Seun Kuti Sparks Controversy Claiming Africans Taught Europeans How to Bathe

He mentioned on a podcast that Queen Elizabeth I used to bathe only once a month, which influenced her subjects to prioritise cleanliness.

Kuti highlighted that bathhouses originated in Africa, and it’s unfortunate that many Africans are unaware of their ancestors’ contribution to hygiene.

He urged listeners to explore European history, which reveals that Africans introduced the British to regular bathing, a practice they didn’t have before.

Seun Kuti’s statement highlights the cultural exchange and influence of African traditions on European customs, showcasing the rich heritage and influence.

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