7 popular black figures who have changed their names for political or artistic reasons

Farida Dawkins Sep 8, 2018 at 09:56am

September 08, 2018 at 09:56 am | Lifestyle

Farida Dawkins

Farida Dawkins | Contributor

September 08, 2018 at 09:56 am | Lifestyle

Haile Selassie…Tadias Magazine

Ras Tafari Makonnen

Makonnen was Ethiopia’s Regent from 1916 to 1930. He then became the nation’s Emperor from 1930 to 1974.

The revered Rastafarian figure was named Haile Selassie at his christening as an infant, then again in 1930 upon his bestowment of Emperor of Ethiopia.

He has also been referred to as HIM (His Imperial Majesty), Janhoy, Talaqu Meri, and Abba Tekel.

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