Kofi Kingston’s WWE Championship win was impactful in so many ways. Becoming the first African-American to hold WWE’s oldest championship is quite an accomplishment. He became the representative for a culture and an inspiration to many across the world.
A press release came out today saying that Kofi is heading back to his native Ghana for the first time in 26 years.
WWE has this to say on their website.
Kofi Kingston is going home. And, of course, he’s got a little extra luggage to take with him this time around.WWE.com
The WWE Champion revealed Friday on Instagram that he is planning his first visit to his home country of Ghana, West Africa since 1993 — part of a celebratory “Year of Return” in the wake of winning his first World Championship. A WWE film crew will be documenting the four-day visit, which includes a children’s rally, visits to Kofi’s maternal and paternal hometowns, as well as a courtesy call on the Ghanaian president, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and a visit to Otumfuo Osei Tutu II, the Asante Monarch.
Read the full press release below, and stay tuned to WWE’s digital channels for more on Kofi’s homecoming
It will be quite a moment for Kofi and the people of Ghana. Representation matters and Kingston is the closest thing to a super-hero to many children.
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