Reality TV star, Whitemoney conferred with a chieftaincy title by Igbo community in Lagos state.
He was conferred with the title “Ugwu Ndigbo” which means “The pride of Igbos”.
He posted a video of the auspicious moment he received the chieftaincy title with the caption;
“First of all, Our People say when a child washes his hands well, he may sit with the Elders”
Another title added: “UGWU NDIGBO” ie “THE PRIDE OF IGBOS”.
It was another humbling moment for me last Saturday as I was conferred as “UGWU NDIGBO” by the Igbo speaking community, Lagos State.
Special appreciation to the Chief Sir Cyril Sunday Eze (President General) and all the members of the Igbo Speaking Community, Lagos State. Unu Emela👏”
Reacting to the development in an exclusive interview with Midweek Entertainment, Whitemoney said youths saw him as a role model for promoting the ideals of the Igbo culture.
He said, “I intend to use my title and position as ńwà àfòr Igbo to positively influence the youths in my community. I will actively engage and mentor them as much as possible because I understand that so many of them look up to me.
“They were inspired to confer me with the chieftaincy title as the Pride of Igbos in Lagos State because of how I generally promote and uphold the values of the Igbo culture.
“They believe that I am a good fit and a role model to the Igbo youths in my community because of how I faced hardship while growing up and how I was able to persevere positively with hard work, God and determination.
“Everyone knows how particular I am about my culture, so it was only right to add a title to it in Lagos State by my community. I’ve learnt that all that glitters is not gold and that no one can be there for you and inspire you more than yourself.”