Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, who recently revealed her Nigerian heritage, was bestowed with a new nickname by the Nigerian team.
The former ‘Suits’ actress, alongside her husband Prince Harry, graced the Invictus Games. The event was founded by the royal in 2014 to honour sick, injured, and wounded service personnel and veterans. During their visit, the couple received a plaque from Nigeria’s chief of defence. It was here that Meghan received her new moniker – Amira Ngozi Lolo.
Amira Ngozi Lolo: A Warrior Princess With a Royal Twist
Amira, a name carrying the essence of a warrior princess from legend, signifies strength and resilience. Ngozi, translating to “blessed,” encapsulates the gratitude and fortune felt by Meghan. Lastly, Lolo, meaning “royal wife,” highlights her regal status within the global community.
This heartwarming gesture occurred as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex met with members of the Nigerian team. It marked the nation’s debut appearance in the Invictus Games, following a wheelchair basketball fixture on Wednesday.
Derek Cobbinah, who played a pivotal role in coordinating Nigeria’s participation, revealed that Meghan was profoundly moved by her new Nigerian identity.
The prince had previously announced his wife’s newly discovered heritage. In his speech at the Games’ opening ceremony at the weekend, Harry said: ‘I’m not saying we have favourites in my home, but since my wife discovered she is of Nigerian descent, its going to be a little more competitive this year.’
Cobbinah disclosed that Meghan expressed her eagerness to visit Nigeria with her family. “She said she couldn’t wait to visit Nigeria for her mum and the kids.”
During their interaction with the Nigerian team, the Duke and Duchess experienced a strong bond. Meghan and Harry were greeted with a spirited chant of “Gbosas,” roughly translating to “kudos.” Cobbinah explained that this chant was a warm welcome into the Nigerian family, emphasising that Meghan is always welcome to visit Nigeria and other African nations.