Updated: Mar 28, 2022
Happy Black HIStory Month!
On February 12th, 1992, during his goodwill trip to Africa, Michael's first stop was in Gabon, where he was greeted warmly by more than 100,000 people—some carrying signs that read, "Welcome Home Michael."
While on his journey in the Ivory Coast, Michael was crowned "King Sani" by the tribal chief, Nana Amon N'Djafolk IV, King of Krindjabo. Michael thanked the dignitaries in French and English, signed official documents formalizing his kingship, and sat on a golden throne while presiding over ceremonial dances performed in his honor.
President Omar Bongo presented Michael with the 'National Honor Of Merit Award' on behalf of the country of Gabon at the Ambassador's Hall in the Presidential Palace in Libreville. Gabon said that “the return of Michael Jackson to Africa fits into the tradition of the abolition of time and the integration of space. His music made us feel that he’s never really been away”.
If you'd like to read more about Michael's trip to Africa, where he was crowned a King, please check out the following link (Michael's 1992 Interview with Ebony Magazine.) http://mjacksonwords.blogspot.com/2011/07/ebony-1992.html?m=1
(P.S. we will ignore the source of this video but it's great footage showcasing Michael's trip to Africa. No worries, it's actually a great report.)