The horror of Slavery
Today google celebrates Ignatious Sanchos writer composer shop keeper born in 1729 and died 1780. A british social reformer and a victim of slavery known as a slave reformer According to one of his letters he wrote and i quote “………the Christians’ abominable traffic for slaves and the horrid cruelty and treachery of the African Kings – encouraged by their Christian customers who carry them guns to furnish them with the hellish means of killing and kidnapping.”
Before I continue kudos https://www.bl.uk/people/ignatius-sancho. This british library gave me more insight to my compilation and I advice that you read more about this great man Sanchos.
Drawing your attention to some writings on slavery
Sancho’s first public recognition came by way of his exchange of letters with Laurence Sterne, in which Sancho encouraged the novelist to use his pen to combat slavery. Sancho wrote:
That subject, handled in your striking manner, would ease the yoke (perhaps) of many – but if only of one – Gracious God! – what a feast to a benevolent heart!
Though Sterne died in 1768, the novelist had preserved copies of his correspondence with Sancho and these were included in a collection of Sterne’s letters posthumously published in 1775. Sancho would remain a sharp critic of the mercenary and morally destructive nature of British colonialism in general, and of slavery in particular. As he wrote in 1778 to Jack Wingrave, the son of London bookseller John Wingrave:
I say it is with reluctance, that I must observe your country’s conduct has been uniformly wicked in the East – West Indies – and even on the coast of Guinea. – The grand object of English navigators – indeed of all Christian navigators – is money – money – money.
Sancho stressed that Britons must cast aside their assumption that people who look and live differently from themselves are culturally inferior, writing that: Make human nature thy study – wherever thou residest – whatever the religion – or the complexion – study their hearts. Sancho’s far-flung network of correspondents brought other black writers to his attention, including the poet Phillis Wheatley, of whom he became an acute reader. In one letter, Sancho thanks a Quaker friend in Philadelphia for sending him a copy of Wheatley’s book: Phyllis’ poems do credit to nature – and put art – merely as art – to the blush. – It reflects nothing either to the glory or generosity of her master – if she is still his slave – except he glories in the low vanity of having in his wanton power a mind animated by Heaven – a genius superior to himself – the list of splendid – titled – learned names, in confirmation of her being the real authoress. – alas!
Let me draw you to the present not forgetting the past
Bola tinubu the decendant of Madam Efunroye Tinubu
Do they look alike !!yes they do!! not only physical look but genotical. from https://www.blackpast.org/global-african-history/tinubu-madam-efunroye-ca-1805-1887/. I encourage you to follow link and read more. I quote “Efunporoye Osuntinubu Olumosa (often shortened to Efunroye Tinubu) was a shrewd and ambitious Nigerian business tycoon who wielded enormous economic power across Western Africa and political power in Abeokuta and Lagos. She was born around 1805 in the Yoruba town of Abeokuta in Western Nigeria. She married a man and had two sons with him, but he died soon thereafter. Newly a widow and single mother, she started trading tree bark and leaves to make a living. She had learned valuable market skills from her grandmother, Osunsola, who traded in tree bark, roots, herbs, and leaves. She also learned business skills from her mother, Nijeede, who had been a food seller.
In 1833 Tinabu remarried Adele, an exiled oba (king) of Lagos. With this marriage she began to accumulate economic and political power. The two moved to the coastal city of Badagry, where Tinabu, using her husband’s connections, built a successful business empire trading salt and tobacco from Europeans for slaves from Abeokuta.
Tinubu then moved to Lagos after Adele returned to his throne in 1835. Unfortunately, Adele died just two years later in 1837, making Tinubu a widow for the second time. She helped install Adele’s son, Oluwole, as the new king and married his military advisor, Yesefu Bada. She also continued to expand her trade network by monopolizing slaves and palm oil, and offering firearms obtained from the Europeans, which increased her wealth during the Yoruba Wars of the 1840s and 1850s.
Bola Tinubu alive and living in good health is a Nigeria born and bred business mogul and a shrewed politician who was two times Lagos State governor a guru in money making not ever questioned or interogated by EFCC.
However, drawing from news about his acclaimed visible assets, Bola Ahmed Tinubu net worth has been estimated to be $8.4 billion (₦3 trillion, 46 billion), making him the richest politician in Nigeria. Some assets he’s believed to own include Oando PLC, the largest locally owned oil-producing company in Nigeria with yearly revenue of about ₦449 million, the 5-star ultra-luxuriousLagosOriental Hotel, where the cheapest suite goes for ₦59,000 per night,and several other expensive assets scattered across Nigeria. We’re pretty sure the media doesn’t even know the half of it yet. quote “….https://naijauto.com/market-news/bola-tinubu-cars-2449″. We believe that the man himself dont know how much he is worth
Advice to Tinubu and other Africans from the quote of Ignatius Sancho
“The grand object of English navigators in collaboration with greedy African kings –” is money – money – money”.
History will never be forgotting. The greedy African Chiefs collaborated with the Slave masters to buid an empire for themselve’s, an empire of excessive wealth. Till now the mentality of Selfishness, Greed, Monopoly, Pride, Supremacy still remain in African culture and the African leader’s have enslaved their citizen’s. Bola Tinubu needs to Apologise to all Yoruba people for what his ancestor’s did and also apologise to all Nigerian’s. Fellow African Slaves master should follow suit.
The white’s enslave’s the black race mainly to enrich their country not for personal gain and that is why the Europeans countries and the west becomes a safe place to live today. African’s need to learn and stop excessive posession of wealth namely The Church, Political Arena’s Land ownership and so forth. People like Dangote should be emulated” TIME FOR A CHANGE”
African ctitizens are suffering from slavery from their masters the African Leaders. Let the African leaders free its people from slavery, We will keep becoming the voice of the common African man who is dying of hunger. Emulate the West who has used the divident of Slavey to better the life of its citizens and people around them. Enough of people running away from Africa looking for a better life in the West. Shame to you the power’s that be in Africa