Song 5

“Blackman Know Yourself” by Femi Kuti

I see the problem since the slave trade end
Blackman never regain consciousness
We get the wrong people for government
Who force us to think with colonial sense.

Na wrong information scatter your head
You reject your culture for Western sense
Bringing shame to yourself and your continent
Blackman today done lost himself.

Blackman know yourself
Be confident
Our ancestors
Civilized this world
Blackman know yourself
Don’t forget your past

The first university was in Africa
Black Africans were the teachers then
And people came from all over the world
To hear the teachings of our ancestors

Later these foreigners begin make war with us
Them fight us and enslave us by force
Claiming everything of our ancestors
But I say Black Africa will rise back on top.