African-American changes her name and gives an emotional reason behind it

African-American changes her name and gives an emotional reason behind it

- Afia Khalia Tweneboa Kodua has revealed the main reason she changed her name from Khalia Bennet

- According to her the trip to Africa was so transformative that she decided to drop her slave name and adopt an African one

- In the year 2011, she relocated to Ghana with her three children in order to permanently settle down

For African-Americans coming back to Africa after decades away from the continent, it often becomes an emotional exercise whenever they touch down at the airport.

Afia Khalia Tweneboa Kodua remembers all that went through her mind as she reached the airport.

She admits she is not publicly emotional and was therefore confused when she realized she was in tears.

African American changes her name and gives an emotional reason behind it
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Kodua reveals that she was convinced something was awake in her and her ancestors were urging her to come back to Africa.

She clearly remembers the day in the year 2011 when she left Ghana for Los Angeles, California in the United States of America (USA).

Six years later, per a report by, she left the USA and permanently settled in Accra, Ghana, with her three young children.

Kodua admits that her former name was Khalia Bennet but her trip was so transformative that she "dropped my slave name" and legally changed her name "to complete my story."

Ghana Parliament’s decision to pass the Right to Abode law in 2001, gives descendants of enslaved Africans, the right to stay in Ghana, has learnt.

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