Long live the chief: British rapper Skepta is now chief of Nigerian community

Nduta Waweru April 05, 2018
Skepta holding his chieftaincy certificate. [photo: Bellanaija]

British rapper Skepta is now a chief. He was granted the title on Wednesday during his visit to Nigeria.

Skepta, also called Joseph Junior Adenuga, donned the traditional Agbada and was flanked by elders at the ceremony that saw him become the Amuludun of Odo Aje.

In a post on Instagram, Skepta expressed his gratitude to the elders and the community of Odo Aje for the title and the love they showed him. He also promised to continue to support the community and Nigeria.

Thank you to the Baale, Chiefs of Odo Aje and King for presenting me with my Chieftaincy title today. I am honoured and will continue to put time and love into Nigeria, especially the community of Odo Aje. Love @greatnessdex @lashhofficial @nostressuk @realionaire1st @ella.dror @graceladoja Mum, Dad and everybody in attendance for an unforgettable day. Big Love, Joseph Olaitan Adenuga Jnr – Chief Amuludun Of Odo Aje #BBKAfrica ❤????

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The rapper who started his career in 2003 joins other musicians with chieftaincy titles including Dbanj, who was given the title early in 2018 of Enyi Ka Nwanne of Amuzi Obowo of Imo state. Also on the list are Tonto Dikeh (Adadioranma of Nollywood), John Okafor (Akaekpuchi Onwa Of Nollywood), and Femi Branch (Agun Asa of Edeland).

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