Lyrics

SOKOTA (TIE UP/READY TO DANCE)


Wololo
Ndete ndete ndete ndete
Wololo
Ndete ndete ndete ndete

Intro translation
Wololo (chant)
Should I bring it, should I bring it, should I bring it, should I bring it
Wololo
Should I bring it, should I bring it, should I bring it, should I bring it

Sokota sakata sokota
Tie up, beat it, ready to dance

Eh mama sokota sokota sokota
Eh mama katika katika katika
Eh mama sokota sokota sokota
Eh mama katika katika katika
C’est ca

Intro 2 translation
Oh mama tie up ready to hit tie up
Oh mama dance dance dance until you can’t
Oh mama tie up ready to dance tie up
Oh mama dance dance dance until you can’t
This is it

Ndete ndete letta
Ndete ndete letta
Sokota sakata sakata sokota sokota sakata katika
Ndete ndete letta
Ndete ndete letta
Sokota sakata sakata sokota sokota sakata katika

Intro 3 translation
Should I bring it Should I bring it (bring it)
Should I bring it Should I bring it (bring it)
Tie up beat it ready to hit tie up lets dance
Should I bring it Should I bring it (bring it)
Should I bring it Should I bring it (bring it)
Tie up beat it ready to hit tie up lets dance until we can’t

When the drum beats (ngoma yo bwekuba)/when the drum beats
When the drum beats (ngoma yo bwekuba)
When the drum beats (ngoma yo bwekuba)
I feel it flow
When the drum beats (ngoma yo bwekuba)
I’m letting go

Oh wololo wololo wololo
Oh wololo wololololo

Free your mind, free your soul
Get lost in the rhythm, let it go
Oh wololo
Oh wololo
Lost in the rhythm sokota sakata
Lost in the rhythm sokota katika
Lost in the rhythm sokota sakata
Lost in the rhythm sokota katika

Refrain translation
Lost in the rhythm tie up beat it
Lost in the rhythm tie up dance until you can’t
Lost in the rhythm ready to hit beat it
Lost in the rhythm tie up lets dance until you can’t

Tuzina muwogola sundiata Fela kuti keita ne ssebata
Leero ekikere kiri kumbata endongo ebabula nga olunyata
Mpogana nga gwebasala akanyata abatufako zempewo ezikungunta
Entuyo zikulukuta ntumya ekita omugongo wetta
Nakotakota kuluno alata gwozadde akukubira engoma no sakata
Kodina kibatu mu kiwalata buli omu nowewuwe afuna wakwata
Ndongo ewoma nga suupu wemputa yeno eyimusa olutiko kumutunta
Wansi tukulukuta ebiwato bitumenyeka obulamu tubumeketa ebyana tuweweta
Abatesi baweta ezo mbuzi kubikuta ffetulinga kappa eli kumata
Mukamwakange mwemuva ebinyuma mukiwato kyo mwemuva ebyama
Nze no mwana wa maama lazima tuzina paka enkoko bwezikokolima

Verse 1 translation
We dance to Muwogola, Sundiata, Fela kuti, Keita and Ssebata
Today the frogs will leap on the back of the duck
For this beat burns ferociously like a forest fire
Shouting at the top of our lungs unencumbered like the epiglottis was cut
As the sweat drips I order for another round for those gyrating bending their backs
On this day even the old and hunched will let out
As the saying goes the ones you birth will play the drums for to dance
Kodina the dance where the palm meets the forehead
Lovers with their loved ones caress to find the best spot on the body to hold
The Ndongo is sounding sweeter it’s like tilapia soup
The kind that gives you goose bumps and makes your hairs stand
Down we go, the hips wiggle we are feeling the taste of free life
We have ladies to woo too
The haters look at us like goats chewing peelings of cud
We look at them happy like a cat licking milk
From my mouth I give you sweet words
I can already tell from the way you move your hips that you possess a secret
But for now me and you tonight shall dance until the cock crows

Oh wololo
Oh wololo

Zamba Zamba
Telema yaka tobina ndeko na ngai
Koyoka sonite
Ya lobi okoyeba te
Ya lelo nde yayo
Fungula motema
Hear me move your body to the right
Your body to the left
Move your feet to the right
Your feet to the left
Shake your body like your mama
Your body like your papa
Shake your body like your mama
Your body like your papa

Verse 2 translation
Zamba Zamba
Stand, come lets dance together my friend
Don’t be shy
Tomorrow is very unpredictable
But today is yours
Open your heart and loose your self
Hear me move your body to the right
Your body to the left
Move your feet to the right
Your feet to the left
Shake your body like your mama
Your body like your papa
Shake your body like your mama
Your body like your papa

Sokota katika sokota wololo
Sokota katika sokota wololo
Sokota katika sokota wololo

Hey hey
Oh free your mind
Oh yeah yeah
Oh yeah free