I sing Africa. I preach Africa. I write Africa. Great men and women have emerged from Africa. Their powerful voices connect with us. They have handed over to us the baton of hope. The indelible mark of hope stamped in us by our ancestors, and the liberators of Africa such as Kwame NKruma should continue to resonate in our heart like songs of freedom. We should all be on our duty post to reclaim all that was taken from Africa.
Africa had a glorious past, a continent flowing with milk and honey. Our ancestors lived in democratic kingdoms ruled by powerful Kings and Queens before the arrival of the white man. In the book “Things Fall Apart” written by Chinua Achebe, he points his finger at the cultural pollution which affected our traditional lifestyle, which continues today: “The white man is very clever. He came quietly and peaceably with his religion. We were amused at his foolishness and allowed him to stay. Now he has won our brothers, and our clan can no longer act like one. He has put a knife on the things that held us together and we have fallen apart.” This is a wake up call for all of us. Our mission in a competitive world is to put Africa on equal grounds with other progressive continents.
Great African souls should rise with a message of hope and freedom. Africa is a rich continent and still many countries are poor. Yes, the continent is rich in mineral resources and manpower. This is the big question! How can we break the chain of poverty? Africa must stand together and sing the songs of freedom. We have no choice than to create a viable Africa for the future generation!