Entertainment of Tuesday, 12 December 2017
Source: Eric Boakye
Renowned Gospel artist, Mark Anim Yirenkyi has lamented over the lack of progress in Africa after all this years of liberation, blaming the situation on the adoption of foreign culture at the expense of our own.
According to him, Africans have abandoned the wholesome values enshrined in African traditional cultures in favour to receive western ones without a corresponding understanding or application of their essences.
“What really pains me is that black men have become secondhand people, we are now described as a third world but the world began in Africa, we are the first people but we have become the third world because we have adopted a civilization that fought against the will of our God”. Mark Anim stressed.
The stunning singer made this observation on the “Fakye” segment on Agyenkwa Gospel Party with Collins Amo Poku a.k.a Dj Tofiakwa last Sunday on Kumasi based Agyenkwa fm where he stressed that returning to our roots is the first step towards Africa’s self-recovery.
Mark Anim indicated that Africans have no reason to be poor nor beseech for support from other developed countries after having been graced with numerous riches.
“I am blissed with the way the Royal funeral rites of the late Asantehemaa, Nana Afia Serwaa Kobi Ampem II. This has shown to me that we can develope our country even if no body comes in here to help us”.
The Gospel Artist urged that Africans must accept what we have and how God has created us and desist from bleaching or adding artificial attatchments to the body in order to confirm our liberation from our slave masters.
He said “bleaching your skin is just like being racist against yourself, and this could be described as foolishness”, Mark Anim emotionally stressed.
He challenged Africans to appreciate and promote our own heritage to enhance development.
Mark Anim has been in the Gospel music industry for quiet a decade and is well recognized for his marvelous voice.
He has six albums; thus fourty nine songs. He has been working with some vibrant group of bands in his music career.