How a Jamaican factory worker in Canada became a Nigerian King’s wife

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Meet King Rasheed Adewale Akanbi, the new Oluwo Of Iwoland in Osun State.

Before he emerged King, the Nigerian Prince Adewale was based in Toronto Canada.He returned home in
2015 to be crowned the King of Iwo land, and by his side was Jamaican
girlfriend turned wife who is a former factory worker, Chanel Chin.
Chanel is the daughter of popular Rastafarian reggae artiste Ludlow
Chin, better known as ‘Bobo Zaro’.

King Abdul Rasheed, now known as the Imperial Oluwo of the Iwo Kingdom
in Nigeria, after his ascendancy on November 10, 2015, had met the
32-year-old Chanel in Canada, where he resided before his ascension.

When the then Prince Akanbi informed her he would be crowned as king in
Nigeria, Chanel promised to return home with him and the rest is

The 32-year-old Toronto-based Jamaican factory worker is now the Queen Oluwo Of Iwo.
In a chat with a The Gleaner, she said: “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.

She also added that she is yet to overcome the language barrier. “I
know some Yoruba 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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