About the book

Black Egyptians is a non-fiction work of independent research by me, Segun Magbagbeola into the origin and race of the people of Ancient Egypt. Ancient Egypt is termed the ‘cradle of civilisation’ and continues to captivate researchers to this day. However when it comes to the race and skin colour of the Ancient Egyptians this raises controversy, disputes, and is unsettled. Why, well Egypt was invaded many times in it’s history, and it’s location on the North-Eastern tip of Africa makes it very close to Europe and Asia which makes things very tricky. There are two schools of thought; first that they were mixed or Mediterranean looking which is the more accepted version as seen by conventional Egyptologists.

The second is that the Ancient Egyptians were a black race and western forms of education have tried to hide or alter their image from African peoples, seen by Afrocentrists. I take a fresh and holistic approach to solving this debate. I have been a student of Egyptology for 8 years and studied from conventional and rogue Egyptologists, including Nuwaupu a culture and religion based on the history and mythology of Ancient Egypt. The book starts with an introduction to the race controversy, then goes on to find cultural links between Egypt and other African countries, and ends with examining physical and genetic evidence to test my theory. Such an in depth study of the subject from all angles has not been done before. Other works related to the subject are (Diop 1974, The African origin of Civilisation) (Van Sertima 1995, Egypt Child of Africa and works by Ben Yosef Jochanon).

The most recent is by (Robert Bauval: Black Genesis: The prehistoric origins of Ancient Egypt) a non-black author who takes an Afrocentric view. Some of these works are older and don’t contain many of the facets of Egyptology. What makes my work truly fascinating is I have first hand knowledge of the relationship between Egypt and Extra Terrestrial involvement as well as to the lost civilisation of Atlantis. This not only helps to identify their true race but also helps to explain their many mysteries such as the building of the pyramids. My book took me two years and three months to write and I am ready to share it with the rest of the world. This will appeal to Egyptologists and historians, archaeologists, university students and lecturers (from those disciplines) black historians, and people with an open mind.

book information

Title: Black Egyptians: The African Origins of Ancient Egypt
Author: Segun Magbagbeola
ISBN: 978-0-9573695-0-4
EBook ISBN: 978-0-9573695-1-1
Genres: Ancient History, Black History, Egyptian Archaeology, Antiquities, History of Northern Africa
Publisher: Akasha Publishing Ltd
Publication date: 14/01/2013
Price: £15.99
Pages: 268

Q. What race were the Ancient Egyptians?

The pictures below show two clearly different answers, the left shows them with white (Eurocentric) features, the right shows them with black or (Afrocentric) features. One of these has to be wrong!


Different races of people entered Egypt at various points throughout its history. It’s fragile location and advanced civilisation made it a target for foreigners. It is connected to two different continents; Asia and Europe via the Delta and below Greece and Turkey by the Mediterranean Sea. The picture below shows the presence of different races in Egypt and in the Greco-Roman period, Egypt was a multicultural society.

Despite all the opinions and theories, one thing is for certain! Egypt is in Africa and Africa is the home of the black race so the Ancient and original Egyptians must have been black. Egypt and Nubia has been left out of African history and I Segun Magbagbeola have made it my job to set the record straight. Welcome to Black Egyptians!

Explore Ancient Egyptian Race Controversy

Explore The Population History of Egypt


Click on a Chapter heading to see the summary below

An introduction to the Ancient Egyptian race controversy. We explore the differing views on the population of Ancient Egypt; mainly the Eurocentric vs. Afrocentric view by historians and Egyptologists. There is a brief introduction into ancient Egyptian history, we see the impact of Egypt throughout religion, how Ancient Egypt is portrayed in the media and how the Egyptians viewed themselves.

This was the first chapter I wrote, the one that was the most fun to write and the one that would push your mind to the limit. The Egyptians were so ahead of their time. The pyramids alone are enough to consider whether the Egyptians had contact with Extra-terrestrial beings, and the face of Mars throws some serious questions to consider a possible link with Mars and Egypt. Orion and Sirius were the two most important stars to the Ancient Egyptians. There is a link with Egypt and the Dogon tribe of people in Mali who discovered Sirius before modern day astronomers. Finally we look at the gods of Ancient Egypt known as the Neteru with overwhelming evidence that they were real living humans from the stars.

Before Ancient Egypt can be discussed properly we need pre-requisite knowledge of the origins of humanity and the inception of the black race. We take a brief look at important events between the beginning of time and 5000 years ago at the start of the first dynasty? For example; evolution, ET intervention, the earliest fossils of our humanoid ancestors Ardi and Lucy; found in Ethiopia, the 7 types of Negroids, and the migration of Noah’s seed across the world after the flood in Genesis (his equivalent would be Utnaphistim) in the Gilgamesh epics. 

Chapters 4-6 aim to find Egypt’s closest descendants by examining historical evidence of links with other African countries. We start with Sudan or Nubia, Egypt’s neighbor to the south. Both have a very rich history though Nubia is often sidelined and treated apart from Egypt when in fact they were one. Nubia has more pyramids than Egypt, and the Egyptian army was comprised mostly of the Medjay (Nubian warriors). There is evidence that the Egyptians came from Nubia and Nubia had a pharaonic state before Narmer/Menes. You learn about the Nubian pharaohs of the 25th dynasty who started the renaissance period, we look at modern tribes of Nubia and an interview with their chiefs to discuss their insight on the history with both groups. Interesting points from Bauval/Brophy two white Egyptologists who wrote Black Genesis placing Nubians at the core of Egyptian civilization.

There is a wealth of evidence to suggest that the people in Nigeria once lived in Egypt. Nigerian historical sources say their exact origin is uncertain, but always end up at Egypt and Nubia. Most agree they migrated from the east (Egypt) after wars made life uncomfortable for them. There are four at least four strong periods of possible migrations of people from Egypt into Nigeria. Joseph Lucas’ book, the religion of the Yoruba’s finds a connection between their language, religion and culture. Catherine Acholonu They Lived Before Adam finds many links with the Igbo people of Nigeria and Egypt. Is there a connection with Nigeria’s high population of twins when the Gods of Ancient Egypt were also born as twins. The museum which has a figure of an Egyptian figure holding Egyptian artifacts.  

Since Egypt has such close ties with Nigeria, other countries that were part of Yorubaland are thrown into the equation for example Ghana, Benin, Chad and Angola. There are also links with the Israelites (e.g Beta Israel and Lemba Tribe from South Africa and Congo), Malians and Senegal.

Explore the link between the Olmec people of Mexico and the Egyptians. The Olmecs were the founders of Meso-American civilization who influenced later civilizations such as the Aztecs and Mayans. South America has a large number of pyramids and colossoal granite statues are found all over the Olmec heartland which are surprisingly Negroid in origin. We examine Ivan Van Sertima’s breakthrough book ‘They Came before Columbus’ including cultural and linguistic evidence; as well as Nuwaupian evidence of Olmec and Egyptian presence.

Egypt’s fragile location and advanced society has been made it the hotpsot for invasions over the millenniums, the last being the Arab invasion of the 7th Century . We take a look at the modern population of Egypt from a variety of sources including ethnic composition and the places occupied by each group of people.

A short introduction to race, genetics and the unique traits of African peoples. Discusses the out of Africa theory, our evoloution from monkeys, the importance of melanin on the race controversy, mitochondrial DNA and mitochondrial Eve and an extra-terrestrial origin for all the races.

There are anthropometric indicators such as craniometric/skeletal studies, limb ratio studies, blood type and hair. Genetic testing includes the use of haplogroups to match affinities between two populations. We identify the unique characteristics of the Ancient Egyptians and compare it to those found in North African populations and those countries closely linked with Egypt.


There is a concentrated effort to conceal and/or misrepresent the knowledge of African history from African people. In one of the greatest periods of our history that spanned over 3000 years, African’s in Ancient Egypt had a highly advanced culture and led the world in all facets of civilization. Over time, as other nations heard of Egypt’s greatness they sought to infiltrate, share in their power and even take over.

During dynastic Egypt the Egyptians were conquered by foreign invaders on many occasions, but they managed to re-claim the throne each time until the end of the dynastic period by the Greeks. Most forms of western education and entertainment depict the Egyptians to be non-African, and great lengths were taken to wipe the presence of an African Egypt from the Egyptian landscape and from our hearts and our minds.

There is no doubt that black people as a race are not in the best of situations, we have fallen from the gods we once were, but this is simply a small blip in our history, the future is there for the taking. In order for us to progress we must do so in unity, as one mind and one accord, and it is my hope that Egyptology/Nuwaupu will bring us together. The mind is the most powerful thing in the universe; we must receive the right education in order to feed our mind and our souls. We have received a warner to reveal our hidden past, changing present and our ruling future in Dr Malachi Z York. As we are now in the beginning of the new sun cycle, (a time when the forces of nature are geared towards our success) it is up to us to re-claim our history.

In fact it is not history, his-story, it is our story, so it time for us to celebrate it and progress with a renewed sense of unity and future aspirations. This book has been a long and exciting journey for me, filled with many obstacles, support, highs and lows. There were certain moments and conversations with people which sparked off the initial thought to write this book in the first place.

Maybe they were supposed to happen, but I know that without my background and prior studies this would have been almost impossible. I had no definite idea of how I wanted the book to be written but like the saying in physics, if you can give an object an initial push after a while it will begin to generate its own force and direct it’s self which is what happened with this book.

Looking at the final product compared to an initial brainstorm at the start, I am proud of what I have accomplished. It was by no means easy to write and involved a lot of research, cross-referencing, having to make sense of it all and link it together. I needed to combine books from a wide plethora of schools including Egyptology, archaeology, astronomy the conventional and unconventional.

I doubt I’ll ever write a book as research intensive as this and it is funny how the hardest was my first. I have been in a position to learn the fascinating history of Ancient Egypt from multiple perspectives, so I simply want to share this with you, in the hope it empowers you as much as it has me.

I hope you read this book with an open mind and pursue your own quest of research so the knowledge of Egypt is real to you. On that note I give you:


years of reserach
I'm really enjoying it so far... This is really enlightening... I've got so many questions for you. This book ..... it's making me question life!
Harriet Esi Awofisan