“Ngungi” by Tabu Ley & Franco

I missed the commemoration of Franco last month and this month it’s been a year since Tabu Ley left this world. So here’s one of the great collaboration of two congolese artists of legend. If you can, buy this album. Only 4 songs but damn good songs!

Title: Ngungi
Artists: Tabu Ley Rochereau & Franco Luambo
Album: Omona wapi
Year: 1976

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Nazoki molangi eh (I am wounded by a glass)
Nga mwana maman (I am telling you)
Napesa nzoto nanga na Nzambe (I have given by body to God)
Mosolo nakoliaka se na nzembo (I feed myself through music)
Mopepe nga nako pemaka oyo ya bato nyoso (I breathe the same air as everyone else)
Mosuni ya nzoto naga suka ya elengi (My flesh is sweet to (the flies), or people love talking about me)
Moto nyoso ako luka kaka à goûter maman (Everyone want to taste it)
Luambo eh eh

Po na nini mosuni ya nzoto ya mwana ya moto (Why is it that someone’s flesh)
Bolingi bolia yango lokolo mosuni nde ya nyama (You want to it it like meat from an animal)
Bokokende na yango wapi na Kinshasa oyo (Where are you going to take it in Kinshasa)
Botika asala, asala a koba (Let him work, work and carry on working)
Bolingi nini na nzoto na ye bandeko (What do you want from him?)
Ley, yamba nalembi bato oyo eh Ley (Sing, Ley, I am tired of these people)

Kinshasa makambo eh (Kinshasa has problems)
Ngai mwana ya maman (I am telling you)
Nasi na mesana na kotongo (I am used to gossips)
Matoi emesana na koyoka (My ears are used to listening)
Nzoto ekoma libanga po na masolo ya bato (My body has turned into a rock because of these talks)
Nalandaka te, Nzambe (I don’t care about it, God)
Luambo alanga nzembo (Luambo, a musicien)
Nasala nini eh ye ye ye eh (What have I done?)

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