Tokabola Sentiment by Josky and TPOK Jazz (Lyrics and Translation)


Tokabola Sentiment translates to: Let’s share the feeling. Released in 1979, this is one of Josky Kiambukuta’s greatest hits. In Zaire (now Congo), it was popularly known as Lukusa Tanzi. While in East Africa especially Kenya, it was popularly known as Kizungu Zungu. It is one of the songs that made the period between the late 1970s and the early 1980s to be the golden era of Congolese music.


It is a song who has been deserted by her husband. She describes how her life has becomes unbearable and pleads with her husband to come home even if he has been with other women. . Allusions made to Shaba province (now Katanga) and Europe where the husband’s other women presumably live.

Lyrics and Translation


Kenya Music Page


Author: musica

5 thoughts on “Tokabola Sentiment by Josky and TPOK Jazz (Lyrics and Translation)

  1. Thanks for enabling us to understand what the music was all about. I loved this song those years. No wonder it is difficult for us to appreciate the present. Old is still Gold!

  2. it was in 1987 when 10 years old i remember my father kept on repeating this song after work.

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