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Mehida by Josky Kiambukuta and TPOK Jazz (Translation and Lyrics)

Introduction The song Mehida, was composed by Josky Kiambukuta and was released in 1983 as the lead song in the album labeled “Franco Presente Josky Kiambukuta”. The album featured three other songs composed and sung by Josky: Alita, Massini and … Continue reading

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Cherie Bondowe by Mayaula Mayoni & TPOK Jazz (Lyrics and Translations)

Introduction The song Cherie Bondowe by Mayaula Mayoni was released in 1975. It was highly controversial because it presented the life of a prostitute from her perspective. It was seen to be promoting or at the very least defending prostitution. … Continue reading

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Boma Ngai, na boma yo to bomana by Madilu System & TPOK Jazz (Lyrics and Translation)

This classic song composed by Madilu System was released in 1986. It was his second major hit after he joined TPOK Jazz. His first one was Pesa Position. Madilu had joined TPOK Jazz in the early 1980s and he first … Continue reading

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Bina na Ngai na respect by Dalienst and OK Jazz (translated)

This song is the most famous song composed by Zitani Dalienst Ya Ntesa, known mostly by his sobriquet Dalienst. He joined TPOK Jazz in 1978 and immediately became one of the band’s key performers with his superb vocals. But it … Continue reading

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Paradiso by Madilu System (Translated)

This is a song from Madilu’s 1993 album “Sans Commentaire”. It was his second album after his acrimonious departure from TPOK Jazz Back to Kenya Music Page

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Les Rumeurs by Franco (Translated)

This was one of Franco’s very last songs. Though he recorded it before he passed away, it was released in 1992, three years after Franco’s passing. Franco recorded the song during the period when he had become overcome by illness, … Continue reading

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