Ever since my Ghanaian Boaz took my hand and told me to come home 4 years ago, I denounced my birth country Zimbabwe and followed him, never looking back. People say you should be proud of where you come from, that can be true for everyone else but not me. I refuse to be proud of where I was born. To be proud of where I was born is to deny myself and continue to be a slave. I can’t possibly be proud of the country which abused me so much that if it wasn’t for my inner strength, I would not be here.
I am glad I took that decision to disown my past and follow my Boaz. Because he comes from a country that I have always longed for deep in my heart. A country that is emerging as the horn of Africa. The country that is at the heart of the history of humanity.
I am not surprised that Ghana has started off the year being the most talked about African country. Our ancestors were captured from Ghana, and as we mark 400 years of captivity coming to an end, all roads ships lead back to Ghana in 2019.
2019 marks 400 years since the beginning of the transatlantic slave trade, the horrific voyage that transported Africans against their will to work as slaves in the West. For 400 years black people have not had an identity, neither do they understand why they were enslaved by white people.
Then the LORD said to Abraham, “Know for certain that for four hundred years your descendants will be strangers in a country not their own and that they will be enslaved and mistreated there.” Genesis 15:13
I am excited that the President of Ghana Nana Addo is so much aware of this prophecy, and he has invited all the descendants of Abraham to come back home where they belong.
The 400 years of slavery for the Hebrews are officially over. Power is being handed back where it belongs.
American Hollywood stars heeded the President’s call and went to Ghana to celebrate Christmas and New year there, organized by German Ghanaian Actor Boris Kodjoe and Bozoma Saint John which they dubbed the #FullCircleFestival.
To mark the historic 400 year anniversary, actor Boris Kodjoe, Idris Elba, Naomi Campbell and other A-listers travelled to Ghana to visit Akwamuhene Odeneho Kwafo Akoto III at the Bogyawe Palace, Akwamufie where he has conferred a citation for “leading our kinsmen home.”
Social media is buzzing with the hashtag #FullCircleFestival trending as this was truly a historical event that marked 2019 being a year set apart to celebrate the identity and history of what it means to be Ghanaian.
I believe Ghanaians are extremely talented and special people, and I feel so privileged to be part of this historic nation. They are politically and spiritually woke people, they have an economy that is fully functioning and this recent visit by Hollywood’s finest will be a big boost to the tourism and economy of the country. I am excited that 2019 will be a great year for Ghana.
For me personally, growing up in Zimbabwe was my own slavery and captivity. I was abused by the culture and my ‘mother.’ Not a single relative from Zimbabwe has ever wanted to help me or felt my pain. I was made to bear the responsibility of the abuse. I was condemned by the country for speaking about my Zimbabwean abusers, especially my ‘mother’ and the prophet Walter Masocha.
However, my reason for leaving Zimbabwe was deeper than I knew at the time. I always had a longing for the freedom of Israelites, slavery was an issue so close to my heart. I was always attracted to people who are very dark skinned. I later discovered that Zimbabwe has always been a pagan country, enemies of the Hebrew God and Ghana especially the Ashanti’s are among the lost tribes of Israel.
Like Ruth, I left my own pagan Moab and followed the God of my husband, who is now my God, and his people are now my people. I am excited about the return of Israel.
This year, my children and I will be visiting Ghana for the first time. It’s going to be very emotional for me, because I will be going home, where I belong, leaving my captors behind.
I will end this article by one of my favourite songs which always makes me excited about the return of Isreal, By The Rivers Of Babylon by Bonnie M.
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