Snura’s ‘majanga’

When I finally get to start on the Swahili & lyrics segment that’s long overdue,  this tune will definitely be one of the first ones I’ll cover.  It was so popular here in TZ last year (it still is actually) and until now people still refer to the word majanga when things aren’t so good. Majanga is a Swahili word meaning Read More

Taste of Tanzania (tamu sana!)

I came across the above article on a local newspaper and had to share. That’s because I frequently visit this lady’s website ( and her recipes are beyond amazing. Read More

LESSON #71: Hadithi, Hadithi…#3 (Fisi na Korongo)

Most of my students should be very familiar with this story. Hope you get the gist of it after reading the vocabulary and phrases and feel free to translate it and put it on the comments section and I’ll be more than glad to correct you.

Listen :

Read along:
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LESSON #70: Please, Excuse me, Sorry & Thank you in Swahili

If you like me had a teacher that emphasised on the importance of these 4 phrases then you must know just how much weight they are given in any culture/language. I have touched on these previously but what I’ll be doing is telling you about their different variations as well.
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Diamond’s ‘Number ones’ (Ngololo!)

This tune’s  been ruling our airwaves for days, and for good reason! Personally I prefer the remix cuz of that added Naija flava, but the original ain’t too shabby either!

The original:

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Hii ni ya kuanzia mwaka…cheza bila kukunja goti!

So yeahs, again happy new year, just a post to prove my making it into 2014 😉 ‘Mimi nimeuona, nyinyi je?’ (I have seen it, what about you guys?)

So in the spirit of celebration, here’s one of Bongo Flava’s top hits for last year titled “cheza bila kukunja goti” which means:

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