It is with a heavy heart that I must say a beautiful soul has left to join her Ancestors. My beloved Granddaughter Yaa Yaa Maria Aboagyewa Boakyewa Hunt-Thomas departed this life December 29, 2019 while on vacation in Accra, Ghana. Below is an excerpt from the memorial page for Her on facebook.

January 26 at 5:05 PM ·

In loving memory of our beloved Yaayaa, you are invited to share your condolences and remembrance on this memorial page, created on behalf of her family. Yaayaa-Maria Aboagyewa Boakyewa-Hunt/Okomfo Yaa Nyo Memorial Page

Join us as we celebrate her life.

Funeral services for Yaayaa Maria Hunt- Thomas will be on February 5, 2020 at

JB Jenkins Funeral Home

7474 Landover Rd

Hyattsville, MD 20785

Viewing 9:30-10:30 a.m.

Service 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Internment immediately after the service

Lincoln Cemetery

4001 Suitland Rd

Hillcrest Heights, MD 20746

Repast - 2pm-4pm

Adinkra Arts Gallery - 3808 34th St, Mt. Rainer, MD 20712

Condolence cards may be sent to the following address: 

Michelle Hunt (Nana Efua Badu)

8608 Girard St Hyattsville, MD 20785

Your support is requested to assist with preparations for the home-going services for Yaayaa-Maria Hunt Thomas (Okomfo Yaa Nyo).

For electronic donations, please send via CashApp to $MichelleEfuaBadu -$MichelleEfuaBadu

Please consider contributing to this meal train for the family of Yaayaa Maria Hunt- Thomas:

Your contributions are greatly appreciated.

Obo Kwesi says: "Faith is a talisman. Truth is a talisman. Work brings rewards. Say your prayers with faith then get up and work for what you pray for." 


“God never dies, therefore I cannot die”

The Dinizulu Center for African Culture at Aims of Modzawe is pleased to announce that "The Akan Priests In America" by Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu I is available for purchase at our Facebook shop This seminal work published in 1974, introduced a multitude of people to the akom tradition and gave valuable insight into the selection and training of akomfo, Akan priests. This book is a must have for everyone interested in traditional African spirituality and cultural history. Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu I along with Nana Akua Oparebea launched the Akan cultural renaissance in the USA which has spread throughout the African Diaspora. "The Akan Priests In America" played an important role in this movement.

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The Dinizulu Center for African Culture and Research at Aims of Modzawe, Inc., a non-profit tax-exempt organization, located in the heart of Jamaica, New York, was founded by Nana Yao Opare Dinizulu and Alice Dinizulu, in 1969. For decades it has offered various programs for youth and adults which emphasize instilling a sense of value, pride and purpose through the recognition, development and practice of ones own culture. The center was for thirty years home of the Dinizulu Dancers, Drummers and Singers and The African Diaspora Children’s Museum. 

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Thank you for your past and continued support.

Aims of Modzawe Board of Trustees.