Dr. Solimar Otero
Department of English
260 Allen Hall
Louisiana State University
Figures for Afro-Cuban Diasporas in the Atlantic World, Rochester: University of Rochester Press, 2010.
Figure A Community Center for the 'Popo Aguda,' the Afro-Cuban and Afro-Brazilian neighborhood in Lagos, 2001, photo by author.
Figure B Omoba Prince T. Olusi and Solimar Otero, Ile Omoba Olusi, Lagos, 2001, photo by author.
Figure C Child devotee of Olokun preparing for the Eyo Masquerade, Lagos, 2001, photo by author. Olokun was the deity propitiated to bring the Aguda to LagosŐ according to the local royal Ifa Divination Corpus.
Figure D Chief Lola Bamgboshe Martins, Olowo of the Songo Egungun, and prominent member of the Bamgboshes. Photo taken March 2001, Lagos, Nigeria, by author.
Figure E The Bamgboshe Martins House, Lagos, 2001, photo by author. This house is the historical site of the Songo Egungun Masquerade brought from Bahia, Brazil to Lagos, Nigeria in the late 19th Century.
Figure F Bamgboshe Egungun Shrine, Lagos, 2001, photo by author. Masquerade ancestors of the family are rendered here.
Figure G Hilario Campos, Afro-Cuban repatriate to Lagos. Campos was born in Cuba in 1878 and became the founder of the Cuban Lodge and Campos Square in Lagos, Nigeria. Photo taken in late 1890's, courtesy of Mrs. Ola Vincent's personal collection. Photo of photo taken by author with permission.
Figure H The Cuban Lodge, Campos Square, Lagos, Nigeria, 1999, photo by author.
Figure I Mrs. Catherine Aderemi Gooding-King (far left) and neighbors inside of the Cuban Lodge, Lagos, 2001, photo by author.
Figure J Grave for Cuban Aguda Mrs. Anastasia Gooding, Hilario CamposŐ daughter, Ikoyi Cemetery, Lagos, 2001, photo by author. Note the mention of the Cuban Lodge to the right.
Figure K Grave for Cuban Aguda brother and sister, Hilario Campos and Johana Cicelia Munis, Ikoyi Cemetery, Lagos, 2001, photo by author. Note how both were born in Cuba and died in Lagos, Nigeria between the 19th and 20th Centuries.
Figure L Mrs. Ola Vincent, Granddaughter of Hilario Campos, Ikoyi Cemetery, Lagos, 2001, photo by author.