As part of the MBE journey, I have decided to find out who I am and where I come from.
Ancestry.co.uk have agreed to do the investigations and let me know, LIVE on my BBC Radio London Drivetime show.

I am petrified.

I know several mates who have changed their names after embarking on such a journey and who now have a real sense of belonging.
I am not saying that’s what will happen to me but I now know that what mum says is true.

“Everything happens for a reason”. You may not know what it is at the time but “everything that happens in the dark will, one day, come to light”.

The cancer, the deal to raise money, the happiness, the award, belonging.
I’ve seen “Who do you think you are”, I’ve seen what happens to them when they imagine what their ancestors went through. I am terrified I am going to start blubbering on air.
But…. it has to be done. Africans were not indigenous to the Caribbean. Someway, somehow, my ancestors were slaves. They built America and they built and added to the wealth of Britain. I know that, we ALL know that. What is going to be interesting for me and my kids is feeling it because as mum says “Who feels it, knows it”.

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13 thoughts on “MBE & Me

  1. Hey Ed! Brilliant stuff, I wish you much happiness in this search. I’m of the opinion we all come from Africa, it’s just a matter of how many generations you choose to go back.

    1. I agree. Thank you for taking the time to read.

  2. Hi Eddie,

    Blubber away all you like, you’re human and we will all still love you the same! lol!
    This is a journey that must be made, I have been told by many, who in the main, now live by our original beliefs.
    As you say these people have changed their names, their outlook on how they/we live and have a greater awareness of who they are & where they come from! New beginnings Brother.
    Blessings on your forth coming journey and I am about to embark on mine also…

    1. Good luck on your journey Maureen & thank you!

  3. Ed the best thing that could happen is that you find out you are related to ME! 😜

    1. L O L

  4. Well done Eddie, I wish you pure enlightenment on your journey. It’s something I’ve wanted to do also but never pushed. Just be you. No shame in being emotional or crying. Live the moment regardless. 👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾

    1. Thank you Howie. Join me on this journey.

  5. Well done Eddie

    1. Thank you sir!

  6. Have a blessed voyage of discovery. 🙏🏾👏🏾💜

  7. It’ll enlighten you and your’s. What could be better?

  8. I’m a believer of your mums quote and know we’re all connected. Buckle up for an emotional rollercoaster ride and the next stage of your incredible journey Eddie.

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