Present-day Ghana, formerly called the Gold Coast, had many of its Akan people shipped to the Caribbean and America’s during the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. This resulted in millions of Africans having their culture and identity stripped from them during the years of enslavement that proceeded.
While enslaved, some Africans would ran away to the mountainous regions and settle there. Thus, the genesis of the Maroons of Jamaica and beyond.
Did you know popular Akan names like Akua, Kwasi, Kwame, Yaa etc. all have deeper connotations than being particular days of the week?
For quite several us, these male and female names mean nothing on the surface level. No, you are not to blame for not understanding that there is a deeper meaning when westernisation can be solely held responsible for losing some of our deeply rooted sense of culture.
When you do realise, it undoubtedly feels refreshing to find out that your Akan Day Name was not just given!
In the typical African culture, you can tell quite a lot about the circumstances of someone’s birth from their given names...