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Thursday, March 31, 2016

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

jamindexChanel 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

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