"Yen ara asase ni": Ephraim Amu's Philosophy on Nation Building, Human Growth And Advancement

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2008-12-03

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Ghana Journal of Religion and Theology (GJRT)

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Ephraim Amu is perhaps one of the most celebrated and distinguished personalities that Ghana has ever produced. Amu is remembered not only as a musician but also as one who championed the cause of African liberation from Western dominance and paternalism, particularly in terms of our cultural emancipation as a people. Whereas the tunes to his numerous compositions are known to a fairly sizeable section of the Ghanaian population, little is known about the message that the songs communicate. This article seeks to bring to the fore Amu s contribution to nation building, human growth and advancement as evidenced in five of his compositions.

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Yen ara asase ni, Ephraim Amu, Philosophy, Nation Building, Human Growth

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