Forest Whittiker & Danny Glover became Igbo Chiefs on sunday April 5th, 2009 when traditional rulers of Nkwere, Imo state bestowed upon them chieftancy titles. Apparently Forest Whittiker traced his roots via DNA back to the Igbo land (Nkwere to be precise) in Nigeria.
The elder Anyiam-Osigwe said, ‘’This is our lost brother. We have found him and brought him home. It is only an Nkwere man that can find his way home after many years. We are a people from unparallel kingdom. We are the pride of Igboland. Today our brother Whittiker and his friend Mr. Glover will be made Nkwerre Chiefs and it is not an easy task to be an Nkwerre chief because there are only 30 Nkwerre chiefs in the whole world.’’
Danny Glover was given the title of Enyioma of Nkwere – Good friend of Nkwere, and Forest Whittiker was given Nwannedinamba of Nkwere which means “a brother in foreign land.”
While accepting the honour, the two men thanked the people and the king for accepting them and recognising their achievements as movie stars and for finding them worthy to be honoured. They promised the people that they will live up to the demand of their traditional offices. For more information on this please visit vanguardngr.
Source: Vanguard NGR.