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Ifeanyi Adefarasin reveals TD Jakes is of Igbo Descent



Ifeanyi Adefarasin reveals TD Jakes is of Igbo Descent - BellaNaijaBishop TD Jakes recently visited Nigeria and was in House on the Rock to preach the gospel.

There, he was presented with the National Souvenir “Nigeria: Our Heritage” by the senior pastor of HotR Paul Adefarasin and his wife Ifeanyi.

Ifeanyi, on her Facebook on Friday, revealed that TD Jakes had traced his roots back to Nigeria – the Igbo, to be precise.

She shared a photo of herself and her husband presenting the bishop with the book, and wrote:

Since tracing his roots back to the Igbo land in Nigeria, it was Bishop T.D. Jakes’ first time stepping on the Nigerian soil, with the knowledge that this is where he truly comes from. It was a special honour for me in particular, as a native sister, to present TD Jakes with a copy of NIGERIA, OUR HERITAGE…OUR COMMONWEALTH. Welcome home!
OKEOSISI – Umunne gi na asi gi nno

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  1. Manny

    September 9, 2017 at 4:21 am

    This is well-known. I remember watching the episode of African American lives where his Igbo ancestry was revealed to him. This was like 10 years ago. He was sooo happy.

  2. FLEUR

    September 9, 2017 at 5:02 am

    He truly looks like an Ibo man. We are proud to have you as a Nigerian. Maybe some of God’s blessings will rub off on your people who suffer ceaselessly for the sake of greed and failed systems.

    • The Real Oma

      September 9, 2017 at 3:08 pm

      @Fleur, this is low, even for you.
      And it’s Igbo not Ibo, bigot.

  3. WORD

    September 9, 2017 at 8:33 am

    @Fleur: better learn evidence based history, and get some sense not to fall for baseless ‘greed’ rheotoric. Esp when it isnt the subject of discussion. And if u wanna be bitter, be bold and come on out fully, dont staygingerly beneath d surface and throw hateful jabs.

  4. Dr.N

    September 9, 2017 at 11:58 am

    And I read elsewhere that he is Yoruba.
    O well…we love you sir
    Bless you

    • Fred

      September 9, 2017 at 3:00 pm

      He’s not Yoruba. Trust me. His DNA is completely Igbo

  5. Bowl

    September 9, 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Somebody even said he knew an ichie was in him !

  6. rabbish

    September 9, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    where my bigots at..come and see your food

  7. gb

    September 10, 2017 at 8:04 am

    I read somewhere he’s Hausa.

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