The article presents a cross-cultural assessment of human rights concept in Africa. It examines the natural rights origins of the Western human rights concept to show that the concept denies culture, and presents an Africentric conception of human dignity. The author contends that in human rights discussion, the African voices are those of the Western educated political and academic elites who acknowledge the relativity of human rights concept in the modernization and images of a global village. Moreover, the author point out that Africans do not adopt a philosophy of human dignity that is derived from a natural right and individualist framework. The African societies function within a communal structure flow from his transcendental role as a cultural being.