Washington, DC — Jay Cameron, author, playwright, and philanthropist, has been granted Sierra Leonean dual citizenship after tracing his ancestry to the Temne tribe. Bridging the gap between the African diaspora and Africa has become Jay’s main goal since 2018. Now, in 2021 he’s celebrating his new Sierra Leonean dual citizenship with more projects that will encourage people of African descent to discover this continent on their own terms.
The Journey to Citizenship
After a heritage trip to Ghana in 2018, Jay realized most of what he’d been taught about Africa wasn’t true. Years of schooling and living as an African American in the US did not adequately educate him about the real Africa, the many cultures, and its people. He set on a journey to change that narrative for himself and others, and his newly regained citizenship is only the next step.