Canadian legislative members led by Uzoma Asagwara, Nollywood actresses attend Asa Day

Canadian legislative members led by Uzoma Asagwara, Nollywood actresses attend Asa Day

Nigerians in the diaspora are not just good ambassadors of the country, they try as much as possible to showcase their culture wherever they may be.

Recently, the youngest Nigerian-Canadian legislator, Uzoma Asagwara, led other lawmakers and Nollywood actresses to celebrate the 2019 Asa Day Festival in Canada.

In one some of the pictures, some of the lawmakers could be seen in Yoruba attire as the men wore what is called "sokoto and buba", while the women wore "iro and buba".

Meanwhile, Legit.ng earlier reported that Uzoma was elected into the country’s legislative seat for the New Democratic Party.

Her election was a historical mark in the country as she was the first qu*er black person to be elected in Manitoba.

It was also gathered that she was one of three black people in the 150-year history of the Manitoba legislative house.

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As the results were coming in on Tuesday, September 10, Asagwara told newsmen that elected officials in the province should really portray the people and communities that are in Manitoba.

She said that making the elected officials reflect the people is the only way to make sure the people’s voices are heard in the province.

It should be noted that Asagwara has worked in Canada as psychiatric nurse, and for long has been a community activist in Winnipeg.

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Reacting to the result, the first black Winnipeg councilor said he was glad that immigrants and refugees will now see themselves in the new representatives.

Uzoma said she is grateful for everyone who has supported them long before the election. The Nigerian-Canadian is not only a politician and activist, she is also an athlete.

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