“M̀BANƏ̀” is the Traditional Anthem of the Nkwen People. It is a typical original song that came forth from our forefathers as a symbol of peace, progress and unity. According to our forefathers and from a research by the Nkwen Language Committee, this song signifies three things when sung. 1) Calling on blessings upon the Land. 2) Calling on blessings upon Married Women to remain healthy and fruitful in marriage. 3) Asking for peace, unity, understanding and progress in any gathering. Thus, it is an obligation for any son or daughter of the Nkwen Fondom to Master and sing it correctly. This video will be of great help to the people of Nkwen and is also a means to preserve the M̀BANƏ̀.
Lyrics of the M̀BANƏ̀
O kya la, kya la, àlùŋә̀ tya mbanә məmoˀo nghә̀rә-ngwὲ chya nkya m̀banә na yu nkya, yu nkya. Mәnkhә ǹtsǔ chya nkya m̀banә nà yu nkya, yu nkya. O alùŋә̀ kya lyambwo me kya la nә̀mu tisoŋә, O àlùŋә̀ kya lya m̀bwo me. X2̀ Acclamation: Wuuui! Wuuui! Nfo fә̀mbànә̀!