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Summary of the Song “Muzina”

This song is a secular song mixed with a religious message sung by Tabuley Rocherau. The word “Muzina” is taken from a common phrase used by Christians, especially Catholics, at the beginning and at the end of every prayer. It is from the phrase” in the name of the Father and the Son, and the Holy Ghost ….” It is a powerful phrase and Tabu Ley has used it to give his prayer more power.

Translation of the Song “Muzina” (In the name of……)

Original Lyric in Lingala and Kikongo English equivalent
Muzina ah ah In the name of ……
Muzina di tata, e di mwana, e di mpeve santu In the name of the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost
Muzina di tata Nzambe oh oh, muzina In the name of God the Father oh oh, in the name of ….
Bobotama bazala bakufa balamuka basekwa ah ah People are born, they exist, they die, they wake up, they resurrect from the dead ah ah
Basumuki baboya nzambe batala ye mpamba ntango ya bisengo oh oh Sinners have rejected God, they neglect him in good times
Kasi nkombo ya Nzambeezali ya makasi boboto bakolimbisa bango oh oh But the name of God is powerful and the grace and power of God will fogive them
Muzina ah ah In the name of
Muzina di tata, e di mwana, e di mpeve santu, Muzina di tata Nzambe oh oh, Ya Muzina ah In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost, in the name of God the Father oh oh for the name of…
Baluka moto na ngai They have tried to finish me
Balaka ngai liwa ah ah They have threatened me with death
Bamekola basuka ah ah They have tried but they have failed
Bamema se mongambo eh They have only got problem
Lisolo oyo ya ngai This story of my life (lit: this story of mine)
Ekoma mosala Has become a profession
Na kati ya lisanga During meetings in the community
Na ba ndako na nganga In witch doctor’s places
Kofinga-finga ngai, kotonga tonga ngai Insulting me, gossiping about me
Kokana-kana ngai, epesa ngai bomoyi eh Plotting against me has given me life
Naboma moto te, nateka moto te I did not kill anybody, I have not betrayed anybody
Nisdimins nkisi te mpo nazwa bomengo eh I have not visited a witch doctor to get charm in order to become rich

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