Kofi Kingston is not Jamaican

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Kofi Kingston is not Jamaican - Posted 5/9/11



I must admit that for a long while I thought Kofi Kingston was truly Jamaican - I really did, until I read the Wikipedia article that stated otherwise.

An American professional wrestler, his real name is Kofi Sarkodie-Mensah and he is actually Ghanian.

He began wrestling professionally in 2005, under the ring name of Kofi Nahaje Kingston.

It is said that he billed his country of birth as Jamaica because, according to Leslie Goffe of the BBC, "People would be more likely to embrace a person from the land of Bob Marley and reggae music" than someone from Ghana.

Here are excerpts from the Wikipedia article:

After receiving a university degree at Boston College, he initially pursued a career in the corporate world.

Sarkodie-Mensah decided to drop his business pursuits and opt to go into professional wrestling. Kisean pushed his brother to join WWE and pursue his offer to join.

After very hard consideration Kofi joined WWE and was transported to Deep South Wrestling (DSW) while Kisean stayed home and practiced music.

Kofi has also mentioned watching Shawn Michaels wrestle in 1996 as an inspiration for his wrestling career.

He is currently signed to WWE, working on the Raw brand where he is the current WWE United States Champion. Since competing for WWE, he has won the Intercontinental Championship three times, the United States Championship twice, and the World Tag Team Championship once with CM Punk.

He made his official wrestling debut in 2006, when he faced Evan Siks on June 4. He competed primarily in the New England area, including stints in National Wrestling Alliance – New England, Millennium Wrestling Federation, New England Championship Wrestling, the Eastern Wrestling Alliance, and Chaotic Wrestling.

For the full article on Kofi Kingston, click here

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Mar 18, 2012
Ghanaian lady NEW
by: Afua

this is nonsense, why does he keep the name kofi Sarkodie? it is a real ghanaian name from the the ashanti Region of ghana. kofi is the name given to a boy born on a friday in ghana. Former UN Secretary general Kofi Annan is also a friday born from ghana. Who said you are a better Jamaican than Ghanaian. Note that Jamaicans are all slaves from ghana. With your name one could tell where your roots are, but with names like kingston were names given to slaves, the idea was to make them loose trace of where they come from.. Kofi am ashamed of this, be proud of where you come from, at least you can trace your family stool.

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