"So I don't know which came first. If it's the children's version that an adult band later sang or if it was the adult band that came up with this song and the kids picked it up. But a lot of songs in Africa we have like that. You end up hearing adult bands start playing it and they're children's songs. So anyway, that's it, we're not claiming copyright for this one. It's just a song we sang in Cameroon as children growing up." -Nyango M. Nambangi

Nyango mentioned that Osibisa is the name of the band that sang "Happy Children". You can hear their rendition of "Happy Children" on YouTube.



Thanks to Nyango M. Nambangi for singing this song for us!

Nyango M. Nambangi talks about the song and sings it in the recording below…


Thanks and Acknowledgements

Many thanks to Nyango M. Nambangi of the Minnesota African Women's Association for sharing this song with us and for singing it!