Together each year mother and son Nana Efia (Mama Mawiyah) and Nana Kwame (Obadele Kambon) cultivate a uniquely, deeply and culturally grounded, spritually freeing experience on the Sankofa Journey. Through an intercontinental concerted effort the Kambons coordinate with traditional leaders, community activists, special advocates , local citizens, vendors, business people, local restaurant owners and off-the-beaten-path locale operators to bring you the Sankofa journey.
Dr. Mawiyah Kambon, Okomfoo Nana Efia, is a clinical psychologist, revered elder, and community leader, and cherished mama to younger generations. She is an unwavering champion for healing and liberating ourselves using Afrikan tradition as our center.
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Dr. Obadele Kambon, Nana Kwame is a world renowned master linguist and scholar and the architect of Abibitumi Kasa the largest Black social education network on the planet. He is unapologetically Afrikan and lives a lifestyle aligned with Ghanaian traditions, customs, and ideals. He moved to Ghana in 2008 with his wife, Kala and new born daughter Ama Kambon. In 2015 he became one of the first US born repatriates to become a Ghanaian citizen through the dual citizenship program. In 2017 because of his language mastery and traditional Ghanian lifestyle he became the first Afrikan of the diaspora to be enstooled as Banmuhene Kyidɔmhene of Akuapem Mampɔn. Despite his royal title and international acclaim, Nana Kwame, remains down-to-earth, accessible to the people and continues to work tirelessly in the fight for global Afrikan liberation.
Sankɔfa, the Powerful Journey
We invite the past and new participants to (re-)join us for the Sankofa Journey 2020.
This Journey will prove to be life changing. Many changes are occurring in the Universe.
This journey will prove to surround you as the Universe prepares to return to Ma’at.
Ɔkɔmfoɔ Nana Efia Nsia (Mawiya Kambon, PhD)
Nana Kwame (Obadele Kwame Kambon, PhD)
Abosom ne Mmoatia Fie
This year’s Sankɔfa Journey is always Exclusively and Unapologetically for Afrikan (Black) People Only for this personal cultural reconnection .
Nana Efia’s first return back to Afrika was in 1972 as part of a group led by the late Nana Dinizulu.
Since that time, Nana Efia has led groups of Afrikans back to Afrika ranging in number from 15 to 500, including one of the largest single returns of Afrikan people back to Afrika in recent history as the President of the Association of Black Psychologists for their 2000 International Convention in Ghana.
In 1998, Nana Efia took her son, Obadele Kwame, to Ghana, West Afrika to experience the Sankɔfa Journey. As a result of that experience, since that time, he has gone on to study Twi and other Afrikan languages, earning degrees in Afrikan Languages and Literature and Linguistics.
He now functions as an Ɔkyeame (Interpreter/Spokesperson) for his mother in addition to teaching Twi at the University of Ghana and other Afrikan Languages professionally through Abibitumi Kasa.
The Sankɔfa Journey is a very special journey encompassing committed and intelligent people from various places and various walks of life converging in Afrika to experience Sankɔfa!
Every year a very special group of Afrikans experience a journey that they will never forget.
A journey back to Afrika. A journey within. Experiencing The Sankɔfa Healing Journey…
Becoming Empowered by the Experience of Sankɔfa
And much more….