Renowned historian, filmmaker and cultural ambassador, Alfred Oladotun Taylor has tasked Hon. Abike Dabiri’s led Nigerians in Diaspora Commission (NIDCOM) and other similar commissions and agencies across the African continent to do more in tracing and identifying Nigerians and Africans at large in Diaspora many of whom have lost their identities and origin.
In his new flick, a docu-film titled, ‘Did YOU sell US’, Ambassador Taylor beam his searchlight on the plight of millions of Blacks in Diaspora that are desirous of tracing their roots and heritage but without any support.
Ambassador Taylor through his Roots and Heritage Renaissance Initiative (RHRI) will be collaborating with 2 Black American entrepreneurs, Gena Hampton and TaShunda Scott to produce this classic documentary.
On the heels of the arguable historical theory that there were African collaborators who colluded with the foreign slave trade merchants during the slave trade era in Africa, this epic documentary gets its fulcrum.
Gena Hampton, who is a professional business consultant and international radio broadcaster said she is very delighted to be part of this fascinating project ‘I am more than happy to be working with Amb. Taylor on this very insightful and humanitarian project, everyone deserves to know his/her identity, your true origin irrespective of wherever you live, work or find yourself. I am so passionate about this and I will do all within my capacity for the actualization of this fantastic project.
In the same vein, TaShunda Scott, a public service expert in the city of Texas, USA said, ‘for me this is just one of the reasons for our existence, to be your brothers keeper. There are millions of Africans in Diaspora who can’t trace their origin, this project will help them. African governments need to do more in tracing and identifying their citizens scattered across the world and they should also support initiatives like this’.
In his words, Ambassador Dotun Taylor said, it is high time we as Africans rose up to help our brothers and sisters in Diaspora many of whom have lost their identities and origin due to no fault of theirs. This has been part of my missions as a cultural ambassador, we need to find them and link up with them. They are in millions.
I will be leading my 2 Black American partners to Nigeria and particularly to the cradle of mankind, the palace of Ooni of Ife, HIM Adeyeye Ogunwusi, Ojaja II on a fact-finding mission as part of production activities of this project. To my African brothers and sisters across the globe who are in this dilemma, I say help is on the way”.