Many years ago, he was known as Ladi the African Tiger when he fought as a professional wrestler in America with the likes of Andre the Giant, Hulk Hogan, Ultimate Warrior et al. In fact, he was the only African in the game after Kamala the Ugandan Giant.
For Nigerians and other foreigners who have been on tour in the city, there is a chance that you must have met with this really big black man who is described as always jovial.
However what many do not know is the fact that the big black man who drives a tour bus in NYC is actually a Nigerian king…yes you read that right.
His Royal Majesty, Oba James Oladipo is the Onidera of Idera, a throne once held by his grandfather who founded the town before the coming of the missionaries.
Unlike most of the other monarchs who live with their subjects participating in the day to day running of his town, Ladi however still lives in America where he continues working as a driver.
What is your opinion about his story? Do you think it is odd for royalty to work as a driver?