Grammy award-winning Nigerian Afro-fusion musician, Damini Ebunolowa Ogulu, well known as Burna Boy has lamented about the fact that schools in Africa centers their curriculum on western knowledge and history instead of African history.
In an interview, the “Love Damini” crooner stated that the educational system in Africa has been structured in a way that it only broadens the knowledge of students about the western history and historical personalities and not that of Africans.
“They don’t teach us that in schools. They don’t tell us about ourselves. They tell us about you guys and they tell us about the Queen of England. They tell us but a lot of stuff that has no significance to us”, he said.
He insinuated that the African child has always been educated to feel inferior to the white man and made to believe that they have no power to effect the change they desire to see.
Burna Boy said that he desires to know more about the history of his people in Africa before they were enslaved by the white man and the truth about his history instead of being filled up with the knowledge of the white man.
:I also want the truth of our history before slavery and before the white man came in and before all that, to be the real history that’s told. This is not how we always was, some people came here and lied to you and took the crown off your head and told you you are a slave when they really came here and met you as a king”, he added.
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