Fatoumata Diawara – “Boloko”


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Fatoumata Diawara – Boloko (Excision/Women circumcision)

U y’a tigè farikolo min bè n’kè muso ye u y’a bó n’na
They cut the flower that makes me a woman
Aw kan’a tigè farikolo min bè n’kè muso ye u y’a bó n’na
Don’t cut the flower that makes me a woman

I dun mana sunguruni min sigi bi; I b’a ka cèko gèleya a bolo
If you circumcise girls you will make their intimate moments difficult
I b’a ka bana misèn caya
They will always have health problems
(2x)

Uhum Mama, Mama, I kana n’boloko kana n’boloko a bè n’diminna
I beg you mother, don’t make them circumcise me, it hurts so much
Hee n’Baba, n’Baba I kana n’boloko kana n’boloko a bè n’diminna
I beg you mother, don’t make them circumcise me, it hurts so much

U y’a tiguèèhèè; Arrêtez l’excision, Mama!
They cut it…Mother, stop female circumcision!
Mama, A bè n’dmin!
Mother, it hurt so much (2x)

Ni ye olu boloko; I bu’ ka cèko gèlèya
If you circumcise girls you will make their intimate moments difficult
I bu’ ka denko gèlèya; I b’u ka bana misèn caya.
They will always have problems with childbirth
They will always have health problems

An k’ana olu boloko
Don’t circumcise girls

Farafina musow nyanina; Farafina muso tóoróla
African women live through too much hell and suffering
An k’an ka ko kórów lajè ni min manyi an  k’o bó an bolo la
We should look again at our ancestral beliefs and assess them
An k’an ka ko kórów lajè ni min kanyi an k’o fara an bolo kan
Keep what is good for us, and reject all that harm us

Farafina musow nyanina; Farafina musow zeyene
African women live through too much hell and suffering
Africa musow nyanina; Farafina muso tóoróla
African women live through too much hell and suffering

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