“MANSA MUSA” by Hashim Lafond

“MANSA MUSA” by Hashim Lafond

Regular price $100

When I teach my children black history, it doesn’t start with slavery. That ruins confidence. I like to talk introduce people like Mansa Musa - the richest man to ever live. We glorify people like Bill Gates, Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos, but what about the facts? Mansa Musa was the ruler of the Mali empire of the 14th century was richer than anyone can describe.

During his pilgrimage to Mecca, spending was so lavish that it caused a currency crisis in Egypt. He gave away so much gold that it broke economies.


This is my modern take on Young Mansa. So when kids see this, they see that it’s possible for them too.

• Fade-resistant
• 20.5 mil thick poly-cotton blend canvas
• Hand-stretched over solid wood stretcher bars
• Matte finish coating

Size guide

  16×20
Height (inches) 16
Width (inches) 20