Born in the Month Ghana was Birthed, Nii Ajorwor Ampa Perbi is here!

It is always an honour to get to name someone or something, especially a seventh biological child. The historic and prophet names of the other children have been explained in the past here.

Naming the child on the morning of 9th March, 2021

 

Our seventh, and final, child was born on March 2, 2021 at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal, Canada. In accordance with our Akan (Yaw’s) and Ga (Anyele’s) traditions of Ghana, we named him on the eighth day, the same day of his birth, Tuesday, a week later. Like all his siblings before, the 3.895kg champion, whose 54cm height excited the obstetric staff because it’s over the 97th percentile, has been given a name pregnant with historic and prophetic meaning. And his name shall be called NII AJORWOR AMPA PERBI. Here’s what each given name means:

 

NII

All the older six siblings are called Nana, an Akan title meaning prince(ss) and also signifying God as King. Nii is the Ga equivalent of Nana.

 

AJORWOR

Over a dozen years ago, with inspiration from the life of the patriarch Abraham we felt called out of Ghana: “Go from your country, your people and your father’s household to the land I will show you.” So we did, leaving a great life in Ghana to start from scratch in Canada. The commission came with a  commiserate blessing though: “I will make you into a great nation, and I will bless you; I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.” (Genesis 12:1-3)

The Ga version of Genesis 12:1-3. You see a variety of renditions of blessing (jormor–anglicized): major (I will bless), aaajor (be a blessing)

 

It’s been nearly a decade-and-a-half since our being called and sent forth and we feel we’ve really and truly been blessed by the LORD in every sphere of life–physically, spiritually, socially and academically (which was the original door open in Canada).  Ajorwor means “we’ve been blessed” or in context, “God has blessed us!”

And we are blessed not just qualitatively but quantitatively too! We had one child at the time of the promise, now we have seven times the number of children! Every child is a blessing, a reward, a heritage from the LORD and an arrow for waging life’s battles and extending the glory of the Kingdom of God on earth as it is in Heaven. Indeed our quiver is full, and the Psalmist says we are blessed for having a quiver full of arrows!

 

Ajor nuu means “blessed is the man,” but we say ajor wor, “blessed are we all,” for having a quiver-full of sharp arrows

 

AMPA

Ampa is the baby’s maternal grandfather. When we felt it would be appropriate to name our last child after this noble man we didn’t know Nii Ajorwor would be born so close to Ghana’s Independence Day, March 6. You will soon understand the significance of this. Initially called Kwame Patterson, great grandpa changed his name to Nii Ampa Sowa. He left to study Industrial Management at Leeds Polytechnic, United Kingdom, in 1958, a year after Ghana’s independence from British colonial rule.

Asked by his cousin Ebenezer Ako-Adjei, one of the ‘Big Six‘ founders of Ghana, to come back to help him run his Ministry (Foreign Affairs), he returned to Ghana and became his Personal Assistant in 1960. In 1963 when Ako-Adjei was arrested in a political frame-up, Anyele’s grandfather was arrested too. He was released from Usher Fort and Nsawam prisons after six months detention. He left the civil service.

In 1965, he joined Parkinson Heward (builders of the Tema industrial municipaity) as a bookkeeper. In February 1966, when there was the coup d’etat by the National Liberation Council that ousted Kwame Nkrumah’s government, Parkinson Heward was asked to leave the country. He vowed never to join politics again… hence Anyele’s dad’s aversion to politics! Nii Ampa Sowa passed away in 1980, while Anyele’s dad was pursuing his graduate studies in Canada, where Anyele was born.

 

THE BLESSING

Interestingly, Ajorwor (“we are blessed”/”we’ve been blessed” in Ga) combined with Ampa (“true” in Akan), Ajorwor Ampa means “truly blessed!” So we have been blessed indeed; but blessing is a mountain with no peak. There’s so much more where these blessings came from and we trust that Nii Ajorwor not only represents blessings past but is a divine sign and a symbol for many more blessings to come to our Perbi family and through us, to all nations! Welcome, Nii Ajorwor Ampa Perbi! Akwaaba!

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58 Comments

  1. Eric Sinayobye says:
    March 9, 2021

    This is indeed beautiful! Welcome, Nii Ajowor! May the Lors bless and keep you indeed!

    Reply
    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 9, 2021

      Thanks and amen, Eric. Long time!

      Reply
  2. Yvette Anthea Adzo Owusu says:
    March 9, 2021

    Congratulations Yaw and Anyele!
    God is good.

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 9, 2021

      Thank you Yvette. Yes, God is good!

      Reply
  3. Elsa says:
    March 9, 2021

    You are truly blessed dearest Nii Ajorwor Ampa.

    So much love from all of us here. ❤

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  4. Jackie Hanson says:
    March 9, 2021

    So refreshing! I’ve always known that names are powerful and significant but this makes even more meaning to me. I love your children’s names and I’m definitely going to take a cue. Thank you Dr. P! Welcome Nii Ajorwor Ampa Perbi.

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 9, 2021

      Thanks for your kind words, Jackie. Glad this has been useful. May you and your generation surpass us and ours!

      Reply
  5. Brooke says:
    March 9, 2021

    Beautiful. You’re truly blessed. Praise be to God.

    Reply
  6. Christian K. Lumorvi says:
    March 9, 2021

    Congratulations Doc and Madam. You make things look so beautiful. May Ajorwor grow in wisdom and stature. I wish you all the best, Sir and Madam

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 9, 2021

      Thanks and amen. It must be the glory of the Lord!

      Reply
  7. Obiri-Mainoo says:
    March 9, 2021

    Interesting with a lot of lessons!
    Our congratulations!

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 10, 2021

      Glad you found this useful, Obiri! Grateful for your hearty congratulations!

      Reply
  8. Thomas Dawo says:
    March 9, 2021

    I am happy for you and family for the addition of a truly blessed child “Nii Ajoryor Ampa Perbi”. May the name follow her. May she be truly blessed to truly blessed the world 🙏.
    Grace for you and family. Stay truly blessed ❤️

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 10, 2021

      Thanks Thomas, for being happy for us and blessing our SON (NII); not daughter (which would’ve been NAA). We appreciate you!

      Reply
  9. Emmanuel Adomako says:
    March 9, 2021

    Blessed!

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  10. Naa Borteley says:
    March 9, 2021

    Beautiful Blessings. Your household is truly blessed. Keep inspiring us all🙏🏾.

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  11. Freda Bediako-Puni says:
    March 9, 2021

    We bless God for his tangible blessings if children.
    Congratulations

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 10, 2021

      Tangible blessing indeed! Thanks and amen, Freda!

      Reply
  12. Jennifer says:
    March 10, 2021

    All praise and thanks belong to Jehovah God. Congratulations to the family. Welcome, Ajorwor Ampa, may the good Lord grant you special knowledge and wisdom which surpasses all understanding now and forevermore. Amen

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 10, 2021

      Amen and amen, Jennifer. Thanks for sharing in our joy and blessing!

      Reply
  13. Reindorf & Akosua Perbi says:
    March 10, 2021

    Akwaaba, Nii Ajorwor Ampa; welcome. You truly are a blessing.

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 10, 2021

      Thank you Grandpa & Grandma Perbi! We appreciate your life and example; we see farther today because we stand on your shoulders!

      Reply
  14. Alex Owusu-Biney says:
    March 10, 2021

    God is faithful and a rewarder of them that diligently follow HIM.

    Blessings

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 10, 2021

      Amen oo! Thanks for setting the example, Sir Alex!

      Reply
      • Alex Owusu-Biney says:
        March 10, 2021

        😁😁😁😁

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  15. Abigail says:
    March 10, 2021

    Beautiful!!!

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 10, 2021

      Just like you, Abigail 🙂

      Reply
    • Kwame Andoh-Kumi says:
      March 11, 2021

      Congrats to you and Mrs (Dr) P. once again!! I was looking forward to this naming ceremony and you did not disappoint. Historic and meaningful name for my nephew. May God bless him indeed and expand his territories!!!

      Reply
  16. Naa Marteki Nkwantabisa says:
    March 10, 2021

    Beautiful name indeed❤, welcome to the family Nii Ajorwor Ampa Perbi. Congratulations Yaw and Anyele. May the name of God be praised🙏🏻.

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 10, 2021

      Beautiful and (as someone put it) euphonic! lol! The name of the LORD be praised indeed!

      Reply
  17. Kingsley Kwayisi says:
    March 10, 2021

    The intentional living and raising children is a. Ministry worth pursuing each facet of life. Thanks Dr P for leading!

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  18. Kingsley Kwayisi says:
    March 10, 2021

    The intentional living and raising children is a Ministry worth pursuing each day of our lives . Thanks Dr P and Anyele for leading and setting the bar so high. God bless you and the seven in all their pursuits!

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 10, 2021

      KK my brother! You are close enough to know it’s grace and grace alone! May all of our lives, your family’s and ours, demand a supernatural explanation!

      Reply
  19. Naa Shormeh says:
    March 10, 2021

    Beautiful…I love the unique names you give to your children and the meanings.I have definitely learnt something new.

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 10, 2021

      You’re too kind, Naa Shormeh. Glad to have added some value to you your life; thanks for making ours worth while too!

      Reply
  20. Joe Wilson-Tetteh says:
    March 10, 2021

    To God be all glory and welcome to Nii Adorwor

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 10, 2021

      Nii Ajorwor thanks you, Uncle Joe! Lol! I’m glad he has all these rich uncles like you!

      Reply
    • Hirwa Israel says:
      March 11, 2021

      Awesome. Very well thought-out names. Inspired to pay attention when naming children. Shalom.

      Reply
  21. Alex Owusu-Biney says:
    March 10, 2021

    😁😁😁😁

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  22. Nana Amma says:
    March 10, 2021

    What a handsome blessing! Welcome, Nii Ajorwor! What a powerful name and story behind the name.

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  23. Nii Nortey says:
    March 11, 2021

    I look forward to how his mom will be shouting his name and chasing him around the house. Congratulations to the family.

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  24. Sylvia Ashley says:
    March 11, 2021

    Wow! Such a profound and powerful name! Nii Ajorwor Ampa…I see greatness, a true blessing to his generation and beyond. Dr. Perbi , you and everyone connected to you are blessed .

    Reply
  25. Afi says:
    March 11, 2021

    Beautiful name. You are truly blessed and the good Lord bless you more!

    Reply
  26. Sam Ngugi says:
    March 11, 2021

    Awesome and inspiring! Names with meaning and purpose💪🏾

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  27. Seth Quaye says:
    March 12, 2021

    Yaw, this is beautiful and very thoughtful. Nii is blessed indeed! No weapon fashioned against him shall prosper. He has escaped like a bird out of the snare of the fowler. He shall fulfill purpose in Jesus Christ’s name. So shall it be!

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  28. Kofi Adjei Mensah says:
    March 12, 2021

    Congratulations and blessings to the family .Welcome Nii Ajorwor

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  29. Ofeibea says:
    March 13, 2021

    Congratulations to this amazing Family. I have been following this family and watching their pics and all. From their wedding till now. Ajoor-nye leelen. (You are indeed Blessed). Welcome to Baby Nii Ajoorwor Ampa♥️

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 16, 2021

      You are too kind, Ofeibea. Grateful for your encouragement. God is good; He gets all the glory!

      Reply
  30. Gaby says:
    March 14, 2021

    Beautiful baby and wonderful revelation and meaning. I pray the blessings of the Lord keep pouring over you and your generations. Welcome little arrow!

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 16, 2021

      Amen and amen, Saint Gaby of Guatemala!:-)

      Reply
  31. Bill Dadzie says:
    March 14, 2021

    Congratulations and I tap into the blessing of Seven. A year by this time I will give a testimony.Welcomd Nii Ajowor!!

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    • Yaw Perbi says:
      March 16, 2021

      Amen, Bill! From your lips to His ears!

      Reply
  32. Adazewa Parker Dadson says:
    March 17, 2021

    Congratulations 🎊 and I tap into this Blessing

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  33. Nancy Dzifa Dusu says:
    February 17, 2022

    Ajorwor Ampa. What a wonderful name to give to such an adorable and blessed child. Yahweh be praised. U r indeed blessed.

    Reply

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