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Jun 30, 2024


…. Says The Monarch Is a Rare Creature with Global Respect

…. Highlights How He Personally Benefited from Dein’s Benevolence

… Says The Monarch Has Redefined Traditional Stool

Grand Knight Emeritus, Sir Tonna Okei has praised His Royal Majesty (HRM), Dr. Benjamin Keagborekuzi Ikenchuku, on his birthday, describing him as a first-class traditional monarch who has redefined leadership and made the Traditional stool to be known for its sanctity and he’s a king of integrity, honesty and respect for the Rule of Law. He exhibits the highest level of professional and traditional ethics.

The above remark was contained in a congratulatory message dated Saturday June 29, 2024, personally signed by him and made available to press, as part of activities lined up to celebrate the great monarch who marks his birthday on the aforementioned date.


The Ekuku Agbor born Tonna, who currently functions as President, South Carolina Organization of Africa Unity (OAU), and a Worthy Member Board Member Knights of Columbus stated that His Royal Majesty is a traditional monarch that daily demonstrates a mixture of selflessness, sympathy and empathy for his subjects as he devotes his attention and energy to the services of the Agbor kingdom.

In his words, the monarch that we celebrate today is a rare creature. I am particularly marveled at His selfless service and dedication to Royal duty is unparalleled and thrilled by the fact that such uncommon human attributes have won torrents of awards in Nigeria, Belgium and United States of America. We are lucky to have such a Gracious King who is committed to the interest of his people. God bless the King; long may he reign. Doo Dein

Sir Okei, a cultural enthusiast and fondly referred to as an Ambassador of Africa culture, while highlighting how he personally benefitted from Dein’s benevolence, stated; ‘the revered Monarch offered me an unwavering support and deeply assisted me in my duties as the president of South Carolina Organization of African Unity OAU in promoting the African culture worldwide. His blessings, his support, the daily notes I’ve been receiving from him has surely helped and I think that at a time like this, we all should be proud that we have a king who is mobile, progressive and awake to his responsibilities’.

Continuing, the statement added, ‘without any shadow of the doubt, Columbia will never forget when he did the zoom with us. That was the first time officially; the Dein was involved in any zoom meeting and he spoke very well. He cited a lot of books. People here were very proud of him. His Majesty took time to speak to our Carolina leaders during the racial tension months in the USA.  Dein of Agbor called for peace and preached this to the leaders of the state and the Chief of Columbia Police and the Sheriff. This made the State of South Carolina to award His Majesty the Legislative award last year 2023.

My family and I are proud we have a Dein that can take his own position in the committee of men and women, committee of nations, and I hope that Nmor Agbor ne Nmor ri elu will continue to bless him, give him good life, long life, long health and that he’ll continue to drink from the fountain of his knowledge’.

The revered monarch has done well for me as an individual and for Agbor as a kingdom. And it is on this note that I, Grand Knight Emeritus, Sir Tonna Okei the Asoju Oba of Oyotunji on behalf of my wife Dr. Oluwatoyin Okei (Yeye Asoju Oba), children, family (The Okeis, Mokwuyes and the Ehikwes), The Organization of African Unity SC and friends felicitate him on this auspicious occasion of his birthday, Tonna concluded.