Historical documentations are hardly promoted. If it is done at all, such is so neglected. Even as someone remarked that if ‘you want to hide, anything from Africans put it in a book’ because that book would not be read. Another issue is how history is read and interpreted.
What are those experiences influencing how we perceive our leaders? These are African traditional leadership, religious beliefs, colonial rule and Western civilization. The first leadership influence has been the African traditional leadership. Africa historical socio-political structure can be summed up thus: some communities and tribes has highly developed political organizations, with differentiated hierarchies of office holders, from kings and chiefs to attendants, wielding varying degrees of authority. Each social-group was one in which different individuals played different roles.