Thursday, July 9, 2009

African Anthem: Born Before The Nation Of Africa.

God Bless Africa
We thy children and thy flock
In all our endeavors Bless
Africa, our family, God Bless Africa
God Bless Africa
Kingdom loyalty a must,
Where Africa, the kingdom
Africa, our family, God Bless Africa
God Bless Africa
Colonialism a past
Now we have to move ahead
Africa, our family, God Bless Africa
God Bless Africa
Slavery, cruelty of mankind
Good God save all souls involved
Africa, our family, God Bless Africa
God Bless Africa
Time to get ourselves rid of,
Diseases, Wars, and Hunger
Africa, our family, God Bless Africa
God Bless Africa
In unity we shall thrive
All hail African Union
Africa, our family, God Bless Africa
God Bless Africa
Dear home we love and cherish
Beloved home forever
Africa, our family, until eternity
Copyright ©2002 Chief Charles O. Okereke

Anthems (songs written to flaunt patriotism) are usually written way after the nation has been formed. The Nation of Africa or the United States of Africa has not been formed but anthems have been written. This is premature celebration! And such celebrations are an enactment of unfulfilled desire or the shadow thereof that ends up in reverie from one generation to another. When Africa has one president and one capital then we can start to talk of an African Anthem. Without which as usual I may say in the absence of reality (A United Africa) let the losers (Patriots of a United Africa) be contented with shadows (the African Anthem).
Until then, I still love the song though because it gives first place to God.

Prince and PA Hamilton Ayuk


“Bonyfish beware because the same net that caught the jawless fish, caught the cartilaginous fish” (Hamilton Ayuk).
Beware earthly paradise seekers because there is a serpent in every paradise"(Hamilton Ayuk).

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