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Yamba Ngai by Mbilia Bel (Lyrics and Translation)

Introduction The song Yamba Ngai was released in 1985. It was one among many songs composed by Tabu Ley and sung by Mbilia Bel. Synopsis A woman expresses her joy at getting married religiously. She discusses her emotions during the … Continue reading

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Lisanga ya Bambanda by Mbilia Bel (Translation and Lyrics)

Introduction The song Lisanga Ya Bambanda (Association of rivals) was composed by Tabu Ley. Two versions of this song were produced. One was sung by Tabu Ley and the other by Mbilia Bel. Video Lyrics and Translation   Tabu Ley … Continue reading

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Maze by Tabu Ley (Translated)

The period of the late 1970s and early 1980s At the height of the rivalry between Tabu Ley and Franco. In 1980, Tabu released this blockbuster of a song called “Maze” about a woman who was a love interest. The … Continue reading

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Eswi yo wapi by Mbilia Bel (Translated)

The phrase Eswi Yo wapi is the Lingal equivalent of “How does this concern you . In Kiswahili, the equivalent phrase is “Pili pili usiyoila yakuwashia nini” ? This was one of the earliest songs Mbilia Bel sung. She was … Continue reading

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Faux Pas by Mbilia Bel

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