Why are we not proud of who we are? We are black Africans,
descendants of Sunjata Keita, the emperor of the Mandé people.
We have our own culture and civilisation, which we must be proud of.
Instead, we want to look like Westerners, Chinese, Asians,
and Arabs by bleaching our skin, selling off our land and resources,
and adopting their fashions. As a result,
we are lost and our traditions escape us.
So who will come to defend our African dignity in our place?
Let’s not turn our back on our traditions
Let’s embrace them, be proud of them
Let’s not abandon our traditions
We need to welcome them, like a miracle
Let’s not turn our back on them
They want to destroy our traditional values
Because we are Africans
We have lost all our cultural references….