“ Most people write me off when they
They do not know my story.
They say I am just an African.
They judge me before they get to
What they do not know is
The pride I have in the blood that
runs through my veins;
The pride I have in my rich culture
and the history of my people;
The pride I have in my strong family
ties and the deep connection to my
The pride I have in the African music,
African art, and African dance;
The pride I have in my name and the
meaning behind it.
Just as my name has meaning, I too
will live my life with meaning.
So you think I am nothing?
Don’t worry about what I am now,
For what I will be, I am gradually
I will raise my head high wherever I
Because of my African pride,
And nobody will take that away from