Chief Anyanwụ Ututu also known as Princess Naja Chinyere Njoku Eri née C. Naja Levoe is the DSG for DNA Tested Igbo Descendants within the Council of Igbo States in Americas (CISA). She is the founder and president of DNA Tested Africans www.DNATestedAfricans.org, a component of Imperial African History and Genetic Genealogical Society. Her nonprofit organization provides the African Diaspora with helpful third party tools that assist them in searching their continental African cousins. She supports over 12,800 DNA tested African descendants with tools and best practices regarding DNA testing. She conducts naming ceremonies throughout the United States.
Chief Anyanwụ is also a founder and director of the African Royale DNA Project which provides autosomal DNA testing to Africans born on our motherland continent.
She is a decorated retired US Army veteran that found her Igbo ancestry through DNA testing and genealogical research. As a result, she found her relatives in Nigeria, was given her Igbo name and was received into Eri Kingdom in Aguleri, Nigeria in 2011, as Princess Chinyere Eri by the King, His Majesty Chukwuemeka Eri. On 9 November 2019, the Chieftaincy title was conferred upon her in honor of her years of work in reconnecting African families with their Diaspora relatives.
She is a seasoned leader, having served in the US military for over 20 years. She has served in leadership positions in various community and family oriented organizations for the past 30 years. She received several university degrees and other certifications as well as Army commendations for outstanding military service. She currently holds a Masters degree in Business Administration with a minor in Military Science. Her BS is in Criminal Justice.
Chief’s work is a global service of reconnecting various African kingdoms with their Diaspora families that were lost as a result of the horrible trade and forced migrations. Her work within CISA pertains to Igbo reconnections, family reunions, naming ceremonies and cultural immersion. She facilitates Igbo Association intake and Igbo language classes before and after the naming and reconnections. This allows Igbo descendants to learn from igbo leaders in our local communities as well as take part in cultural events and language classes.
She is the CISA point of contact for the Igbo ancestral naming ceremonies and reconnections. She can be reached at Naja@DNATestedAfricans.org or by WhatsApp text at +1-347-443-9466. Registration for the naming ceremony is separate and is facilitated via Chief. https://linktr.ee/Chief.Chinyere.