Amandla (formerly Amanda) Ebeye, a well-known Nollywood actress, claims she changed her first name to be more in keeping with her African heritage.
The newlywed movie star further stated that Amandla Ebeye was chosen as her name since she had no business going by a white man’s name, Amanda.
I’ll attribute it (the change of name) to awareness of self, she stated in a recent interview. Loveable is the meaning of the Latin name Amanda. My dad is from Agbor in Delta State, and my mother is Yoruba, thus I am obviously not Latin. The only reason I should have had Amanda was for colonial purposes. I have no need to go by a white man’s name. How many of them are named after us? I desperately wanted to adopt a name that was close to my birth name so that people would have no trouble adjusting. Then I discovered Amandla, a name that denotes authority in the Xhosa and Zulu South African tribes. Nelson Mandela utilized it as part of his anti-apartheid campaign.
The actress added that her previous productions will not be impacted by the name change.
Amandla Ebeye remarked of her experience with marriage, “Marriage is good. I absolutely adore sailing the boat, and we have been doing it for about two years.
About her newest endeavors, she remarked, “We had been editing the new series I recently launched, titled, ’30s, Single and Bored’, for over a year.”
Amandla Ebeye insisted that moving overseas had no impact on her professional life. I won’t say I’ve moved totally here, but you are right in a sense, she remarked. I now choose to not appear in every movie, thanks in part to my increased distance. I have a strong passion for performing, but I also adore being a wife and mother. I’ll be thrilled to be on set when I’m with my family. I now have the option to select activities I wish to participate in as a result of being here. I won’t say that it had any kind of an impact because I was responsible for whatever occurred.
The mother of one also spoke about overcoming racism in Canada.
As there are more immigrants in my country than in any other, I’ll be honest and state that this is where I’ve met the nicest individuals. Really, I have never encountered prejudice in this country. That is the reality. The only occasion I can recall experiencing racial profiling was in a shop in the UK, when the employee was really unpleasant and patronizing. I simply called her out on it before leaving. I believe that racism toward Africans exists organically in Europe and is always quietly present.