The installation of a statue at the headquarters of the AU is the second monument honoring an African leader. The first in 2012, regaled the legacy of Ghana’s Kwame Nkrumah another founding father of the OAU who antagonized colonialists. Due to that statement and other allegations about persecution and enslavement of his people, along with differences in political perspectives and loyalties there are still divisions among intellectuals, Pan-African advocates and others as to whether he is deserving of the title “Father of Africa. The British/Jamaica collaboration “44/876” was an easy win in the reggae category. Other 2018 nominees in the reggae category included Protoje, Etana, Black Uhuru and Ziggy Marley.
Source: Ethiopian News February 12, 2019 12:11 UTC