Sunday 11 June 2023


Mansa Musa was a wealthy West African ruler who ruled a massive portion of the continent in the 14th century. According to researchers, Musa is considered to be the wealthiest person in history. Estimated to have been born in the year 1280 or so, Musa Keita I rose to lead the Mali Empire after the disappearance of his predecessor, Abubakari Keita II, presumably at sea.

Taking the title Mansa, which roughly translates to “King,” Musa began his 25-year rule in the year 1312. The sprawling lands that he controlled also contained portions of modern-day Gambia, Senegal, Burkina Faso, Nigeria and other nations.

On a Pilgrimage to Mecca in 1324 AD, Mansa Musa  brought so much gold with him that his visit resulted in the collapse of gold prices in Egypt (kemet) & Arabia. It took 12 years for the economies of the region to normalize.

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