Meet the American celebs who touched down in Africa in 2019

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey Aug 21, 2019 at 04:00pm

August 21, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Diaspora Connect

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey

Adom Tabbey-Botchwey | Contributor

August 21, 2019 at 04:00 pm | Diaspora Connect

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When you meet The King of The Benga, your ancestral tribe & he turns out to be your best friend Skeeter!!! When you’re on a journey of discovery & a life choice becomes clear! #homecoming #gabon #enslaveddocumentary

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Samuel L. Jackson

Earlier this month, acclaimed Hollywood actor and film producer Samuel L. Jackson made his way to Ghana and Gabon where he intends to film a documentary on slavery and the horrors and dangers of the Middle Passage during the transatlantic slave trade. Jackson went to Gabon where he met President Ali Bongo and his wife, visited other tourist spots, and met the king of the Benga, the tribe he traces his DNA to. After he got a Gabonese passport, he also visited popular Ghanaian sculptor, Kwame Akoto-Bamfo, who is known for his Ancestor Project.

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Samuel L. Jackson at the slave sculptures in Accra, Ghana
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Samuel L. Jackson receives a Gabonese passport in his honour
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Samuel L. Jackson in Gabon
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Samuel L. Jackson at a Jazz event in Accra, Ghana
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Samuel L. Jackson with a Gabonese chief

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