Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Features

Nana Fredua-Agyeman Jnr Pens A Letter To Dr Kwame Nkrumah As Ghana Marks His Memorial Day

On every 21st September, which happens to be the birthday of Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah, Ghana marks Kwame Memorial Day. A day set to celebrate the Pan-Africanist, who led Ghana to independence. Upon reflection on this day, award-winning Ghanaian poet and writer, Nana Fredua-Agyeman Jnr, has penned a letter to Ghana’s first republican president.

The letter takes us through the thoughts of the poet on the state of affairs in Ghana and Africa, against Nkrumah’s vision.

READ IT BELOW

Dear Osagyefo Dr. Kwame Nkrumah,

This is your grandson, Nana from your motherland, Ghana.

I never met you in time,

Nonetheless, amongst the greatest your name is prime.

You are one of the few greats in a lifetime.

Your legacy began long before I was born.

Now I am a grown man and can sing you a song.

It is true what they say; all goes bad except the tongue.

Though you are not here your message lives on.

Listening to your speeches, I appreciate what it preaches.

I have read your literature.

Which is far from miniature.

Always leaving me engulfed with rapture.

Provoking my thoughts with visionary leadership; your signature.

United States of Africa now downplayed.

All African leaders seek is to get paid.

Corruption is the prime option like first aid.

Billions of Africans die in less than a decade.

 

Back in Ghana, do you want to know what is happening Dr. Nkrumah?

No manna for the farmer, let alone the common man.

We seek truth yet its lies they speak.

We need assurance that our future would not be bleak.

We have the strength to be at the top, yet we are weak.

We are taken for granted due to denial of the knowledge we seek.

Most of your successors are so confused.

Appalling practices leaving state funds abused.

Receiving aids from the western world.

Believing whatever the white man tells;

Relieving whenever they ring their bells;

It is killing whatever the black man sells;

Demeaning, no water to pull from wells;

Lack of nutrients for the body; eventually the tummy swells;

We need liberation from the mental cells;

If indeed reincarnation exists, please leave the spirit land.

Osagyefo, come back and save your motherland.


Written by: Nana Fredua-Agyeman Jnr.

You May Also Like

News

US Attorney’s Office for the Central District of California has confirmed the arrival of Hushpuppi in the U.S following his extradition from Dubai after...

News

Akuapem Poloo has spoken to the backlash she is receiving for over her controversial birthday photoshoot with her son. According to her, her essential...

Videos

As we have reported, young Nollywood actress, Regina Daniels has welcomed her first child for her billionaire hubby. The actress believed to be around...

Videos

After years of the rumour, the American singer confessed the secret to Angela Yee. During the interview with the American radio personality which has...

News

  Akuapem Poloo has broken the internet once again but it is, unfortunately, landing her in trouble as tons of backlash are being poured...

Viral

Kenya West has made a bold statement that he is going to contest as President for America in the upcoming 2020 elections. The American...

News

The sad news was reported on some few minutes ago on TV3  during the late night news broadcast. The politician who once served as...

Viral

An expectant father of two had to run for cover after another girl he impregnated surprisingly stormed the venue of where a baby shower...