Africans in diaspora visit Badagry’s point of no return with tears, songs

Africans in diaspora visit Badagry’s point of no return with tears, songs

Africans in the diaspora, led by the chairman of the Nigerians in the Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM), Abike Dabiri-Erewa, paid an emotional visit to Badary's Point of No Return.

The Point of No Return is also known as Gberefu Island and is historically known as a place where thousands of slaves were transported through during transatlantic slave trade era.

The Island is symbolised by two poles facing each other and has been a favourite tourist centre for those seeking closure on the slave trade that affected their fore-generations, or to those tracing their roots.

In the videos, as the tourists trudged through the stream at the point, they sang Amazing Grace with teary voices.

One of the Nigerians in the diaspora spoke after the visit as he appreciated the warm reception they received and commented on the significance of their visit.

Meanwhile earlier reported that Samuel L. Jackson, a popular Hollywood actor, traced his root to Gabon, a country in West Africa, adding that he is originally from Bantu.

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It should be noted that Bantu is a popular tribe of most blacks in that part of the continent and so it is not surprising that many blacks in diaspora are also of the tribe too.

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Jackson did not only go to Gabon to connect with his origin, he also got a Gabonese passport, adding that he met the king of the Benga.

He said that his journey of life has become so clear with the meeting he had with the monarch. It should be noted that the Benga tribe are also part of the Bantu group. The popular actor also appreciated the warm reception he received from the Gabonese Ali Bongo Ondimba. ( -> We have upgraded to serve you better

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