, 2022-11-12 18:08:42,
The Native African Student Organization (NASO) formed an unforgettable night in honor of their 21st annual Sankofa celebration at Montclair State University on Nov. 5, the theme being “A Traditional Wedding.”
The current executive board of NASO played bridesmaids with their dates as a means to mirror a traditional African wedding. Sankofa is a significant symbol of a principle derived from the Akan people of Ghana, which means to learn one’s roots and heritage in order to progress in the future and know your present self.
The sold out event began with the hosts, Na’Dree Stewart, a senior anthropology major and the president of Daughta Speaks, alongside Tommy Robert, also known as Tommiana, a junior fashion studies major, vice president of the Black Student Union and currently Mr. NASO, being carried down the aisle. The groom, Francis Oppong, the president of NASO and a senior business administration major was introduced by the hosts and walked down the aisle with the groomsmen, which led to Oppong dancing in the center of them.
Oppong explained Africa is more than just what others might perceive and hopes that this event enlightened people on the beauty of Sankofa and Africa.
“Africa is always seen…
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