As a way of securing sponsorships from the government and other NGOs to develop their communities with their influence, popular persons or celebrities are mostly enskinned, enstooled or installed as Chiefs and Queen mothers in their hometowns.
Ghanaweekend.com brings you 9 celebrities in the country who have various kingship positions in their hometowns
New Patriotic Party Member of Parliament for Assin Central, Kennedy Agyapong, is also a chief at Assin Dompim in the Central region. “Aboafour Hene” is the name of her title.
Known in real life as Kwabwo Nkansah, Lil Win is a multifaceted celebrity. He started his career in Showbiz as an actor. He is also a musician and a footballer. He is often tagged as a comedian because of his impact on various movies. He is the Development Chief(Nkoso Hene) of Duapongo.
Rev. Obofour is the founder and leader of Anointed Palace Chapel. He is also the Development Chief(Nkosuohene) for Tepa. “Nii Adotey Gyata 1” is his stool name.
4. Asamoah Gyan
Asamoah Gyan who is a professional Ghanaian footballer. The all-time goal king of the Black Stars with 51 goals is the development chief of Gbi in the Volta Region.
She is a popular musician with a lot of hit songs. The RuffTown records signee In 2018, was installed as the Queen Mother of Gomoa Afransi – with “Ahenemba Hemaa of Gomoa Afransi” as her title.
Black stars deputy captain, Thomas Partey, is a member of the traditional leaders of Odumase Krobo. The Arsenal midfielder was enstooled by the paramount chief of the area, Nene Sakite II as a developmental chief of Krobo land and heralded as ‘Mahefalor’ (Defender of Krobo land).
She is a musician with several hit songs in Ghana. She was born in Tema. In December 2019, she was made queen at Gomoa Afransi traditional area by Ogyeedom Obernu Akwesi Atta VI who is the paramount chief of the area.
8. Ayisha Modi.
The popular Ghanaian socialite, was crowned the “queen of development” in Sowutuom on Saturday, January 28, 2023.
The former leader of defunct Hiplife music group, Dunsin, Sparqlyn is the latest Ghanaian celebrity to be enstooled as a chief in his hometown.
Sparqlyn has been enstooled as a sub chief by the chiefs and elders of Krobo Odumase.
The enstoolment was done last week by Nene Sipim Osomtse Narh II, who is the Sipim of the Manye Krobo Traditional Area, with a lot of family members, close friends, associates in the industry, and the town folks in attendance
Even though he has been made a sub-chief, the chiefs and elders of the community said he has the liberty to work as a musician and try as much as possible to project the Krobo language with his songs
He is out with his latest single dubbed which is currently on all streaming platforms