Ayoo Africa 2020 Top Ten Awardee // Curators
Ada Anagho Brown is from Cameroon and moved to the US with her family as a child. She launched Roots to Glory Tours in 2012 with the mission of helping Africans in the Americas and Europe trace their ancestral roots in Africa.
The reunification is through the African Royal DNA Project, a global network based in the U.S. using DNA testing. The organization also plans tours back to the Country of origin in Africa, and also has Naming Ceremonies. The goal of the project is to re-connect Africans in the Diaspora, whose ancestors were forcefully removed from the Continent back to their families and rightful homes.
Among her many accomplishments, Brown coordinated the Cultural Village at the African American Festival in 2016 – the largest festival on the East Coast thus far with more than 300,000 attendees. Brown was also the lead organizer for the Panafest USA Cultural Festival, an annual event in downtown Silver Spring, Maryland. Through her work with local communities, nonprofits, Ada encourages conversation and cultural exchange between Africans in the Diaspora and their continental counterparts.