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Ade Adepitan

Ade Adepitan

1973-
Television presenter and wheelchair basketball player; Paralympian and London 2012 Ambassador
Sitter in 1 portrait
Chiwetel Ejiofor

Chiwetel Ejiofor

1977-
Actor
Sitter in 1 portrait
Olaudah Equiano ('Gustavus Vassa')

Olaudah Equiano ('Gustavus Vassa')

circa 1745-1797
Writer and slavery abolitionist
Sitter in 1 portrait | Artist associated with 1 portrait
Sir George Dashwood Taubman Goldie

Sir George Dashwood Taubman Goldie

1846-1925
Founder and governor of The Royal Niger Company, known as 'The Founder of Nigeria'
Sitter in 3 portraits
Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard

Frederick Lugard, 1st Baron Lugard

1858-1945
Soldier, administrator, colonial governor and writer
Sitter in 22 portraits
Chris Ofili

Chris Ofili

1968-
Artist
Sitter in 5 portraits | Artist of 1 portrait
Ben Okri

Ben Okri

1959-
Novelist, poet and short story writer
Sitter in 4 portraits
Dizzee Rascal

Dizzee Rascal

1985-
Rap singer, songwriter and DJ
Sitter in 3 portraits
Sade

Sade

1959-
Singer, songwriter, composer and record producer
Sitter in 5 portraits
Yinka Shonibare

Yinka Shonibare

1962-
Artist
Sitter in 3 portraits
Tinie Tempah

Tinie Tempah

1988-
Singer and musician
Sitter in 3 portraits
Gina Yashere

Gina Yashere

1974-
Comedian
Sitter in 2 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Alhaji Abdulmalik

Nigerian High Commissioner
Sitter in 2 portraits
Victor Olufemi Adebowale, Baron Adebowale

Victor Olufemi Adebowale, Baron Adebowale

1962-
Politician and Chief Executive of Turning Point
Sitter in 1 portrait
Ambrose Adekoya Campbell

Ambrose Adekoya Campbell

1919-2006
Singer, guitarist, percussionist, composer and bandleader
Sitter in 1 portrait
Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo (née Adelana)

Hannah Idowu Dideolu Awolowo (née Adelana)

1918-2015
Public servant; wife of Obafemi Awolowo
Sitter in 11 portraits
Obafemi Awolowo

Obafemi Awolowo

1909-1987
Nigerian politician, nationalist and writer
Sitter in 13 portraits
David Oyewole Awosika

David Oyewole Awosika

active 1950s
Assistant Bishop of Ondo-Benin
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Frank Morrish Baddeley

Sir Frank Morrish Baddeley

1874-1966
Colonial administrator
Sitter in 7 portraits
Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

Sir Abubakar Tafawa Balewa

1912-1966
Prime Minister of Nigeria
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell

Sir Henry Hesketh Joudou Bell

1864-1952
Colonial administrator
Sitter in 2 portraits
Minah Bird

Minah Bird

1950-1995
Fashion model and actress
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Bernard Henry Bourdillon

Sir Bernard Henry Bourdillon

1883-1948
Colonial governor
Sitter in 5 portraits
Sir Mervyn Brown

Sir Mervyn Brown

1923-
Diplomat
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Henry Bubb

Colonial administrator; son of L.B. Bubb
Sitter in 1 portrait
Angus Buchanan

Angus Buchanan

1886-1954
Explorer, photographer and film-maker
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir Alan Cuthbert Maxwell Burns

Sir Alan Cuthbert Maxwell Burns

1887-1980
Colonial governor
Sitter in 9 portraits
Sir Donald Charles Cameron

Sir Donald Charles Cameron

1872-1948
Colonial governor
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sir (Frederick) Bernard Carr

Sir (Frederick) Bernard Carr

1893-1981
Chief Commander, Eastern Provinces, Nigeria
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Frank Simon Collier

1900-1964
Chief Conservator of Forests, Nigeria
Sitter in 1 portrait
Samuel Ajayi Crowther

Samuel Ajayi Crowther

circa 1807-1891
Bishop of Western Africa and linguistic scholar
Sitter in 4 portraits
No individual image available for this person

Sir Leonard Charles Daldry

1908-1988
Banker and Senator of Federal Legislature, Nigeria
Sitter in 18 portraits
Sokari Douglas Camp

Sokari Douglas Camp

1958-
Artist
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Hector Livingston Duff

Sir Hector Livingston Duff

1872-1954
Colonial administrator
Sitter in 4 portraits
Sir Walter Egerton

Sir Walter Egerton

1858-1947
Colonial administrator
Sitter in 2 portraits
Sheikh Muhammad el Amin el Kanemi

Sheikh Muhammad el Amin el Kanemi

1776-1837
Scholar; ruler of Bornu (later Nigeria)
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sir Ralf Billing Emerson

Sir Ralf Billing Emerson

1897-1965
Railway manager
Sitter in 1 portrait
Bernardine Evaristo

Bernardine Evaristo

1959-
Author
Sitter in 1 portrait
No individual image available for this person

Eric Kellett Featherstone

1896-1965
Nigerian commissioner, Swaziland and UK
Sitter in 1 portrait
Sarah Forbes Bonetta (Sarah Davies)

Sarah Forbes Bonetta (Sarah Davies)

1843-1880
Goddaughter of Queen Victoria
Sitter in 4 portraits