Honours and awards: Hereditary Grand Collar of the Royal Order of Kwakyen Ababio
I have been honoured to receive an appointment as Hereditary Grand Collar of the Royal Order of Kwakyen Ababio. The Order is awarded by HRH Nana Kojo Kurentsir X, the Papagyahen (King) of the Stooldom of Abura Papagya, Abura Traditional Area, Republic of Ghana. The Stooldom is a recognized traditional kingdom in Ghana.
The website of Papagya linked above gives further information concerning the Kingdom, its history and its current projects.
A Treaty of Friendship, Amity and Goodwill has been entered into between the Kingdom of Papagya and the Abbey-Principality of San Luigi under my leadership, and in this context, HRH Nana Kojo Kurentsir X has been appointed by me to an equivalent rank in the Order of the Crown of Thorns.
Honours and awards: Honorary Fellowship and Member of the Academic Advisory Council of the Hungarian Association of African, American, Asian and Oceanian Nobles
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.”
Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov transcr. Walter Niemann: Hymn to the Sun
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Honours and awards: Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Elephant of Besoro and Honorary Member of the Friends of the Kingdom of Besoro
I have been honoured to receive an appointment as Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Elephant of Besoro. This Order is bestowed by H.R.H. Queen Nana Konadu Yadom of the Kingdom of Besoro, Ashanti, Ghana.
I have also been honoured by being included in the Golden Book of Friends of the Kingdom of Besoro as an Honorary Member.