ASHE FOUNDATION is a think-tank to promote African Sociocultural Harmony and Enlightenment in Nigeria, Africa and the Black Diaspora
Africa is made up of two main ethnolinguistic families – Niger Kongo and Afro-Asian.
From genetic and cultural anthropological studies, it is believed that all the 2240 Niger-Kongo groups in Africa (517 in Nigeria) that account for over 70% of the population have common ancestry, cultural foundations and linkages, but due to colonialism fail to realize their common cultural identity.
This lack of a well articulated cultural identity has been linked to ethnic distrust and hostility, poor work ethics, inability to build sustainable progressive political alliances and other sociocultural problems.
Following consultations with the paramount monarchs of the major African groups, it was agreed that a think tank should be created to promote cultural understanding and unity across Nigeria, Africa and the Black Diaspora.
The maiden conference, Conference on African Origins, held on February 21st 2018 attracted all stakeholders, who demanded an extensive public awareness campaign. It is believed that a mass cultural identity will improve cultural pride and harmony, as well as tie the common origins to the collective aspirations of the Original African group