illustration of angus mcbride showing Mansa Musa. One of the greatest emperors of the Malian Empire. He is the wealthiest man who ever lived. He came to power in He is credited with the Golden Age of Mali.
Circa Along the coast of West Africa in the and early Yoruba people were often called “Aku” after their typical greeting “E ku …” -- I love the way she's sitting, unafraid to take up the space she deserves!