Olaudah was a prominent African involved in the British movement for the abolition of the slave trade. He was enslaved as a child, purchased his freedom, and worked as an author, merchant, and explorer in South America, the Caribbean, the Arctic, the American colonies, and the United Kingdom, where he settled by 1792. His autobiography, The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, depicts the horrors of slavery and influenced the enactment of the Slave Trade Act of 1807
I’ve not kept to date with my Hero’s friday. To make up for it, here is a video of the great and legendary Fela Kuti. This is rare footage taken from Calabar one of the rainiest parts of Nigeria. Rain aside you cannot deny this Fela’s passion and showmanship. The energy of the continent circulates through his pores; raw, uncontrollable, untamed and free..