Utamawazo is a kiswahili term that refers to the culturally structured thought — or worldview — that is determined by the primordial essence of a people. It determines the way in which people are socialized to perceive, think and experience the world. If we are perceiving, thinking and experiencing the world as free people, then we should express that through our socialization. If we are truly free our freedom will demand to express itself not just verbally, but through our actions. If we can not express our freedom through names that indicate we are totally, completely and absolutely free, how do we distinguish between ourselves and a person who was told who their name was by a plantation owner?
By Nnamdi Azikiwe
The Mhotep Corporation uses its Keyamsha The Awakening brand to heighten perceptions and expand awareness. By producing content that engages, entertains and educates we create value for value relationships with our audience for mutual benefit. Mhotep is derived from the name of the architect and builder of the first pyramid in Kemet, so-called ancient Egypt. I formed the Mhotep Corporation in 2003 to produce and distribute 3D animation videos based on traditional African stories. Since then it has evolved to being a media production company including books. In a previous life I worked as a systems analyst developing solutions for government and multinational organizations. Born and educated in Washington, D.C. I have traveled to several places including Haiti, the Bahamas, Mexico, Canada, Nigeria (several times), Ethiopia (several times), Benin, Togo, and South Africa. I am married with three children.View all of Nnamdi Azikiwe's posts.