In the 1988 comedy Coming to America Eddie Murphy plays a prince from the fictional African nation of Zamunda in search of the woman he wants to marry. He decides the only logical place to look for his future royal bride is, of course, Queens New York.
He goes to work in a knock-off McDonald’s restaurant owned by father of a woman he’s quickly stricken by. He winds up on a double date with that women, her boyfriend, and her sister. And he’s recognized at a basketball game by a stadium worker as he waits to use the men’s room.
Last Monday, July 10, a passenger on Delta’s flight DL55 from Lagos, Nigeria to Atlanta was equally thrilled to discover that from his perch in an extra legroom ‘Comfort+’ seat he could see a King of Nigeria board business class.
At around 13 seconds in a member of his entourage performs a ritual shaking rattles around the King.
The video shows the King of Ife also called the Ooni of Ife, a very popular king in Nigeria and a prominent figure in the Yoruba land in Nigeria. He was being praised by his subjects and servants.”
His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi because “became the King of Ife” in October 2015. He is one of many regional kings in Nigeria who have not held formal government power since 1963. However his net worth is estimated at close to $100 million.
All that wealth buys him nothing better than an inferior Thompson Vantage business class seat on a Delta 767 from Nigeria to the U.S. of course.