Chief MBP Brimah
Coronation of new 'Migrant African King VII' in Ghana
Selected for coronation on 12th July 2009 at the Palace in Accra, Ghana, King, Ambassador(Ret.) and Honorary adviser to the United Nations,- M.B.P. Brimah, Esq., LL.B., M.A., F.R.S.A., is the latest in a line of Nigerian origin Brimah Kings to occupy the special office and Palace granted to the earlier Chief Alhaji Ibrahima I, son of the famous 'Unknown Warrior', who migrated to Accra Ghana from Nigeria's western coast in the mid 19th century, and was given the sword of office and land to build his Palace by the then Accra Paramount Chief, His Royal Highness, the Ga Mantse, Nii (King) Tackie Tawiah; due to his literacy, success, wide travel (as far as Mecca), wisdom and exemplary trade brilliance and social behavior.
Mr Brimah's (76) most important assignment was in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, at the Nigerian Embassy, where he played many distinguishing roles as Minister-Counselor. He was a member of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) Commission of seven (7) on Sanctions against Apartheid South Africa which toured the Republic of Zambia, the Republic of Botswana, and the Republic of Lesotho in South Africa. He also served on the OAU Commission of fifteen (15) on Refugees in July 1980, which visited the Ogaden, the Ethiopian War Zone.
Later, posted to Geneva, Switzerland, in December 1980, in higher capacity as the Deputy Permanent Representative of Nigeria to the United Nations, he served on the United Nations Committee on Disarmament and on the on the United Nations Commission on the Laws of the Sea.
He retired voluntarily in 1985 with rank of a full minister (Ambassador). In 2008 he was appointed by the UN as Honorary adviser on African Human rights and War Refugees.
'A Migrant African Chief', written 2001 by new Chief- MBP Brimah
Late Chief Aziz Brimah
Ambassador M.B.P. Brimah replaces the former Chief- Aziz Brimah, seen below, who passed after a successful rule. The Queen of England, Elizabeth II as seen on the MGTrust foundation website, recently commended the now late Chief Aziz Brimah among two others, for his exemplary service in the small African 'Forgotten’ 14th Army', world war II volunteer force, that helped secure a victory in Burma.
After returning from WWII, Late Chief Aziz Brimah and a hand full of other veterans led a protest for the liberalization of Ghana from Colonial rule. This led to Ghana's independence in 1956, and subsequently the independence of all West Africa.
Alhaji Braimah's position was unique. Not only was he a man of considerable wealth, but he had the advantage of having visited Mecca, an unusual experience for a native of these parts, and it was these conditions coupled no doubt with a certain degree of worldly wisdom that enabled a despised Yoruba to exercise control and influence over the Hausas.
I have the honor to be Sir, Your obedient servant.
Signed ACTING COMMISSIONER EASTERN PROVINCE
- Ghana Archives 1878-1899
Pictures from 2009 in Ghana