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Tracing my ancestral roots to Nigeria gives me joy – U.S. author

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A U.S. author and development producer in the film industry, Dr Chastity Singletary, says tracing her family roots to Nigeria gives her happiness and a sense of completeness.

Singletary said this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos.

“Her Majesty is a proud Crowned Chief and Ancestral Queen of Igboland.

“Tracing my roots for my family to know who they are was extremely important.

“I am proud that I have known my family in Nigeria for the past two years. Proud to learn the culture and traditions of my ancestors.

“To pass them to the young Princess, my daughter , is paving a way for the family.

“Reconnecting has and will continue to allow me to bring education and break stigmas that African born and African Americans have against one another – to create unity, peace, love and understanding.

“The impact on my people in Nigeria will be positive. I won’t give up. God is my lead as he continues to lead the way for me to pave for Nigeria (Igboland) and my people here in America,’’ Singletary said.

She said that having identified her ancestry, she had the aim to make positive impact in selected communities especially on women and girls.

According to her, she believes that when it comes to gender-based violence, as an advocate, she is passionate to continue to fight for the rights of victims and giving them a voice and platform.

A victim advocate for rape and domestic violence, Singletary told NAN that she possessed case management skills as well as gender rights within the film industry,

The gender activist also opened up on her new movie.

“I always knew I wanted to play a positive part in creating a great community.

“I needed to break barriers, connect with others that are on the journey of standing up and having a voice for their people.

“Diversity and Inclusion, Women’s rights, and Advocacy for the voiceless are some of the areas of expertise of Her Majesty, myself.

“Her Majesty’s latest short film titled, “The Weeping,” is just the beginning of many I will be producing under her production company.

“The Weeping is a powerful film of the many different dynamics of men and women and how differently they view relationships, finances, and home.

“When there is a lack of communication and a man feels back in a corner with nothing to lose, sometimes, things can get dangerous!”

NAN reports that Singletary, an author of four books, has an Associate Degree in Human Services, Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice and her PhD in Metaphysics

She advised people especially Nigerians never to relent, never to give up but always look at the positive side of life.

“No matter how lonely you may feel on this journey called life, no matter how things look in the moment, never give up.

“Your time will come when you’ll never have to worry, cry, or feel alone ever again.”

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