Remarkable Africans with African Names

This is a short and subjective list of continental Africans you can name individuals or yourself after. Amina Zazzua. This sixth-century Hausa queen extended her nation’s borders to their furthest in history. Historians credit this warrior queen with being the architect of the earthen walls surrounding the city of Zaria. In addition, they credit her with introducing kola nuts into Hausa cultivation. This queen of Zazzua is remembered and referred to as “woman as capable as a man.” Askia Muhammad Toure. He was an outstanding king of the Songhai Empire. Under his military leadership, Songhai became the largest territory in … Continue reading (stay interested)

Celebrities With African Names

Applause starts at home. ~ Kenya (Gikuyu)   This is a partial list of celebrities with one or more African names. Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje Amiri Baraka Barack Obama Buchi Emecheta Chinua Achebe Desmond Mpilo Tutu Djimon Hounsou Erykah Badu Haki Madhubuti Hugh Ramopolo Masekela Idris Alba Iman Jomo Kenyatta Kanye West Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Kofi Annon Kwame Nkrumah Kwame Toure Kwesi Mfume Laila Ali Malcolm Jamal Warner Malik Yoba Mekhi Phifer Miriam Zenzi Makeba Muhammad Ali Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela Omar Epps Queen Latifah Sade Sanaa Lathan Shani Davis Tatyana Ali Tupac Shakur Winnie Madikezela Mandela Yaphet Kotto 4 people like this post. … Continue reading (stay interested)