Elderly Ghanaian Historian Reveals That There Was A Different National Anthem In Kwame Nkrumah's Time

Elderly Ghanaian Historian Reveals That There Was A Different National Anthem In Kwame Nkrumah's Time

  • A Ghanaian historian known as Osofo Kofitso Ahadzi has recently opened up about the historical background of Ghana's national anthem
  • In an interview, he revealed that the lyrics of the anthem has completely changed since Nkrumah's time
  • He also revealed that the change occurred after Ghana's first President was overthrown

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An elderly Ghanaian man named Osofo Kofitso Ahadzi has recently been granted an interview on a YouTube channel called JM TV GH where he shared details about the evolution of Ghana's national anthem.

In the interview, Osofo Kofitso revealed that the national anthem of Ghana has not always been the same.

Ghanaian historian talks about the national antheme
Osofo Kofitso speaking in an interview Photo credit: JM TV GH/YouTube
Source: UGC

According to him, the original lyrics of the anthem during the era of Ghana's first president, Osagyefo Dr Kwame Nkrumah was;

"Lift high the flag of Ghana. The great star shining in the sky. Bright with the souls of our fathers for whose shade we live and die.

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Red, with the blood of the heroes in the fight. Green, for the fruitful farms of our birth right and linked with this is the shining golden band which marks the richness of our father land."

Osofo Kofitso Ahadzi revealed that the original anthem was changed after Dr Kwame Nkrumah was overthrown.

The elderly man shared more in the video linked below;

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Drama as Ghanaian kids in UK sing national anthem & meet Funny Face in video

Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh earlier reported that four Ghanaian children who mentioned their names as Akua, Adobea, Priscilla & Dansoa and live in the United Kingdom have been captured having a great time with Ghanaian comedian Funny Face.

In the video sighted by YEN.com.gh, the four young ladies were asked to sing the Ghana national anthem Yɛn Ara Asaase Ni, from 7:00 - 7: 30 min in the video, where things clearly fell apart.

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None of them was able to complete any sentence in the song but all four of the young Ghanaians redeemed themselves by singing other Twi songs quite well.

In the latter part of the video, the popular Ghanaian comedian Funny Face showed up, got introduced to the girls and gave them a good laugh as expected.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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