“Reason Why I Don’t Use My Baptismal Name” Akrobeto Reveals

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In order to protect and sustain civilization for hundreds of years, the pride of every civilization is to maintain its cultural heritage.

One of the most significant aspects of this cultural preservation is having an ancestral indigenous name that makes it easy to recognise you everywhere you go.

However, as religion has been able to remove the conventional naming system from which one can easily be named, the storey in the Ghanaian community is different.

Many go to church and change their names, although this culturally depleting act was also part of the old educational system.

However, by not naming their children after white supremacy, few Ghanaian parents have been able to preserve their tradition.

One of these people is Akwesi Boadi-born Ghanaian actor Akrobeto, who revealed that he had an English name, but it took the bravery of Apostle Kwadwo Safo Kantanka, the founder of Kantanka Automobiles, to change his Christian name and give him a local one.

According to him, Peter was his Christian name and his friends added Saint (St) to it, making St. Peter go forward.

“I was named Peter Boadi back in school. One thing is that my colleagues called me St. Peter because there was a truck with the inscription St. Pater that used to transport goods from our city, so they began calling me by that.’

 

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