African Kings Collection

Double Celebration as Oba’s Birthday Coincides with Seventh Coronation Anniversary.

The Oba of Benin, Oba Ewuare II recently celebrated the 7th anniversary of the throne of his forebears in Benin. This royal celebration also doubled as his birthday celebration as his birthday was coincidentally on the same day. 

Every available space at the palace was filled by the friends and well-wishers of the Oba from all walks of life.


The celebration started with two days of free healthcare and ended with Thanksgiving on Saturday at the National Church in Benin.


Omo N’Oba Ewuare on Saturday rose from the inner chambers amidst drumming and praise singing by Iweguae society, waving to the seated audience who responded with a thunderous ovation.


The Friday event ended in the early hours of Saturday before the Thanksgiving service.

The royal father sat on the ancient throne of his ancestors at the Aruo- Ozolua axis of the palace where he received homages.


The traditional homages were paid for by different traditional rulers, dignitaries, palace chiefs and functionaries, native doctors of various classifications, priests, and priestesses of different deities, traditional worshipers, and a host of others.


The Inne Theatre Troupe, Efesoghoba Palace Troupe, Epko-Avbiama, Igbabonelimi from Esan land, and others from different states took turns to perform to the delight of the audience.


Oba Ewuare, who was full of praises to almighty God and ancestors, thanked everyone for celebrating with him. Traditional Chiefs, including Osaro Idah, the Obazelu of Benin Ozigbo Esere, and the Osuma Of Benin, hailed the Benin king for his achievements since ascending the throne of his ancestors.


However, the Benin ruler urged members of the Edo State House of Assembly to consider some important cultural bills that would promote and strengthen cultural norms and value systems in the land.

According to Oba Ewuare, such bills would in no small measure curtail the surging social crimes amongst youths in the country. The royal father made the call when the speaker of Edo House of Assembly Mr Blessing Agbebaku led principal officials of the house to celebrate with Oba at his palace.


He admonished Edo lawmakers to be focused on their legislative business rather than being tied to the apron string of the executive arm of government. Omo N’Oba posited that the independence of the legislature was key to robust democracy, insisting that the lawmakers must live up to the expectations of the people who voted them into power.

Oba Ewuare hailed the assembly’s leadership, just as he pledged palace support for the lawmakers.


The speaker, Agbebaku had told the monarch that they were at his palace to congratulate him on the occasion of his birthday and the 7th coronation anniversary on the throne.


Agbebaku also pledged the Edo assembly’s loyalty and promised to work with the palace for the overall development of the state. 

Mr Eazi’s Zagadat Capital benefits from $1 billion Vydia sale deal.

  • African news platforms have continued to steam from the record-breaking deal involving Mr Eazi’s portfolio company, Zagadat Capital.
  • In March 2023, the multifaced artiste got recognized as the first Nigerian artiste to win a Latin Grammy Award.
  • Mr Eazi has established his influence in both music, tech, and business, in Africa and globally.

Oluwatosin Ajibade, famously known as Mr Eazi, has recently stirred African News media and the rest of the world, with the recent sale of Vydia, the portfolio company in partnership with his venture capital fund, Zagadat Capital, for an astonishing $1 billion. The digital video and audio distribution company was acquired by American firm, Gamma, in an unprecedented transaction regarded by many as the biggest in Afrobeats, so far.


Gamma is a music and technology firm owned by former Apple Music Executive, Larry Jackson, who believes that Gamma’s vision is in seamless harmony with Vydia’s potential and capabilities, he is enthusiastic about the acquisition. He says “Vydia epitomizes the vision of Gamma as an ideas company.” Entertainment brands that have worked with Vydia include artists like Kanye West, Akon, Mr Eazi, and Anuel.




Jackson said about the acquisition: “Gamma is built with the flexibility and aptitude that creators need to connect with fans on all formats and across all channels – with transparency and no restriction. We are a progressive media company powered by the best-in-class content distribution and analytics software by way of our Vydia acquisition.”


Beyond a rewarding career in Music, Mr Eazi’s influence in the business world has continued to grow. He set up and runs the music distribution platform emPawa, to promote Afro-music. The platform has worked with several artists including Namenj, Fave, Joeboy, Bella Alubo, and Mr. Eazi himself.




Zagadat Capital, established in 2021, has speedily built a reputation for its strategic investments in different tech companies. The companies include home services provider Eden Life, remittance-based loaning firm Paisa, African fintech company Pawapay, and, newly, the South African basketball team, CapeTown Tigers. Zagadat Capital’s portfolio shows that Mr Eazi is committed to the promotion of innovation and advancement in the African tech network. Zagadat Capital’s early investments centred on music tech companies. The companies include ticketing platform SHOOBS, Mr Eazi’s enterprise emPawa, and American music distribution service Vydia.


Remarkably, emPawa used the services of Vydia before Mr Eazi made any financial investments into the platform, indicating that, from the onset, he was quite confident in Vydia’s potential. The success of this notable deal reinforces Mr Eazi’s status as a dominant figure in music, tech, and the business world. His impact on the global entertainment scene, as a many-sided entrepreneur, is undisputed. The acquisition of Vydia by Gamma will reform the music distribution scene, giving artists quality platforms and gears to reach new markets as they enlarge their careers.


Mr Eazi and his girlfriend, Temi Otedola. Source:


As the digital age continues to alter the music creation, distribution, and consumption processes, Gamma’s vision mixed finely with Vydia’s infrastructure could be a possible harbinger of a new era of innovation in music. Mr Eazi’s accomplishments with Zagadat Capital and emPawa point to the tremendous potential for growth in the African tech and entertainment sectors. As more investors look towards the continent, we are likely to see more ground-breaking collaborations, offers, and deals that will all add up to push economic growth and enhance a flourishing creative network.


Mr Eazi, who recently made history by becoming the first Nigerian artiste to win a Latin Grammy Award, is set to become an in-law to one of Africa’s leading businesspersons, Femi Otedola.




In west Africa, where popular belief suggests that only men would typically handle security concerns, Dragon Squad, an exclusively female security outfit founded in 2018, has continued to stand tall among men.


According to the founder, Emem Thomas, 37, a big body type sits on top of the list of requirements for recruitment into the team of female bouncers. Next on the list is a passion for the job, then other qualifications follow.


The team works only with plus-size ladies of a certain weight and shape, creating a haven for huge women to find a path in a field that is typically controlled by men.


Inspiration to float an all-female security team came from the personal experiences of the founder, whose big body always attracted scornful remarks from her thinner peers, puncturing her confidence to pursue the life of pageantry.


She found a forte that put the spotlight on the very thing she was mocked for, and using the same, she built a life for herself, and other young women like her, through her team of female bouncers.


For Thomas, change truly comes when barriers are broken, and women are welcomed to show what they can contribute to all sectors of society. She no longer considers herself an introvert nor does she still shy away from events, and she is gradually replicating the same results in young African girls.


According to her, “Most of them (her girls) were always shy. They couldn’t talk,” she said, pointing out that she too was withdrawn and cold, burdened by her weight. The outfit has reportedly raised African women with skills, strength, and most importantly for Thomas, confidence.


Standing in front of a crowd to give orders can be an uphill task, especially for women who grew up avoiding the public eye. She nudges her girls to always face the crowd and be themselves, even as they bear in mind that they should be seen and known.

These feats add up to her interventions as an advocate for the rights of girls and women.


She believes firmly that female bouncers, simply by listening to troublemakers and victims in a way that most men do not have the temper and calmness for, have the unique ability to wade off danger in an interestingly unusual, yet effective, manner. So, the discussions around hiring bouncers in Africa should cease to tilt towards the regular – employing only men.


Emem always keeps in mind the risk of molestation on the job, as well as the tendency to be looked down on by men, as she hints at the team’s readiness for such cases.


The Dragon Squad’s 43 recruits have worked as security women in over two thousand events including house parties, funerals, political rallies, and club nights, while most young west African girls might be honing their skills in other areas like makeup, fashion, and other trades perceived as ideal for women.


In addition to walkie-talkies, boots, and dark glasses, the bouncers carry pepper spray to wade off potential aggressors.


23-year-old bouncer Peace Vigorous, the youngest of the crew, mentioned that joining the squad helped her see how she could be different from other girls.


On the name choice, Emem says, “I love what I see dragons do in movies, they are also a symbol of power and protection.”


Emem’s newfound confidence, drive, and vision have transformed her social and family life in the city of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, Nigeria, where the 37-year-old lives with her two children.



As the saying goes: “ The apple does not fall far from the tree”. Just like her father, Professor James Adichie, who was given the chieftaincy title of Odelora ( Writer for the People), Chimamanda has also added another feather to her cap.


Recently, Nigerian award winning writer, Chimamanda Adichie was bestowed with chieftaincy title of Odeluwa (Writer for the World) by the traditional ruler of her community, Abba in Njikoka local government area of Anambra state, Igwe Leonard Nwankwo Eze.


The colorful ceremony attracted many dignitaries and high elites in the country including the governor of Anambra state, Chukwuma Soludo, the Chairman of Enugu Electricity Distribution Company EEDC, Sir Emeka Offor, as well as the former Vice Chancellor of the University of Nigeria, Professor Ozumba, among others.


Speaking at the ceremony, Chimamanda Adichie who attended the event with her husband, family and friends expressed the remarkable honour as a call to do more for her community, as she said “it is a blessing to me. I accepted this honour because of my parents”.


The writer also disclosed that she is the first woman in her hometown to be made a chief. She said; “I am the first woman in my hometown to be made a chief and it makes me happy to know that more women will follow”.

Oba Adeyinka Oyekan II

Adeyinka Oyekan II (June 30, 1911 – March 1, 2003) was Oba of Lagos from 1965 to 2003. He was the grandson of Oba Oyekan I.


Early Life and Training

Adeyinka’s father was a Methodist trainer, Prince Kusanu Abiola Oyekan.Adeyinka Oyekan attended the Methodist Boys High School and King’s College, Lagos earlier than studying Pharmacy at Yaba College of Higher Education. A religious Christian, he became a member of the Tinubu Methodist Church and previous Sunday School instructor.



After graduating from Yaba Higher College, Adeyinka turned into hired at General Hospital, Lagos in 1933.


In 1965, Adeyinka became the Oba and eventually became a member of the Western House of Chiefs; this turned into at some stage in a crisis in the western part of Nigeria which ended in lack of lives. He reigned as Lagos Monarch from 1965 till 2003. Adeyinka Oyekan was the second Christian Oba of Lagos, the primary being Ibikunle Akitoye. He was taken into consideration as a pacifist and bridge builder all through his reign.Adeyinka Oyekan turned into a pharmacist beneath the Methodist Mission at Amachara and Umuahia within the then East Central State of Nigeria. During World War II, he served as a sergeant within the Third Field Ambulance 81st (W.A.) Division. After his navy career he became employed with the Lagos State Ministry of Health.



An outstanding descendant is his son, Oba Mobandele Oyekan of Ilado, whose professional identity as a monarch is Onilado of Ilado.

Life and Times of Oba Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu of Lagos

Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu (born 29 October 1943) is the incumbent traditional Oba of Lagos.


Early Life and Education

Rilwan Akiolu assumed office on the 9th of  August 2003, Oba Rilwan Akiolu was preceded by Adeyinka Oyekan.


Rilwan Babatunde Osuolale Aremu Akiolu was given birth in Lagos in 29th of October 1943.


He attended Ansar-Ud-Deen College, Surulere, Lagos (1961-1965) and studied law at the University of Lagos (Akoka campus), receiving his Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B).



After high school he served for 32 years in the Nigeria Police Force, entering the force in 1970. He served in various capacities, was promoted to assistant inspector-general of Police in 1999, and was active until his retirement in 2002. He is a member of the Nigerian Institute of Management and a fellow of the Nigerian Law School.



On May 23, 2003, Akiolu was selected by the kingmakers of the Lagos traditional kingdom and confirmed by the Lagos State government as the 21st Oba of Lagos; he was capped the next day, and was crowned on August 9, 2003. He has served in this position since May 2003, when he succeeded Oba Adeyinka Oyekan.


The Akinsemoyin Royal Family of Lagos has challenged Oba Akiolu’s coronation in court, complaining, amongst others, that their lineage has been denied access to the throne.




Hate speech and incitement to violence against lgbo community

Akiolu courted controversy when in April 2015 in a meeting with Igbo leaders in Lagos he publicly swore “by the grace of Almighty Allah, that any of the Igbo representatives who went against his will that Ambode insha’Allah would be the next governor of Lagos, the person is going to die inside this (Lagos Lagoon) water”.


Invasion of Palace


On  22nd of October 2020, during the #EndSars protest crisis, videos circulated on social media and some News channels of protesters venturing the Oba’s Palace where they discovered a large warehouse in which he had hidden Government distributed Covid-19 Palliatives meant for the people of his community. Amongst the items recovered included; thousands of bags of rice, cartons of noodles, food condiments and essential household items. On the same day, his staff of authority was taken away by aggrieved youths who invaded his Palace. The Ruling House in Lagos ordered for the Staff of authority to be returned in order to restore decorum and regard to the throne. The staff was later recovered. [citation needed]



Months after the invasion of the Palace, Akiolu claimed that building and vehicles were burnt while $2 million and ₦17 million were stolen. This statement prompted calls for his arrest and prosecution by the EFCC as the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act of 2011 prohibits holding such large amounts of cash. Some Lagos lawyers called for Akiolu to explain the reason for holding the money at the palace while a human rights lawyer, Festus Ogun claimed that the Money Laundering Act is unconstitutional. Others asked how Akiolu obtained the large amount of cash, as he had been a police officer prior to becoming Oba.

Osei Tutu II born Nana Barima Kwaku Duah; 6 May 1950 is the sixteenth Asantehene

Osei Tutu II born Nana Barima Kwaku Duah; 6 May 1950 is the sixteenth Asantehene, enstooled on 26 April 1999. By call, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is in direct succession to the seventeenth-century co-founding father of the Ashanti Empire, Otumfuo Osei Tutu I.


He is likewise the Chancellor of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Otumfuo Osei Tutu II is the Grand Patron of the Grand Lodge of Ghana and the Sword Bearer of the United Grand Lodge of England.


He was born on the 6th of May 1950 and named Nana Barima Kwaku Duah, the youngest of the five youngsters (three sons and  daughters) of Nana Afia Kobi Serwaa Ampem II, Asantehemaa (Queen-mother of the Ashanti). His father Nana Kwame Boakye-Dankwa came from Kantinkyere in Ashanti and changed into the Brehyia Duke of Asante. Nana Kwame Boakye-Dankwa died on 1 January 2002, in Kumasi, Ashanti.


Otumfuo Osei Tutu was named after his paternal grandfather, Ohenenana Kwaku Duah (Nana Agari), Brahyiahene, of Kantinkyiren inside the Atwima district.


His siblings consist of Nana Ama Konadu, the 14th Asanteheemaa as well as the overdue Nana Konadu Yiadom III Barima Kwabena Poku, Barima Akwasi Prempeh.


When he became about five years old, Otumfuo moved into the royal family of his uncle, Oheneba Mensah Bonsu, the Hiahene, enstooled in 1952, as early preparation for his destiny function.


Osei Tutu has six children. His father had other offspring from different marriages, together with Yaw Boateng, Kwaku Duah, Kwabena Agyei-Bohyen, Afua Sarpong, and Ama Agyemang (Kumasi, Ashanti), Fredua Agyeman Prempeh, Nana Kwasi Agyemang Prempeh, and Nana Kwasi Boachie Gyambibi (Kumasi, Ashanti).


TheAsantehene Osei Tutu II’s name at birth, Nana Barima Kwaku Duah, is the call of the Asante monarch’s paternal grandfather.


He had his standard education in Kumasi and in 1964, went on to the Sefwi Wiaso Secondary School in which he acquired his ‘O’ Level become taught via the overdue Omanhene of Sefwi Wiawso, Nana Kwadwo Aduhene II who turned into a cousin of Otumfuo’s parent uncle, Oheneba Mensah Bonsu, Hiahene. He also attended the Osei Kyeretwie Secondary School (OKESS).


He studied accountancy studies at the erstwhile Institute of Professional Studies, which is nowadays referred to as the University of Professional Studies in Accra. He then enrolled at the London Meteropolitan University where he earned a degree in Human Resources Management and Public Administration. He was awarded an honorary doctorate, at a ceremony at the Barbican Centre on eleven January 2006.


Between 1981 and 1985, he was a senior consultant at the Mutual of Omaha Insurance Company in Toronto, Canada.


He moved back to London in 1985 and became the Personnel Manager on the Manpower Services Commission of the Brent Council. He then founded his very own mortgage finance corporation, Primoda Financial Services Limited, positioned on Kilburn High Road, North West London.He back to his native Ghana in 1989 to start a transport enterprise, the Transpomech International (Ghana) Limited.


The Asantehene is surprisingly respected inside the Asante territories (Ashanti Region and different parts of Ghana) and is regularly seen as the first amongst equals of conventional rulers in Ghana. Osei Tutu has often commented on the paintings of Ghanaian politicians.


He acquired worldwide media attention after some of the Ashanti crown jewels were allegedly stolen from an Oslo motel in October 2012 when he was attending a convention inside the Norwegian capital.


In August 2019, he celebrated the Akwasidae with the Ghanaian network inside the United Kingdom whilst on a short visit there. Dignitaries at the feature covered Paapa Owusu Ankomah, the Ghana High Commissioner to the UK.


Asantehene Otumfuo Osei Tutu II of the Empire of Asante is living in the Manhyia Palace in Kumasi, the capital town of the Ashanti area and the Empire of Asante.


John Agyekum Kufuor instituted the Committee of Eminent Chiefs headed by using Osei Tutu II to interfere within the 2002 Dagbon chieftaincy disaster. The committees’ mandate included facilitating negotiation and mediation talks between the Andani and Abudu royal households, and drawing a roadmap for the recuperation of peace within the Kingdom of Dagbon.


The committee offered its recommendation to the Government of Ghana on November 21, 2018.The authorities implemented the tips that included the overall performance of the funerals of Mahamadu IV and Yakubu II from December 14, 2018, to January 18, 2019.


These were then followed by using the investiture of Bukali II as important regent of the Kingdom of Dagbon. In December 2019, Bukali II paid a courtesy call on Otumfour Osei Tutu at the Manhyia Palace, to express his gratitude for the position the Asante king played inside the peace process.


Osei Tutu II 20th-anniversary commemoration passed off at the twenty first of April 2019, on the Dwabirem of the Manhyia Palace. This became the grand durbar of the Akwasidaekese. Dignitaries like Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, Michael Ashwin Satyandre Adhin the vice chairman of Suriname, and Torgbui Sri, the Awomefia of the Anlo kingdom had been in attendance. Other dignitaries blanketed Diplomats and royals from Namibia, Kuwait, Germany, China, Morocco, Latvia, Botswana, and Palestine.


On the 19th of April 2019, there was a sod cutting ceremony to release the construction of a hostel at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). The subsequent day the sod changed into cut for some different tasks like the GUSS Sports Complex, Beach Soccer Park, and Hospital Car Park.


In June 2019, Osei Tutu II defiled  chiefs for numerous offenses in opposition to the stool. Akyamfou Kwame Akowuah was dethroned for violating the Great Oath of Asanteman. Nana Ahenkro Sei Ababio III also deposed for dismissing directives concerning chieftaincy and land disputes. In April 2018, the Atwimahene, Nana Antwi Agyei Brempong II become destooled by means of the Asantehene.


He became found responsible for misuse of the Great Oath, flouting the monarch’s decrees about land administration, and several different misdeeds. He was later pardoned and reinstated. In 2009 Nana Kofi Agyei Bi III, the leader of Atwimah turned into destooled for the fraudulent sale of land.


In 2015, Nana Mensah Bonsu leader of Pakyi Number One became destooled for inciting the children to wreak havoc in the area. In 2002 Osei Tutu destooled Ohenenana Kwaku Duah, the leader of Bonwire for insubordination and a blatant dismissal of customs inside the installation and deposition of his sub-chiefs.


In July 2019, Otumfuo Osei Tutu II announced his devotion to defending the water bodies of the Asante Kingdom. This could involve the planting of two.5 million bushes round Lake Bosomtwe and would cowl 400 hectares. This could be a useful resource in enhancing the surroundings, cushioning climate trade and enhancing environmental cognizance of a number of the groups across the lake.

Life and Times of Otumfuo Opoku Ware II of Ashanti Empire (30 November 1919 – 26 February 1999)

The  monarch was born Jacob Matthew Poku in Kumasi, the capital of Ashanti, then the Ashanti Protectorate, in 1919 into the Ashanti royal circle of relatives. At the time, Prempeh I turned into Asantehene, as the Ashanti Emperor-King is referred to, earlier than being succeeded via his nephew Prempeh II in 1931. Prempeh II in turn became Opoku Ware II’s uncle, making the boy one among several candidates to prevail over him, as to be decided by using the Queenmother, or Nana Asantehemaa. After attending Anglican school, Poku went to Adisadel College in Cape Coast. Then, he worked as a building inspector and later for the Public Works branch from 1937 to 1943. After that, he became educated as a surveyor and labored at the Kumasi Traditional Council Hall and Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. In 1945, he married every other member of the royal family, Victoria. In the Nineteen Fifties, he moved to the United Kingdom to have a look at law and was admitted to the Bar in 1962. Returning to his local country, he worked within the capital Accra first and then installed a firm in Kumasi. Through his achievement as a legal professional, Poku became able to acquire a wonderful admire in Ashanti politics. In 1968, the National Liberation Council navy government appointed him to their government board as Commissioner of Communications.


In 1970, he was named ambassador to Italy, however rapidly thereafter his uncle, the King of the Ashanti, Prempeh II, died. Due to his criminal and political successes, he changed into chosen to succeed his uncle and enthroned because the Asantehene. As King, Opoku Ware II maintained a great courting relationship with Ghana’s President Ignatius Acheampong, and later Jerry Rawlings. He focused on trying to implement the traditional justice of the Ashanti tribe, in place of becoming worried in countrywide politics. Much like his predecessors, he hardly ever seemed in publicly and normally had a spokesman to constitute him. When he did appear, he was as tradition demands blanketed in gold and wore an intricately woven kente cloth.


In 1995 or 1996, Opoku Ware II’s wife Victoria died. On February 26, 1999, the King himself died. He succeeded on April 26 with the aid of Otumfuo Nana Osei Tutu II after a period of mourning.


He is the primary born of two(Sir Stephen Afriyie). He has seven grandsons and 3 granddaughters(Maureen Afriyie, Sylvia Afriyie, Lennox Afriyie, Kevin Afriyie, Eugene Afriyie, Denzil Afriyie, Jeffrey Afriyie, Erin Afriyie, Aaron Afriyie, And Paul Afriye Jr.)


He centered on trying to enforce the traditional justice of the Ashanti ethnic institution, instead of turning into concerned in national politics.Much like his predecessors, he rarely regarded in public and usually had a spokesman represent him. When he did seem, he changed into as subculture demands covered in gold and wore an intricately woven kente fabric.


In 1985 the stool Nkosuostool (Development stool) become created by means of Asantehene, Otumfuo Opoku Ware II, as a catalyst for development in Kumasi and beyond.Since then the trend of bestowing the title of Nkosuohene or Hemaa on tremendous people in Ghana has received prominence.


In August 1995 he marked his silver jubilee birthday celebration representing 25 years of his reign as Otumfuo Asantehene.

All About the Reigning King of Zulu Nation: King Misuzulu Sinqobile Hlomesakhishlangu kaZwelithini

Misuzulu Sinqobile Hlomesakhishlangu kaZwelithini (born 23 September 1974) is the reigning King of the Zulu kingdom. He is the second  oldest surviving son of King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu and the primary for his Great Wife, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini. King Misuzulu became heir presumptive after the death of his father on 12 March 2021. King Misuzulu became officially appointed as the subsequent Zulu king on 7 May 2021, but his coronation has not yet taken place.


Despite being King Goodwill Zwelithini’s second oldest surviving son, King Misuzulu’s accession to the throne was not immediate. Historically, King Misuzulu’s declare to the throne was automated, however the Zulu Kingdom now considers itself a constitutional monarchy, the chief of which must be appointed King Zwelithini’s Great Wife, Queen Mantfombi Dlamini, was appointed regent in the course of the interregnum and, on 24 March 2021, Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi issued an assertion on behalf of the Zulu Royal Family declaring that the new king could simplest be announced after the three-month mourning period for the overdue King Goodwill Zwelithini. King Zwelithini’s will deliver the obligation to appoint the next king to Queen Mantfombi.


Immediately after the demise of King Misuzulu’s father, historians and cultural specialists predicted that King Misuzulu might be the only appointed to the throne, as he was the son of the overdue King and the overdue King’s Great Wife, giving him multiplied status most of the past due King’s different 28 children. At the time, some senior members of the royal family referred to the debate over succession “premature”. At King Goodwill Zwelithini’s funeral service, the late king’s sister, Princess Thembi Ndlovu said that the Royal Family no longer recognised who the subsequent king would be and that the person might be “selected by way of God”.


On 29 April 2021, approximately 7 weeks after the demise of King Goodwill Zwelithini, Queen Regent Mantfombi Dlamini herself died from an unspecified contamination, without having publicly appointing the Zulu monarch. However, on 7 May 2021, at the public reading of the overdue Queen’s will, it emerged that she had appointed King Misuzulu as the following king of the Zulu kingdom.The assertion was met with protest from certain individuals of the royal family and King Misuzulu, present on the reading of the need, became whisked away with the aid of the South African Police Service and a safety element from Eswatini.


King Misuzulu finished his early training in Eswatini, his mom’s home United States of America, and later attended excessive school in South Africa, at St. Charles College, Pietermaritzburg. On 6 May 2021, an afternoon before his mom’s funeral provider, King Misuzulu married his long-time associate, Ntokozo Mayisela.The couple met in August 2009 at some stage in the royal wedding of King Misuzulu’s sister, Princess Bukhosibemvelo and previous Transnet govt Sipho Nyawo, at the Durban Botanic Gardens.On thirteen May 2021, King Misuzulu sent a delegation to Mayisela’s domestic to barter and pay lobola in terms of Zulu marriage custom. The lobola become pronounced to include eight cows and fifty thousand South African Rands.


Some sources claim he has a diploma in global research, whilst others state he’s still pursuing the diploma, in Jacksonville, Florida.He has two kids with his wife, Ntokozo Mayisela, and every other infant with Princess Wezizwe Sigcau of amaMpondo royalty.


As of May 2021 he’s forty-six years old.The 2022 Zulu King Randoly Rudy Davis and Queen Crystal Guillemet stopped through the WGNO studios to talk about what it appears like to reign over one in all Mardi Gras maximum famous krewes and the paintings.


The Zulu king has a largely ceremonial position in South Africa however holds amazing significance for the 12 million Zulus who make up the country’s biggest ethnic organization. Zulu King Unlike any of the opposite New Orleans Carnival Krewes, was Elected king . Other krewes appoint their King and Queens even as the Zulu system consists of a marketing campaign complete with barbecues and bumper stickers to earn votes.


He is the eldest son of King Goodwill Zwelithini and Queen Mantfombi Dlamini of Eswatini. The Zulu Empire or the Kingdom of Zululand as the Zulu kingdom is understood presently has Misuzulu Zulu kaZwelithini. During his 50-12 months reign King Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu united the Zulu state and made it the U. S . A . Most influential traditional authority.


The Kings court docket is likewise elected and includes the Big Shot who tries to upstage the King. King Misuzulu Zulus bride is a 36 years vintage female who is additionally the mother of his two youngsters. Four ladies charged with the murder of Prince Lethukuthula Zulu son of the overdue King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu was scrutinized in the Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg.

Get to Know about King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu 1971-2021

King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu was born in July 1948 at Nongoma, Natal (now KwaZulu-Natal – KZN). He is the eldest son of King Cyprian Bhekuzulu kaSolomon and his second spouse, Queen Thomo. He became knowledgeable at the Bekezulu College of Chiefs and then privately tutored. He lived at his father’s reliable house at Khethomthandayo and acquired formal instruction in conventional Zulu customs. In 1968 his father died and a regent became appointed to look after the management of the Royal affairs while the young Zwelithini completed his training. A heated debate ensued between the South African government and the KwaZulu royal family over the selection of regency.


He was chosen as the 8th Monarch of the Zulus at a traditional ceremony at Nongoma on 3rd of  December 1971, attended by 20 000 people. The United States of America’s constitution made the King’s function ceremonial and made the authority of the Chief Minister, Mangosuthu Buthelezi. Tensions arose among the two leaders. In 1975 Buthelezi accused Zwelithini of interfering in  party politics. As a result, the KwaZulu government demanded that the King acquire cupboard approval to journey outside the Nongoma Tribal Authority Area. In 1979 Buthelezi in addition accused King Zwelithini of conspiring with the Mozambican government and rejected the King’s branding of the KwaZulu authorities as the puppet of the South African government. He was in addition charged with looking to shape a political  party, Inala, aimed toward giving him power to employ the Kwazulu Chief Minister.


In response to those allegations, the KwaZulu government issued a protocol manual that limited King Zwelithini’s constitutional function. He refused to honor the KwaZulu Legislative Assembly as his norm and rumours of his unseating abounded. Buthelezi’s response was to cut the royal revenue and an inquiry was launched into the allegations of misconduct. Part of the research was into King Zwelithini’s alleged aid of armed revolution. In 1979 King Zwelithini denied the allegations, together with a declaration that he encouraged violence in KwaZulu to overthrow the Zulu country. The KwaZulu authorities ultimately restored his revenue.


In 1980 King Zwelithini was forbidden to offer interviews without the approval and presence of the KwaZulu Minister of Justice. In the early eighties political violence and vigilante hobby started out in KwaZulu because of tensions among Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) and United Democratic Front (UDF) supporters. The African National Congress (ANC) President, Oliver Tambo, criticised the KwaZulu authorities for inciting the violence. King Zwelithini demanded an apology for this. He did this in defiance of the restrictions positioned on him, which prevented him from commenting on political problems. The ANC was especially dissatisfied along with his opposition to global sanctions towards apartheid. King Zwelithini threw his lot in with Buthelezi and positioned his weight behind Inkatha, calling on his followers to guide the organization and warning folks that did not now.


In 1989 he attacked the ANC management for not inviting himself and Buthelezi to a rally welcoming back the Rivonia trialists, who have been released after nearly 3 decades of imprisonment. In 1991 he called for peace at a May Day Rally and accused the ANC of fostering anti-Zulu emotions. During the Convention for a Democratic South Africa (CODESA) the King’s popularity became a point of bitter rivalry between Buthelezi and the Codesa delegates. In an about face, Buthelezi refused to attend CODESA 2 in May 1992 in protest of the shortage of readability on the destiny of the King’s role. In July 1992, Nelson Mandela confided in King Zwelithini that his status turned into confidence underneath a brand new government. This created wider expectations of a dispensation inclusive of numerous ethnic monarchs in South Africa.


King Zwelithini’s finances are controlled via the KwaZulu-Natal Provincial government and his lavish lifestyle and the destiny of the Zulu royal residence has been a subject to a whole lot of debate.


King Zwelithini has six better halves and lived in Nongoma, KwaZulu-Natal.


King Goodwill Zwelithini kaBhekuzulu surpassed away in KZN on 12 March 2021

All You Need to Know about Oba Ewuare II of the Benin Kingdom 2016-Date

Kings are distinctly seen in Nigerian societies regardless of the transition from a conventional to trendy technology. They are often visible as symbols and custodians of traditional values and heritage. This is the cause why until these days, a few Kings in Nigeria are particularly reputable due to the value their throne holds inside the society. The Oba of Benin is one of the few first-class kings in Nigeria, with huge responsibility and expectancies from his people. Oba Ewuare II Ogidigan is a dignified conventional ruler in Benin State, Nigeria.


Ewuare II (born October 20, 1953) became the successor of the Oba of Benin on 20 October 2016.He is the 40th Oba, a title created for the Head of State (Emperor) of the Benin Empire at some time between 1180 and 1300.

Eheneden Erediauwa, as he became known before  turning into Oba of Benin, attended Edo College in Benin from 1965 to 1967 and Immaculate Conception College from 1968 to 1970. He was given his A-Level Certificate from South Thames College, London. He graduated with an Economics diploma from the University of Wales, UK and holds a Master of Public Administration diploma from Rutgers University Graduate School, New Jersey, USA.

Ewuare II succeeds his father Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo who joined his ancestors at the age of 92 in February 2016 after being at the throne for 36 years.


The new Oba, who was born in 1953, served in each public and private sectors, having labored within the Nigerian Institute of International Affairs (NIIA), Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS).

He later labored inside the oil palm and oil and gas zone, before returning to the public zone and he served as the Nigerian Ambassador to Sweden, Angola and Italy.


Oba Ewuare II is known to be a person of many wives. After his enthronement, he was married to Queen Iroghama (Oba of Benin first spouse), to be followed via Princess Iyayiota, Princess Ikpakpa and lots of others.  Queen (Oloi) Aisosa Ewuare II is the Oba of Benin youngest wife. She gave birth to a set of quadruplets (3 boys and one girl) in 2021. The beginning of the toddlers become taken into consideration an thrilling historic event for the royal circle of relatives.


Considering the number of wives you’ll find within the Oba of Benin palace, one might imagine he has many youngsters. Well, this is actual. He has many children however one of the few that made headlines recently is Oze. She is one of Oba of Benin daughters. Again in 2012, She tied the knot along with her husband in a flamboyant wedding ordinary to the royal residence. Oba of Benin son wedding was also held in 2014, in which Prince Osama Erediawa were given married to his heartthrob, Ediri Ebbah. The marriage ceremony turned into held in Delta State, where his spouse came from and Edo State.


The current Oba of Benin ascended the ancestral throne after the loss of life of Erediauwa, the late Oba of Benin in 2016. Erediauwa become the 39th Oba of Benin and changed into crowned in 1979. He chose the name Ewuare II as a way of paying appreciation to the Ewuare who turned into the throne in the 15th century. Just like different kings before him, the existing Oba of Benin demanded that each one stolen Benin bronzes need to be returned by the British to his people. He believes these artifacts keep spiritual and historical importance to trendy-day Benin City. The Oba of Benin issued a curse in 2018 towards any juju priest involved in human trafficking. He also revoked the curses used to manipulate sufferers of this human trafficking. This act has received good sized approval from both local and international bodies who also are running tirelessly to shrink such criminal activity.


His Royal Highness, Oba Ewuare II has usually held the tradition of the humans of Edo in high esteem. One of such gestures is his basis, that is geared toward reviving the subculture of the Benin state. The Oba Ewuare II Foundation is a non-income enterprise aimed toward preserving the way of life and cultural dignity of the people. They were able to do that through funding in human capital which include vocational training and skill acquisition applications for the youths in Edo State.


Found inside the centre of the vintage Benin dynasty, the Oba of Benin residence has been domestic to many extremely good kings over time. The Palace became rebuilt by the former Oba of Benin; Eweka II after the authentic constructing was torn down through the British forces all through the 1987 Invasion. The palace become at the start built via Oba Ewedo numerous years in the past. The palace of his Royal Highness, Oba of Benin has been a vacation spot and traveller goldmine for historians, curators and archaeologists, who believe it represents the richness of the Benin subculture. The royal palace become considered a historical past website by way of UNESCO.


Oba Ewuare II Ogidigan, the 40th Oba of Benin is one of the most powerful and respected kings in Nigeria. The throne is historical and the occupant is expected to stay an exemplary life. Ewuare is likewise one of the maximum knowledgeable Nigerian conventional rulers, having bagged several tiers of prestigious schools abroad. And with all that stated, we are sure that by these you have an added knowledge about the Oba Ewuare II.

The Life of Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa of Benin Kingdom, Nigeria, West Africa

Erediauwa become the 39th Oba of Benin, traditional ruler of the Edo people in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria.Formerly known as Prince Solomon Akenzua,Oba Erediauwa’s complete name turned into His Royal Majesty Omo n’Oba n’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo Erediauwa I. He was succeeded by Ewuare II.


Erediauwa was born on 22 June 1923, son of Oba Akenzua II. Before being crowned he became known as Prince Solomon Aiseokhuoba Igbinoghodua Akenzua. 

Then called Prince Solomon Aiseokhuoba Igbinoghodua Akenzua, the Eredi­auwa attended the distinguished Government College, Ibadan (GCI) between 1939 and 1945. His great humility at that early age, and at that period of Nigeria’s his­tory while royal personages have been held in splendid awe, is nicely documented.


After finishing from Government College, Ibadan, he furthered his schooling at Yaba College, Lagos and Kings College, Cambridge, inside the United Kingdom, where he studied Law and Administration. He returned to the USA . On comple­tion of his studies and distinctly joined the then Eastern Nigeria Civil Service in 1957, as opposed to the Western Nigeria equal in which he will be anticipated to get a privileged status. That likely signaled the choice of the future Oba of Benin to have firsthand know-how of his country beyond the comfort area of his immedi­ate state.


It was, possibly, a number of these deliberate choices that enriched his stellar career within the Federal Civil Service wherein he served and retired with distinction as a Per­manent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Health in 1973. One spotlight of his provider at the federal stage became his role in what has become called the “Aburi Accord” within the warmth of the disaster that subsequently caused the unlucky Civil War of 1967 to 1970. He changed into deeply committed to Nigeria’s harmony and creditably played the function of an astute and patriotic civil servant.


In Benin, the Oba is taken into consideration to be the simplest representative of the preferred deity and is considered a god in his very own proper. He is believed to be ordained through cosmic consent. This way the humans considered him to have the ability to both venerate or curse a community, so even though he ruled with admiration and kindness for his people, they also feared him.


Erediauwa’s media-friendly photograph multiplied the royal family’s engagement with the Benin Kingdom and Nigeria in wellknown. Previously approached with apprehension via the public and media practitioners, the gates of the palace were opened, which normalized conversation with the Oba’s subjects via a quarterly press conference.


The fairly revered Oba of Benin, Omo N’Oba N’Edo Uku Akpolokpolo, Erediauwa, died on April 29 at the age of 93. The Iyase of Benin, Chief Sam Igbe, broke the sad information to the na­tion according to Benin tradi­tion. The formal announcement of the passage of this first rate king has thrown his humans into mourning and the Edo State Government has granted 5 days of mourning, in his honour.


The passage of Oba of Benin has been attracting tributes from all over the world and all strata of society since it became public. The past due king turned into, certainly, a brilliant ruler and a completely committed addition to the humble servant of his people. He turned into a man of sizable information and unimpeachable integrity; and particularly, a man of peace. The Benin Kingdom, at some point of his 37-year reign, witnessed extraordinary peace and rapid improvement. He became a very good father to all of his youngsters, topics, and fellow traditional rulers.


Erediauwa was reputed for constructing formidable bridges of know-how throughout the historic Benin Empire and past. He was always available to everyone who in one way or the other needed his help. He connected very well with everyone, even with those outside the corridors of his influence. He changed into a veritable pillar of assistance to successive governments in Edo State and the kingdom. In all of his dealings, he constantly spoke truth to power.


This latter factor is one of his most wonderful legacies. Nigerians who had been traumatized within the aftermath of the June 12, 1993 election annulment and the subsequent impolite intrusion of the military in governance had the Oba of Benin and the Awujale of Ijebu land, Oba Sikiru Adetona, as the two towers of strength left to speak reality to power and give hope of a better future to the humans.


These extraordinary attributes of the past due king did not surprise people who had the privi­lege of following his adolescence and career till he ascended the throne of his forefa­thers as the thirty eighth Oba of Benin on March 23, 1979.


The curtain has fallen on Oba Erediauwa’s superb reign and the mourning of his transition is in full swing in Benin Kingdom and everywhere in the world. Governor Adams Oshiomhole aptly captured the essence of the exquisite existence of the de­parted ruler in his condolence message. He defined him as “a outstanding Edo king, a seasoned bureaucrat, necessary uni­fier, precise personage and exemplary Omo N’Oba whose reign introduced distinc­tion, colossal elegance, finesse and integrity to the traditional group in Edo State and the United States at large.” We can’t agree more with this summation.