Statue of Asoro


This file appears in: Ring Road, Benin City, Nigeria
Statue of Asoro
©Kathy Curnow

This statue commemorates the Edo soldier Asoro, who held fast during the 1897 British invasion of Benin. Asoro stands tall, weapon in hand, eyes looking outward, as British soldiers collapse in their death throes at his feet. The sculpture, modelled by Bello Kuranga, is very realistic in style, and is elevated on a stone plinth.


This file appears in: Ring Road, Benin City, Nigeria