The year of return intiative by the government has seen a lot of Africans and non-Africans in the diaspora coming down to Ghana to experience the nation, its culture and above all trace back the journey African slaves went through 400 years ago.
It looks like the next one to hit the streets of Ghana will be the worlds most successful boxer of all time, Floyd Mayweather jr., as the rich boxer has been spotted donning the Ghanaian flag.
Sarkodie’s Year of Return Speech at BET
The attention of the Black American entertainment elites was drawn to the ongoing Year of return intiative in Ghana when Ghanaian rapper Sarkodie won the BET Hiphop Awards best International flow award and gave a stunning speech.
He urged them to come to Africa, especially Ghana to experience their history and more so at a time when the Ghanaian government has christened 2019 the year of return for Africans in the diaspora.
Should Mayweather come to Ghana, he will join a list of US based superstars, both Black and White who have made it to the Peaceful West African nation of Ghana whose economy was adjudged the fastest growing economy in the world by the world bank early this year.
Big stars visit Ghana on Year of Return
The year of return has already seen big names like Conan O’Brien, Steve Harvey, Naomi Campbell, Jet Li, Ban Ki Moon, Jack Ma, Mia Mottley among others visit the nation Ghana.
About Year of Return 2019
The “Year of Return, Ghana 2019” is a major landmark spiritual and birth-right journey inviting the Global African family, home and abroad, to mark 400 years of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia.
The arrival of enslaved Africans marked a sordid and sad period, when our kith and kin were forcefully taken away from Africa into years of deprivation, humiliation and torture. While August 2019 marks 400 years since enslaved Africans arrived in the United States.
“The Year of Return, Ghana 2019” celebrates the cumulative resilience of all the victims of the Trans Atlantic slave Trade who were scattered and displaced through the world in North America, South America, the Caribbean, Europe and Asia.