Yɛnsankɔfa

Yɛnsankɔfa

Deɛ ɔretwa kwan no nnim sɛ n’akyi akyea.

Mpanimfoɔ wɔhɔ yi, biribi nti.

Wɔwɔhɔ sɛ wɔbɛkyerɛ yɛn yɛn amammerɛ,

Wɔwɔhɔ sɛ wɔbɛtene yɛn amammerɛ kwan no.

Ɛyɛ yɛn sɛ yɛn anim ara na yɛrekɔ

Nanso yɛagya yɛn amammerɛ wɔ ɛkwan mfimfini mu

Ɛyɛ ampa sɛ mmerɛ dane,

Ɛyɛ ampa sɛ amammerɛ sesa,

Nso sankɔfa wɔhɔyi, yɛnkyiri.

Sɛ yɛbɛkɔ yɛanim a, ɛsɛ sɛ yɛkɔ yɛn akyi.

Yɛnsankɔfa

Yɛn kasa, yɛn amammerɛ, yɛn animuonyam.

Let us go back and learn our culture.

The path-maker may not know his path is not straight.

There is a reason why we have elders.

They are there to teach us our traditions,

They are there to straighten our path back to our traditions.

It seems to us that we are moving forward

But we have left our traditions mid-way.

It is true that times change,

It is true that traditions change,

However it is not a taboo to retrieve past traditions.

To move forward, we have to go back.

Let us go back and learn our culture;

Back to our language, our traditions, our glory.

Written and Translated By: Nana Kwame Sakyi Owusu

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