English    Swahili

Pan Africanism, Wakanda and Nyeungana


This article briefly delves into the meanings and origins of Pan Africanism, Wakanda, and Nyeungana. Exploring the connections between these concepts. If you’re already familiar with their backgrounds, you may want to skip directly to the analysis of their interrelationships by clicking here.


What is Pan Africanism?

Pan-Africanism is a global initiative that seeks to foster unity and solidarity among all ethnic groups of African descent, both indigenous and diasporic.


The Origin of Pan Africanism

The origins of Pan-Africanism are deeply rooted in the historical resistance against enslavement and colonialism that Africans and people of African descent have faced, beginning around 1526.


Founders of Pan Africanism

Key figures in the Pan-African movement include Henry Sylvester Williams and W.E.B. Du Bois, who were pivotal advocates for global black unity.


What Pan Africanism Inspired

Pan-Africanism played a crucial role in the decolonization movement, culminating in the establishment of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) in 1963, which later evolved into the African Union (AU).


Key values of Pan Africanism

  1. Unity and Solidarity
  2. Self-Determination and Independence
  3. Cultural Pride and Heritage
  4. Social Justice and Equality
  5. Economic Empowerment
  6. Intellectual Freedom and Innovation
  7. Collaboration and Cooperation
  8. Resistance and Liberation


What is Wakanda?

Wakanda is a fictional African country from Marvel Comics, famously known as the home of Black Panther. It is portrayed as one of Earth’s most technologically advanced nations, enriched by vibranium, a rare resource that can absorb, store, and release vast amounts of kinetic energy.


The Origin of Wakanda

Wakanda was created during the peak of the civil rights movement in the United States, at a time when racial relations and African decolonization were key topics in public discourse.


Founders of Wakanda

Wakanda is a creation of writer Stan Lee and artist Jack Kirby. It first appeared in “Fantastic Four” #52 in July 1966.


Inspirations for Wakanda

Wakanda’s inspiration derives from a blend of various African cultures and histories, infused with elements of Afrofuturism. This movement melds science fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, and Afrocentricity to explore the concerns and aspirations of the African diaspora. Wakanda is portrayed as a sovereign African nation that has never been colonized, developing its advanced technology and society independently.


What is Nyeungana?

Nyeungana is the name of Nyeusi`s (a UK registered charity) vision. The vision was consolidated on 25 December 2018. Click here to learn more about what Nyeungana stand for.


What’s the Relationship between, Pan Africanism, Wakanda & Nyeungana?

The relationship between Pan-Africanism, Wakanda, and Nyeungana can be articulated through the Golden Circle concept. Envision all black people progressing towards a utopia represented by Wakanda. In this analogy, Wakanda symbolise a brighter future (the ‘What’), while the core values of Pan-Africanism, as found within Nyeungana, act as the mode of transport (the ‘How’). The drive for better prospects for themselves and their children, as articulated in Nyeungana, serves as the motivation (the ‘Why’). Nyeungana exemplifies these components: aiming for a brighter tomorrow, driven by foundational values and principles, all directed towards enhancing the lives of future generations.

Consequently, Nyeungana serves as a philosophical vehicle, navigated by the shared values of Pan-Africanism towards a visionary future.


If you like this article you may also like the art exhibition IT’S A RAP it includes pieces such as “#Thou_Shall_Not_Judge, #Family men” a celebration of diversity, with portraits of handsome men like Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping, Kim Jong-un, Qasem Soleimani, Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman, Nicolas Maduro, Fidel Castro & Prince Harry to name a few.


We are Nyeusi, a UK charity whose aim is to rebuild the black community, our vision is Nyeungana. Ifa Dudu, our sister charity company, is a religion based on the Nyeungana vision.


Want to support us? Check out our initiative Give Black December, follow us on social media, subscribe to our newsletter and share this article if you know someone that might enjoy it.


Also please share your thoughts below.



Disclaimer of Opinion: This is a blog and is presented as such. Any suggestions, claims or assertions made is presented only as an opinion. It does not make any factual, scientific, or legal claims in anyway.

Share this post:

4 Bourchier House
110 Oakfield Road

Tel: 020 3137 5606

Join our community by following us from your favorite platform

© NYEUSI ® 2023 | All rights reserved. | REGISTERED CHARITY NUMBER 1182994 | Privacy Policy | Design: ATOMIC CONCEPTS