Nigerian singer and instrumentalist, Seun Kuti has shared his opinion on the history of Africans and technology.
Like his late father Fela Kuti, he is vocal about getting justice for Africans.
And so, Seun Kuti said via Instagram that the White Supremacists used technology to cheat Africans.
According to him, they have succeeded in making Africans believe that they never invented anything.
He further claimed the Western world barred Africans inventors from receiving patents until after the 1930s and had to surrender their ideas for small change.
In his words:
“Black people and technology. One of the things that white supremacy has used to bamboozle many Africans with sleeping spirits is TECHNOLOGY!
They have so warped the narrative that these unconscious blacks believe that Africans never invented anything.
I don’t want to do the lame act of naming Africans who invented so many of the things we use today, u know why? those things make money for other people not Africans.
No one can ever know the immense contribution of African people to technology, you know why? The West barred us from receiving patents for our work till well after the 1930s.
That means many Africans had to surrender their ideas to white people for small change!
Now let’s leave that side of intellectual contribution and discuss resources. Can any Europeans tech be switched on without African resources?
What will happen to Europe’s great technological progress if Africans simply withheld their resources. Why am I saying all this?
Because a lot of idiots come and tell me things like, if you are a Pan african why are u using technology of white people? There is no such thing.”
Seun Kuti continued: “In a fair world where the madness of white supremacists isn’t affecting anyone especially the black coconuts, we would know that technology doesn’t belong to any one group.
But the whole of Humanity and for you to tell me not to use technology because I am African means you also believe Africans especially those proud to be Africans aren’t Human.
It means you are afflicted with Self-hate. It means you need healing.
Allow me to blow your mind, do you know that with all the supercomputers and machinery the world has today they still can’t build a pyramid where the top meets perfectly like our ancestors did? #getthesax”