|HRM, QUEEN ELIZABETH II, Just Adesola Oguntade & Modupeola|
|In their horse drawn carriage|
|A peep into the new horizon|
|Nigeria High Commission|
|High Commissioner and retired Justice, George Adesola Oguntade and wife, Modupeola|
The New Nigerian High Commissioner to the court of St. James in the UK, his excellency, retired Justice George Adesola Oguntade OFR, CON during the week, visited the Head of the Commonwealth in the person of Her Royal Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, the queen of the UK, Canada, Australia & New Zealand to formally present his letter of credence as it obtains, so as to be recognised as the official Nigerian representative to the UK.
The meet took place at the official residence of her majesty, which is the “Buckingham Palace”.
In tow to present his letter was the stylish wife of the retired Justice, in the person of Modupeola Oguntade!
Our elation about the visit was majorly about how we were represented very well by this new Ambassador and his wife on what could be termed his first official outing in the UK. The High Commissioner and madam having the proper understanding that they were first and foremost also a representative of our great culture and wonderful tradition, represented that in their stupendously gorgeous traditional outfit from the Yoruba tribe, from where they hail from.
The Aso Oke (high cloth) ensemble, in 2 piece of Buba and full length Agbada as worn by retired Justice Oguntade is such that, it is a “formal outfit worn only on special occasions or to important events”. The “alaari”, “sanyan”, or “Aso Ofi” or “Etu” in their different colour codes of a shade of blue, a shade of brown and a shade of burgundy or red are on the highest level of outfits worn by people of great influence or those who can afford it in the Yoruba culture and others too who have borrowed the Culture.
Justice Oguntade & wife, showed themselves as a perfect example and knowledgeable representative of their country in their garbs and we applaud and greatly commend them. Our High Commissioners who are from different parts of our great country, should always follow and emulate this same tradition to showcase the best of our diverse cultures and traditions.
Kudos to the Oguntade.