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Mansa Musa

Discover Mansa Musa, the richest man ever, who literally put his Mali empire on the map. Greg is joined by comedian Athena Kugblenu and historian Dr Augustus Casely-Hayford OBE.

Who was Mansa Musa and how did he become the world’s richest man… ever? What did he do with his wealth? And why did everyone around him keep dying? Greg Jenner is joined by comedian Athena Kugblenu and historian and director of the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art, Dr Augustus Caseley-Hayford OBE. It’s history for people who don’t like history!

This episode was produced by Dan Morelle and scripted and researched by Emma Nagouse, assisted by Josh Daniels.

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46 minutes