Welcome to The African Bahamian Association!
The African Bahamian Association is a non-profit organization with membership of Africans, Bahamians and other persons of African heritage or interest. One of the main objectives of The Association is to assist the less fortunate in The Bahamas and also in Africa.
In 1985, several Africans shared a common vision of fellowship, self-help and collaboration between Africans and, later united to form an association with these goals in mind.
Founding members of the then African Association were Dr. Kofi Duah of Ghana, the first president, Mr. Emmanuel Emelife of Nigeria, Public Relations Officer, and Mr. Kingsley Badmus of Nigeria, Secretary and other individuals such as Jerome Agboyi.
The first meetings were held in Nassau in the basement of The Saint Augustine's Monastery, followed by the basement of New Covenant Baptist Church.
Shortly after the Association's formation, the name was changed to the African Bahamian Association reflecting the admission of Bahamians and the local Monks, who expressed an interest in the Association and what it stood for.
The founding group was later joined by Judy Carey and Chief Cyril Ijeoma, who later went on to become President of the Association in 1987. Other officers under Chief Ijeoma were Michael Wisseh of Liberia, Vice President, Martin Mensah of Ghana, Secretary, and Lydia Ferguson of Ghana, Treasurer.
In late 2005, after a long period of inactivity, and several attempts by Chief Ijeoma to revive the Association, Mr. Michael Wisseh invited Mrs. Adalee Wisseh, Chief Cyril Ijeoma and Mrs. Edna Ijeoma, Mr. Arnold Ferguson and Mrs. Lydia Ferguson to a meeting with a view to revisiting the idea of reviving the African Bahamian Association. Read More...