#YearofReturn: Blacklist star ‘Dembe’ in Ghana


American actor Hisham Tawfiq, who is popularly referred to as Dembe Zuma in the award-winning Hollywood TV series ‘The Blacklist’ is in Ghana.

In an Instagram post, Hisham Tawfiq shows a video of himself and others at the Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum in Accra.

In the video, he said “we are out here in Ghana. Kwame Nkrumah Mausoleum.”

The African American actor captioned the video saying “Day 1 #Ghana #kwamenkrumah #Africa #History #yearofreturn.”

Hisham Tawfiq in ‘The Blacklist’ TV series acted as Dembe who is the trusted friend, to the main character ‘Raymond Reddington’

After his visit to the final resting place of Ghana’s first president, Hisham Tawfiq also went to Republic Bar where he enjoyed some palm wine music from Kwan Pa over dinner.

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The ‘Year of Return’ initiative has seen many African Americans living in the diaspora visit Ghana to learn about their roots and most especially slavery in the country.

It has also given all those who visit the country the opportunity to experience Ghanaian hospitality.

Famous Black Americans and Carribeans have visited this year. They include T.I. and his wife, Steve Harvey, Samuel Leroy Jackson, Danny Glover, Kofi Kingston, Idris Elba, Boris Codjoe, Michael Jai White, musician Jidenna, and Rosario Dawson.

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The ‘Year of Return’ is an initiative by the Ghanaian government to commemorate 400 years of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in Jamestown, Virginia.


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