HISTORY:AFRICAN AMERICANS TAKE UP IGBO NAMES IN ELABORATE CEREMONY

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It has often been said that about 65% of African Americans have at least one Igbo ancestor.

In US yearly, DNA Tested African Descendants receive Igbo ancestral names in an elaborate Igbo colorful cultural ceremony.

Historically the States of Virginia, Maryland and the Carolinas are known to have a large number of freed slaves with Igbo ancestry.

The Point of Contact and Conductress for the Naming Ceremony has been Naja Chinyere Njoku, the Founder of DNA Tested African Descendants. She is an African American US Army Veteran of Igbo ancestry that learned her heritage through DNA testing. She has been able to find Igbo relatives through DNA testing.

This year’s ceremony took place yesterday and attracted a very large number of DNA tested African descents who took their new Igbo names with excitement. Prof Sheri McFarland is one of such Africans who took the name Amaka. She is now knows as Prof Amaka Sherri McFarland.
Pic1… credit. Francis Duru

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