Voices in Unity: A Conversation With Kute Blackson

Kute Blackson was 8 years old when he started speaking at his father’s churches in West Africa. By 14, he was ordained and designated to be his father’s successor. While Kute felt a calling to serve people, he knew it wasn’t through the structure of a church or religion. At age 18, after telling his father he was not going to take over his ministries, Kute obtained a green card and moved to Los Angeles, where he still lives. Now in his 30s, he has spent the past 13 years working as a transformational guide, helping people tap in to their true potential. In this interview, Kute shares his story and talks about the work he does around the world.


One of the earliest scriptures in the Bible states, “but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall die” (Genesis 2:17). Throughout the years, there have been many interpretations of this scripture, but at its essence, it calls for us to be mindful of feelings of fragmentation, or separation.