Huge thanks for all the love for my Adinkra EP! I’m thrilled to share with you a short video featuring the song “Nkyinkyim” from the EP.
I sing it in English and the Ghanaian language Twi, and it’s from the Adinkra EP, part of my Adinkra album project. The project is based around the theme of the Adinkra symbols of the Akan people of my Ghanaian heritage. Each symbol is a stylized geometric image expressing proverbs or message of the Akan people.
Nkyinkyim literally means ‘Twistings’ and represents turning yourself around in life, to survive any trials and troubles that may come your way, and adjust to them as may arise. It’s the symbol of initiative, dynamism and versatility. My song celebrates overcoming difficulties to move forward through all life’s changes.
Please click below to watch the video. I hope you enjoy it! As always, do let me know what you think in the comments below x