African-Americans christened Nigerian names to commemorate 400 years of transatlantic slavery

African-Americans christened Nigerian names to commemorate 400 years of transatlantic slavery

Twelve African-Americans,  exploring their ancestry in West Africa,  have been given native Nigerian names in commemoration of the four centuries of the first Africans slaves to arrive in Virginia, United States.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Americans were christened local Igbo names at a ceremony on Tuesday night, organised by the Global Institute of Diversity and Change and the Igbo Community in Abuja.

The naming rite was conducted by a traditional chief from the South-East amidst cheers and celebrations of a cultural festivity as the African-Americans identified with their roots.

Continue reading African-Americans christened Nigerian names to commemorate 400 years of transatlantic slavery at Vanguard News.

African-Americans christened Nigerian names to commemorate 400 years of transatlantic slavery

Twelve African-Americans,  exploring their ancestry in West Africa,  have been given native Nigerian names in commemoration of the four centuries of the first Africans slaves to arrive in Virginia, United States.

News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Americans were christened local Igbo names at a ceremony on Tuesday night, organised by the Global Institute of Diversity and Change and the Igbo Community in Abuja.

The naming rite was conducted by a traditional chief from the South-East amidst cheers and celebrations of a cultural festivity as the African-Americans identified with their roots.

Continue reading African-Americans christened Nigerian names to commemorate 400 years of transatlantic slavery at Vanguard News.

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