"Here's a great childhood song common to Cameroon and Nigeria and maybe other former British colonies. It's call and answer so it's sung by two groups. The first group sings a line and then the second group repeats it. At the end they all sing together." Nyango

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"We sang it in Primary School. Learned it from about ages 8 or 9 when we are in Class 4 or 5." -Nyango

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In the recording below they sing the last few lines together as a group. There are often variations when one actually sings a song!

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Thanks to Cecilia Malike NKABYO and Nyango M. Nambangi of the Minnesota African Women's Association for sharing this song with us and for singing it!

Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Nyango M. Nambangi of the Minnesota African Women's Association for contributing this song and for telling us about the singing traditions in Cameroon.

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