6. Muhammad Sanusi II
Former Central Bank governor, Alhaji Lamido Sanusi was crowned Muhammadu Sanusi II, the 14th Emir of Kano in June 2014 after the death of his predecessor, Late Ado Bayero. Sanusi is a highly learned individual who pushed far reaching reforms in the CBN before he left unceremoniously.
As Emir of Kano, Sanusi has matured gracefully into the role and now moves around with the air of a true king. He is loved by many and when he dons a pair of sunglasses on his amazing Northen regalia, one cannot but salute the man himself and the power he weilds.