Bena Ame


In “Bena Ame” we sing a song written about an actual event in the history of Ghana when a king’s actions were so harsh that, en masse, the people fled. In this song those who got out first were said to have walked backward as they beckoned those behind them to take the correct path, or scattered seeds so everyone who had yet to escape would know the best route.

Lyrics of All Around This World version:

Because the chief was a bad guy

All the people left him

They walked on down a long road

Everyone walked backward

Or scattered seeds behind them

Bena ame mamlewo ma ga bu O

So everyone who stayed would know the way

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