American actor and martial artist, Michael Jai White, has been enstooled as chief as ‘Odupong’ of Akwamu Traditional Area by HRM the Akwamuhene Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III – Akwamumanhene.
Gillian Illiana White, who was not on the trip could not hide her joy. She posted a photo of the coronation with excitement.
“Soooo, yesterday my husband Michael Jai White was enstooled (crowned) a king of Akwamu in Ghana. He is now a Ohene (King) with the title of Nana Akoto lll, Odopon “The Tree With Strong Roots That Does Not Fear…”
According to his official profile, Michael Jai White is an American actor and martial artist. He is the first black person to portray a major comic book superhero in a major motion picture, having starred as Al Simmons, the protagonist in the 1997 film Spawn.
White appeared as Marcus Williams in the Tyler Perry films Why Did I Get Married? and Why Did I Get Married Too?, and starred as the character on the TBS/OWN comedy-drama television series Tyler Perry’s For Better or Worse. White portrayed Jax Briggs in Mortal Kombat: Legacy.
He portrayed boxer Mike Tyson in the 1995 HBO television movie Tyson.
He also played the title role in the blaxploitation film Black Dynamite, as well as the Warner Bros. Animation series of the same name.
Most of the top Black Hollywood celebrities have chosen Ghana as a destination for their vacation and to reconnect with their roots.
The Christmas and New Year holidays in Ghana have been very memorable and historic.
The whole trip was made possible by Ghanaian-German actor, Boris Kodjoe, who pledged to visit his father’s home country during the festive season with some of his notable black celebrity buddies.