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Sunday, October 16, 2016

Mafikizolo featuring May D - "Happiness" (lyrics, video, & comments about a South African & Nigerian song collaboration)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases the Afro House record entitled "Happiness" by the South African duo "Mafikizolo" featuring Nigerian "May D".

The content of this post is presented for cultural, entertainment, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Mafikizolo and May D for their musical legacy. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of this video on YouTube.

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LYRICS: HAPPINESS
(as sung by Mafikizolo featuring May D)

Lerato le monate ha ona le lona pelong ya hao
Ha o sena lerato o jwalo ka tshipi, e bakang medumo fela
Entse ere kelekelekeke kelekelekeke kelekelekeke

Don't worry x3

[VERSE 1: Theo]

Weh mama, sthandwa se nhliziyo yami
I call you mama, you gon' call me papa
Weh mama, sthandwa se nhliziyo yami
I call you mama, you gon' call me papa

Uyangijabulisa, uyangiphambanisa
Uyangijabulisa, uyangiphambanisa

[CHORUS]

You make me happy, ungiyenza happy
You make me happy, ungiyenza happy

Don't worry

[VERSE 2: May D]

If you're happy, I am happy, we are happy, Happy people x2
Got no worries, got no worries, we ain't got no worries x2

VERSE 3: Nhlanhla

Oh my goodo, I'm in love with this man
He makes me so happy, he make me wanna go - he banna
Pu pu pu pu pu puuu, papa weeeeh

Lerato le monate ha ona le lona pelong ya hao
Ha o sena lerato o jwalo ka tshipi, e bakang medumo fela
Entse ere king king kin kiring king king, king king kin kiring king king

[CHORUS]

[BRIDGE]

Jabulile eh x4
Ke tla go rekela di pompom, pomporom popom pompom

Source: http://bimba.co.za/mafikizolo/reunited/happiness

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SHOWCASE VIDEO: Official Mafikizolo feat May D – Happiness



Kalawa Jazmee, Published on Oct 4, 2013
Mafikizolo featuring May D Happiness
-snip-
"Mafikizolo" = two South Africans: Theo Kgosinkwe and Nhlanhla Nciza.

May D is from Nigeria.

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS VIDEO'S DISCUSSION THREAD
Here are selected comments from this video's discussion thread.

The comments are given in chronological order with the oldest comments given first, except for replies. I've added a brief explanatory notes for some of vernacular terms used in these comments.

I've also numbered these comments for referencing purposes only.

2014
1. Ade Aderinto2 years ago
These guys are simple wicked!!!
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"Wicked" here means "very good".

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2. MissLindo Sindane
"Aw! I love the ending where they hugging and stuff...AFRICA UNITE"

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3. retia b
"As a child I have been to exposed by Mafkizol..this is a perfect song for African unity...just as much as sa is diverse so is other as African state should mingle to show case our afro centric culture....we are mooi when we are united in one in the Africa hub..mama Afrika baie lief vir jou..."

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4. slam2dunkz63
"south africa, nigeria with masaai swag from kenya"
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"Swag" here means Masaai style "clothing and jewelry".

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5. Ronald Motlhokodise
"South africa FT Nigeria im feelin the african love. peace to my africans"

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6. Lwandlekazi Mda
"Thay're talking about love."

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7. afriqanqeen
"I love the collaboration shows we Africans are starting to unite."

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8. Kwapi Vengesayi
"I love the South African and Nigerian collaboration on this. This is a beautiful example of what Africa should be on so many different levels—artistically, politically, socially, economically. This is more than just a song to me but a great example of what we should be as a people and continent. Then maybe we'll find 'Happiness' haha"

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9. Joe Nathan
and the hits just keep on coming...... gr8 song and the video shoee!! guys u rock....make SA Proud keep it up

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10. Odwa Ngwexana
"Africa uniting...i love this track :-)"

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11. Shareen Phalakahla
"I love when Africans work together, some of us have had enough of the hatred that fills the African continent. Viva Africa! Great track, excellent video."

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12. hans kate2 years ago
Mafikizolo u guyz r di bomb! Love ur music
-snip-
"The bomb" is an African American vernacular word meaning "very good" ("dynomite", very hot etc.).

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13.Tjay NĂ³nii
"Mafikizolo's dressing is always on point"
-snip-
"on point" = exactly right

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14. Rainier
"Gosh I am in love with Africa especially their dance and music,"

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15. sitarara augustinus
"This guys are the best, i like their new musics, especialy the house once... They are rocking my world. Africa stand up for them please........!!!!
-snip-
"Stand up for them" means "support them".

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Faith Bwibo
16. "Dope song! I love the Maasai outfits too! Melting pot of Africa in one song :)"
-snip-
"Dope" = African American Vernacular English word meaning "very good" ("sick").

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17. comfort bassey
"This tune is BANGERRRRRRRRRR!!!!
And i love lady's style .. She's so classy and Stunning!!!"
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I'm not sure where the slang word "banger" comes from but I assume it means the same thing as "dope", "the bomb", tuuune", "very good" etc.

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18. dj brown breezyboy
"Big tune for 2014, mafikizolo for life"
-snip-
"Big tune" is a Jamaican vernacular term that means "a big hit"/ "a very good song".

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19. Brenda Wright
"NYC luvs this song..thanks Guys"

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20. Thapelo Tsiako
"nyc one"
-snip-
"nyc" is a hip way of saying “nice” (meaning- very good)

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21. Msp Videos
"oOoh my god oOo am in LOVE with this man, he makes me sooooo happpy ehh ehh (^^,)...u mke me happy ungenza happy!!...<3 #MyTune !!" ** 22. movha penal Ramovha "Tuuuuuuuune" -snip- The custom of using the word "tune" in this way comes from the Caribbean. "Tune" here means the same thing as "This is my jam", "This song is the bomb", and "I really love this song". "Tune" may also mean the same thing as the comment "nyc one" given directly above. ** 23. Maven Phoenix "love the doo woop African style at 2.09" ** 24. Caroline Murote "I LOVE the KENYAN attire on this..The Red plaid drapes & the neck & arm pieces, the MAASAI people should be proud to see their dressing is putting Kenya on the map :)" ** Reply 25. Aika Jonas "kenyan and Tanzanian attire" ** Reply 26. Stephanie Kirathe "not maasai..its the official Kenyan and Tanzanian attire" ** Reply 27. Caroline Murote "You know what I mean though..It was theirs originally...But thanks for the clarity." ** 28. Just Laurriette "This is what we need. Africans joining together. From Zimbabwe I am proud of this SA-Naija blend!!! An amazing song, beat & peoples, that reminds us all that we are one" -snip- "From Zimbabwe" probably means that the blogger is from Zimbabwe. ** 29. Miss Bee Mikaela "this is pure awesomeness n so rich in culture and diversity. . .love the concept of the maasai,both kenyan and tanzanian, nigeria and south africa itself, not to leave out western themes.great work,looking forward to more like this." ** 30. nancy manley "PLEASE, , WHAT LANGUAGE IS THIS" ** Reply 31. TheLoxionKasie "Zulu, Sotho, English and what's almost like Pidgin English. If South Africans are on the song, you will likely find a mixture of languages (South Africans jump between languages when they speak to each other). May D is Nigerian. He sings in English." -snip- Read #56 & #57 for other responses to this question. ** 32. shanice jackson "Nice songs but why use Kuduro beats" -snip- From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kuduro
"Kuduro (or kuduru) is a type of music and dance originally developed in Angola in the 1980s. It is characterized as uptempo, energetic, and danceable."...

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33. Whoonga Goat (ZeroChill)
"these are not kuduro beats, it's afro house we've been using these kind of drum progressions for years"

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34. shanice jackson
"Uuum! I guess u guys have same beats as Angolans...coz I could have sworn thy sound simillar.."

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35. Jabulani Bhebhe2 years ago
"The way you say it is like they are not allowed to use them"

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36. nellya1
"+hanice jackson was thinking the same....their beat is similar to angolan music"

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37. Madaleno Ferreira
"beautfull.
It don't matter of kuduro beat is, all is Afrika and I love this.
Afrika the best."

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38. Mizzo Dal Rio
"What's the name of the woman singer please???"

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Reply
39. TheLoxionKasie
"Nhlanhla Ncinza. If I taught you how to pronounce that, I'd have to ...

Nhlanhla is Zulu/Xhosa for "we are fortunate to have been blessed with this beautiful baby". Nhlanhla = good fortune."

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40. Mizzo Dal Rio
"+TheLoxionKasie Thank you so much!!! For the translate too, I'm Yoruba man."

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41. Sumaiyah 46
"i can see azonto dance has gone around the world realy faste
I'm really happy to be an African, a CONTINENT OF BEAUTY IN CULUTURE, ART, MUSIC I WOULD SAY IN EVERTHING
THANK YOU GOD"

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42. OKUHLE MZINYATHI
"AZONTO is just how Africans dance.....Coz i know South Africans that will jump high and say Azonto is South African dance while its not......the truth is we dance the same way, just different here and there, the basics are the same"

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44. benard wandera
"I used to wonder the Masaai attire came in.....proudly African. I love MAFIKIZOLO"

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2015
45. BULALI RAMJAH NGCAYICIBI1 year ago
I'm not a house person but Mafikizolo killed it! these guys are one of the South African groups that make me proud to be African, but not just any African, South African! keep it up guys.
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"In the statement "I'm not a house person", the word "house" refers to the music genre called "House". This type of House music is "Afro-House".

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46. okpe samuel
"My best part is the "kinkirinrikinkinkinkin"...lol.I love the song.:-)"

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Reply
47. odinese nwad
"Same here I love dat part badly"

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48. Princess Fakudze
"MAKES THE 3 OF US LOL"

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49. MissLindo Sindane
"+okpe samuel lol and its so funny cause he's just saying "if you don't have love, you're just like an empty can making noise like......kililikiikikiki"

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2016
50. Babatunde Arogundade
"This music has spread like fire in Nigeria, if you don't play it in a party or club is not it."

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51. JOHN “Mr CRUEL” MC DANIEL'S
"+OKUHLE MZINYATHI What MAFIKIZOLO means ,sister ?????"

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52. KUHLE MZINYATHI6 months ago
"+JOHN MC DANIELS Means 'New Comer'"

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53. steady rock
"what is meaning of Magudo ?"

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54. Tiffany Mbiba
"My God"

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55. Nasralina Abdull
"can someone tell me the language they song it's really nice"

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56. shesBlessed83
"Setswana"

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57. shesBlessed83
"+shesBlessed83 and Zulu. Setswana and Zulu then add English"

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