Born to a Grenadian father and Nigerian mother, Naomi explores the meaning behind her surname, a name derived from the Trans-atlantic slave trade. In this video we explore the importance behind the history of our names and why it’s important to proclaim your identity for yourself.

” I am half Igbo Nigerian, and therefore, very likely to re-name myself with an Igbo name. However, there are hundreds of names to choose from. I need to find a name with particular significance to my story and this cannot just happen overnight.”

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