HRH Bali was a retired four-star General of the Nigerian Army. He was Minister of Defence and member of the Supreme Military Council of 1984-1985, and the Armed Forces Ruling Council of 1985-1990. Bali joined the Nigerian Army in 1961 and is a graduate of the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.
Oba Adesoji Aderemi, Ooni of Ife (1930 – 1980) who also served as the governor of the Western Region, Nigeria between 1960 and 1962.
Here he is with his master builder examining the plans for the building of his new home in 1938.
He had been living in an older, smaller home for the first 8 years into his rule and had previously refused to authorise the construction of a better home until the Native Administration had completed and paid for the clean, piped water supply provided to his people.