"This is an old song used by women's groups in churches in the English part of the country. It is also sung on Women's Day in Cameroon but is not exclusively for that occasion. There are two versions. One version mentions different towns or regions of Cameroon. The other version mentions different groups that are active within a church." -Nyango M. Nambangi

The lyrics below come from a Peace Corps video (below). The lead also sometimes sings, "Oh my dear friends", "Oh my dear sisters" and "Oh my dear brothers". The song is improvised around the main lyrics below...


This version names different towns and different regions of Cameroon while the rest of the group answers. Both parts are sung by Nyango.


Thanks to Nyango M. Nambangi for singing this song for us!

The version below includes some of Nyango's comments before the song. She refers to the two versions of the song.


You can hear this song in this video from The Peace Corps. Here's the description they give of it:

"A typical day in Cameroon is full of joy and happiness. Every Friday, a group called 'Mbiykici' (I plant a tree) meets in a small village in the North West of Cameroon to make music by singing, playing traditional instruments and enjoying a cup of palm wine or honey drink. People around them dance, laugh and share what makes them happy, to the rhythm of one of their favorite Cameroonian songs 'We are one, we are together'."

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Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Nyango M. Nambangi of the Minnesota African Women's Association for sharing this song with us and for singing it!