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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