40 American students claim Igbo ancestry, take traditional names in Enugu

40 American students claim Igbo ancestry, take traditional names in Enugu

About 40 students and staff members from the Morehouse College Glee Club in Atlanta, USA, have claimed Igbo ancestry in what was intended to be a cultural exploration tour.

Following the announcement, the pupils of Igboland ancestry have adopted new Igbo names that reflect their elevated position.

The University of Nigeria Nsukka (UNN), in Enugu State, hosted the name-giving event. The students claimed that DNA tests on them allowed them to identify their ancestors.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo and Igwe Hyacinth Eze, the traditional leader of the Ibagwa-Aka community in Enugu State’s Igbo-Eze South Local Council, were present for the event.

The monarch congratulated the pupils and gave them his word that he would be happy to give anybody who desired to settle in his society lands.

According to information obtained, the cultural exploration journey, which will visit Lagos, Enugu, and Abuja, will begin on June 26 and conclude on July 9.



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