oh Africa

Your beauty, unmistakable
Your style and grace, majestic
Your great plains, unparalleled
Oh mother continent

Blood spillages
From Rwanda to Burundi
Angola to Mozambique
Have not spoiled your beauty

Sweet liquids of your belly
Lulungwa Mangakatsi to Nile
Congo to Limpopo
Are rivers that quench your children

There’s nothing new under the sun
Yet everyday you offer us new discoveries
Oh magnificent land
Siyaziqhenya ngawe Mama Africa

Oh Yeah, Oh Africa, Oh Yeah, Oh Africa
Oh Yeah, Oh Africa, Oh Yeah, Oh Africa
Oh Yeah, Oh Africa, Oh Yeah, Oh Africa

Ngorongoro to Serengeti
Beasts marauding freely
Appreciating one of your many garden routes
Oh cradle of humankind

Mankind owes its existence to you
From great Pharaohs to Monomotapa
Shaka to Masai
Your womb has sporned great warriors

Great structures hang on to your back
Pyramids to the Zimbabwe Ruins
Timbavati Lions to the Great Silverback
Wena uyi Kakaramba

Oh Yeah, Oh Africa, Oh Yeah, Oh Africa
Oh Yeah, Oh Africa, Oh Yeah, Oh Africa

From the peaks of your Kilimanjaro
To the crevices of Drankensberg
Your lovely body ya kgaba
Oh Mma rona Africa

Cheerful laughter of African children can be heard
From Ethopia to Sudan 
They enjoy offerings of your vast land
Happiness flowing in their veins

Oh yeah Oh Africa, Oh yeah Oh Africa

We are thankfull for your generosity
Oh tortured soul
May you heal with new each day
Oh yeah, Oh Africa

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