Show me the way – Papa Wemba Traduction, Translation and Meaning

What is the song Show Me The Way By Papa Wemba is about?

The song Show Me The Way by Papa Wemba is about improving your life. It is about doing the right thing again after an unstable adolescence. The key line is ‘koko lakisa nga nzela.’ It means ‘grandparent show me the way.’ In other words, it means put my life back on track. The subject of the story is stranded because he was alienated by his family. The world doesn’t want to help him; therefore, he reaches out to his grandparents for help. The song symbolizes birth, puberty and adulthood.

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  • Lucas Opondo

    Please help with the lyrics

    • Jonas Lusalusa

      Here is the Lyrics of Show Me The Way by Papa Wemba

      Take me by the hand … Show me the way, I can go.
      Take me by the hand … Show me the way

      1. Ngai na bugui nzela eh
      Po bo tikaki nga mosika eh
      Yango na komaki se mitelengano oh
      Koko lakisa nga nzela eh

      2. Ndege nini oh ngai oh, baninga
      Na ko luka nzela ya bomoi
      Po bato ya mokili mabe eh yo
      Ba boyi ngai na zua lobiko oh

      [ http://goo.gl/bDd35A Lingala Lessons 5 to 8 ]

      Chorus
      Take me by the hand … Show me the way, I can go.
      Take me by the hand … Show me the way

      Take me by the hand … Show me the way, I can go.
      Take me by the hand … Show me

      3. Mbotama ya muana na tongo eh
      Moyi ekomi tango ya kosakana
      Butu eyinda, sango ya mawa
      Mboka mobimba eko lela.

      4. Ndege nini oh ngai, baninga eh
      Na ko luka nzela ya bomoyi
      Po bato ya mokili mabe eh yo
      Ba boyi ngaï na zua lobiko oh

      Chorus
      Take me by the hand … Show me the way, I can go.
      Take me by the hand … Show me the way

      Take me by the hand … Show me the way, I can go.
      Take me by the hand … Show me

      Take me by the hand … Show me the way, I can go.
      Take me by the hand … Show me the way

      Take me by the hand … Show me the way, I can go.
      Take me by the hand … Show me

      • Thanks for that one i appreciate so much. i like Rhumba and i listen to it everyday. And with that Lingala translations its Congo Mikili. Am Zambian but congo is my second home coz of your dedication the arts of Rhumba music.

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