Ekow Nimako, Bay of Banjul (The Abdication of Abu Bakr II), 2022. 120,000~ LEGO® elements. Banjul is the capital and fourth largest city in Gambia. Considering this region was part of the Malian Empire, it was chosen as the site for the grand departure of Mansa Abu Bakr II and his fleet of 2,000 ships.

Building Black Civilizations

Journey of 2,000 Ships



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