Lost Kingdoms of Africa 4 of 4 West Africa



Art historian Gus Casely-Hayford explores the history of the Lost Kingdoms of West Africa, with particular attention to the 16th-century bronzes from the kingdom …

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  1. According to Benin mythology, before the Obas or Kings ruled over Benin, the Ogisos, or "Kings of the Sky" ruled over the land, and the first "Oba" supposedly descended to Earth from the sky!

  2. I'm discussed at the lack of History that we've been given. I don't understand why this information was kept from the World!! This is absolutely unacceptable!!! History being erased?!!! That's bullshit!! As a White person this is shameful!!!! THE TRUTH WILL ALWAYS COME OUT!!! WHY LIE ABOUT IT?!!! IT'S FACT!!! TELL THE TRUTH!!!!!

  3. One thing is fact Islam was great for Africa. The arabs traded with the Africans possibly taught them many skills including writing education and religion in order to get rid of that black magic madness. Then the Europeans came and ruined everything

  4. Afrocentrism aside west Africa dose have a lot of history yet many blacks feel that it isn't worth claiming. They either disregard it or the get biblical west Africa has many different cultures kingdoms and empires each with its own interesting background. Blacks should focus on that rather than northern eastern or southern African regions all of which also have their distinctive legacies.

  5. ARCHEOLOGY, SEEMS TO CONTROL THE HISTORY OF AFRICAN PEOPLE'S. !!. BY CREATING LIES AND PROPAGANDA THAT FIT THERE ANGLO SAXON WHITE AGENDA. !!. GOD FORBID THE WORLD WOULD KNOW THE AFRICANS HAD , GREAT CITY'S AND EMPIRES.!!. READ YOUR BIBLE CAREFULLY, IN BLACK & WHITE. !!.AND KNOWN THE REAL TRUTH. !!!. WHY YOUR PASTORS AND EVANGELIST DON'T TELL U.? . WHEN IT'S STUDY IN UNIVERSITY'S. !!!. ?. IT'S CALL DUMING, DOWN THE PEOPLE'S. !!!.😈😲😨..SEE; FALSE PREACHER'S EXPOSED AND MILLINER'S PREACHER'S EXPOSE. !!!!.VIDEO'S. SHOCKING. !!.

  6. West. Was. The. First. To. Build. Pyramid. . One. In. Biafra. Land. Now. Call. NIGERIA ( in. Enugu. State. Udi) second. Zinder. Pyramid. In. Niger , so. We. Have. Some. Thing. That. Is. Older. Then. Kemeth. Pyramid .

  7. πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸŒŸπŸ’ŽπŸ’˜πŸ’ŽπŸŒŸπŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜πŸ’˜. 🌟🌍🌍🌍🌍🌟

  8. He states they thought no way Africans could have made this cast iron work resembles Africans. He wonders where did they get the technology to do this the stuff to create it. Lol wtf is wrong with these folks?

  9. the portuguese didnt help the Fon with any of their achievements. this dude dont know the origin of the Fon he only knows more so of what the whites told him about them. Islam didnt bring writing to africa they only brought their roman-created islam and their late language of arabic. the scripts of west africa for the most part are older than the creation of the arabic language.

  10. ..need to be exterminated…? Personally I stole nothing from Africa. Paradoxically, you're the one making yourself look even more violent, forever the more….statistics / proof everywhere.

  11. Yooooooo, I'm so glad I found this. I postulated on my own that West Africans were artists — artists of all sorts. This documentary helped confirm that for me. A few things I will add is "red skinned pigmies" might have something to do with the fact that the Yorubas call lighter-sinned people, like the presenter, "eyan pupa" — which is literally translated "red person", but it is referring to light-skinned people. I'm going to throw a huge guess ball and imply that the light-skinned pigmies might have been the Botswanan bushmen, seeing that is seems they would fit the description, or maybe even igbo people since these two people have an intersting presence of that light-skinned trait in their genetics — I don't know. Also the ceremonies such as the Dogon parade can be seen among the Yorubas such as the Eyo festival, I've been able to see as a kid, which is supposed to be a procession of spirits through the town and is supposed to have some long-time cultural symbolism. Benin people always seemed a bit mysterious to me, and Yorubas who don't know better say they are people heavily steeped in the dark arts — very mysterious people. I do think the Yoruba people are closely related howerver, for easily obvious reasons as per their cultural presentations. In regards to the art, I was researching West Africa once and came across this people group that build their homes with vibrant color designs — it's really breath taking and somewhere to the west of Nigeria. I also find it ironc that the European visitors were shocked that West Africans could show significant signs of competency, since they were disposed to seeing West Africans as savage people while the truth is they never were — they were just either stereotyped from the jump by the British, or they were largely misunderstood since their ways were so different, and I think the former was the case. I'm West African, and I didn't know a lot of these things, *sniffles.. After seeing this I can definitely make connections between seeming cultural anecdotes I had come across as a child and the culture as presented in this documentary. It is also interesting to hear that these Africans fled from "the mountains" to be able to retain their belief systems due to the visitation of Islam; I recently just watched a video pointing that original berbers were, at least, in part more similar to sub-saharan africans in looks. All pretty interesting. Will definitely be learning more. Mad props.

  12. I have to teach the youth in my family the amazing ancient history of Africa. Knowing history of ancestors, esp as an African American helps us upon their strength.