D-Black says his visit to Elmina Castle is one of the most important experiences of his life

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Rapper D-Black who turned 33 years a few days ago has decided to tour the Central Region of Ghana.

He specifically went to Elmina Castle. He has described his visit as one of the most important experiences in his life.

The ‘Vera’ hitmaker obviously went to learn more about the history of Slavery in Ghana.

Check out the photos he shared on Instagram below:

 

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1957 ✊🏽 One of the most important experiences of my life ~ Elmina Castle

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Elmina Castle was erected by the Portuguese in 1482 as Castelo de São Jorge da Mina, also known as Castelo da Mina or simply Mina in present-day Elmina, Ghana.

It was the first trading post built on the Gulf of Guinea and the oldest European building in existence south of the Sahara.

First established as a trade settlement, the castle later became one of the most important stops on the route of the Atlantic slave trade.

The Dutch seized the fort from the Portuguese in 1637, after an unsuccessful attempt to the same extent in 1596, and took over all of the Portuguese Gold Coast in 1642. The slave trade continued under the Dutch until 1814.

In 1872, the Dutch Gold Coast, including the fort, became a possession of Great Britain.

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