I have received the Honorary Fellowship and been appointed a Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Hungarian Association of African, American, Asian and Oceanian Nobles.
The Association was founded in 2022 as the Afronobilitas Association with the aim of uniting the members and descendants of African and African-American noble families living in Hungary, as well as to acquaint the Hungarian public with the rich and varied African and African-American monarchical and noble traditions, and to promote the preservation of African and African-American traditions. From 2023, the name was changed to Hungarian Association of African, American, Asian and Oceanian Nobles, as there was an increasing need to introduce the noble and monarchical traditions of other distant continents to the Hungarian public.
It is not well known that several persons of Hungarian origin have received noble titles from African rulers and became real or honorary members of the indigenous leadership class. Count Móric Benyovszky became the king of Madagascar, Africa-explorer László Magyar married the daughter of an Angolan ruler, Count Lajos Königsegg-Rottenfels and Count Gyula Cseszneky received Ethiopian noble titles, whereas Béla Póczik and Count Zsigmond Széchenyi received titles of honour from several sub-Saharan tribal leaders.
In addition to cultural goals, the association carries out charitable activities as well, and it financially supports several social projects in Africa and Latin America.
The award citation reads “in recognition of your extraordinarily prolific activities, particularly those related to monarchical and indigenuous traditions.”