Tag Archives: Swahili

Ericomsongz ft. Kellah – Mpokee

Happy new year, dear reader! I hope all is well with you and that your 2019 is off to a great start. Today, for my first post of the year, I would like to do something a little different: I’d like to share some music with you. I recently came across a new tune from Tanzania, that’s sweet in subject matter and catchy in sound. I found this song in my inbox, where it had been sent to me by the popular Tanzanian record label MJ Records, the record label of one of the artists that performs the song. Usually, I … Continue reading

Yemi Alade – Na Gode (Swahili Lyrics) & Free Download

This post is about both the original version of Yemi Alade Na Gode as well as her Swahili remake of the same song. Yemi Alade Na Gode In mid-2015, Yemi Alade released the first single off her second album, Mama Africa. The single, ‘Na Gode‘ (which means ‘thank you’ in Hausa), is a beautiful song about thanking God no matter what your circumstances in life are. The success of her music in East Africa was not lost on Ms. Alade, though, and right before the end of that same year, she mentioned on social media that she had a special … Continue reading

Kanga: Different Meanings in English & Lots More About the Swahili Fabric

Did you come to this post wondering about the word kanga in English? If so, you are in the right place. Let’s begin with what to call the East African fabric kanga in English. Kanga (Fabric) in English/Khanga in English Quite simply, the East African fabric kanga/khanga remains kanga/khanga in English too. Kanga Ndege in English/Kanga in English Bird/Kanga Bird in English/Ndege Aina ya Kanga in English If you are looking for a translation of the Swahili word kanga, and you don’t mean the fabric but the bird, then the word you are looking for is guineafowl. Do these two Swahili meanings of kanga have … Continue reading

Chris Kumekucha & The Fascinating Kumekucha Blog

This post is about Kumekucha, a great political Kenyan blog. Since many of you come to this post looking for more information about Chris Kumekucha, the blogger behind the blog, though, I’ve updated this post to start with that. Chris Kumekucha The popular Kenyan blog, Kumekucha, is written by someone commonly known as Chris Kumekucha. You can find him on YouTube (simply search his name) and on Twitter as @KumekuchaChris. Chris Kumekucha Real Name What is Chris Kumekucha’s real name? Well, that’s the million dollar question behind the Kumekucha brand. Although, I can’t answer that question, Chris Kumekucha shares quite a bit … Continue reading

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