LisaRaye Crowned Queen Mother Of Ghana For Her Humanitarian Work

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Actress LisaRaye McCoy was recently crowned the Queen Mother of Ghana. The actress and philanthropist was awarded the honor at a ceremony that took place in Los Angeles at the Cicada Restaurant & Club, the day before her birthday (Sept. 22).

The ceremony, which is formally known as "enstoolment" was presided over by King Yahweh, and McCoy was made a Queen Nana due to her humanitarian work in Ghana, as The Source reports.

Oh you a Queen Queen ???????? #LisaRayeMccoy was crowned Queen Mother of Ghana. The enstoolment ceremony was held yesterday, the day before her birthday, at the Cicada Restaurant & Club in downtown Los Angeles. Enstoolment, or installation, is one of the last great African tribal traditions. It was started in the 17th Century by the Ashanti people of Ghana. McCoy will reign over Ghana's Central Region. The Chicago native earned her new regal title for her humanitarian efforts over the years and was handpicked by the Paramount Chief of Agona Kwanyako, the chiefs and the entire Kyidom Traditional Divisional Councils. "This honor is beyond my wildest imagination,"she said. "I plan to do all that I can by using my platform to bring positive attention to this region. I will serve humbly." The actress continued, "I've had lots of accomplishments in my life, personally and professionally, but I didn't get to this point alone. It's taken a great team of people along the way. To have such an honor bestowed upon me by my own African people is a testament to my hard work and character. It's like a dream coming true before my very eyes."

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McCoy was handpicked to be queen by the Paramount Chief of Agona Kwanyako, the chiefs, and the entire Kyidom Traditional Divisional Councils.

"I plan to do all that I can by using my platform to bring positive attention to this region. I will serve humbly," McCoy said of the honor.

"I've had lots of accomplishments in my life, personally and professionally, but I didn't get to his point alone. It's taken a great team, of people along the way. To have such an honor bestowed upon me by my own African people is a testament to my hard work and character. It's like a dream come true before my very eyes."

McCoy took to Instagram to share photos and footage from the enstoolment. "It's all good. Crowning of Queen Mother of Ghana w/my family last nite. Simply Beautiful #LifeRocks #BirthdayWeekend," she wrote as her caption.

It's all good. Crowning of Queen Mother of Ghana w/my family last nite. Simply Beautiful #LifeRocks #BirthdayWeekend

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This isn't the first time that LisaRaye McCoy has been considered royalty. The Chicago native is also the former First Lady of Turks and Caicos.