Home

LisaRaye Crowned Queen Mother Of Ghana’s Central Region

By DeAnna Taylor

Share

Enstoolment, or installment, ceremonies are a longstanding tradition that was created by Ghana’s Ashanti tribe in the 17th century. These tribal ceremonies were created as a way to celebrate high ranking officials of various tribes.

Yesterday, actress and humanitarian LisaRaye McCoy was crowned as Queen Mother of Ghana’s Central region during an installment ceremony in Los Angeles.

She was handpicked by the Paramount Chief of Agona Kwanyako, the chiefs, and the entire Kyidom Traditional Divisional Councils for her contributions over the years.

Related: The Most Beautiful Stays In Accra, Ghana

The title comes just a day before the actress’ birthday and she couldn’t be happier.

“This honor is beyond my wildest imagination,” she said during the crowning ceremony. “I plan to do all that I can by using my platform to bring positive attention to this region. I will serve humbly.”


“I’ve had lots of accomplishments in my life, personally and professionally, but I didn’t get to this point alone. It’s taken a great team of people along the way. To have such an honor bestowed upon me by my own African people is a testament to my hard work and character. It’s like a dream coming true before my very eyes.”

With this title, LisaRaye will have some power and influence on the decisions that are made by the region’s government.

It will be interesting to see how the former Turks and Caicos First Lady will use her newfound power.

Related: Here’s The Inside Scoop On Ghana’s Afrochella 2019

Share
Travel Noire

DeAnna Taylor

DeAnna Taylor is a criminal defense Attorney turned travel blogger, author, and writer. While Charlotte, NC (her hometown) is her base, she's always somewhere on a plane. Catch her on IG: @brokeandabroadlife.

Want more?

Get exclusive, unpublished tips from Travel Noire's CEO to help you get off the beaten path, into the hearts of locals and onto a better, more cultured life.

Afrochella Raises Awareness For Hunger, Literacy, Healthcare, & Aid For Youth Through New Charitable Initiatives

Afrochella Raises Awareness For Hunger, Literacy, Healthcare, & Aid For Youth Through New Charitable Initiatives

Afrochella is Ghana’s premier festival of the year, highlighting Africa’s thriving community of creatives and entrepreneurs while celebrating the continent’s art, food, music, culture, and history.  The festival will be hosted by MC/entertainment journalist Lolade Olayokun, actor Charles Okocha, and comedian Young Prince and attended by over 10,000 music lovers who saved for months and […]

Rachel George

Game Changers: High School Girls From Ghana Make Paper Out Of Plantains To Save The Environment

Game Changers: High School Girls From Ghana Make Paper Out Of Plantains To Save The Environment

As Ghana deals with a clogged plastic waster problem, 24 high school senior girls from the Methodist Girls High School collaborated to launch an environmentally friendly business that serves as an alternative to plastic.   The students are changing the “sustainability game” by transforming banana and plantain stems into paper bags under Akoma Inc. In […]

Parker Diakite

Here’s A Look At Modern Streetwear Around The World

Here’s A Look At Modern Streetwear Around The World

Across the globe, hoodies and track pants are showing up on runways, taking streetwear out of the counterculture and into luxury fashion. Here is a glimpse of streetwear trends across the globe and some of the top brands making waves in the industry. RELATED: Top Travel Fashion Trends To Up Your Airport Style Game Africa […]

Leah Freeman-Haskin