In Black history, slavery is by far the most researched, discussed and read topic. Day in and out, there are more and more stories revealing how enslaved Africans were forcefully taken from their homes and thrown on ships only to be sold into slavery that lasted for well over 400 years.
Stories on how they were treated on ships, renamed, punished and used on plantations are retold and shared. In general, slaves, taken and sold, suffered under hard labour on sugar, cotton, tobacco and other plantations making greedy and wicked slave traders, product merchants and their families richer by the day.
Whiles majority of captured Africans went through similar ordeals, there are a few whose stories are unique and intriguing as they were able to survive or escape the conditions in one way or another to become notable members of Western societies.
Here are 5 enslaved Africans who became rich royals and noble people in the Western societies they found themselves in.