Derrick Osei Kuffour Prempeh, better known by his stage name Kofi Jamar, is a singer from Ghana who, unlike other Africans, values slavery and colonialism more highly than the freedom and autonomy that modern Africa provides its citizens.
The “Ekorso” singer claims that Africans would not have profited from things like music — which he claims helped pave the way for the likes of Michael Jackson, Kanye West, LeBron James, and others — if not for slavery.
Even though he knew many in Ghana and throughout Africa would be upset by his statement, he implied that music would not have developed in Africa without the introduction of slavery.
In a tweet from today, September 19 that has since been removed, he elaborated on how Africans had gained more education and made a significant global influence as a result of forced migration.
“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,” his tweets read.