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Wow Nicka, I am so excited for you.

It’s indescribable. I deeply relate to that. He revealed this while he was interviewd Igbo BBC. Nearly two years ago, 23andMe introduced their African Ancestry Project. I ate it before but the food over there is so hot it makes your head sweat.

DNA research and genealogy go hand in hand – one simply cannot operate without the other – and both only go as far as the amount of time you put into them. Popular American preacher, Bishop T.D Jakes of the Potter’s House, has revealed how he discovered that his ancestors are from the Igbo tribe of Nigeria. They’re described as hardworking, industrious and innovative. ( Log Out /  Your email address will not be published.

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The preacher conclusively unveils so many things about Africa slave to American that changed their entire origin most especially about history.

My soon-to-be 99 year old maternal grandmother, Annie R. Atlas, was a 9cM match with a genetic cousin (who I’ll refer to as Igbo Cousin (IC)) with roots on both sides of their family in Nigeria among the Igbo. It all started when Henry Lewis Gates, who was at… Although I’ve been known for the faith aspect, I have several companies and I’ve owned my own resources. How my ancestry was traced to Igbo tribe – Pastor T.D Jakes reveals.

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“What I know about the food is that it’s almost always hot and spicy. To reach beyond the boats in chains to touch a soil where I’m from. It was interesting to see how similar my personality is to how Igbo people are described. It all started when Henry Lewis Gates, who was at Harvard, decided to this DNA testing to see where my ancestry came from. Oyedepo says as he backs protests, DSTV, GOTV wasn’t hacked, see why all channels are showing for free without sub…, Ogun #EndSARS protest takes new dimension [Video], ONDO ELECTION: Akeredolu, APC Must Definitely Loose Reelection -Primate Ayodele, We Are Set For LGA Chapter Elections In Delta Youth Council – Okorie, End SARS: Nnamdi Kanu warns Enugu must not be touched, hails youths in Lagos, Aba, others, Sanwo-Olu orders to lower Nigeria flags in Lagos state for 3 days, Lekki Massacre: Who Gave The Order? In order to be sure which side new cousin IC shares relation, we need to compare cousins A and B to cousin IC to see if they too match on chromosome 11 in the same spot. While some would scoff at a 9cM match, this is HUGE for those who conduct African ancestored genealogy research.

Jakes is a German name that only signified who owned my ancestors. We lost our history.

Popular American preacher, Bishop T.D Jakes of the Potter’s House, has revealed how he discovered that his ancestors are from the Igbo tribe of Nigeria. Once I moved past my genealogical Toyota Jump, I began to do chromosomal comparisons with our new cousin IC and the rest of our family.

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“When I’m in Nigeria, I eat fufu and jollof rice. I go to Accra in Ghana and Lagos quite often. Although I’ve been known for the faith aspect, I have several companies and I’ve owned my own resources. I ate it before but the food over there is so hot it makes your head sweat. It gives something that we the African-Americans don’t have, which is roots. Jakes, who is a renowned author, in an interview with BBC Igbo said his Igbo ancestry was discovered after DNA test.

The clergyman further stated that the test revealed his ancestors were from Nigeria. You can bet I will stay tuned.

I deeply relate to that.

And I like it,” he said. Ugwuanyi, BBNaija: Laycon sets new interesting record as he beats Mercy Eke within few weeks, You can’t be the sponsor of #EndSARS – Kanu tackles Bola Tinubu.

Although both cousins A and B match my grandmother in the same spot, we must be mindful that they have DNA from separate sides my grandmother’s family – cousin A from just the paternal side and cousin B from both the paternal and maternal side. “When I’m in Nigeria, I eat fufu and jollof rice. By Fredrick Nwabufo, DJ Neptune gives Buhari last time to address Nigerians, #EndSARS: You can never silence me – Run Town reacts, #EndSARS: United Nations finally replies Burner boy’s call to help Nigeria, #EndSARS: Hillary Clinton warns Buhari and Nigerian army over killing protesters, Burna Boy petition to impose sanctions on FG in UK, End SARS: Gbajabiamila reveals why he’ll not sign 2021 budget, #EndSARS Protest, A Calculated Plot By Tinubu To Unseat Buhari -Myetti Allah Alleges, #EndSARS: Release All Igbo Youths Under Custody Now! African-American history is taught over here from boat landings.

Jake further stressed that the test revealed his ancestors were from Nigeria, basically Igbo tribe. .

“It gave me an understanding of my roots.

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To date, we have 15 maternal family members (including me) have taken tests with 23andMe.

A renowned author and an American pastor, Bishop T.D Jake of potter’s house revealed that his DNA shows that his ancestry is from Igbo tribe in Nigeria.

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These cookies do not store any personal information. Their relation to each other spans the gamut of our family tree and this is deliberate – we wanted as many people to test as possible so that we could attempt to “reconstruct” as much of the genome of King Atlas, Sr. as we possibly could. You also have the option to opt-out of these cookies. How genealogy and DNA helped take my maternal line back to Africa.

I go to Accra in Ghana and Lagos quite often. It was me, it was Oprah Winfrey. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are as essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. I’ve had more than I can name.

#EndSARS: “Until you push a goat to the wall, you wouldn’t know it has teeth to bite” – Pst. My children all started studying ancestry about Igbos, and even more about Africa.

I’ve always had strong business acumen. “It gave me an understanding of my roots.

He said “It all started when Henry Lewis Gates, who was at Harvard, decided to this DNA testing to see where my ancestry came from.

My ancestors were Igbos. Jakes, who is a renowned author, in an interview with BBC Igbo said his Igbo ancestry was discovered after DNA test. This website uses cookies to improve your experience while you navigate through the website. Jakes who has been severely visited Nigeria, Lagos said that he enjoys eating fufu and the jollof rice. The preacher continued, “One of the tragedies of the slave trade is not just that we were taken from our home, culture, people, and food.

Spit in a tube and land a windfall of cousins and more importantly, ties back to Africa including the names of relatives, villages, and the ethnic groups our ancestors are from.

You can now follow us on telegram channel. N.p., 1 Nov. 2013. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. It explained to me; it’s odd that I was never born there, yet, see so many traces.

“Mine was traced back to West Africa, to Nigeria and particularly Igbo.

( Log Out /  As the first results started populating, I received a message from a person who participated in the project.

It’s indescribable.

-Ohaneze Tells FG, SARS Prison In Enugu, Now Empty -Enugu CP Tells Gov. Here’s more from the announcement of the project on their blog: …23andMe is offering free kits to people with four grandparents from one of several different sub-Saharan African countries. This website uses cookies to improve your experience. 20 July 2015.

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Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. I have those kinds of experience. By Nicka Sewell-Smith / July 20, 2015 July 20, 2015 / 5 minutes of reading / 1 Comment. Discovering Igbo Roots Through Genealogy and DNA. #EndSARS: Soldiers flee Oba of Lagos as an angry youth vandalizes the palace. “What I know about the food is that it’s almost always hot and spicy.

Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. It was Quincy Jones and others,” he said.

And I like it,” he said.

It gives something that we the African-Americans don’t have, which is roots. I'll assume you're ok with this, but you can opt-out if you wish. I’ve always had strong business acumen. End SARS: Stop killing us, please – police beg protestors.

“I’ve been aggressive in business.

. “And we assumed a name that does not define us.

It was me, it was Oprah Winfrey. I have those kinds of experience. It was Quincy Jones and others.”. “To understand that my ancestors were something before they were a slave is extremely gratifying. On the other hand, family historians and genealogists who have been steeped in DNA research know that’s often not the case.

They’re described as hardworking, industrious and innovative.

My children all started studying ancestry about Igbos, and even more about Africa.

He revealed this while he was interviewd Igbo BBC.

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Your email address will not be published. It was interesting to see how similar my personality is to how Igbo people are described. Many of us in the African American genealogy world were excited about having an expanded pool of autosomal DNA matching possibilities with traceable lineage in West Africa.

These countries — Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo , Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, and Sierra Leone — all were major waypoints in the slave trade and have special significance for African Americans wanting to gain more insight into their ancestry.(1).

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