Friday, 14 October 2011

CHANDIRU LEILA Lyrics


Here's a plethora of Lugbara lyrics by a notable female artiste. Arguably one of the Best Solo Divas from West Nile (alongside Nebbi’s Susan Kerunen [Alur] who ‘kufika’-d [‘arrived’) onto the scene in the first decade of the 21st Century), CHANDIRU LEILA sings a lot about domestic relations, work and societal issues just like the fantastic Lugbara female duo of Betty & Gladys who are based in the UK. Straka of WBS TV’s Late Show actually thought she was Tanzanian. Leila is “Arua’s Gift to East Africa”.

In “Asi Onzi”, CHANDIRU sings about the worthlessness of a bad heart (filled with hatred, malice, envy or jealousy) or just a Heart of Darkness against someone who advances in life. In Lugbara tradition, it is believed that a black heart referred to as ‘Ole’ is the root of witchcraft. Having bad thoughts about someone is equivalent to offering the blood of a goat to a medicine-man to bewitch that person.

Hahahaha, Ah ah! Asi onzi ko ba aza ku ya!
Ine mi agi mile onzi si ku! Hahahahaha, Ah ah!

[CHORUS]
Drileba mavu ri MUNGU feni, ile mavu a’du ni ya?
Ka a’dri chandisi MUNGU ni ma aza ko ni
Songi songi ca masi ra
Jirani, ile mavu a’du ni?
Zanva ‘di, ile mavu a’du ni?
Oku ‘di, ile mavu a’du ni?
Agupi ‘di, ile mavu a’du ni?
Akini, ile mavu a’du ni ya?

Drileba mavu ri MUNGU feni ile mavu a’du ni ya?
Ka adri chandi si MUNGU ni ma aza ko ni
Songi songi ca masi ra
Jirani, ile mavu a’du ni?
Zanva ‘di, ile mavu a’du ni?
Oku ‘di, ile mavu a’du ni?
Agupi ‘di, ile mavu a’du ni?
Akini, ile mavu a’du ni ya?
[VERSE ONE]
Asi onzi ‘di ma, ba ‘di, ma e’, ma e’ ngonia?
Songi songi ‘di ma, ba ‘di, ma e’ ma dri fe ngwa ya?
Androndrua ‘di ma, aka mi zi a e’ mi a’du ni ya?
Ombili ‘di ma, ba ‘da ma e’, ma e’ ngonia?
Culture’a eri lu alu rile,
Kenya’a eri lu alu rile,
Tanzania’a eri lu alu rile,
Congo’a eri lu alu rile,
Sudan’a eri lu alu rile,
Ata mavu Arua’a ‘di’a

[INSTRUMENTAL]
[VERSE TWO]
Indrundru’a ndro piri, ale mi zi zita alu si
E’dozu ili ajerisi pere andru mi isu aleni’a aduni?
Baraza iti’a di’a mi azi anjejia njezu
A’dia ma bongo si iri ku
Dribi lite di si iri ku
Agoni mu dale, ba ‘dro eri ra
Azi ti’a ba ‘dro eri ra
Businessi nje eri ra
Ba katra emi ofe musarasi ta’do emi lonyi be
Akuki ba ru n’droza ja, akuki ba ru n’droza ja!
Ama egaki e’yo ama edri ma ‘dri’a
Angaki azi ama e’dri ma tambazu

[CHORUS] x2

[VERSE THREE]
Ma oja ni a’duni ba ‘di nyaku ‘di ma ‘dria
Ika eri ni afa fe, eco ni awadi fo ni feku
Ika erini afa fe ku, eri ‘yo mi asi onji
Ika a ayikosi, eri eca eri ma asi’a onji
Ika chandi nya dana dri eri ma ayiko ni
Eri te leri, ima nya chandi erini ta nyarile
Aza mi ‘dri’a ‘di, MUNGU awa drileba ndu ndu
Ocori vuri fe’i, eri aci foloko nyari’a
Indri vuri fe’i, eri aci eribi nyari’a
Ite mivuri, MUNGU ni nga mivu ri fera

[CHORUS / Repeat Chorus till it fades around “…Songi songi chamasi ra.”]

"Embeleke" by CHANDIRU LEILA is an uplifting song for people with a low self esteem. It does not matter what job you do, whether 'kyeyo' (Luganda for a sweeping job in a foreign land) or fishing, as long as you eat from it. So if anyone mocks you, just know that they are like 'Embeleke' (Lugbara for Chimpanze). When Gorillas see the red bottom of their friends, they laugh as though they do not have one. Do you get the wisdom now? When someone laughs at or talks ill about your job or anything else related to you, just remember they forget that there is a lot to say about theirs too. The message in this song is similar to the Gospel in Matthew 7: 5 which warns, "You hypocrite! First take the log out of your own eye, and then you will be able to see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye."

[CHORUS]
Embeleke ka i'agi ma iti ne (Eri gu si be inve)
Embeleke ka i'agi ma iti ne 'bo (Eri gu si be nya)
Eri idri ku di'a, eri i'agi dri ne (Eri dri sa)
Eri idri ku di'a, eri i'agi dri ne (Eri cere gbe)

Embeleke ka i'agi ma iti ne 'bo (Eri gu si be inve)
Embeleke ka i'agi ma iti ne (Eri gu si be nya)
Eri idri ku di'a, eri i'agi dri ne (Eri dri sa)
Eri idri ku di'a, eri i'agi dri ne (Eri cere gbe)

[VERSE ONE]
Ma adri la, ma anvi la, ye eh eh! Efini a'duni?
Ma dri la, ma anvi la, yo! Efini a'duni?
Katro choroni nga, 'da erivu aziri'i; Eri nya ani.
Enga azi mi drile'a ri, igu 'ba azi ku. Ama woro drici ri'a.
A'dia ki nga office'a, iki la jo asesiri'a, da eri ma style ni.
A'dia ma business nga di, e'du di loan ni.
Mi asi ni su adusi. Mi a'dia piki ne 'di, iki aro du TASO'a.
Ite mi rua ri.

[CHORUS]
Nya nya chille ndo. Embeleke 'ba ada 'be, isele coza yo.
Ika nga adre idri ru, igu 'ba ku, nyaku va 'di, tro papa alu ni ku.
Nya nya Chandiru ye, embeleke 'ba ada 'be, isele coza yo.
Ika nga adre idri ru, egu 'ba ku!
Nyaku va'di tu pa, Khee!
Ka mi onve muyaye, mi onve eri "mbeleke"
Ka mi onve malaya, mi onve eri "mbeleke"
Ka mi onve silimu pye, mi onve eri "mbeleke"
Ka mi onve marua ni, mi onve eri "mbeleke"

[CHORUS]
[VERSE TWO]
Lugbara emi ngua ya? Azi emi woro ci! ('Di Chandiru)
E'yo nyakuari ma ndu mba, 'ba zi lu MUNGU'i (Eri 'Ba aza ko ra)
Mi etu ne fu 'da, te eri fu 'dale e'yo 'be (Lu 'ba ada ni)
O'dekua osiria, 'ba eri osi cere g'be (E'yo duari ambamba)
Amani vini nviri'a Ata vu ama nvi cere 'be (A'ye izata ambamba)
Mi agi ka mi nde te, mi 'dri ko mu ojo'a (Mi izata nyaria)
Sende mini ico oti mi azakozuri (Enyeyile? dri)
Cika eka mu ojo'a azo mi ruari si (Mi 'da mi tamba)

[OUTRO]
Embeleke ka i'agi ma iti ne 'bo (Eri gu si be inve)
Embeleke ka i'agi ma iti ne (Eri gu si be nya)
Eri idri ku di'a, eri i'agi dri ne (Eri dri sa)
Eri idri ku di'a, eri i'agi dri ne (Eri cere gbe) x4

"Malaya Nyama" by CHANDIRU LEILA featuring GEOFREY ATIKU is a lamentation about a man who spent all his money on a prostitute and got nothing but poverty out of the affair. He used to fly in a plane, cruise in a Benz and sleep at the Sheraton Hotel plus play with money but now he doesn't because the prostitute 'fleeced' him but she replies by saying that she did not force him to give her the money. The man wants her back but she can't return to him since he is now poor.

[CHORUS]
[GEOFREY:] Malaya nyama, malaya nyama kayi kayi
Malaya ohohoh, malaya nyama
Malaya nyama, malaya nyama kayi kayi
Malaya ohohoh, malaya nyama kayi kayi
[CHANDIRU:] Andama, ma azi andra mi ma'i ku
Mi sende menje okposi ku.
Advice mani fe miniri'i, "You should not talk to malaya again!"

[VERSE ONE]
Ma oku aci ndege si, malaya nyama
Ma oku aci Benz si, malaya nyama
Ma oku lapi Sheraton'a, malaya nyama
Ma oku lapi sende dri'a, malaya nyama
Ma oku avipi sende si, malaya nyama
Malaya ohohoh, malaya nyama kayi kayi

[INSTRUMENTAL then CHORUS]

[VERSE TWO]
[GEOFREY:] A'di la ma tenda ni ra???, ma ogu malaya ku yo
Kiri kiri adri ma la, kiri kiri malaya ole ni
Kiri kiri anji akua vini ra, kiri kiri malaya oleni
[CHANDIRU:] Ari kini mi ica mavu ni?
A'di kini mi imu mavu ni?
A'di gpe mi ti mavu ni, a'di 'yo mi imu mavu ni?
Sende nde, mi ife ndra mi'i, heh!

[INSTRUMENTAL then CHORUS]

[HOOK] [GEOFREY (then CHANDIRU):]
Mi andra ma nya were were? (Eri te andra fe mi'i 'di)
Te mini nya borisi, mi idadri vule! (Adadri osubi nyaku yo)
Inya andra chips 'bo yo (Eh, ma nga azini nda)
Koma (a)wo! (Toyina sente, nze ndeka)
Kiri kiri, mi idadri! (Mivu sente yo) Audio Wave Production

[INSTRUMENTAL then CHORUS]

"Geofrey" by CHANDIRU LEILA is a quadro-lingual song about a Love Relationship that is not based on money. The female doesn't care if the man is poor. Afterall her own father is loaded with Dollars and all she wants from her boyfriend is friendship, love and respect. Chandiru sings all this in Lugbara, Luganda en English while the man replies in Swahili close to the end.

[CHORUS]
Asile mani mi lezu ri, Geofrey, adri sende ni ku
Asile mani mi lezu ri, Geofrey, adri mali ni ku
Ikatro adri sende be, le mi iri ma indi
Ikatro adri mali be, le mi iri ma indi X2

[VERSE ONE]
Jeff, ne bwoba nga ofunye, Jeff, chensaba kitibwa
Jeff, ne bwoba nga ofunye, Jeff, chensaba mukwano
Jeff, ne bwoba nga ofunye, Jeff, chensaba ompulirize
Jeff, ne bwoba nga ofunye, Jeff, chensaba otule awo
Mi te kaadri sente be, le mi iri ma indi
Ala agini mali ku, le mi iri ma indi
Oso ma, mi ka tro adri mali be, le mi iri ma indi
Ma kini, mi ka tro adri sente be, le mi iri ma indi

[CHORUS]

[VERSE TWO]
I will prefer the poor one
He has got time to show me love
Ata ka'a mani maskini, nika liya apa
Ata ka'a mani moja, baba, tuta kula
Ata ka'a mani mali, ni sikilize!
Ata ka'a mani Dollar, ni sikilize!

[CHORUS]

[BRIDGE]
[MAN'S VOICE:] Nimekuskiliza mupenzi wangu, nimekuskiliza bitch wangu
Ni haki na womba musamye???, nilikua busy kua kazini
Nilikua busy osusini, nimekusiwawu??? mpenzi wangu
Wanawome mpenzi wangu. Kutoka leo mwana wake, kua kusikilize
[CHANDIRU:] Ka adri sente si, ma ati vu sente ci
Ka adri mali si, ma ati vu mali ci
Ka adri Dollar si, ma ati vu Dollar ci
ka adri ale si, ma ati le ma ra

[CHORUS to fade]

KING WEEDAH Lyrics

"Andri Akosi" by KING WEEDAH is a song about gratitude towards Mothers for bringing us up. Without them, children suffer in this sorrowful world.

[INTRO]
Dedication to all the mamas, King Weedah, Street Culture, listen!

[CHORUS]
Chandi mani nele nyakua 'dorisi, ma andri ka andra aa yo, ani te ku.
Chandi mani nele nyakua 'dorisi, mummy ka andra aa yo, ani te ku.
Mama, chandi mini isule masi 'dori, MUNGU ma fe lu mini awa'difoniri ni.
Mama, chandi mini isule masi 'dori, MUNGU ma ogo lu mini oridrini ri ni.
(Chandi ma ni nele nyakua 'dorisi, ma andri ka andra aa yo, ani te ku.
Chandi mani nele nyakua 'dorisi, mummy ka andra aa yo, ani te ku.)

[VERSE ONE]
Aya ako si, ayiko akua yo, le amafeki awa'difo ambo MUNGU ni tu
Mama, tambaza mini ma tambazu mboru ni 'dori, anini ku ma orodrini ogo adusiari
Ale lu emini, agupi worosi: Oku 'di(u)zu eri ma orodri aluani yo
Mama, chandi mini isu ma rua 'di chadi bo, kile anzi ma ati ni yo le, ale lu mini.
Nguli fipi mi tia o'du driasi 'do, kile anzi akua yo le, ale lu mini.

[CHORUS]

[VERSE TWO]
Osubi anzi ni nyale o'du driasi di, kile anzi ma ati ni yo le, ale lu mini ya.
Malaya mini lele o'du driasi 'do, kile okuyi akuale yo le.
Afa 'di mini ndale ruani, adu afani ya, anzi drici jua abirisi 'do.
Oh, MUNGU iko ama aza!
Oku azi leni ai azi ma nva ku.
'Badi, andri akosi, envu anzi odra akua abirisi do.

[CHORUS]

Dedication to all the mamas; Listen!

[HOOK]
Mama, itru 'di ma te!
Izata mani iza mivuri, fudri ci tu.
Alu ndra mini anvu iwa ku 'deri ma iwa nvu.
Alu ndra mini ase taba ku, 'deri ma taba se.
Alu ndra mini ma ogu ku, 'deri ma oguo ni.
Acita mani nibe 'dosi, ayiko mi asia yo.
Wo, mama, (ayiko mi asia yo X2). Wo!

[CHORUS]

"Monica" by KING WEEDAH is a heartfelt marriage proposing ballad to a love interest named Monica.

[INSTRUMENTAL INTRO]:

It’s a wicked dedication to Monica, a man called King Weedah, West Nile, Street Culture, big ups to Andrew!

[CHORUS]:
Ama ama du mibe ra, mi asi ma oti ku Monica!
A'dusikuni leta mani mibe 'di, eri leta aria dri, Monica.X2

[VERSE ONE]:
O'du alidibo, akusiza nde ma te.
Adusikuni 'ba azi mani leta inapi mani yo.
Monica idu 'di ma-i do!
Ba’di, ma do ‘ye ngoni?
Mavu mali yo, kanisi ma adripi ika mu aku-a dale,
Ilu Monica ni, me isu afazi were aku tambazu bo.

Repeat [CHORUS]:

[VERSE TWO]:
Monica, leta mini mavu 'di feni ako o'du ku.
Orobi ni ma obi mi ru si.
Enira, honey aleta mi igodri, ama ici ti alu.
Ecozu aku amani zozu, aku ambo ru.
Monica, oh, oh!
Monica, oh ooooh!

Repeat [CHORUS]:

[INSTRUMENTAL]:

[HOOK]:
It’s a thin line between paper and pen, love and hate.
Just I like to keep in touch ‘coz I love you.
Even though I have nothing to say.
I look for you up and down, left right.
When you need me, I will get there.
Baby love for the money never lasts long.
Even though am broken down, I still love you.
If loving is a crime, I’m guilty.
I’m searching for ‘True Love’.

[Sing CHORUS twice]:
(It’s a wicked dedication to Monica.
A man called King Weedah, West Nile, Street Culture, big ups to Andrew!
It’s a wicked dedication to Monica)

[OUTRO]:
Ama ama du mibe ra, mi asi ma oti ku, Monica!

"Geri Nyazuri" by KING WEEDAH is a groovy Song about Ways to Earn a Living. It doesn’t matter how small the Job seems, just save, unite with others to eradicate Poverty but don’t gossip.

Chu-Chu Records, Selector Stuart, King Weedah Street Culture, Lugba-flow! Boom, (boom, boom)!

[CHORUS]:
Geri mani nyazu, mini ndazu dori,
Ijini aluani ku.
Geri mani acizu, mini isuzu dori,
Ba’di ijini aluani ku.
Lonyi nyakuni ma ewa doni ya,
Ijini aluani ku.
Chandi nyaku do ma dri-a doni ya,
Ijini aluani ku.

[VERSE ONE]:
Asi onzi, kini kini, le aku di ja!
Lonyi diri afa nyakuni, ika icora.
Amani isule were bo ‘di, ambatani fo!
Amboru, Mungu ni nga fera.
Andrusi drusi, jirani adu e’yo ni ya.
Anedi bo, e’yo nya ama bo.
Midri katro osuru boda boda onzuzu,
Mi asi dri ku, ‘di midri nyazuri.

[CHORUS X2]:

[VERSE TWO]:
Tedi adu ma e’yo si ya,
Amani ama ru nzezu o’dudriasi.
Le ama ri va, ama ici ti tualu.
Ecozu alioni drozu fo, agara.
Androndroa drozu aku ma esele-a si-i,
Angani afazini isuku yo,
Ba’di iere iere okuku mu ce re do.
Igu ma ku!
Di mavu nyazuri-i.

[CHORUS X2]:

[Repeat VERSE ONE]:

[CHORUS X2]

Friday, 7 October 2011

LEKU CULTURE Lyrics

LEKU CULTURE sings “Angayika” as a ballad targeted at a love interest that is playing hard to get. The artiste actually hints on the fact that a woman becomes family property in Lugbara Culture so if the basis for winning her heart is money, “they” (referring to his family) will pay…The singer tells his beloved woman how she stole his heart and wants her to come to him.
“Home affairs are hard. If you are not a man, you cannot manage them…”

[CHORUS]
Angayika, ale mi ru ‘di nera
Zanva ‘di, e’du ma asi ‘dele
Ma e’ ngoni, injenga mani, alete eko ama aza
Orobi ni ma obi mirusi inira, ma ne ‘dini, mi ‘di eca mi emu
Mamu enga ‘deni mi i’ni yo
‘Badi la enya ma adji mati’a ku yo

Angayika, ale mi ru ‘di nera
Zanva ‘di, e’du ma asi ‘dele
Ma e’ ngoni, injenga mani, alete eko ama aza
Orobi ni ma obi mirusi inira, ma ne ‘dini, mi ‘di eca mi emu
Mamu enga ‘deni mi i’ni yo
‘Badi la enya ma adji mati’a ku yo

[HOOK]
Ele a’du, eyo nga mani mi inja ma ku ma adji ‘di mivu
Ka adre mali ni manga fera, mi onjoro ko eyo ‘disi ku
Ele a’du e’yo nga mani. Mi ica ama nvaku ama adji ‘di mivu
Ka adri mali ni amanga ofera. Mi onjoro ko e’yo ‘disi ku yo

[INSTRUMENTAL]
[VERSE ONE]
Aku ma ewa ambamba, ‘Badi la nde re
‘Ka a’dre agupini ku, mi weza ku
Alete ewa ni ne, Angayika mi imu, mo’a mibe dole
Anya enya ku, enya nde ma ra
Anvu ‘yi ku, iyi ma ewa amba mba
Ako o’du ku, Angayika mi’mu, mi’mu, amo ‘a mibe dole

[INSTRUMENTAL]
[VERSE TWO]
Angayika ene anga ma, Mungu alu ale mi ndrera
Aka mi dji madri, menja mi ku
Ale ama leru mibe, asi alusi ya!
Ene ngoni, anje di nje?
Ka adre onji’a ni, e’yo nga mani!
Makudja, afa zini mavu ‘di yo ya

[HOOK]
Ele a’du? E’yo nga mani!
Mi njamaku, ma adji ‘di mivu!
Ka adri mali ni, ma nga fera, Mi onjoroko e’yo ‘di si ku
Ele a’du e’yo nga mani. Mica ama nvaku ma adji ‘di mivu
Ka adri mali ni, ama nga ofera. Mi onjoroko e’yo ‘disi kuyo!

M.I.T.G. Lyrics

"Peacock" by M.I.T.G is a fast-beat song about a girl who enjoys the world. She is neither so educated nor efficient in doing work but her beauty covers up for all that. She makes a living out of her peacock beauty wherever she goes whether Kampala, Nairobi or Mombasa.

[CHORUS]
'Zanva ni 'di angu nya peacock le yo, mama mama
'Zanva ni 'di angu nya peacock le yo ('Dosi eri lu kabina ya taya lu taya)
'Zanva ni 'di angu nya peacock le yo, mama mama
'Zanva ni 'di angu nya peacock le yo ('Dosi eri lu kabina ya taya lu taya)

[VERSE ONE]
Ayee, yeye yeye ye! Uuh! She's the one that am approaching, mama, umh!
This kind of temptation, yeh. The lady that am falling for, mama, umh!
With this crazy notion, Yeh! She shakes her body, in a ras style, eh.
She moves (her) slender body. Peacock!

[CHORUS]

[VERSE TWO]
'Dosi lu kabina ya taya (Agupi i'de 'bo)
'Dosi lu mile ja fula (Karile i'de 'bo)
'Dosi lu agati ga taba (Mzee i'de 'bo)
'Dosi lu dribi i'de taya (Silingi i'de 'bo)
(Katro skulu la ku, asini 'de ku yo X2)
(Katro azi niku, asini de ku yo X2)
A'dusikuni ruani nya angu ambamba yo
A'dusikuni ruani woro malini yo

[CHORUS] X2

[BRIDGE]
Zanva ni 'di angu nya peacock le
Bicho ni 'di angu nya peacock le
Oci Sitani be angu nya peacock le
'Dosi eri ca Kampala'a, eri angu nya alurile
Katro ca Nairobi'a, eri angu nya aluri le
'Dosi ca Mombasa'a, eri angu nya alurile
Zanva ni 'di angu nya peacock le. Mama mama, mama!
Silingi nilu lu nvani yo, mama mama, mama!
(Zanva ni 'di angu nya X4)

[CHORUS]

[VERSE ONE again]

[INTERLUDE]
Ayee, yeye yeye ye. Zanva ni 'di angu nya ([ECHO] nya nya), mama mama!
Zanva ni 'di angu nya ([ECHO] nya nya), taya lu taya
Zanva ni 'di angu nya ([ECHO] nya nya), Leone Island

[CHORUS X4 till fade]

FAT A. Lyrics

"Ambaa" by the talented FAT A is an upbeat jam directed towards people who criticise you. The singing voice answers them back by saying, "Do what you do, leave what you leave, work what you work. I will do what I do and leave what I leave!"

[INTRO]
Onyonyi, tikina tayi. 'Balini, haa!
Onyonyi, tikina tayi. 'Balini!

[CHORUS]
Ambaa zuzu a'ye a'duni, agu'di ene nga ma
Ambaa zuzu a'ye a'duni, agu 'di eku ma ja!
Eyo, emi e'do 'di andra 'ba mba, a'ye a'duni? Ambaa 'di ma 'bo.
Yeye, emi e'do 'di andra 'ba mba, a'ye a'duni? Ambaa 'di ma 'bo.
(I'ye mini 'yeri, ma mani 'yeri 'ye
I'ku mini ku ri, ma mani kuri ku X4)

[VERSE ONE]
I'ye mini 'ye ri, I'ku mini ku ri, I'nga mini nga ri, mini oturi le.
'Ba dri'a ma nji 'di mile wu do'i, Ewu 'do ja'i bo, Oh!
Ika mini asi misi ku, mi imu isu, 'Ba lu 'di mu mi ngu!
Tena 'ba nga mi ngu adusi'ari, mi ni ra? Inga ni mu ni ku.
'Ba 'di ki lu vuti e'yo 'bi ru. Ekileri lezu lu itu ongo irizu
Ani agu ka ini e'yo 'di iri 'bo, imba tani muke, eri drini'a ci yo
I'ye mini 'ye ri, i'ku mini kuri, i'nga mini nga ri, ma mani ngari nga.
I'ye mini 'ye ri, i'ku mini kuri, i'nga mini nga ri, mini oturi le!

[CHORUS]

[VERSE TWO]
I'ye mini yeri, i'ku mini ku ri, i'nga mini ngari, mini oturi le
Agu 'di, ata e'yo mi vu zuzu ambaa ni 'di, nde nga ma okpo te ye.
Ini lu'i 'ba mbaa'i kani adusi'a ri, mani ani nga ini ku
Tena Mungu fe mini omi ala, rua ala 'be, afa nyazu ra
Ini lu mini afa nda ku, ini lu: 'ba ni osubori nyazu te
Ika 'yo ini afa nya tu, afa nde 'di 'di; 'ba nde ifi nya'i yo
I'ye mini 'ye ri, i'ku mini kuri, i'nga mini nga ri, ma mani ngari nga
I'ye mini 'ye ri, i'ku mini kuri, i'nga mini nga ri, mini oturi le!

[CHORUS]

[INSTRUMENTAL] Audiowave!

[BRIDGE]
('Ba 'kuari ma pa inje fe 'ba 'kuari vu,
'Ba 'nveri ma pa inje fe 'ba 'nveri vu.
Afa azi agu ma afa 'du 'bo, midri ni mba pembere, kongolo ta ci X2)
Ambaa 'di ma 'bo, wo wo, no no no. Oooh ye!
Ambaa 'di ma 'bo, wo wo, akini ata ambaa si yo!
Okello ma ti diari efe 'bo ce, akini ata ambaa si yo.
Zakaria ma au di'a ri mi ogo 'bo ce, akini ata ambaa si yo.

[CHORUS till fade]
... ambaa 'di ma 'bo (No no no, oooh ye! Ambaa 'di ma 'bo, wo wo. Akini ata ambaa si yo.
Okello ma ti diari efe 'bo ce, akini ata ambaa si yo.
Zakaria ma au di'a ri mi ogo 'bo ce, akini ata ambaa si yo.)

LADY J. Lyrics


LADY J. brings a soulful flavour to Lugbara Music with her songs. In "Dramaza"), she sings in Lugbara en Swahili about living freely and enjoying the good things in your life namely Music, Dance, Drums, Adungu en Beer. So when you see her dancing, don't look at her in a bad light! Everything on earth ends here, then we meet Our FATHER, HIS Name be praised!

[INTRO]
Oooh yeh, (We are the Queen fi di dancehall)
Ma adri pi, ma anvu pi, mi iri nga ma. (Pan de West Nile …)
E’yo nyaku driari ni asi ‘dia
Bule-a dale, ayiko tua yo
Ani, ani.

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Aka ma ongo ngo, angoki
Aka ma ongo tu, atuki
Aka ma ari co, acoki
Aka ma adungu tu, atuki
(Aka ma ewa nvu, anvuki, anvuki, anvuki X2)

[VERSE ONE]
Nyaku mini neri iri ambo, Stani tua yo.
E’yoki vini drini-a tre amba mba
Azoki dia di ba-i odra.
Dra nini ode ku, dra nini amba ku.
Eri ama du tia.
Adi iji dra ni? Ilu anga mani!
Ba kata atri atri, mata atri ra.
Saa erini ‘ba duzuri, ‘ba nini ku.
Vini mini isu’bori, ma adri, inya nya.
Bule-a ‘dale ayiko tua yo, akaki mu Ata vu, Ru ni ovu inziza ru
Disco yo, ewa yo, (ani X4)

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[VERSE TWO]
Dra ma azo ambamba, ba ‘di Lugbara la.
Eri mi ‘du oduasi kile orobile
Kavini mi du ‘bo, mi i’da dri ku
Invu imi awuzi ‘be imi-i ku
Edri ma spare yo Lugbara la.
Katra adrici cika amajeje
Adusikuni odu ama ‘ba-i woro
Ani, aka ma ayiko zu, ineki ma onzi ku!
Aka ma ongo tu, ma tu ani.
Koboko, Yumbe azi imi ci!
Moyo, Adjumani, aku mi ku!
(Atu ki X6)
AudioWave!

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[VERSE THREE]
Zanva akuari efi ra, munipe ma Club!
Nataka nyinyi yote kwa dancing floor.
Lewo ni siku yakukatika na muziki.
Akuna usingize, ama hakuna mapigano.
Ma ongo ngo emini ayiko fezu.
Ma fans, ma friends, ma muke too.
Izu ayiko mi asi-a ri, denga podi idranga kuru.
Inya mini nyari, dika iku mini kuri.
Drama saa yo, dra ma o’du yo.
Ika dra bule-a le, nyaku ni mi ka.
Ani aka ma ayiko zu, ineki ma onzi ku.
Wanyedemu zawo, muwashike kwa kikono!
Oki kose demu,
Oni pigiye telefoni (paka last X3)

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"Amazu Ayiko" by LADY J. is a feel good song calling on all Lugbara to have fun instead of letting the sorrow in the world to fill their hearts.

[INTRO]
Maracha Yivu anji emi ngua, eh?
Ayivu, Terego. 'Zanva emi vu akuari ifi ra, eh!
O'du andruri 'bani ayiko zuzu ri.
Le ama zu ayiko!

[CHORUS]
Le amazu ayiko, ma adripi, ma anvupi, amazu ayiko
Le amazu ayiko, ma atipi, ma andripi, amazu ayiko
Le amazu ayiko, ma ejapi, ma a'bipi, amazu ayiko
Le amazu ayiko, ma agoyi, ma awupi, amazu ayiko!

[VERSE ONE]
Chandi nyaku dria ri, 'ba ma 'ba asi'a ku, amazu ayiko
Egata tata ri, 'ba ma ega eri ku, amazu ayiko
Silimu tata 'di, 'ba ma asi ma mba mba, amazu ayiko
E'yo nyaku dri'a do ki, ewa ru, amazu ayiko
Le mi ma ne mi agi ni mile onji si ku, amazu ayiko
Le ama ngu ama sende ma e'yo si ku, amazu ayiko

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[VERSE TWO]
Arua la, amazu ayiko
Koboko la, amazu ayiko
Yumbe la, amazu ayiko
Moyo la, amazu ayiko
'Ba 'di Lugbara la(u), ama iciti ci, amazu ayiko
'Ba 'di Lugbara la(u), ama woro alu, amazu ayiko
'Ba 'di Ayivu la(u), ama nguru ku, amazu ayiko
'Ba 'di Aringa la(u), ama coru ku, amazu ayiko
'Ba 'di Terego la(u), ama awaru ku, amazu ayiko
'Ba 'di Maracha la(u), amazu ayiko, amazu ayiko

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[Repeat VERSE ONE]

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