Despite the shade African traditional worship gets on the continent, many foreigners, especially African Americans, are extremely interested in traditional divination and deities. As a result of the unfortunate trans-atlantic slave trade, slaves were disconnected from their languages, culture, religions and ultimately, their identity.

Recently, a video of a young African -American woman, Siana aiti-Moirae, who wants to travel down to Nigeria to train to be an Ifa priestess, went viral.

Armed with a GoFundMe account and a lot of tears in her eyes, she appealed to viewers, sharing her thoughts on how Ifa is her purpose and calling in life.

Apparently, she believes her roots are Yoruba and wants to show everybody how Ifa represents blackness.

Perhaps her research omitted the fact that there are thousands of diverse African languages, tribes and spiritual practices that also represent blackness.

While we’re wishing her all the best in her expedition and hope she actually reads on Africa while at it, watch the video below and share your thoughts on this in the comments section.



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