Melanin Is Worth More Than Gold. That is also the name for the book by Nnamdi Azikiwe. The book presents evidence that we are in a new era. Marcus Garvey told us to look for him in the whirlwind. Does the whirlwind consist of melanin being worth more than gold, the Afro official currency of the United States of Africa being worth over $2 as the Red, Black and Green flag approaches its 100th anniversary?