Dang! Kofi Siriboe covers Essence Magazine’s December Issue

From being on his second season of OWN‘s Queen Sugar, to his debut project, Jump and of course, starring in Girls Trip, the box-office hit that grossed over $100 million, Ghanaian-American Kofi Siriboe is having a great year.

As the 23-year-old actor covers Essence Magazine‘s December issue, he speaks of trying hard to make his mark in the world and fostering a deeper understanding of his African roots.

Speaking to the magazine about his name and Ghanaian culture, he says:

In first grade, I was asked ‘What’s your favourite food?’ I said ‘Fufu,’ and everybody laughed. I also remember asking my teacher not to say my full name, Nana-Kofi. Last year I went to Kumasi, in Ghana, for the first time and met the king, whose real name is Nana.

I didn’t always understand the roots that are woven into my name, but that realization is happening now.

For more on Kofi, click here.

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