Grammy-winning African musician Angelique Kidjo
was so moved by Uwem Akpan's book Say You're One of Them
that she wrote a song called "Agbalagba" in its honor. Listen to her song, then read about her personal journey
and how she's making a difference in the lives of Africa's children.
"Agbalagba" is written in Yoruba. It is loosely translated as:
Children are the guardians of the future I beg them not to forget their roots
Whatever wealth and riches you will earn
Please celebrate the memory of your ancestors
Every morning is a new day
So many challenges that you will face
Wherever you will live, even far from your home
Never forget the land of your ancestors
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