The true African society is one that sues for a closely-knitted existence. Irrespective of Age, class, belief and practices, the maxim “One for All, being the pivot of this prestigious living. This is made more profound whenever there is a call for celebration of any sort whereby kith’s and kin converge at the residence of the celebrant to join in this felicitation.

This time, The Honourable John Otunba-payne who is a distinguished noble of his time, a golden prince Of Gbelegbuwa Royal House in Ijebu-ode was a classical maestro of millennium accolade. He is seen standing behind the then, Awujale of Ijebu, Oba Adeleke ( Ogbagba 1) whilst the latter is flanked by his multitudinous retinue.

PhotoHistory: In Honour of Queen Victoria
John Otunba-Payne and Awujale of Ijebu on the occasion of the celebration of Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee at his Orange House Mansion, Tinubu Lagos 1897

They are all gathered upon the invitation of the Legal luminary and a frontline crusader of the Christian Missionary Society ( CMS) on the occasion of the Diamond Golden Jubilee Anniversary of Queen Victoria at his Orange House  in Tinubu,Lagos  Island.

The same kindred solidarity is still one of the valued customs in the country as it is the model   of empathy, appreciation and promotion in all walks of life till date.