Jhikoman

Jhikoman

 Bagamoyo, Pwani, TZA
BandWorldReggae

Energetic band that fuse roots reggae with African melodies to produced a vibrant Afro Reggae sounds.

Biography

Jhikoman is a well-known Tanzanian reggae artist. His unique singing style and lyrics have been touching people since 1994. Hes produced several albums and has performed widely in Europe and Africa.

Hes produced several albums and has performed widely in Europe and Africa. His music keeps exploring, combining roots reggae with acoustic African sounds that can be called as Afro-Reggae. For Jhikoman, music presents an opportunity to raise awareness about social oppression and injustice as well as a medium for communicating messages of peace, love and unity. Jhikoman's songs bring real societal issues to the fore.

Jhikoman compose his music in a style without boundaries, a product of continued spiritual searchings and musical experimentation. He sings in Kiswahili, English and his Native language Kinyasa.

Jhikoman's music must be heard, preferably live, to be fully appreciated. Uplifting beats combined with positive words visibly move his audiences. Songs are composed in African and reggae styles (Afro-Reggae).

Lyrics

Neno Mapenzi

Written By: Jhiko Manyika

Neno Mapenzi lilianza kitambo (The word love started a long time ago)
Toka enzi, enzi na enzi (From generation to generation)
Bila mwenzi mimi siwezi (Without a companion I can't make it)

Nishike mkono nionyeshe mapenzi (Hold my hand show me love)
Oh mpenzi tulitunze penzi tulienzi (Oh my love, let's protect our love and cherish it)
Oh mpenzi tulitunze penzi tulienzi (Oh my love, let's protect our love and cherish it)

Neno Mapenzi lilianza kitambo (The word love started a long time ago)
Toka enzi, enzi na enzi (From generation to generation)
Bila mwenzi mimi siwezi (Without a companion I can't make it)
Bila mwenzi mimi siwezi (Without a companion I can't make it)
Oh mpenzi, Oh mpenzi (Oh my love, Oh my love)

Niangalie usoni, ningalie machoni (Look at my face, look me in the eyes)
Nishike kiunoni, nibusu midomoni (Hold me, kiss my lips)
Usione haya kunikumbatia na kunibusu (Don't feel shy to hug and kiss me)
Hivyo ndivyo wafanyavyo wapendanao (That's what lovers do)
Usione haya kunibusu uuh (Don't feel shy to kiss me)
Hivyo ndivyo wafanyavyo wapendanao (That's what lovers do)

Neno Mapenzi lilianza kitambo (The word love started a long time ago)
Toka enzi, enzi na enzi (From generation to generation)
Bila mwenzi mie siwezi (Without a companion I can't make it)
Bila mwenzi mie siwezi (Without a companion I can't make it)

Oh mpenzi tulitunze penzi tulienzi (Oh my love, let's protect our love and cherish it)
Oh mpenzi tulitunze penzi tulienzi (Oh my love, let's protect our love and cherish it)

Niangalie usoni, ningalie machoni (Look at my face, look me in the eyes)
Nishike kiunoni, nibusu midomoni (Hold me, kiss my lips)
Usione haya kunikumbatia na kunibusu (Don't feel shy to hug and kiss me)
Hivyo ndivyo wafanyavyo wapendanao (That's what lovers do)
Usione haya kunibusu uuh (Don't feel shy to kiss me)
Hivyo ndivyo wafanyavyo wapendanao ooh (That's what lovers do)

Oh mpenzi tupeane penzi tulienzi (Oh my love, let's protect our love and cherish it)
Oh mpenzi tulitunze penzi tulienzi (Oh my love, let's protect our love and cherish it)
Oh mpenzi, Oh mpenzi x 2 (Oh my love, Oh my love)

Discography

Chikondi (2007)
Tupendane (2008)
Yapo (2010)