“Abena” West African for “Born on a Tuesday”
"Dada" West African for "Curly Haired Child"
Several years ago, I went to a course with my mom at NC.State university while she attended. The first class, the instructor Dr. Ashanti asked us all to cut ties with our government names and to find one that suits us from our African Roots. I chose Abena Dada- because I was born on a Tuesday and did indeed have curly hair.
Abena Dada is a line dedicated to honor the space of African American culture, heritage and spirituality. Enjoy !