Induction into the Court and Title of Nobility
The Chacha may, upon consulting the Patriarch of the House of de Souza and senior officials of the court in the Privy Council, decide to invite a commoner to become a member of the House of de Souza and may cause that person to be inducted and, if appropriate, elevated to nobility.
By the powers vested in him by Don Francisco Félix de Souza, Chacha I, and in recognition of the role of the kings and religious and traditional leaders under the laws of the Republic of Benin, the Chacha can grant a traditional title of nobility to an extraordinary citizen of the world.
At the recommendation of the Dah, the secretary of foreign affairs, the Chacha’s private legislative council may, in accordance with his judgment and upon due examination, recommend to the Chacha the induction into the Court of and the granting of a title of nobility to a person who has made an outstanding contribution to Ouidah’s outreach efforts, either economically, culturally, socially, or in the context of sports, or has contributed to one of the humanitarian causes espoused by the Chacha, including the protection of homeless children, support for young unwed mothers, and the abolition of all modern forms of slavery everywhere in the world.
A donation to the Chacha’s charitable works is requested in order to defray the costs of processing these applications.
To inquire about the process of induction to the court and elevation to the rank of nobility, please contact the Singbomè Palace stewardship or complete the attached form, and you will be contacted by the Chamberlain’s Secretary.