Photos of Kings Across Africa

One of my favorite scenes in a movie is from Joe vs. The Volcano, when a young Tom Hanks lands on Waponi Wu Island, home of the fictitious Waponi tribe. Aside from lacking any sense of direction (navigationally speaking), the tribe are also hopelessly addicted to an orange drink called Jump Soda. How bizarre is that?

Anyway, I ran across this photo gallery of African kings and it reminded me of that movie, with a bit of Coming to America thrown in for good measure. In all seriousness, these photos are truly amazing. They offer up a unique look at the lives of a handful of kings across Africa — each with their own style and way-of-life.

Check out my man in the loin cloth up there — I wonder if he knows there’s a cat about to rip is head off?