Sunday, September 17, 2017

Nigerian Gospel Singer Sonny Badu - African Praise (sung in several traditional African Languages & in Nigerian Pidgin English)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post showcases a YouTube video of Nigerian Gospel singer Sonny Badu singing a compilation of Gospel songs from Zimbabwe, South Africa, Ghana, and Nigeria.

The lyrics for this song (with English translations) are provided in this post along with several other comments from this video's discussion thread.

The content of this post is provided for religious, cultural, and aesthetic purposes.

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Sonny Badu for his musical legacy and thanks to all those who composed these songs. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of this video on YouTube.

SHOWCASE VIDEO: Sonnie Badu - African Praise

Ghana Gospel, Published on Apr 11, 2012
Selected comments (Numbers are assigned for referencing purposes only)

1.Deborah Ekechukwu, 2014
"I love the combination of different languages!
Sonnie Badu is so blessed! May God continue to use him.
I cant stop dancing whenever i am listening to this. It doesn't matter where I am, I just start moving!
I love the drums too and the parago beat too."

2. Chichy _unseen, 2014
"Zimbabwe , South Africa ,South africa , Nigeria ,Ghana n Congo......gud job I love this

3. Monalisa Banks, 2015
"1. I yo hlonolofatsa ka lebitso la Ntate...means "Oh bless, bless, in the name of the Father! " Meaning Father bless whatever it is that needs blessing!
2. Jehova o lefika laka...means "Jehova you are my Rock!" Both songs are in SeSotho language, one of the many South African languages. Hope this helps.

God, in His manifold wisdom, gave humanity so much diversity in everything; languages, different nationalities, different fauna and flora, but puny man keeps fighting and warring against his neighbor instead of beholding and enjoying these gifts that God has blessed us with. Black against black, white against white, white against black, man against the beasts of the field! What a shame!!"

4. Jacob Okine, 2015
"The lyrics are all here. This is what I believe All African Musicians, and for that matter the local musicians should include directly to their Music on Youtube and elsewhere, to make meaning to the Whole world/Internationally.
We should not just be excited by posting videos..... they must include lyrics and meaning(in terms of local languages), like the Europeans and the Americans.

(In Shona – Zimbabwe)
Hakuna wakaita sa Jesu, (There’s no one compared to Jesus)
Hakuna wakaita sa Yee (There’s no one like Him)
Hakuna wakaita sa Jesu (There’s no one compared to Jesus)
Hakuu hakuchina (There is no other name)

Nda manya manya, kwese, kwese (I have searched everywhere)
Ndatenderera, kwese, kwese (I have run around everywhere )
Nda tsvaga tsvaga, kwese, kwese (I have looked around everywhere)
Hakuu hakuchina (There’s no other name)

(In Sotho – South Africa)
Iyo hlonolofatsa, Iyo hlonolofatsa (Iyo Bless, Iyo Bless,)
Iyo ka lebtso la Ntate (Iyo, The name of the father)

(Still in Sotho)
Jehova, O lefika laka (Jehovah, you’re my Rock of Ages)

24-7 I will praise you Jehovah
24-7 I will praise your Holy Name

(In Pidgin – Nigeria)
This kind God oo, I never see your type oo
This kind God oo, Blessed be your holy name

(In Twi – Ghana)
Woayoo, Woayoo, Woayoo ewurade ye oheni (He has done it, God is king)
Woayoo, Woayoo, Woayoo ewurade ye oheni (He has done it, God is king)

(In Lingala – Congo)
Yahweh, Yahweh, Yahweh kumama Yahweh (Yahweh/God be Praised)
Yahweh, Yahweh, Yahweh kumama Yahweh (God be Praised)

5. Daniel Antwi, 2016
"+Yekini Olugbenga Hi!! Woyo Woyo ooooh Woyo ooooo Awurade wo ye ohene !!!! is an Ashanti language meaning REALLY REALLY GOD YOU ARE KING INDEED!!!. It means you are marveled of what God is able to do hence the aweness."
"Twi is a dialect of Akan, a member of the Kwa sub-group of Niger-Congo languages. There are about 7 million Twi speakers, mainly in Ghana. Major dialects of Twi include Akuapim Twi, Fante Twi and Ashanti Twi, which all mutually intelligible."...

6. Kay mut, 2016
"Hakuna wakaita saJesu
(There is no one like Jesus)
Hakuna wakaita saye
(There is none like him)························repeat....
Ndamhanyamhanya kwese kwese
(I've run around all over)
Ndatendererera kwese kwese
(Iv turned everywhere)
Ndatsvaga tsvaga kwese kwese
(Iv searched everywhere)·····
Hakuu hakuchina👏👏👏

Its Shona language frm Zim.thank u Sonnie fo such beautiful praise

7. Faith Alive F.A.I.M, 2017
"Hakuna wakaita saJesu /There is none like Jesus."

8. Nombulelo Mfuku, 2017
"He is singing our Songs very well Wow, South African Songs."

Thanks for visiting pancocojams.

Visitor comments are welcome.

No comments:

Post a Comment