Chieftaincy titles are conferred on Nigerian celebrities by traditional rulers to add a very unique and respected feather to their already brimming hats. They honor them as a way of appreciating their contributions in promoting the cultural and economic values of the society.
Each ceremony is always witnessed by prominent socialites, well-wishers, notable personalities, and colleagues in the industry. This article looks at the 5 Nigerian celebrities who have received chieftaincy titles in recent times.
1. Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo aka Dbanj
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In 2018, he was conferred with the Igbo traditional title called 'Enyi Ka Nwanne of Amuzi Obowo' in Imo State. In the pictures he shared online after the conferment, D'banji was spotted wearing Igbo attire while being flanked by his friend and business partner, Mr. Damian Ifeanyi Okoroafor.
2. Abass Akande aka Obesere
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On May 2, 2019, Obesere was honored with the traditional title called 'Agbala Akin Bobagunwa' of Yorubaland in Kuta, Ayedire Local Government Area of Osun State. The chieftaincy title was conferred on him by Olowu of Kuta, Oba Oyelude Adekunle.
The traditional ruler who is also the Chairman of Owu Supreme Council said he honored the musician because he promotes Yoruba culture through his music
3. Lizzy Anjorin
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She was installed as Borokini of Nigeria by Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi on January 16, 2019. The Nollywood star now joins the likes of Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Tonto Dikeh, Ngozi Ezeonu, Amechi Muonagor, and Genevieve who have been installed with chieftaincy titles.
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On March 12, 2018, he was honored with a chieftaincy title called 'Agun Asa of Edeland' in Oyo. The actor, who shared photos from the ceremony on his Instagram page was installed by Alaafin of Oyo, Oba Lamidi Adeyemi.
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The winner of the 2020 Big Brother Naija, Agbelesebioba Olamikekan, also known as Laycon was installed as the Akeweje of Ipokia kingdom in Ogun State. He received the traditional title from Oba Yisa Adesola Olaniyan during the 2021 Opo Day celebration.
The monarch described the singer as a good ambassador of the town and a positive inspiration to all Nigerian youths.
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