Play time song from the Bali tribes in Cameroon, Africa

I received this song from Cameroon a while back. It was identified as coming from the Bali tribe. Unfortunately, the language wasn’t identified, and an English translation wasn’t provided.

The Bali tribe speaks Mungaka. But I’m not sure if they speak any other languages also.

Here are the lyrics in the original language…

Moni mbebela
(Mungaka?)

Moni mbebela mbebela mbeb
kwatu njenge njongo chaka
muni kwep
fofo mbeh mbeh
mohlu nyhani nyhani
tikhu mbeh
moli koli koli
tuh mgah mbeh
one muh buh

If anyone can help confirm the language of this song and/or provide an English or French translation, please comment below.

Thanks!

-Lisa

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9 Responses to “Play time song from the Bali tribes in Cameroon, Africa”

  1. duop Says:

    Do you know a cameroon kids band called, Rhum Tah?
    IF you do, please let me know.

  2. Lisa Says:

    I’m not familiar with them. -Lisa

  3. Ms. Melissa Nambangi Says:

    Hi, Lisa:
    There was a Cameroonian Kid’s band called Rhum Tah before I left Cameroon in 1992. I don’t know if they still exist. It was three girls and a boy and their most popular song was “Mbamba mbe”. They also had a popular video clip for the song.

  4. glo Says:

    hi i am technicaly from the palace i bali,so yes that is munga ka and i can produce a copy of that song for you in english

  5. Lisa Says:

    That would be great – you can post it here if you’d like or email it to me.

    Thanks in advance!

    -Mama Lisa

  6. Peter Bungane Says:

    I think a guy in Cameroon, who travels between Johannesburg can help translate that song.

  7. Lisa Says:

    That would be great Peter! -Lisa

  8. Francis Says:

    I need the same song done by the same group I don’t know the title but I used to watch it on urtna, please if anyone has contact me

  9. musica Says:

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?list=RDo4WUh1VzlRE&v=o4WUh1VzlRE link for the kids band rrum tah video

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