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TRIBUTE TO YA NAA YAKUBU ANDANI II: 1974 – MARCH 2002


2006-04-11 19:40:48
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Yaa Na Yakubu Andani
Weep not, Sons and Daughters of Dagbon weep not, for our King shall live forever, so weep not.
Weep not, weeping Children of Dagbon weep not, because our King died as the Bravest King in Dagbon’s history, so weep not.
Weep not, Children of Dagbon weep not, because our beloved King died as a Super Hero, so weep not.
Weep not, crying Children of Dagbon weep not, because our Brave King of Dagbon who never ran in time of war says weep not.
Weep not, Orphans of Dagbon weep not, because Naa Yakubu died in defense of the proud skins of Dagbon, so weep not.

Weep not, sad Children of Dagbon weep not, for Naa Yakubu knows your sorrow, but says weep not.
Weep not, beloved Sons and Daughters of Dagbon weep not, because Naa Yakubu even during his death wept not, so weep not.
Weep not, grieving Children of Dagbon weep not, for our great Hero (Naa Yakubu) says we should weep not.
Weep not, weeping Children of Dagbon weep not, because the King of valour (Naa Yakubu) who stayed put when all others ran away from battle says weep not.
Weep not, dear Children of Dagbon weep not, because the Brave King of Dagbon (Naa Yakubu) asks you to weep not.
Weep not, Sons and Daughters of Dagbon weep not, because the victorious defender (Naa Yakubu) of the Dagomba Kingdom against other tribes says weep not.
Weep not, mourning Children of Dagbon weep not, because the Bravest of the Brave (Naa Yakubu) who knew no retreat in battle says weep not.
Weep not, saddened Children of Dagbon weep not, because Naa Yakubu ranks at the top of our Brave Dagomba Kings, so weep not.
Weep not, sorrowful Children of Dagbon weep not, because Naa Yakubu has joined the list of our bravest leaders like Naa Andani Naanigoo, Naa Nyagsi, Naa Zangina, Kambon Nakpema Ziblim, so weep not.
Weep not, unhappy Children of Dagbon in pain weep not, because The Greatest King of Dagbon (Naa Yakubu Andani II) died for Dagbon, and says weep not.
Weep not, surviving Children of Dagbon weep not, because Naa Yakubu, who never abandoned us in time of danger doesn’t want you to weep, so weep not.
Weep not, betrayed Children of Dagbon weep not, because the devil has been shamed, so weep not.
Weep not, blessed Children of Dagbon weep not, because our King has joined his brave ancestors, so weep not.
Weep not, bereaved Children of Dagbon weep not, because there will never be a Brave King like our King, so weep not.
Weep not, all Children of Dagbon weep not, because Naa Yakubu fought bravely as a true Ya Naa (“Lion”) so dry your tears, and weep not.
Weep not, Dagbon Children in darkness weep not, because our Great King has left a legacy of Dagbana bravery and bright light, so weep not.
Weep not, pitiful Children of Dagbon weep not; rather celebrate the Bravery & Heroism of our King of Kings (Naa Yakubu), and so weep not.

Long Live Dagbon! God bless Dagbon! Naa Yakubu Lives Forever!


By Natogmah Issahaku (Dagbon peace and unity Advocate)

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