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Twende Twende
Eric Wainaina Lyrics


Bongo thinas
Bongo thinas
Zunguka Zunguzuka neni

Kuja nami tuungane tuache kuzozana
Ngatiende tiende mberi
Wajua Upendo hauna mfano hauna adui kaka
Takabatana savatema

It's pole pole going slow
But still we're keeping time
We're facing forward looking up
Forgetting what's behind

Twende Afrika heyo!

Twende Twende
Kuja nami
Twende Twende
Upande upande
We ongoza nikufuate

Tiende tiende
Mberi mberi
Twende Twende
Kwete shure
Zunguka Zunguzuka neni

Zvinoda rudo kubatana Kuti tibudirire
Twahitaji upendo ili tusonge mbele
Kutambura kwedu Zvichida hatina rudo
Ukosefu wa upendo waleta dhiki

There's more to Mama Africa
Than poverty and war
I wish we had a fighting chance
To show off who we are

Twende Twende
Kuja nami
Twende Twende
Upande upande
We ongoza nikufuate

Tiende tiende
Mberi mberi
Twende Twende
Kwete shure
Zunguka Zunguzuka neni

Bongo thinas
Bongo thinas
Bongo thinas
Hatidi

Bongo thinas
Bongo thinas
Bongo thinas
Sitaki

Ukiumizwa hata mimi ninasikia uchungu
‘kiangaishwa ninalia ukilia dada
Chinokubanda misodzi yangu inobuda
Paunosuwa moyo wangu unorwadza

You hear the music miles around
The drumbeats never end
The voices raised for Africa
Nkosi Sikeleli

Twende Twende
Kuja nami
Twende Twende
Upande upande
We ongoza nikufuate

Tiende tiende
Mberi mberi
Twende Twende
Kwete shure
Zunguka Zunguzuka neni

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Miss Jey

R.I.P Oliver Mtukudzi. One of the best Jazz musicians i ever knew.😖😢

Erik Putrycz

Eric Wainaina is so gifted... and agreed... this song deserves a million views!

MegaDiva1999

100 million

Nang'isha Meleji

“There is more to mama Africa than poverty and war.
I wish we had a fighting opportunity to show who we are”.
This line reached home.

Daniel Mudenyo

Erick Wainaina.You are briliant.

dan kimz

True

zonkozonko

Reminds me of when I worked in Kenya. One night walking home from a night at the bar I came across a group of people trying to push a pickup truck in the mud after rain, I joined in I was the only muzungu in the group but I had learn't Twende Twende from some blokes threading a Telephone cable through manholes some days earlier. I was pushing the truck and shouting twende twende. We got the pickup up the hill and to the owners home I was invited in for drinks and my shoes were whisked off for cleaning. Woke up the next morning with an hangover. They said if I had not have got so involved the other men would have given up and left the truck stranded!

Virginiah Mugo

This made me miss Kenya, my home❤

Carlos Kay

Not all heroes wear capes :)

Gerald Njuguna

Bless you

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