March 27, 2023

Actor Samuel L. Jackson gained Gabonese citizenship after tracing his ancestry to the Benga tribe. According to The Guardian, “Jackson traced his roots to the Bantu tribe in Gabon. The Bantu people are 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.”

Source: Four Black Celebrities That Became Citizens Of African Countries

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