Saturday, November 19, 2011
Nkosi Sikele iAfrica: Lord Bless Africa
Here is “Nkosi Sikele iAfrica," performed by my brother Kue Jean from Cameroon, by way of Ottawa, Ontario. Wikipedia reports that this song was originally composed as a hymn by a Johannesburg Methodist mission school teacher, Enoch Sontonga in 1897, to the tune 'Aberystwyth' by Joseph Parry. The song became a pan-African liberation anthem and later, several African countries adopted “Nkosi Sikele iAfrica,” (which means Lord Bless Africa in Xhosa) as their national anthem. Thank you for sharing brother Kue Jean. May God continue to bless you and your beautiful family.