROYAL FLOOR
The African Royal floor will explore the dynasties and kingdoms of ancient races that were responsible for Africa’s pioneer status on many fronts. In addition, this floor will serve diplomatic purposes to rekindle relationships and host cross-cultural exchanges to boost partnerships and academic achievements. From hosting Kings and traditional rulers across Africa, to documenting citations and profiles of monarchs and their achievements, this floor is envisaged to become a melting pot of African
culture and history.
EVENTS & ROYAL RECEPTIONS
History has orchestrated the reemergence of young, intellectual, vibrant and very experienced monarchs
across Nigeria and beyond. At a time like this, where young people need various models of charismatic and authentic leadership, the Oniru Royal Museum will host several Royals at different times ofthe year. The visiting monarch will be hosted to a majestic welcome that provides an opportunity for guests and tourists to learn more about such culture through: theatric performances, culinary experiences, tours of Lagos and unique memorabilia.
REPLICA ART GALLERY
The museum will commission artists, sculptors and creative professionals and entrepreneurs to make copies of unique masterpieces for exhibition and academic purposes. These artworks will be commissioned and exhibitions hosted at the art gallery to promote artistic talents of young people within and outside the Kingdom. The write-ups will celebrate and promote the creative genius of young people and cultures alike.
LIBRARY AND RESEARCH CENTRE
The Oniru Royal Museum will also have a functional library that will chronicle content, artefacts, publications and other materials about royalty in Nigeria and Africa. Most of the books will be sourced
through publishing houses and also solicited from strategic partners across monarchies, embassies and academic institutions. The centre will also support research fellows for projects and meetings that will help promote tourism and history education, especially about monarchies across Yoruba Kingdom and the world.