THE KWABOTWE ANTHEM - Dwin Hwe Kan

The Kwabotwe Anthem - Dwin Hwe Kan - was composed specially to commemorate the School Motto. It can best be described when you hear the whole school singing it. The parts are just great!!! In Adu Boahen's book, Mfantsipim and the Making of Ghana, page 175, it is stated that the words of Dwin Hwe Kan composed by Graves and Gaddiel Acquaah (the latter then a teacher of Mfantsipim) and adopted sometime in 1908-1910 as the School Anthem were recited by Reverend Wilson as follows:

O think and look ahead dear boys Shout out our motto grand and free Assist us, Tano, with thy voice, Re-echo Volta of the East Now Raise three happy cheers for Mfantsipim School Hurray, Hurray, Hurray.

The Song is now sung only in the Fanti original version. Unless the lyrics changed at some point in time, the present version does not talk about Volta of the East nor of Tano. There is also no mention of the name Mfantsipim anywhere in the present rendition. However, the spirit and the message behind the song is a clarion call on all to put hands on deck to continue the great work of our forebears....

 


Dwin Hwe Kan

Lyrics in Fanti

Dwin Hwe Kan
Dwin Hwe Kan
Dwin Hwe Kan, Anuanom
Repeat

Dwin Hwe Kan! Anuanom
Dwin Hwe Kan! Anuanom
Repeat

Dwin Hwe Kan
Dwin Hwe Kan
Dwin Hwe Kan
Dwin Hwe Kan, Anuanom

Yen botaa pa
Yen nananom botaa pa
wo dze Edwumapa
Be ye hen akakyirfo yen botaa pa
Repeat

Yen botaa pa
Yen botaa pa
Fesi w'ayim daa nyinaa

Daa nyinaa beye
Yen botaa pa
Daa nyinaa beye yen papa
Yen botaa pa
Yen botaa pa

Abeye yen de
Akakyirfo yen botaa pa
Abeye yen de
Akakyifo yen botaa pa

Dwin Hwe Kan
Dwin Hwe Kan
Dwin Hwe Kan
Dwin Hwe Kan, Anuanom

Yen botaa pa
Yen nananom botaa pa
wo dze Edwumapa
Be ye hen akakyifo yen botaa pa


 

 

 



 

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