Diambi Kabatsuila was crowned as the ruler of the Bena Tshiyamba People of the Bakwa Indu of Central Kasai Region part of the ancient Luba Empire in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) on August 31 2016.
All the Bakwa Lunta Chiefs have enthroned her on July 15 2017. She now holds the title of Diambi Mukalenga Mukaji Wa Nkashama Wa Bakwa Lunta (Queen of the Order of the Leopard). The Association of Congo Traditional and Customary Authorities invested her in Kinshasa on August 5th 2017.
On March 3, 2019, The Queen was crowned in Salvador de Bahia, Queen Mother of the Bantu People of Brazil, The historical African Diaspora, which has a population of nearly 90 million People. The Queen also has been awarded with the title of Grande Mae do Povo Bantu do Brasil and has received the Tiradentes Medal, highest honour from Parliament in Brazil in March 2019.
Born in Belgium to a Belgium mother and Congolese father who was a diplomat. She grew up in Kinshasa in the DRC.
Queen Diambi holds a Doctorate in Public Administration and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Humanities, a Professorship in International Law and Order, A Master of Science in Applied Psychology and a Master of Science in Mental Health Counselling. Queen Diambi has consecrated much time mastering issues relating to trauma and how it affects identity.
She is a trained EMDR therapist and holds a degree as a Practitioner of Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Queen Diambi is also a certified Math and French Teacher and hold a Bachelor of Science in Business Finance and Economics.
She has worked for several years as an economic consultant with the Observatoire Social Européen in Brussels for the European Commission and other governmental agencies in the EU.
Queen Diambi is the Founder and Executive Director of the Elikia Hope Foundation and heads her Private Family office that invest and promote those values and causes that she champions. Apart from this she sits on various Advisory boards of Foundations, Charities and International Organisations across the world.
From a young age Queen Diambi has always been interested in all matters concerning the restoration of the African identity through the study of African history and of the cultural traditional heritage of the continent and beyond. One of her main projects, besides the enterprise of rural development of Central Kesäi is to seek alliances to change the narrative about African people. Queen Diambi works on promoting the restoration of the African identity by encouraging people to learn about their true history, and by promoting the appreciation of the African ancestral heritage in cultures, languages, folklore and traditions, all of which place the greatest value on compassion, respect, solidarity and the primordial role of creator in all aspects of existence.
Queen Diambi strongly believes in promoting a culture of peace in the world. She thinks that to insure that we are creating a peaceful environment in an ever challenging global milieu, it is primordial to foster a compassionate attitude, mutual respect and desire for understanding people who are different and who often have opposing interests. In her view the will and the decision to reach out to others with an open heart to highlight similarities in fundamental needs, concerns, values and aspirations is the premise of friendships that can pave the way for peace and prosperity for all.