‘Slavery Has Been Tremendously Beneficial To Black people’ – Kofi Jamar

'Slavery Has Been Tremendously Beneficial To Black people' - Kofi Jamar
Kofi Jamar

Ghanaians have taken offense at rapper and vocalist Derrick Osei Kuffour Prempeh, also known as Kofi Jamar for saying slavery has been beneficial to black people.

On Monday, September 19, 2022, the “Ekorso” hitmaker declared on his Twitter page that he thought black people had immensely benefited from slavery.

He claimed that if his ancestors hadn’t been sold into slavery, people like Michael Jackson wouldn’t have been discovered.

Kofi Jamar shared the contentious post and said that Blacks must acknowledge that slavery has largely been to their advantage.

“Despite all the ills of the inhumane selling and buying of human beings, Kofi Jamar believes rap music, RnB and pop culture wouldn’t have been birthed if not for slavery.

People will kill me for this, but our ancestors really knew what they were doing when they sold Most Africans into slavery, The is a great impact on the world as we see today.

I swear we wouldn’t have had the likes of the Blues, RnB , Rock and Roll, Rap Music, Hiphop Music”

“Etc . Blacks have benefited and impacted the world a lot in so many ways due to that migration. Shhh we wouldn’t have had the likes of Jay z, Lebron, Michael Jackson , Kanye West , Virgil abloh and a whole lot you can mention”

'Slavery Has Been Tremendously Beneficial To Black people' - Kofi Jamar

The majority of Ghanaians disapproved of his assertion and expressed their disgust and disappointment in the artist on social media.

Many people disagree with the singer and think that slavery destroyed the culture and pride of Africans.

‘Efo Edem is back’ said: “So Kofi Jamar is implying we have blues, RnB, Rap music, etc in America because of slavery? Beri Tiga, 18 yrs a Nigeria Afro beats artist is dropping bangers and you are here trying to justify slavery ? Naa cook this guy”

Pronounced; A-DO-KWAY said: “Kofi Jamar‘s tweet is everything that was and is still wrong with our educational system, especially studies where there were topics like “Advantages of colonialism & slavery” lol”

yaw abban wrote: “Kofi Jamar blacks didn’t migrate. They were forced from the arms of their parents, chained, caged & shipped to America, and Europe to, work in the fields, pick cotton under severe conditions. mistreated, raped, lynched & spat on. Mo ma next generation no y3 scary oo”

‘Efo Edem is back’ said: “So Kofi Jamar is implying we have blues, RnB, Rap music, etc in America because of slavery? Beri Tiga, 18 yrs a Nigeria Afro beats artist is dropping bangers and you are here trying to justify slavery ? Naa cook this guy”

Pronounced; A-DO-KWAY said: “Kofi Jamar‘s tweet is everything that was and is still wrong with our educational system, especially studies where there were topics like “Advantages of colonialism & slavery” lol”

yaw abban wrote: “Kofi Jamar blacks didn’t migrate. They were forced from the arms of their parents, chained, caged & shipped to America, and Europe to, work in the fields, pick cotton under severe conditions. mistreated, raped, lynched & spat on. Mo ma next generation no y3 scary oo”

Kofi Jamar later deleted the tweet and offered his regrets to anyone it may have offended.

I apologize for my tweet. My great grandfather, Prempeh the 1st was captured as a result of the colonial regime, I’ve been affected by what happened in many ways. All through The deed of slavery is wrong I can’t Deny the impact Blacks have had on the world today because of that”

Mello
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