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AKANFO NANASOM: Okofo Kwabena (Denmark Vesey), Charleston and Ancestral Religion

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In this episode of AKANFO NANASOM, we examine the life of Okofo Kwabena, called Telemaque and Denmark Vesey.. Okofo is a term defined as 'warrior' in the Akan language. The name Kwabena is a 'kradin' or soul-name in Akan culture defining one whose Okra (Soul) is governed by the Obosom (Deity) Bena, the Obosom of war, fire and the Enforcement of Divine Order. 

Okofo Kwabena, the name we use to evoke this Ancestor who was of Akan ("Coromantee") Ancestry, organized over 9,000 Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) in Charleston, South Carolina to wage war against the whites and their offspring in order to free themselves from enslavement and take over the entire city in 12822 (1822). The plan included using metal armaments as well as chemical and biological weapons as well. This revolutionary-resolutionary action was powered by Afurakani/Afuraitkaitnit (African) Ancestral Religion inclusive of Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) of different ethnicities. The church building established by the Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) of Charleston was nothing more than a staging ground where organizing meetings could be held in private.

We will examine our publication:

HOODOO PEOPLE: Afurakanu/Afuraitkaitnut (Africans) in North America - Akan Custodians of Hoodoo from Ancient Hoodoo/Udunu Land (Khanit/Nubia)



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