How Africans sold Africans into slavery – Seun Kuti
Nigerian singer Seun Kuti in an Instagram post has weighed on the subject of slavery and how Africans played a part in it.
In his opinion, the outspoken Nigerian singer stated that Africans were responsible for the sales of other Africans into slavery.
The singer in an Instagram post shared a clip from the popular book, “The African Slave Trade” which shows a letter written by the King of Congo to the Europeans in 1526 over the slave trade after noticing that noblemen were being turned into slaves.
The singer cited as a major problem the fact that the families of those who sold others into slavery still enjoy the ill-gotten wealth.
He asked that they are held accountable for the ‘crimes’ the slave-trading families committed. He wrote:
“This is a letter written by Afonso, formerly Nzinga a Mvemba, the king of Bukango (now Congo) after Europeanizing himself and hoping for development.
This was in 1526 and we are still begging for help after falling prey and trusting the untrustworthy! Also when u say ‘Africans sold other Africans into slavery’ how does this letter make u feel?
African traitors sold other Africans and the problem is that till today they control the wealth they made and we haven’t held them accountable.
They were traitors not Africans #getthesax. Traitors sell their brothers out thereby losing the right to be called ‘Africans’ or ‘Brothers.
Seun is the son of the late activist and iconic singer Fela Kuti.