"Je Je Kule" is sung in the West.


We received this English translation (we can neither confirm nor deny its accuracy):

Hands on your head
Hands on your shoulders
Hands on your waist
Hands on your knees
Hands on your ankles
Hands on your ankles
Hands on your ankles, hey!

Game Instructions

Actions : Hands on your head, then your shoulders, then the waist, knees, ankles (3 times).


I asked Nyango about the song Cha cha coolay and if it's sung in Cameroon, she replied, "Yes! It is also sung in Cameroon. What we sing sounds more like [the lyrics we posted here]… I know for sure it is not a Cameroonian language and my best guess will be Ghana or Sierra Leone. Some of the words we sang might even be incorrect. It seems to be quite popular on the internet and I found this version.

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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.