Nabali Misere by Mayaula Mayoni(Lyrics and Translation)


The song Nabali Misère translates to “I married misery”. It was composed by Mayaula Mayoni. The lead vocal is soulfully delivered by Djo Mpoyi Kaninda. The chorus line features Lukoki Diatho, Lola Checain and Wuta Mayi.


The song is about a wife who bitterly regrets being abandoned by her husband at the beginning of the marriage. She thinks its is because of a  curse. But upon further reflection, she realizes that it is rumours that are the basis of the misunderstanding between she and her husband.

She regrets that her husband believes all the information without checking. Friends of
husband seem to be at the origin of their conflict. But since she is unable to redress the
Situation, she laments with the hope of seeing her husband come back home.

The song earned Mayaula Mayoni Zairean composer of the year honours in 1979. It was also a huge hit all over East Central Africa. The phrase “Kobala Misere” earned its way into Zairean lexicon. It became an expression which was used to mean marrying a poor husband or marrying a husband who makes you miserable.


Video courtesy of Selino Bwatshia




About Mayaula Mayoni

Mayaula Mayoni joined TPOK Jazz at the end of 1973 as a rhythm guitarist and composer. Prior to that he had been a left winger for the top Zairean club of the time (AS Vita). He played for the Vita side the reached the finals of the Africa Champions cup. He also played for the Zairean national team. He never was fully a member of TPOK Jazz however. He was more of a freelance composer who provided his songs to various bands. Aside from Nabali Misere, other of TPOK Jazz  biggest hits of the 1970s we his compositions including Bondowe, Bondowe II and Momi. He won Zairean composer of the year honours three times. After leaving TPOK Jazz in 1979, he continued with his prolific career for another two decades. His last album (Bikini) came in 2000. He passed away in Brussels in 2010.

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Kipsang, Chepchirchir set all comers records in Tokyo

Wilson Kipsang and Sarah Chepchirchir both ran world leading times and set new Japan All comers records at the 2017 Tokyo Marathon which is an IAAF Gold Label race.

Kipsang who is a former marathon world record holder, set a new Tokyo marathon record at 2:03:58 two minutes faster than the previous record which was held by compatriot Dickson Chumba at 2:05:42.

Kipsang who turns 34 next month, was confident before the race.
“I was feeling very good,” said Kipsang, whose performance was the 12th fastest ever run. “The course is very good, but it was bit windy.” said Kipsang.

For Chepchirchir who is 31, this is her first major marathon win. Her only other win over 42km was the Ndakaini marathon. She has previously focused on the half marathon. She won in 2:19:47, which broke the previous record set in 2016 by compatriot Helah Kiprop at 2:21:27

Top Results
1. Wilson Kipsang, KEN 2:03:58
(14:15, 28:50, 43:34, 58:05, 61:22, 1:12:47, 1:27:27, 1:42:27, 1:57:29)
2. Gideon Kipketer, KEN 2:05:51
3. Dickson Chumba, KEN 2:06:25
4. Evans Chebet, KEN 2:06:42
5. Alfers Lagat, KEN 2:07:39
6. Bernard Kipyego, KEN 2:08:10
7. Yohanes Ghebregergish, ERI 2:08:14
8. Hiroto Inoue, JPN 2:08:22

1. Sarah Chepchirchir, KEN 2:19:47
(16:39, 33:20, 50:06, 66:46, 70:31, 1:23:35, 1:40:26, 1:56;12, 2:12:35)
2. Birhane Dibaba, ETH 2:21:19
3. Amane Gobena, ETH 2:23:09
4. Ayaka Fujimoto, JPN 2:27:08
5. Marta Lema, ETH 2:27:37
6. Sara Hall, USA 2:28:26
7. Madoka Nakano, JPN 2:33:00


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Florence Kiplagat wins 4th successive Barcelona Half Marathon

Florence Kiplagat was once again in imperious form as she won the 2017 eDreams Mitja Marato Barcelona in overwhelming fashion. Kiplagat had set world records at this event in 2014 and 2015. However this time, the windy conditions caused her … Continue reading

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Kenya Results at the 2017 Sydney Sevens

Bill Odhiambo and Kenya surprisingly lost to Russia

Group Stage

Kenya 12 England 17
Tries: Agero, Odhiambo
Conversions: Agero

Kenya 17 Japan 12
Tries: Odhiambo, Tanga, Injera
Conversions: Oliech

Kenya 7 South Africa 14
Tries: Lugonzo
Conversions: Agero

Challenge Cup Quarter-Finals

Kenya 0 Russia 22

13th Place Semi Final

Kenya 19 Scotland 14
Tries: Ambaka, Oyoo, Sikuta
Conversions: Agero, Oliech

Kenya 5 Canada 10
Tries: Ambaka



Daniel Sikuta
Brian Tanga
Leonard Mugaisi
Billy Odhiambo
Bush Mwale
Eden Agero
Andrew Amonde
Nelson Oyoo
Willy Ambaka
Oscar Ouma
Augustin Lugonzo


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Kenya results at the 2017 Wellington sevens

Kenya won the Challenge Trophy (Plate)

Group Stage

Kenya 12 Argentina 17
Tries: B. Odhiambo, Ambaka
Conversion: Oliech

Kenya 47 Papua New Guinea 5
Tries: Ambaka(2), Agero(2), Odhiambo, Mwale, Ouma, Amonde
Conversions: Agero(4), Oliech(2)

Kenya 12 England 31
Tries: Ambaka, Injera
Conversion: Oliech

Challenge Trophy Quarterfinals

Oliech and Amonde in action against Russia

Kenya 24 Russia 5
Tries: Oliech, Odhiambo, Ambaka, Sikuta
Conversions: Agero, Oliech

Challenge Trophy Semifinals

Kenya 19 USA 17
Tries: Odhiambo(2), Sikuta
Conversions: Agero (2)

Challenge Trophy Finals

Kenya 19 Australia 17
Tries: Oliech, Injera, Odhiambo
Conversions: Agero (2)



Daniel Sikuta
Brian Tanga
Leonard Mugaisi
Billy Odhiambo
Bush Mwale
Eden Agero
Andrew Amonde
Nelson Oyoo
Willy Ambaka
Oscar Ouma
Augustin Lugonzo


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Augustin Choge: World class from 800m to the Half Marathon

Augustin Kiprono Choge may very well be the greatest ever all round middle and long distance athlete ever at least based on personal bests. He has world class personal bests in every distance from the 800m to the half marathon.


Distance Personal Best
800 Metres 1:44.86
1500 Metres 3:29.47
One Mile 3:50.01
3000 Metres 7:28.76
5000 Metres 12:53.66
10,000 Metres 28:22.8
10 Kilometres 27:52
15 Kilometres 42:05
Half Marathon 59:26

In terms of personal bests, the closest competitor to Choge is Said Aouita. The Moroccan legend is faster than Choge in the 800m. They are even in the 1500m, but Choge is better in the 3000m and 5000m. His time in the 10,000m is not impressive due to the fact that the 10,000m track race is rarely run these days. However Choge’s best in the 10K road race and Half Marathon are world class. This is an amazing range of distances. The most impressive by any athlete.

Choge’s greatest claim to fame was winning the 5000m at the 2006 Commonwealth games in which he beat Australian legend Craig Mottram, this silencing the home crowd.


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Peres Jepchirchir breaks world half marathon record

Little known Peres Jepchirchir, set a new world half marathon record at clocking 1:05:06 at the RAK Half Marathon in Ras al-Khaimah, UAE. In the process, she knocked 3 seconds of the previous record held by compatriot Florence Kiplagat.

The impressive Jepchirchir beat a strong field that included current Olympic champion Jemima Sumgong, three time New York marathon winner Mary Keitany and Ethiopian legend and multiple world and Olympic champion  Tirunesh Dibaba. Also impressive is the fact that Jepchirchir suffered from Pneumonia during November and December of 2016.

Her 5 kilometre splits were impressive at She ran 15:37, 15:27, 15:24 and 15:17. She covered the second 10K in 30:33 which is a good 20 seconds faster than her previous 10K best.

Jepchirchir took the lead at the 15km mark and never relinquished it despite a late surge by Mary Keitany who finished second and smashed her own best, and nearly the old world record, with a time of 1:05:13 In third place Joyciline Jepkosgei crossed the finish line in 1:06:08, a personal best by almost three minutes. Keitany and Jepkosgei recorded the fastest ever times for second and third place. Sumgong was finished in a persona best of 1:06:43. Track legend Dibaba from whom much was expected was a distant fifth in 1:06:50.

Jepchirchir, though relatively unknown to casual fans, is well known in athletics circles having won the world half marathon championships in 2016.

1 Peres Jepchirchir (KEN) 1:05:06
2 Mary Keitany (KEN) 1:05:13
3 Joyciline Jepkosgei (KEN) 1:06:08
4 Jemina Sumgong (KEN) 1:06:43
5 Tirunesh Dibaba (ETH) 1:06:50
6 Helah Kiprop (KEN) 1:07:48
7 Rose Chelimo (KEN) 1:08:37
8 Veronicah Nyaruai (KEN) 1:09:33
9 Anne-Mari Hyrylainen (FIN) 1:12:39
10 Etagegn Woldu (ETH) 1:14:46


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Bedan Kaloki wins RAK Half Marathon

Bedan Karoki Muchiri won the 201 edition of the RAK Half Marathon with a time of 59:10. The 26 year old from Nyandarua, surged with 3 kilometres to go, dropping Yigrem Demelash of Ethiopia who finished second in a personal … Continue reading

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Emmanuel Korir sets world indoor 600m record

Korir after setting the record

Previously unknown Emmanuel Korir has thrust himself into global fame by coming from nowhere to break the world indoor 600m record. Korir, who is a student at the University of Texas El Paso , he finish line in 1:14.97, shaving 0.15 seconds off the previous record set by Nico Motchebon of Germany back in 1999.

Korir took the lead just before the bell sounded for the final lap and started to open a lead on his rivals. A lead that increased significantly with each stride. By the finish line, he was 2.5 seconds ahead of the second placed finisher.

“Korir is a very special and talented athlete. His best event is the 800m so the 600m is a good prep,” said UTEP head coach Mika Laaksonen. “With his stamina and his speed, that’s the end result. I can’t wait to see what he does in the future.”

Korir showed his intentions earlier when clocking 1:46.50 for 800m in his first ever indoor race. His outdoor best is 1:46.94, set at last year’s Kenyan Olympic Trials. And that was in the extreme altitude of Eldoret.

The only other Kenyan who holds a world indoor record is the legendary Daniel Komen who holds the 3000m record at 7:24.90. The world outdoor 600m record is held by Johnny Gray of the USA at 1:12.81. David Rudisha has the second fastest time ever at 1:13.10.


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Hellen Obiri wins 2017 Campaccio cross country

Agnes Tirop, Hellen Obiri and Faith Kipyegon

The cross country season has kicked off in high gear. And Hellen Obiri, whoc clinched the Olympic silver medal after moving up two distances to the 5000m, picked up from where she left off in 2016.

She won the the 60th edition of Campaccio, an IAAF Cross Country Permit meeting, in San Giorgio su Legnano on a sunny and cold Friday. She beat a strong field to win the 6km race in 18:36. It was a strong field that included Olympic 1500m champion Faith Kipyegon, world cross country champion Agnes Tirop and Ethiopia’s world championship silver medalist Gelete Burka.

Obiri, Kipyegon, Tirop, wBurka, Etenesh Diro and Enatinesh Alamirew were in the leading pack at the 2km mark. Obiri and Kipyegon then broke away at the 5km mark before Obiri made her move to finish four seconds ahead of Kipyegon.

The win is a good sign for Obiri as she continues to shift her focus to the longer distances.

1 Hellen Obiri (KEN) 18:32
2 Faith Kipyegon (KEN) 18:36
3 Agnes Tirop (KEN) 18:56
4 Gelete Burka (ETH) 19:01
5 Enatnesh Alamirew (ETH) 19:13
6 Etenesh Diro (ETH) 20:11
7 Sara Dossena (ITA) 20:33
8 Valeria Roffino (ITA) 20.40
9 Giulia Viola (ITA) 20:41
10 Sara Brogiato (ITA) 20:51

The men’s race was won by Mukhtar Edris of Ethiopia with Steeplechasewr Jairus Birech finishing third.

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