Shele Koko - Guardati Dai Lupi

Testo e Musica: Mary Anne Ekwutonam Nwiboko
Edizioni: Midorč Gruppo Editoriale


Shele koko shele, Shele koko shele, Shele koko shele, 
Shele ko ko shele,  Shele koko.

Everybody listen to my message: Shele koko shele. 
Everybody, give ear to my message, Shele koko shele.
Young girl, Shele koko shele. 
Oh! Listen to me, Shele koko shele.
Watch it, be careful, be prudent.  
 
Shele koko,  koko,  koko-
Shele koko , koko,  koko. 

Do not allow anyone make fool of you, 
watch it, - Shele koko shele,
Do not put your trust on empty promises, shele koko shele,
All that glitters is not gold, realise who you are.
Watch it, be careful, be prudent.

You are like the soil, a humus soil,
you are illuminating and shining Sun.

You are like the soil, a humus soil,
you are like the  shining Sun. 

You’re  special, know it, Shele koko shele.
Your body is precious, know it, Shele koko shele.
Do not allow anyone abuse you, stand up for yourself.
Do not allow anyone confuse you,
hold high your dignity.  

Shele koko,  koko,  koko,  
shele koko , koko,  koko.   

Uno due tre quatro yeeh, egwu di iya
chichirichi, chichirichi
Okpicheriche riche, Okpicheriche riche,
Aaaah uuuweh, uuuweh, uuuweh! Uuweh!
Aaaah uuuweh, uuuweh, uuuweh!          
Tevu, tebo, eto, eno, tevu, tebo, eto, eno  yeeh.

Nwamgboko jee lwa oh!   Shele.
Nwamgboko jee  lwa oh! Shele.
B’etsokwa oke Eswi oke Oduma kele okwa azu,  shele.
B’etsokwa ikirbyi ogba l’okpa kele okwa azu, shele.
L’oshi l’ogba ! Shele!
l'ogba gunu, shele?
l'ogba oduma, shele, l’ogba aguiyi shele,
l’ogba l’ogba  shele koko.

Nwamgboko jee lwa oh, imiko Nne ngu dum - Kwamgbede, gberuma 
Imiko Nna ngu dum - Kwamgbede, gberuma 
Imiko unwunne ngu dum - Kwamgbede, gberuma 
Imiko abubu ngu dum - Kwamgbede, gberuma, gberuma oh
B’etsokwa oke Eswi oke Oduma!.
Donna madre, terra madre, madre terra.
Donna madre, madre terra,  terra e madre, 
madre terra, no, non piangere.

Mmhmm hmm, mmhmm hmm, 
Eeeeeeeeeh eeeeeeeeeeh iya iyeegege
Donna madre, madre terra, non piangere 
know that life is gracious, act graciously.    

Kwamgbede gberumaaaa, eeeeeh, 
kwamgbede gberumaaaah.

Shele koko, shele koko,  shele
shele koko, shele koko,  shele.

Young girl - shele koko, shele koko,  shele.
Oh!  Listen to me,  shele koko, shele koko,  shele.
All that glitters is not gold, realise who you are.

Shele koko, shele  koko, shele koko,  
shele koko, shele koko,  shele koko.

Watch against the  wolf|! 
Guardati dai lupi!
B’etsokwa oke eswi oke oduma kel’okwa azu! 
Shele ko koooo….