Meet Ashanti, the American singer, songwriter, record producer, dancer and actress named after the Ashanti tribe of Ashanti region in Ghana, after her mother discovered that it means “woman of strength” for women from Ashanti tribe of Ghana. Ashanti Shequoiya Douglas popularly known as Ashanti was born on October 13, 1980.In a recent interview, the singer was asked if she has seen a movie called “Ashanti”, and her mother explained how she had fallen in love with the movie.

Her mother explaining how she got the name “Ashanti” on The Breakfast Club, she said, she was told about a movie called Ashanti and She loved it after watching it.

“So basically, in the last month of my pregnancy, me and my husband hadn’t gotten a name yet, when I watched the movie I loved it. When I heard about the movie called Ashanti, I said let me watch it because I wanted the analogy to be correct for my daughter” she said.

“…and when they said it means “woman of strength” and is the highest totem pole in a country Ghana where the women in that tribe…” she added.

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