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.
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...