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GABON: Samuel L Jackson Discovers Ancestory In Bantu

By Published August 07, 2019

Hollywood legend, Samuel L. Jackson has traced his ancestry to the Bantu tribe in the African nation of Gabon. Jackson took part in ‘Finding Your Roots’ - an American documentary-series that uses traditional genealogical research and genetics to discover family roots of celebrities.

The 70-year-old recently travelled to Gabon, where he met with the president, Ali Bongo Ondimba and his wife, Sylvia Bongo Ondimba, he was formally issued a Gabonese passport and also met with the king of Benga.

Afterwards, Jackson said that his journey of life has become so clear with the meeting he had with the monarch. “When you meet The King of The Benga, your ancestral tribe and he turns out to be your best friend Skeeter!!! When you’re on a journey of discovery and a life choice becomes clear!”

The Bantu people are the speakers of Bantu languages, comprising several hundred indigenous ethnic groups in sub-Saharan Africa, spread over a vast area from Central Africa across the African Great Lakes to Southern Africa.

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