Asuo atware kwan, Okwan atware asuo yi;
Opanyin ne hwane?
Ye bo kwan ko to asuo yi?
Asuo yi firi tete,
Asuo yi firi Odomankoma.
Oboo dee. Kronkron Tano,
Wo ko baabi a, bra,
Na ye hwe wo kwan.
The stream crosses the path, The path crosses the stream.
Which of them is the elder?
Did we not cut a path to go and meet this stream?
The stream had its origin long, long ago,
The stream had its origin in the Creator.
He created things, Pure, Pure Tano.
If you have gone elsewhere, come,
And we shall seek a path for you.
KƆmpan Adepa is not a religion as such but an ancient ancestral spiritual pathway to Onyame that pre-dates recorded history. Kɔmpan Adepa existed since beginning of time and has its origins in ƆDOMANKOMA, who created things.
ƆkɔmfoƆ (s.) akɔfoɔ (pl.): a challenging word to translate into English. The word refer to one who practices Ɔkɔm, which is the pathway to Onyame and can be male or female.
Rites of Passage
In most indeigenous societies rites of passage is an essential part to mark and celebrate various stages of life. In Akan culture the different types of rites are: birth, puberty, marriage, childbirth, and death. Various rituals and other expressions of culture and spirituality are incorporated that includes the family and community.