This essay operates the methodology of double deconstruction. It uses science to evaluate traditional African value system and re-evaluates science in the light of traditional African value system. The exercise of double demolition should end in the reintegration of science and the reconstruction of salient traditional values, necessary, for the development of contemporary Africa. By and large, the essay shall make an appraisal of theories of development enunciated by some African philosophers: that is, as it concerns how African culture can form bedrock of Africa’s development. The essay shall stress the importance of culture to genuine national and continental development. It shall nevertheless, place more emphasis on the essence of culture over and above culture itself.