YouTuber Shares How African-Americans Are Relocating To Ghana To Live Off The Grid: "They Like Serenity"

YouTuber Shares How African-Americans Are Relocating To Ghana To Live Off The Grid: "They Like Serenity"

  • A YouTuber amazed netizens when she shared how African-Americans have relocated to Ghana to set up a community that is off the grid
  • According to her, the community is based in Somanya, about an hour's drive from Ghana's capital Accra
  • Several netizens were amazed by the discovery and took to the comments of the post to share their thoughts

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A YouTuber, Jasmine Ama, surprised many internet users when she shared how African-Americans are setting up a community in Somanya that is completely off the grid. She explains that the community will be solar-powered and have a fruit garden among others.

African-Americans relocate to Ghana to build a self-sustaining community
African-Americans relocate to Ghana to build a self-sustaining community. Photo credit: Jasmine Ama
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Jasmine explained that there were two people, Brandon Rogers and Eric McNeal, who were the brains behind the project. The CEO of the community project, Eric McNeal, told the YouTuber that the idea for a sustainable community came when he visited Ghana in 2015 and wanted to live away from the city but in a self-sufficient environment.

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Eric took the YouTuber on a tour of a sustainable home in the community and showed off various features like the bedroom, solar-panelled roofs, bathroom, hand-made cabinets, living room and others.

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Netizens react to the video of the sustainable community

Several netizens were impressed by what the African-Americans had done and took to the comments to share their thoughts. compiles some reactions below.

spring mornings said:

Africa is coming together nicely...We will get there...Absolutely beautiful project!!Realizing our potential and now perfecting it.

Kofi Tonto commented:

This is excellent. As a government official, I’m extremely proud that we have our brothers back home doing this excellent work. Keep it up!

Ishmael Kweku Swanzy added:

A community of like-minded people...that's the catch. I love this video and am going ahead to share it with as many friends in the diaspora as possible. Good job.

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