Below is a list of 10 top Nigerian celebrities who have been honoured with traditional titles in and outside their hometowns.
1. 2face Idibia
Recently, 2Face was honoured with the “Tafidan Kudendan of Kudendan” translated as “Ambassador of Peace” by His Royal Highness Galadima of Kudendan Chiefdom. He was rewarded with this for his role in the ‘Vote Not Fight’ Campaign.
2. Genevieve Nnaji
The star actress received the title Eze Ada 1 of Amuzu Nweafor in her hometown Mbaise, Imo state.
3. Ngozi Ezeonu
The Ezenwanyi Ndigbo Na Nollywood title, which literally means “queen mother of practitioners of Igbo stock in Nollywood” was conferred on her by the Igbo Film Forum (IFF) and Ohanaeze Ndigbo Nollywood (ONN).
4. Oge Okoye
Oge Okoye was crowned the Igolo Nwanyi 1 of Amoli kingdom in Awgu Local Government Area of Enugu State.
5. Richard Mofe Damijo
RMD was given the title Dike Oha na Nollywood during the three-day Nollywood Igbo Film Festival.
6. Patience Ozokwor
She received the title in 2011 as Ada Eji Eje Mba 1 of Ngwo from the people of her town in Enugu State.
7. Omotola Jalade Ekeinde
The Nollywood diva was honoured in her hometown by the Paramount Ruler of Ondo Kingdom, Oba Kiladejo and decorated with the title by Ondo State Governor Mimiko.
8. Ini Edo
Ini Edo received the title alongside Patience Ozokwor, Richard Mofe Damijo and Emeka Ike. The title was conferred on them by the traditional ruler of Egbonike, in Anambra State.
9. Emeka Ike
The title was given to him and his wife.
The Nollywood actress was given the title of Akwa Ugo 1 of Amoli Kingdom of Enugu state for her contribution to the growth and development of the Igbo land.