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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

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Mobali Na Ngai Wana – Mbilia Bel (Lyrics – Translation)

The song “Mobali na Ngai wana” (This man of mine) was composed by Tabu Ley and Roger Izeidi and sung primarily by Mbilia Bel. It is an adaptation of a Kikongo traditional song.     Back to Translations Page  

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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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Mbilia Bel still very beautiful in her 50s

In this track , Mbilia Bel pays tribute to Tshala Mwana on her birthday. Tshala Mwana being from the Southern part of Congo and being from the Baluba tribe where Kiswahili is often used , sung a lot of songs … Continue reading

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Faux Pas by Mbilia Bel

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Mbilia Bel biography

Mbilia Bel was Africa’s first female trans continental diva. She became the first female musician from Africa who could claim popularity all over the entire continent and beyond. In fact one could argue that there has not been any female … Continue reading

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