The scramble for Africa was aborted
White’s conspiracy against blacks vanquished
Europeans’ hostile supremacy over Africa parried
Their obsession of colonizing Africa foiled
Do you know when and where?
It was in Ethiopia on 23Yekatit, 1888 E.C’
Adwa’s victory afforded a chance for Africa’s independence
Adwa ushered in a New Era of freedom and liberty to Africans’ identity.
Commenced African and black people’s independence history
Following Adwa’s victory;
What a superb chemistry!
That is why Adwa is a global victory not a local story
That Africa is not required to repeat it today
Adwa gave birth and actualized Africans’ liberty
Emulating Ethiopia a fortress society.
Ethiopians are master warriors
That forestalled the white’s evil wish
The scramble for Africa, a salivating dish
Adwa is black people’s victory
That proves blacks’ potential
To take the upper hand over the white
Italian force that came to gurmandize Ethiopia and horn of Africa
To their hearts’ delight
Were defeated by Ethiopian farmers, pastoralists
Soldiers, children and women’s undaunted fight;
Led by Emperor Menelik II and Empress Etege Tayitu
Adwa’s victory proved a humiliation for white invaders globally
Glory for black people who managed to walk shamelessly
That is why we called Adwa is a victory not a story
Blacks’ people are people that stand for justice not for invasion
Because they have decency and civility for all
They are models of freedom, liberty and democracy
Adwa is a victory for the black and disaster for the white
Because it shut the door on the chance
For the white’s exclusive dominance.
It introduced new legacy, multifold,
Which upheld the catchword “black is gold.”
Symbol of pride
Being white is not mad
And nor symbol of shame
This is how blacks think and act,
But African be aware
Come on soon unite
And fight modern imperialism
Because neo-colonialism is secretly exploiting
Blacks’ mind and resources
So come to celebrate Adwa victory
With the spirit of Pan-Africanism
To defeat indirect invaders.
Accelerating African unification
Make Africa strong enough to safeguard its interest
Correcting the whites immoral concept against the black
That makes Africa, Ethiopia remain independent and free
In all spheres of the determinations
God bless Africans and the world’s nations.
BY MULATU BELACHEW
The 4 March 2022