"'Bonne Année' translates from French as 'Happy New Year', the innovative Cameroonian women adapted it to represent any happy news, any good thing." -Nyango

The rhythm to this song is very Cameroonian...

Notes

*"Pickin" means "child".

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"O, Cameroonian women! How can you not love them? See how they welcome Miss Cameroon USA and sing in appreciation of the cancer awareness education session she is about to have with them. 'Fine fine news', they call it. In other words, great information, useful information. 'Today the baby has come to the mother; the child (pickin) has come with great information'.

And because 'Bonne Année' translates as 'Happy New Year', the innovative Cameroonian women adapted it to represent any happy news, any good thing. I remember when we were in high school, we said, 'Bonne Année' whenever one of our friends put on a new dress we had never seen before. Yep, such women made me!

The rhythm to this song is so Cameroonian that it will be practically impossible to find who the original author is." -Nyango

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Thanks to LadyKate Atabong Ndi for sharing this song, the recording and the video with us!

Many thanks to Nyango M. Nambangi of the Minnesota African Women's Association for helping us with the lyrics and for commenting on this song!

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