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Thursday, 31 March 2016

Meet Chanel Chin, daughter of Jamaican raggae star who is now the Queen of Iwo Kingdom, Osun State

Chanel Chin, the daughter of Jamaican raggae star, Ludlow Chin also known as Bobo Zaro is the queen of the Iwo Kingdom following her marriage to King Adbul Rasheed Adewale Akanbi earlier this year.

King Abdul Rasheed, now known as the Imperial Oluwo of the Iwo Kingdom in Osun State, after his ascendancy on November 10, 2015, had met the 32-year-old woman in Canada, where he resided before his ascension.
 

Bobo Zaro is known for songs such as the hit single Pain, a collaboration with Contractor and Capleton, the video of which has been seen by millions of viewers in Africa via Channel O in South Africa and the Sporah TV show via SkyTV.

In an interview with The Jamaica Gleaner, Queen Chin reveals that she is very honoured to represent Jamaica in such a big way.

"My ancestors were taken away as slaves, but I have returned to Africa as a queen. One's destiny cannot be altered. As a young child, I always wanted to come to Africa, but didn't know how. I feel this is a great opportunity for black people worldwide to return to their home."

In a Facebook post, Emmanuel Mathias, in support of the queen, declared:
"Destiny is powerful, her ancestor was taken away as slave, but she return back home as queen. Let us embrace her and tell her you are welcome back home. This is one giant step towards bringing back home our descendants that great fathers and mothers were casted away."

The queen added: "Our forefathers and ancestral mothers were cast away as slaves to never return, but I want Jamaicans everywhere to know that Africa is so nice. The culture and traditions are so rich and lovely. It's truly something every black person should come and experience."

Chanel explained that as queen of Iwo land, her responsibility is to always set a proper example for young girls and women in the community. Giving an insight into traditions and customs, she said her dressing and outfits are to always be conservative and respectful.

"No matter what I wear, my shoulders and full legs must be covered at all times. All of my clothes are custom made to match these requirements. Also, as queen, the king and I like to regularly visit the local schools in the community to remind the children of the importance of education and excelling in all areas of their school work and examinations."

The queen said her husband is the first king to actually take the time to visit the children.

"We believe they are the future," she remarked.

In her esteemed position as a Nigerian queen, she said she faces only minor challenges one of which is her being not fluent in the native language which is Yoruba.

"I know some words. Everyday, I am still learning. Another challenge is that the food is quite different from our mouth- watering Jamaican dishes."

Source: The Jamaican Gleaner

78 comments:

  1. 👌. Ça c'est cool. Linda. Vie.

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  2. Congrats to them


    ‭OKORO UPGRADED

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  3. JAMAICANS ARE AFRICANS, as a matter of fact all you carriebeans are Africans. NO BIG DEAL.

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    1. Correction,not all who self identify as a Jamaican have direct African roots. Jamaica it's self is a very diverse place, thus one may be Chinese - Jamaican or Indian-Jamaican. When we consider the culture difference between Caribbeans and Africans we can see very clearly that there has been a big split between the Caribbeans and their African roots and what this marriage signifies is an awareness of this fact and a movement that will link Caribbeans back to their roots. Honestly you should be ashamed of such an ignorant comment and realize that black history has just been made.

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  4. Congrats to her....


    " my ancestors were taken as slaves but I have returned as a queen"-

    I love that!

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  6. Never heard of Ludlow Chin or Bobo watever before.

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  7. Congrats to her. Linda take note!

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  8. She will adjust wt time .Learnin yoruba is easy .

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  9. so the imperial king go carry slave descendant? This is why blacks living in the diaspora should stop explaining their circumstances with respect to slavery. It just makes it seems as if they are perpetually defined by this slave issue. Unfortunately, our culture does not permit slaves ascending the throne. Now, with all this slave talk, na so dem go begin harass this chief.

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  10. You guys stole this article from another website...... smh.

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  12. This gives Sango more reasons to strike down the people of pain state with hunger.

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  13. Beautiful and fashionable queen

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  14. Wooo so glad to hear that ..









    Damolia.DEW

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  15. Bebe enjoy Nigerian money
    -D great anonymous now as Vivian Reginalds

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  16. Eyaaaa... Welcome o, just keep being nice

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  17. This one go wrap kpoli for hubby and prevent hubby from gbese leing any girl. Then maybe later divorce the guy when the funfare is over

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  18. Nice one

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  19. This my oba na bad guy oo..

    Chai


    Lol


    Meenah_wakil on instagram

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  20. This my oba na bad guy oo..

    Chai


    Lol


    Meenah_wakil on instagram

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  21. By the time he take another wife, she'll be forced to move back to Canada.

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  22. Linda Ijeji Vanguard31 March 2016 at 19:38

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  23. Ladies please visit www.myomgwoman.blogspot.com ... You'd be glad you did.

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  24. Welcome, but our dishes are also mouth watering. #Suz

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  25. Honest king God be with u.I used to know Oba Tadese,another honest king.not like the Yeye one of Ife.

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  26. Handsome king and beautiful king

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  27. Honest king God be with u.I used to know Oba Tadese,another honest king.not like the Yeye one of Ife.

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  28. Thank you Linda. I actually saved this picture. Researching on who they are. I just love their pix.

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  29. Thank you Linda. I actually saved this picture. Researching on who they are. I just love their pix.

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  30. Welcome to Yoruba Land.
    The Yorubas are bringing our children home from far and wide.

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  31. A very classy queen,d attitude is all over her

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  32. Beautiful woman. Welcome home

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  33. Actually yorubas doesn't have good dishes u just have to manage that had it been u are in the south south it would've been a different thing cos we have varieties!



























    #saynototribalismandyestoonenigeria

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  34. Good one,wish them all the best

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  35. She's gorgeous wish her all d best as a queen

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  36. OK, we don hear. She is just lucky. Jamaicans are the worst affected of that unfortunate trade called SLAVERY. She's only accepting of Africa because she knows she is a nobody back home. Most of them tend to think in their brainwashed heads that Africans are inferior, which is evident in her last statement. She should go back to Jamaica ojare. May the ricochet effect be on anyone who has any negative comnent towards my opinion. Linda post am. All Nigerians living in the UK and New York know what I mean and it's only fair to enlighten our people about these castaways.

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    1. Well said. It takes one who interacts with them on a daily basis to know this. No be small wahala-o

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    2. Jamaicans are terrible by nature and nasty towards Africans... I'm laughing at those calling her beautiful, telling her "welcome home" hahaha. Caribbean people DESPISE Africans and wish they were white...mtsheew!!!

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    3. Jamaicans are terrible by nature and nasty towards Africans... I'm laughing at those calling her beautiful, telling her "welcome home" hahaha. Caribbean people DESPISE Africans and wish they were white...mtsheew!!!

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  37. LOL....u better get use 2 eatin eba nd okro soup.... #WELCOMEHOME

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  38. She's cute mehn









    LIB ADDICT#just passing#

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  39. Congrats to her. The foods might be different from your mouth-watering Jamaican dishes but you have no choice than to eat them

    Eva Da Diva...

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  40. @Anonymous what do you know about Caribbean people and how they feel about Africans? Nothing clearly... Do some research before you spew your jealous BS. Do you know about the Jamaican Maroons? Do you know about Marcus Garvey the Jamaican founder of the Pan-Africanist movement. Do you know about the Haitian revolution? Do you know about Santeria and Vodoun and Candomble? Do you know about the Laraza ceremony in Cuba? Please have several seats. Furthermore, Chanel is one of my closest friends and for the 17 years I've known her she has always acknowledged and respected her Africanity. Hater.

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  41. Does the queen like to "burn the chalice" i.e. smoke some ganja?
    Jah rastafarai.

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