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Friday, June 28, 2019

African-Americans Arrive Benin City In Large Numbers To Trace Their Roots.

About 50 African American tourists have arrived Benin City, the state capital, to trace their origin.




The tourists, who arrived Benin from California, United States of America (USA), were entertained by the Benin Cultural Troupe and treated to delicious local African dishes, including palm oil fruits soup (banga), blended vegetable (black) soup, owo soup, pounded yam and agidi (corncake) among others.


 Speaking to journalists on the reason for the visit, Mr. Andy Ehanire, a representative of Jemi Alade, organisers of the tour, said the Americans were on a rediscovery visit to trace their root. 

He added, “They are coming on a pilgrimage to rediscover the home of their ancestors from where they were taken away more than 400 years ago. It is an emotional visit.”
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*Some people cannot find closure until they find their roots..I met someone recently who is French by birth but thinks he has Nigerian roots and doesnt know how to go about it because even his parents didnt succeed in their search...I advised him not to give up!!!

46 comments:

  1. My dear honestly u are correct oo.
    U will only find closure if u and ur dad or paternal sides does not flow.
    But if there is love everywhere u will want to dig deep. thank

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    1. I met some African Americans who came to trace their ancestry in Ghana, at the Elmina castle 3yrs ago when i visited Cape Coast, it was quite emotional for all of us. I sincerely hope they find closure

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    2. Tenth what did you type? Chai!

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    3. I wonder ooo @Tenth! Confusion everywhere.

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  2. Let sleeping dongs lie. Ancestral spirits are a real thing. Tourism-fine,but to dig up my roots in a place like Benin? Hell to the no!

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    1. My dear, you are very ignorant

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    2. Anon 09:08, you are right. They are waking up their village people...

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    3. Anonymous 9:08 you’re a very big fool, & God punish you for this comment. Jealous kill you, because them no pick your own tribe.

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  3. This is what akwunakwuna can cause

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    1. What has prostitution got to do with slave trade?

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    2. You are talking like someone with no sense at all, if you read the post you will know that they came back to trace their roots because their ancestors were taken as slaves. Ozuo.

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  4. This people no get problem at all.
    Nah person wey chop belleful they find toothpick.

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚@toothpick

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    2. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿคฃ@toothpick. So true o

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  5. I pray they are well protected. May kidnappers not disgrace us.

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  6. Good.

    Let me go and trace mine, am not supposed to be a Nigerian

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    1. Yori Yori yes o, I think am a Jew according to the Igbos. May be my ancestors used to help Jesus in making those gladiator shoes

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  7. God direct them. Blood smells, dig deeper u shall b shown d light

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  8. Good luck to them finding their ancestral root.

    I met a white American lady recently who told me she had 2% Nigerian gene in her DNA.
    She said she had always acted differently, had wild taste in food, fashion and music. So, when the craze of finding and knowing their ancestry tree started, she decided to also run some tests to know if she was in anyway related to Africa.
    She did rรกn the test and she discovered she was 2% Nigerian.
    This lady is so crazy and happy about her being a Nigerian. She wears African attire all the time, listens to Nigerian music, she knows all the Nigerian artists, both old and younger ones.

    Her husband is white and they have visited Nigerian more than five times.
    The way she speaks about Nigeria ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฌ gave me more hope about Nigeria. She is a very proud white Nigerian woman and I really like her.

    She has traveled back to the States.

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    1. Awwwwww ,and some Nigerians don't want to be Nigerians anymore

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    2. Let her come and live here for one year. She will denounce Nigeria Shap Shap

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  9. What is palm out fruit soup?? Why not just banga soup, black soup. As you deh explain others why didn't you explain owo soup. Because honestly I don't know what owo soup is so you should have explained it for me.

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  10. Welcome back to Igodomigodo empire. We members of TAN are on ground for divinism.

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  11. I really hate this country and would love to leave it. But at times I think 200years down the line will be descendants be doing this? Trying to trace their ancestry? The truth is east or west, home still remains the best. I wish them the best.

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  12. They should have gone to Aro because Aro was a major town where slaves were taken but of course they came to Benin because the history of Benin is more prominent than that of Aro.

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    1. Where is Aro located?

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    2. Have you forgotten Lagos? Where the point of no return was?

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  13. Oh well! They should go and check their "Ancestral DNAs", Ancestral DNA will really help and narrow down their search.

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    1. I’m sure they did that’s why they are in Benin city .
      I got my results last month and o boy I was shocked!

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  14. Forward ever backward never. What I’m I using root to do. As I have been uprooted won’t I keep moving forward and be fine and do my best. No need to reroot.

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  15. Good luck to them in their search

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  16. And many foolish Nigerians are trouping out of their roots in search of
    what I do not know, selling themselves into sex slavery all over again.
    Sex slavery is the worse kind of human degradation.

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  17. I am having the feeling that I have American DNA in me. I am looking for a sponsor to fly me abroad for that purpose.

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    1. ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  18. Nigerians always cracking silly jokes, this is what Buhari's government has created a spirit of indifference.

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  19. Good to know. I wish them good luck.

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  20. Roots and patriotism are spiritual. Not to know where one is from brings about spiritual groping. I am very excited that these 50 "Africans" will find closure. Obokhian

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