In the clip, Imahküs Njinga Okofu Ababio tells the interviewer that she did not want to go to Africa initially.
She left behind her 14-year career as a human resource administrator to live in Ghana after having a spiritual epiphany. In 1990, she and her husband packed up and sold everything to go to Ghana.
Ababio says the media did not show Africa in the best light. As a result to the misrepresentation, she associated Tarzan with the continent.
“… No body’s wearing clothes,” she explains. ” No, I didn’t want to come to Africa, because there was nothing good told to us about Africa.”
However, she states that when she arrived in Ghana, she saw a different kind of Africa.
“We went to the slave forts and dungeons,” she recalls. ” There’s no air, small windows, and the place still smells … As I stood there in the women’s dungeon, the room started filling up. There were women there. Some were naked, half-dressed, and they were crying… And gradually I could feel people touching me, comforting me.”
The experience changed her life.
Now, Ababio and her husband have been living in Ghana for 25 years and counting.