Rocky Dawuni & the Global Mom Relay on the Huffington Post

During this period of the Global Mom Relay, I have been spending time with my dear mother in my native village of Bunbon Nayili in Northern Ghana, West Africa. This is a very emotional time for my family as my father, Koyatu Dawuni’s funeral just took place, seven years after his passing. He was the Chief of Bunbon Nayili, so traditionally these funerals take a long time to prepare for. In addition, extenuating cultural circumstances due to the complexities of the chieftaincy system delayed the event. My senior brother, Robert Dawuni, was also just sworn in as the new Chief of this budding community on March 26, 2013.

My mother Asibi Dawuni, former Queen Mother of Bunbon has been the bedrock of all the celebration and intensity of our many cultural traditions in this one-week event. She has constantly provided direction and guidance to my family, all our people and me.

My song “Extraordinary Woman” celebrates this spirit of womanhood, as demonstrated by all women like my mother who are the enduring foundation of communities, societies and by extension all of humanity.

Peace and Love,

Rocky

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