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Uganda Women's Anthem

As the women in Uganda join the rest of the world in commemorating the International women's Day this year, I want to re-echo the words of the women's Anthem of Uganda. I particularly want to remember Prof. Rose Mbowa (RIP) for her brilliance in composing this anthem.

Chorus

Mothers, Daughters
All women everywhere
Stand up and embrace
Your roles today

1. We are proud mothers of our nation
The backbone without which it can never stand
We wake up, wake up
We wake up at the crack of dawn
And feed the nation with our brains
With love and joy we care for our baby

Chorus

Mothers, Daughters
All women everywhere
Stand up and embrace
Your roles today

2.Step by step with tender care
We nurse her we mould her at home and in school
Leading, leading
Spearheading her identity production and development
In government and profession
Name it women are there

Chorus

Mothers, Daughters
All women everywhere
Stand up and embrace
Your roles today

3. We call on you women of Uganda
Wake up if you have not yet embraced your role
Wake up, wake up
Beside our men let’s play our role
In solving our nationals’ needs
In every walk of life to develop Uganda

Chorus

Mothers, Daughters
All women everywhere
Stand up and embrace
Your roles today

Composed by Prof. Rose Mbowa (RIP)

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jadefrank's picture

Women celebrating in song

Dear Ikirimat,

Welcome to the party sister, you put Uganda on the map! Thanks for brining the music, and sharing the powerful Women's Anthem of Uganda. I would love to hear the melody sometime. I love the lyrics written by the late Prof. Rose Mbowa and hold these truths close to my heart. Will you be singing this song on March 8? I wonder if other countries have women's anthems?

xoxo
Jade

ikirimat's picture

Thanks Jade for your

Thanks Jade for your comments. Every year Uganda celebrates IWD where the women's anthem is sung after the national anthem. Celebrations are taken to a selected district every year with a selected theme. I intend to write about what a typical IWD in Uganda looks like referring to this year. Just watch this space.

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."


NMEZI SYBIL's picture

Receive the Toast

I will like to adapt the Anthem for the women in Nigeria. More grease to your elbow

Happy Women's Day

Sybil

Sexual and Reproductive Rights of Women is progress to the Nation

ikirimat's picture

Thanks

You are right sister, an anthem for Nigeria women will remind them of the goal , keep them focussed and encouraged to work with others towards achieving gender equality.

Please go ahead

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."


Nakinti's picture

My dear Ikirimat, Nice one

My dear Ikirimat,
Nice one you got here. You have driven me to the lyrics of Cameroon Women's Anthem too. Jade Cameroon actually has an Anthem for women. We sing this every 8th March after the Women's Anthem.

Cameroon Women's Anthem

ALL ACROSS THE NATIONS
ALL AROUND THE WORLD
WOMEN ARE LONGING TO BE FREE-E-E-E
NO LONGER IN THE SHADOWS, FORCED TO STAY BEHIND
BUT SIDE BY SIDE IN TRUE EQUALITY-Y-Y-Y

CHORUS:

SO SING A SONG
FOR WOMEN EVERYWHERE
LET IT RING AROUND THE WORLD AND NEVER NEVER CEASE
SO SING A SONG, FOR WOMEN EVERYWHERE
EQUALITY - DEVELOPMENT - AND PEACE.

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon
Email: nakinti@globalpressinstitute.org
nakintin@yahoo.com

ikirimat's picture

This is beautiful! I am happy

This is beautiful! I am happy to know that Cameroon too has a women's anthem with strong words especially ' But side by side in true equality'

Thank you for sharing

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."


ikirimat's picture

This is beautiful! I am happy

This is beautiful! I am happy to know that Cameroon too has a women's anthem with strong words especially ' But side by side in true equality'

Thank you for sharing

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."


Carrie Lee's picture

Thank you for your song!

I'm so happy to read these words, I just wish I could hear them sung :)
Since we don't have a women's anthem, I would love to read Uganda and Cameroon's anthems to the women who gather in my city of Jacksonville, Florida, US, to celebrate International Women's Day. We will be joining women on bridges to symbolize that we can build bridges of peace and hope for the future (this global campaign is led by Women for Women International; joinmeonthebridge.org)
Thank you Ikirimat!
Carrie

Hi Carrie, I made an attempt to find a recorded anthem but could not find one. I wish you good celebrations

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."


Carrie Lee's picture

Thank you for looking for

Thank you for looking for it...the lyrics are beautiful and I hope it was sung throughout Uganda today, uplifting all the women of your country!
Carrie

ikirimat's picture

So fulfilling and compelling

Singing the Anthem was just so fulfilling and compelling. Thx

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."


ikirimat's picture

Link to Anthem on Youtube

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lYqV7TgXzko

Grace Ikirimat

"It takes the hammer of persistence to drive the nail of success."


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