Aza Ago means to celebrate the crown in the Fon language. Today marks the 8th year of the crown of HIM Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn Jisovi Agbovi I and the beginning of the ninth year of the era of the restoration of order and culture in Afrikan traditions. Thus, this is day 1, year 9 of the era of cultural and order restoration. This was marked by the crowning of Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn as the first and only axosu outside of Mawufe on Dokun 8, 6251 (Sep 27, 2010). We celebrate this day not only because His Imperial Majesty was crown on this day, but because of his extraordinary and unique contributions to the elevation of Afrikan Vodun and Isese and restoring cultural and ethical dignity to said traditions.
It would be on Voto 16, 6253 (May 5, 2012) that His Imperial Majesty founded the only Kilombonu (Maroon) Afrikan monarchy in the world, Ganlodo. This was historic and positive and progressive moves are being made in the name of Vodun through Ganlodo that have never been seen before. Salute the king of Ganlodo.
*Note: Depicted in the post photo is the Axoxo lee ton Aza Sika Ganlodo, or the Imperial Golden Crown of Ganlodo; a special crown of distinction commissioned by His Imperial Majesty Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn Jisovi Agbovi I in the year 6255 A.X.(2014 Gregorian). Though he wears other crowns, this crown is the official state crown of Ganlodo. We will soon post on the significance of this New Afrikan Royal Jewel.
In this video, Axosu (King) Àgèlògbàgàn Jisovi Agbovi details the meritorious reasons why he installed Gan (chief) Fagbagbe Gukentoci Zawesomi Syexwe as the Azacotogan (right hand of the King ,protector of the crown ).
On this 10th day of the month of Di, in the year 6259 (June 29, 2018), we wish to publicly acknowledge that the kilombo (maroon) monarchy of Ganlodo has officially made a new chief today. Loyal Gànlɔdónumeto (Gànlɔdó family-citizen) Fagbagbe Gukentoci Zawesomi Syexwe became the Azacotogan, or more fully the Azacotogan Adisiboxosu– Chief protector of the crown, right hand to the King for the monarchy of Ganlodo – witnessed by family and friends. Gan (Chief) Zawesomi was fully vested with chieftaincy beads and the oak tree leaf – the Ganlodo NEW Afrikan leaf of authority and chieftaincy. This was decreed in a ceremony carried out by His Royal Majesty Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn Jisovi Agbovi, monarch and founder of the kilombo (maroon) Monarchy of Gànlɔdó – the first and only Aja (Fon) monarchy outside of Aja country (Togo, Benin and parts of Ghana). This chieftaincy is historic in that Chief Fagbagbe Gukentoci Zawesomi Syexwe now becomes the first Maroon chief ever made outside of Mawufe in the Aja (“Fon”) culture!
The Azacotogan is responsible for the protection of the axosu (king) and the institution of the monarchy as a whole. The Azacotogan is the mouthpiece of the monarch and represents the crown in the axosu’s absence. The azacotogan represents the diplomatic expression of the Axosu and Ganlodo in general. The Azacotogan also has a role as foreign minister and chief of cultural affairs and cultural protocol. All communications must come through him. No one speaks to HRM Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn Agbovi without speaking to the Azacotogan from hence forth. There will be no exceptions, especially as the privilege of speaking directly to the Axosu, when rarely granted in the past, has often been abused. This declaration of chieftaincy is binding and is to be recognized world-wide by all in Vodun and Isese cultures.
The Azacotogan title does not follow the Danxome model. It should be known that the chieftaincies of the Aja monarchies that were outside of Danxome rule, or who never really accepted Danxome rule, were a bit different than the system found in Danxome and they were much older (Danxome being founded only in about 5841 AX, or 1600 CE). However, the closest titles that are similar in the Danxome model would be the Migan and Mewu.
Also, on this day starts the weekend yearly celebration of the thunder deities Jiso, Xevioso, and the thunder goddesses Gdade and Ahwansi.
Video – Exclusive New Year’s Interview with H.I.M. on How the Culture and Politics of Mawufe (Afrika) Relate to One Another
In this exclusive interview with His Imperial Majesty Axosu Agelogbagan conducted by Baba Nsedu (now known as Chief Zawesomi Syenhwe). The Axosu speaks on the politics of Mawufe (Afrika) and the role of culture/spirit in relation to such and much more. This is a must see video.
We are proudly honored to name Naa (Princess) Nuhwento as the Ganlodo Person /Afrikan of the Year for the year of 6258 (March 20, 2017 – March 19, 2018) for her dedication and support to the person and crown of His Imperial Majesty Axosu Àgèlògbàgàn and the Monarchy of Ganlodo in general. Naa Nuhwento has consistently shown the highest character and morals in relation to the King, Ganlodo, the community, family and friends. Naa Nuhwento is of a direct line of Igbo royal heritage that survived the trauma of captivity and colonialism. One of her current activities is the highly noble cause of reclaiming stolen Afrikan sacred objects from the yovo (Europeans in this case) thieves who stole them. Naa Nuhwento: We salute and honor you! E ku ṣè! Please see the King honor her in this short video.