Yesterday was a particularly special day for Skepta, as the grime sensation was made a chief in his parents’ Nigerian home state of Ogun. According to BBC, he was given the title of “Amuludun of Odo-Aje” or “Chief Entertainer.”
Wearing the traditional Agbada, Skepta was surrounded by other chiefs, friends, family, and lady friend Naomi Campbell during the ceremony held at Odo-Aje.
Congratulations Chief Joseph Olaitan Adenuga! 🖤🇳🇬🦅 @Skepta #greatnessdex #Greatness #celebration pic.twitter.com/VqchUjbiO4
— Naomi Campbell (@NaomiCampbell) April 4, 2018
In taking to Instagram, Skepta noted, “I am honoured and will continue to put time and love into Nigeria, especially the community of Odo Aje.”
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 ❤️🇳🇬🌍🦅
Igwe Level ✊🏾
Both of Skepta’s parents are Nigerian immigrants. Skepta was born in Tottenham, North London following their move to the UK.
For more on Skepta’s Nigerian appointment, visit BBC.
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