Africa my Africa,
Africa, my forefather’s cornerstone,
Africa, my place of euphoria,
Africa, the place of many strong men.
Africans, you dream of being future world leaders.
Africans, where is the vision of your progenitors?
Africans, where hath thou put thy goal?
Africans, where hath thou put thy dignity?
Africa, I heard you are now free;
Africa, I heard you are now independent,
But, why hath thou put thyself in slavery again?
Why are thou still running a serfdom?
Our mentalities are our slave masters,
Our beliefs are our chains and cuffs,
Our thinking has colonised us,
Our ideologies are our prison cells.
How will thou grow with such mentality?
Will thy always be a serf?
Will thou change thy mentality…
That second class “Afro Mentality”?