Chiefly titles bestowed in Apia

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CHOSEN TO LEAD: Eleitino Vinepa Sooalo Seumanutafa, Seumanutafa Tiavolo (Chief of the Sa Seumanutafa Family) Lealasola Auelua Enari, Tuiletufuga Siaosi and  Tamaseu Randy with members of Apia Village.

CHOSEN TO LEAD: Eleitino Vinepa Sooalo Seumanutafa, Seumanutafa Tiavolo (Chief of the Sa Seumanutafa Family) Lealasola Auelua Enari, Tuiletufuga Siaosi and Tamaseu Randy with members of Apia Village.

Thirty new titleholders from the Sa Seumanutafa family in Apia have been bestowed ten different orator titles.

The ceremony was held at the Maota o Seumanutafa in Apia last Saturday.

Among the new title holders was the new Sa’o Tama’ta’i of the family, who was bestowed the title “Eleitino”.

Rev. Fiti Aloali’i conducted the service to bless the new titleholders. He reminded them that blessings come from leaders when they lead with righteousness.

 “You have been chosen to lead your family,” he said.

“Members of your family chose you so you must make your decisions with truth and honesty."

“Lead with love because without love and respect you are not a true leader.” 

Some of the new title holders during the blessing and prayer by Rev. Fiti Aloalii.
Some of the new title holders during the blessing and prayer by Rev. Fiti Aloalii.
Tuivaisigano Pogai Seumanutafa, Seumanutafa Tiavolo, Eleitino Vinepa Seulupe Taua Taogaga, Vaigalepa Pasene and Tausi and Seugogo Tony Taogaga with some of the village members.
Tuivaisigano Pogai Seumanutafa, Seumanutafa Tiavolo, Eleitino Vinepa Seulupe Taua Taogaga, Vaigalepa Pasene and Tausi and Seugogo Tony Taogaga with some of the village members.
Tauamamanuvao Tiavolo Taogaga, Tuivaisigano Papali’itele Amata Taogaga, Seulupe Taua Taogaga, Tafaomauga Kennedy Taogaga and Seugogo Tafaese Tony Taogaga.
Tauamamanuvao Tiavolo Taogaga, Tuivaisigano Papali’itele Amata Taogaga, Seulupe Taua Taogaga, Tafaomauga Kennedy Taogaga and Seugogo Tafaese Tony Taogaga.

He also urged them to never forget God.

“Remember without God, you are nothing,” he said.

“Let him be the center of all that you do and your leadership will become successful and your family will respect you and obey your instructions."

“Do not let your pride take over your leadership, but instead let God be the foremost of all that you do.”

The former C.E.O. of the Ministry of Commerce Industry and Labour, Auelua Samuelu Enari, was among the new title holders. He was bestowed the Lealasola title.

Former wrestler, Siva Afi, was bestowed the Tuivaisigano title.

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