Jamaican woman becomes queen in Nigeria
For students of African historical past and, certainly, the broader society, 2016 might go down as a big yr so far as Rastafarianism and the ‘Again to Africa’ motion are involved.
Many years after Rastafarians in Jamaica started to espouse a return to the motherland of Africa, from the place their ancestors have been shipped to the Caribbean in the course of the slave commerce period, from the center of the fifteenth century to the top of the nineteenth, the seed of a Rastafarian brethren has returned to the motherland in a royal capability.
Chanel Chin, daughter of Rastafarian reggae artiste Ludlow Chin higher often known as Bobo Zaro, and Marion Morgan, is now queen of the Iwo Kingdom after her marriage to King Adbul Rasheed Adewale Akanbi earlier this yr.
King Abdul Rasheed, now generally known as the Imperial Oluwo of the Iwo Kingdom in Nigeria, after his ascendancy on November 10, 2015, had met the 32-yr-previous lady in Canada, the place he resided earlier than his ascension.
Bobo Zaro is understood for songs such because the hit single “Ache,” a collaboration with Contractor, and “Capleton,” the video of which has been seen by tens of millions of viewers in Africa by way of Channel O in South Africa and the Sporah TV present by way of SkyTV.
Queen Chanel advised The Gleaner that she could be very honored to symbolize Jamaica in such an enormous method.
She stated: “My ancestors have been taken away as slaves, however I’ve returned to Africa as a queen. One’s future can’t be altered. As a younger youngster, I all the time needed to return to Africa, however didn’t understand how. I really feel this can be a nice alternative for black individuals worldwide to return to their house.”
Certainly, in a Fb submit, Emmanuel Mathias, in help of the queen, declared: “Future is highly effective, her ancestor was taken away as slave, however she return again residence as queen. Allow us to embrace her and inform her you’re welcome again house. That is one big step in the direction of bringing again house our descendants that nice fathers and moms have been casted away.”
The queen added: “Our forefathers and ancestral moms have been forged away as slaves to by no means return, however I would like Jamaicans all over the place to know that Africa is so good. The tradition and traditions are so wealthy and wonderful. It’s really one thing each black individual ought to come and expertise.”
Chanel defined that as queen of Iwo land, her duty is to all the time set a correct instance for younger women and girls locally.
Giving an perception into traditions and customs, she stated her dressing and outfits are to all the time be conservative and respectful.
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