IRELAND is the first Country to officially in the world celebrate an annual Africa History Month Ireland, in November standing out of the crowd. This initiative has grown into a national program-me celebrated in various counties here in Ireland helping people understand different cultures and promote mainly the presence of Africans here in Ireland and the history we have in common with Irish people. "Susuana Olatunji Komolafe" is the creator. founder & Initiator of the Africa History Month Ireland, powered by Afro in Diaspora Center (Adcenter) it include in the celebration and activities Caribbean History, African Caribbean Author Fay, Africa Fashion Week, Africa Film Festival, Africa Music Festival, Africa Drama Festival, Africa Comedy Festival & Africa Art and Craft Festival
The initiative of celebrating "Africa History Month Ireland" and used the term OR word OR recognizing the continent and wide cultural heritage ‘Africans’ to denote ‘color’ or ‘black’ persons. I’m well aware that I have deployed the term un-problematically given the on-going changes of seeing Africans as Black People, we are Africans, not Black People, am Africa from Nigerian with black skin complexion.
Khalid Koser (Koser, 2003) has used the term ‘New African Diasporas’ to describe the new and more recent settlement of African here in Ireland. African migrant groups in Ireland fit Koser’s description of ‘New African Diasporas’. In fact, it would be correct to regard them as the newer of the New African Diasporas, given that the large scale presence of Africans in Ireland is taking place almost half a century after African immigrants have established a larger presence in places like the United Kingdom and France. It is fitting therefore that any analysis of the situation of Africans in Ireland should recognize the larger, wider and different socio-political climate in which this migration is taking place. Different sets of factors are at work today and the reasons and routes of migration are as different as are the relationships African migrants maintain with their homelands.
The last Census 2011, African people represented 1.3% of the population. One in three of those with African ethnicity were born in Ireland (19,694 people), as were 36.6% (2,337) of those with other black backgrounds.The remaining Africans were born primarily in Nigeria (32.1%). Those from other black backgrounds were born in a range of countries including England and Wales (8.7%), Brazil (11.2%) and Mauritius (4.5%).
This as lead to the continue celebration of “Africa Day 25th MAY” here in Ireland, to Celebrate Partnership between Ireland and Africa, The program-me of Africa Day events in Ireland is coordinated and supported by Irish Aid at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. In addition to celebrating African unity during Africa Day, Irish Aid aims to increase public awareness of Ireland’s overseas development program-me, which is strongly focused on sub-Saharan Africa.
"BE INSPIRE BY ACUBALAND or ALKEBULAN" FILM AND HISTORY IN AFRICA
ACUBALAND: The Kemetic or Alkebulan history of Afrika suggests that the ancient name of the continent was Alkebulan. The word Alkebu-Ian is the oldest and the only word of indigenous origin. Alkebulan meaning the garden of Eden or the mother of mankind. The word Africa came into existence in the late 17th century. The dark race, the native people of Africa, the people from the land of the Gods, the people of the first civilization, the descendants of African Slave trade, the people of Ancient Egyptian, Ethiopia, Carthage, and the Descendant of Ancient Dark Civilization. Return to the place called Acubaland or Africa and become a people that will change the world the day after tomorrow
"I have a vision". It is a vision deeply rooted in the Africa culture. I have a vision that one day in the African culture all over the world and throughout the universe that the daughter of Afolabi Olatunji and Olawunmi Abiola, a native of Ijeshaland in Yoruba Kingdom, Nigeria,Africa, that Africans will be proud of their culture and we'll be able to live together as brothers and sisters. I have a vision that one day in African culture, the cultural science of Blacology will become real and Africa culture will roll down like waters and our history like a mighty stream". (Brief Introduction to Blacology)