Momolu Massaquoi - wearing the family crown, c. 1905. Origin: family.
The long history of the crown, still in active use, is fully explored in
the forthcoming study of Momolu's life: The First African Diplomat. I met
Paramount Chief Madam Woki Massaquoi in her town, Blama Massaquoi, Pujehun
District, Southern Province, Sierra Leone in 1967. Madam ruled, and wore
the crown, from 1925 until her death on 1 August 1971, over100 years old.
Her Regent, Lasana Massaquoi who also wore the crown, succeeded her.