Zulu Traditional Wedding Songs and Lyrics (all times favorites)

1. Umakoti ngowethu song and lyrics

Umakoti ngowethu song Lyrics Translations

Umakoti ngowethu (english meaning: the bride is ours)
usengowethu ngempela bo (english meaning: she is our indeed)
uzosiwashel’asiphekele (english meaning: she willwash and cook for us)
sithi helele helele siyavuma (english meaning: we say helele helele, we agree)

Umakoti ngowethu
usengowethu ngempela bo
uzosiwashel’asiphekele
sithi helele helele siyavuma

Umakoti ngowethu
usengowethu ngempela bo
uzosiwashel’asiphekele
sithi helele helele siyavuma

Umakoti ngowethu
usengowethu ngempela bo
uzosiwashel’asiphekele
sithi helele helele siyavuma

2. Hamba Lulu

“Hamba Lulu” is a Zulu wedding song from South Africa and it means: Go well, Lulu. Lulu is the name of the bride.

3. Baba Nomama

Baba nomama english translation

My parents have left me in the middle of nowhere.
I’m too young to get married, I’m so helpless.
May my uncles please beg my father not to do this to me.
My father has sold me off to the negotiators.
Mother, I truly don’t know how things will turn out, you might be tossing me forever.
Since I’m now about to be part of a family I don’t even know.

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