The Coronation of Hamza Peregrino Brimah VIII of the greater Accra region of Ghana was performed at the Rawlings Park in Accra on the 14th August 2017.
People from all walks of life graced the occasion to witness the coronation ceremony, the regional chiefs of the Nigerian community, Yoruba Royal club, the Oduduwa progression union, The Zongo chiefs, Chief Geoffrey Mokwugbo Ezeigbo Gburugburu 1Ghana and others. His Excellency Ambassador Olufemi Michael Abikoye The Nigerian High Commissioner to Ghana was the special guest of honour to the ceremony and delivered the keynote address.
pomp and pageantry interspersed with excitement and jubilation gave the ceremony an euphoric tone , the display of rich Yoruba culture characterized the coronation ,The Onigbedu merrymaking band gave the crowd rich Yoruba cultural tunes as the Band is widely known for in Ghana.
Oba Hamza Brimah xviii speaking to Nigerian eye Newspaper after the event underscored the need for Yoruba community in Ghana to unite for the common goal of providing the needed help to one another in times of difficulty.
He indicated that he would use his reign as King to embark on a vigorous campaign to inform the general public on importance of education and job creation at all levels, he disclosed his passion for philanthropy and his willingness to make a difference in the lives of the underprivileged .
A member of the Board of Trustees of the Yoruba community, Mr Razak El-Alawa, speaking at the ceremony, urged members of the group who were locked in a dispute to settle their differences and live amicably.
“Following the demise of Alhaji Mohammed Bashir Peregrino Brimah VII, there arose confusion and misunderstanding among some members of the Yoruba community, but it is my belief that the new chief, who is young and hardworking, will rally all together,” he said.
Mr El-Alawa urged the Yoruba community, especially the youth, to focus on working hard to improve themselves and the neighbourhoods in which they lived.
He said the new chief, who succeeded the late Alhaji Mohammed Brimah VII, would, like his predecessor, work to improve the lives of members of the community.
“I believe the new chief, who is young and energetic, will create jobs for the youth,” he said.
The coronation and introduction of the eighth Yoruba Chief for the Greater Accra Region, Oba Hamza Peregrino Brimah VIII was a success.