The  palace is being adequately served by an elaborate structure consisting of groups often of slave descents with each discharging different function.
Among the groups are:

The Shamaki (Most senior Officer) in charge of all palace matters including staff and their welfare, has nine assisting staff:
1. Makaman Shamaki
2. Barden  Shamaki
3. Madakin Shamaki
4. Galadiman Shamaki
5. Turakin Shamaki
6. Jarman Shamaki
7. Barwan Shamak

The Dan Rimi (The second most Senior officers} in charge of  all matters relating to conflict resolution either between individuals and or groups  or communities, has 5 assisting staff:
1. Makaman Danirmi solely responsible for women affairs
2. Barden Danirmi
3. Chiroman Danirmi
4. Dan Sarari
5. Madakin Danirmi

The Kilishi {The third most senior officer} in charge of emirs Accommodation  and office, has (5)  assisting staff:
1. Santali- water carrier
2. Nama Daki- Camp officer
3. Sarkin Figini- Fanner
4. Kasheka- in charge of  emir’s waponary
5. Sarkin Buzu- incharge of throne

The Majasirdi (in charge of horses and saddlery) has (7) senior staff
1. mai dawakai- In charge of  stable
2. sarkin zage- In charge of spare horses
3. ciroman hawa-  Deputy Horse trainer
4. Sarkin Hawa- Chief  Horse Trainer
5. Sarkin Suradi-  In charge of  Saddlary
6. Dan Muri- in charge of  stable waste

The sarkin Hatsi (in change of grains and farmlands) has 3 senior staff
1. Sarkin gona - In charge of  royal farms
2. Sarkin Rumbuna - In charge of  silos and  grain stores

The Sarkin Baki  (in charge of  Guests  accommodation) has two senior staff
1. marhaba - In charge of  accomodation
2. mahuta - In charge of feeding

The Barwa (in change of armory) has seven senior staff
1. Garkuwa  - In charge of shields 
2. sarkin lifidi - In charge of  heavy armory
3. sarkin sulike - In charge of  chain mail 
4. sarkin baka - In charge of bows and arrows 
5. maitafari - In charge of muskers                                                         
6. sarkin takuba - In charge of  swords
7. Aje-masu - In charge of  spears

The sarkin zagi  (Staff officer} has 12  staff
1.     Galadima zagi
2.     Masun Zagi  
3.     Ciroman Zagi 
4.     Makama Zagi
5.     Wazirin Zagi
6.     Dan Isah Zagi
7.     Madakin Zagi
8.     Wamban Zagi
9.     Dan-iyan Zagi
10.    Sardaunan Zagi
11.    Dan Darman Zagi
12.    Dan Ruwatan Zagi

The sarkin dogarai (Chief  security  officer} has 6 senior staff)
1. Galadiman Dogarai  
2. Madakin Dogarai 
3. Barden Dogareai 
4. Ciroma Dogarai
5. Makaman Dogarai
6. Wazirin Dogarai

The Sarkin kagira - {Crowd  control officer} has 4 senior staff
1. Galadiman Kagira   
2. Ciroman Kagira 
3. Madakin Kagira
4. Bardan Kagira

The Sarkin  Laima (in charge of royal umbrella )has 2 assisting  staff
1. Madakin laima
2. Ciroman laima

The Mabudi - In charge of children welfare and training

Female Slave Titles
1. The Uwar soro (Head of house hold administration)
2. The Mai soron baki (in charge of guest and emir’s  warfare)
3. The Uwar waje (in charge of palace environment matters)
4. The Mai kudadan (in charge of  children welfare and dicipline)
5. Korama - In charge of  grains and  distribution
6. The Yar-Daka (cooks)
7. The Jakadiya (messenger and information)
8. The Zabiya (entertainment)
9. The Ta fada (responsible for women welfare)

The Emir’s Household titles consist of:
1. Mai Babban Daki (Queen Mother)
2. Mairan (Senior Princess)
3. Matan sarki (Wives)
4. Babanni (Eunuch) Last one in 1907
5. Kuyangi (Concubines) No longer  applicable



The palace  musicians are of diverse groups and history, with each using different kind of instruments. The Emir’s personal musicians as they are popularly known, are always on hand to entertain  the Emir and visiting dignitaries or part of his entourage when  attending functions outside the palace.
The most prominent are the
Ma-Busa [Horn blowers]
Kakaki (trumpeters]
Kurya,[war drums]
Jauje, [Talking drum]
Algaita [Royal flute]
Sharewa [dance flute]
Lalajo  [rattle zither]
Tambura [kettle drums]
Kotso   [tambourine]
Banga   [mini-talking drum]
Kuge    [metal  gong]
Yan Laile [marcas -wrap music]

Wawan Sarki (Clown)
Dan Magana  [poet]
Sankira [Town crier]

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