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Meet 3 Influential Modern-Day African Princesses You Should Know

Huge numbers of us are astonished that following the illustrious wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry, somebody of African plummet is a piece of the British government.

The Duchess of Sussex becomes one of the members of royalty with African blood running in her veins. There are many pure-blooded Africans in the continent who are royals and are playing phenomenal roles in their kingdoms to uplift the lives of their subjects.

Little is mentioned of them but here are some influential real-life African princesses who are also giving back:

Princess Senate Mary Seeiso of Lesotho

Princess Senate Mary Seeiso is the oldest child of King Letsie III and his wife, Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso.

Princess Senate was born in Maseru, Lesotho on October 7, 2000.

Princess Senate is the patron of the Coalition on the Rights of the Child, a Non-Governmental Organization. The organization aims to enact the Convention on the Rights of the Child in Lesotho.

The Convention on the Rights of the Child is a United Nations-backed treaty which “sets out the civil, political, economic, social, health and cultural rights of children.”

Princess Keisha Omilana of Nigeria

Princess Keisha Omilana is a former model and actress. She is known as the “Pantene girl,” being the first African-American woman to be featured in three consecutive commercials for the hair brand.

Princess Keisha married Prince Kunle Omilana, hence becoming a Royal Highness.

The Royal Highnesses own and operate Wonderful Media, a business venture which includes internet, television, aviation, beauty and fashion.

Princess Omilana also launched A Crown Of Curls, an initiative that offers consultations and workshops in educating women with afro-textured hair on how to care for their tresses.

Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini of Swaziland 

Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini was born on September 1, 1987, in Mbabane, Swaziland.  She is the first child of 23 children born to King Mswati III and Inkhosikati LaMbikiza, one of his 15 queens.

Highly educated, she has obtained a master’s degree in digital communication from Sydney University. Princess Sikhanyiso also studied drama at Biola Universtiy.

The aspiring singer and rapper is also the founder of Imbali Foundation, initiated in 2014.

Princess Sikhanyiso, also known as “Princess Pashu” is a member of the board of directors for MTN Swaziland.

She is also an advocate for AIDS awareness in Swaziland.


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