As Marcus Garvey wrote, “A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture are like a tree without roots.”
Seeing how we are quickly losing and forgetting our history, I was motivated to document my own history as an individual, so that I would be able to pass on this knowledge to my children, and I hope they too can pass it on to the generations to come.
This video summarises my origins, stretching very many years back.
I encourage fellow parents to take time and find out about their history and to also teach it to their children.
I have realised that a lot of things which happen to us today have happened before. The challenges and responsibilities we are facing today are not new. A study of one’s history will enable him or her to see how the past generations maneuvered through them and we will all agree that the further back you look is the further infront you will see.
I am from the Buffalo clan (MBOGO).
Bob Marley said “If you know your history, then you would know where you’re coming from. Then you wouldn’t have to ask me, who the heck do I think I am. I AM A BUFALLO SOLDIER…”
Many times our detractors want to put us down and treat us as a people who are totally nothing. Yet when you look back, you realise that you come out of a very rich history. It is just a matter of awakening that courage and walk like you have 5000 ancestors walking behind you.
I hope you enjoy watching this short film, and also be inspired to dig deep into your own history.
Watch the video on this Youtube link: https://youtu.be/1wKibbFIRzE