Salif Keita Lyrics

Africa is my descent
and here I am far from home
I dwell within a land that is meant
for many men not my tone
The blood of god is my defense
let it drop down to my seed
showers to your innocence
to protect u for all eternity
and with this wood I beat this drum
and we wont see defeat
From kings to queens becomes a prince
knowledge wisdom is
understanding what we need
Ever since the day u came
my whole world began to change
I knew then to dedicate my life
4 your own
everyday I see u grow
and remember what u already know
I receive the love
that radiates from your glow
From which u came was love
and that's how it all should be
u and my soul are I
though all the time and history

Writer(s): Salif Keita

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Phindi Moteane

As a South African, we missed an opportunity to open the Fifa 2010 World Cup with this song. This was the song!

Muzik Man

As a Zimbabwean born under the Bob Mugabe regime ,l had no choice but become a Pan-Africanist .Our airwaves blasted African music ,Salif Keita and the beautiful Cesaria Evora were the sound track to my childhood .Now living in the diaspora and a grown ass man ,l believe Zimbabweans are the most Pan-Africanist nation and when Bob said "Tony Blair keep your England and l will keep my Zimbabwe ",he was express self love equivalent to Mohamed Ali refusing to go to Vietnam .I am a deeply proud African ,wish l could share my pride .

Lawrence Nangia

And Bob Mugabe will always be our African legend along side Ghadaffi et al, keep it up bro

Lubinda Mukelabai

@Ifeanyichukwu Jonathan Okolie yes Thomas sankara a true Pan Africanist and PLO Lumumba

Ifeanyichukwu Jonathan Okolie

Very true bro... I totally agree with you but tend to disagree that Bob (blessed memory) is the best pan-africanist of our era. Nope.. it's up for debate... We need to create categories and x-ray their works and contributions to the pan-african struggle through those mirrors... Only then can we be able to say categorically who that big show fits... I think mine is Thomas Sankara...

Nokhuthula Muzemba

Wabaya mwana wamai legacy yaBob inooneka watokura


Proud of you !

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Tim Metseeme

Wishing All Africans a Happy Africa Day... Hope one day our leaders will do justice to this beautiful continent and stop relying on the other continents for every little thing. # AFRICA UNITE


I'm not from Africa but Africa is from me ..I love you Africa, you are my hope and my mum and dad...I love you Africa ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤😭😭😭😭😭😭

john sanamu

Much love to you ❤❤❤❤❤❤💯✅

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