High Chief Stanley Chukwudi Obodoagwu, the distinguished publisher of Akwa Amaka AA Magazine, has been honored with the prestigious title of Omelora 1 of Okpanam Kingdom by HRM (Dr) Michael Mbanefo Ogbolu, the Ugoani of Okpanam Kingdom in Delta State.
This recognition comes as a result of Chief Obodoagwu’s substantial contributions to the growth and development of Okpanam Kingdom, where he has successfully established various businesses, ranging from the hospitality industry and farms to a notable media outfit. The chieftaincy rites, conducted at the palace of the Ugoani, highlighted Chief Obodoagwu’s commitment to uplifting the community and humanity at large.
During the ceremony, HRM (Dr) Michael Mbanefo Ogbolu emphasized Chief Obodoagwu’s remarkable impact on Okpanam Kingdom, noting his role in job creation for the indigenous people through diverse business ventures. The monarch acknowledged Chief Obodoagwu’s contributions, such as the construction of accessible roads for public use and the enhancement of the Ugoani Palace.
The conferred title, Omelora 1 of Okpanam Kingdom, was accompanied by the presentation of the chieftaincy cap and bead, symbolizing both honor and responsibility. Chief Obodoagwu expressed gratitude for the recognition and pledged to continue his positive contributions to the community.
The ceremony drew dignitaries, including traditional rulers and the member representing Oshimili North Constituency in the Delta State House of Assembly, Honourable Frank Esenwah. Chief Ihedioha Eziaka and other notable figures were also in attendance, underscoring the significance of Chief Obodoagwu’s chieftaincy conferment as a momentous event within and beyond Delta State.