Tanzania’s Barnaba Classic is back to the music scene with another exciting jam “Muongo”. Muongo is Swahili that loosely translates to Liar.
He did a song that revolves around heartache and unfulfilled promise of love.
Barnaba highlighted the plight of a young man broken by a woman he thought he loved. He was lied to!
In a way Barnaba went deep to reveal how broken he is for being played. Sounds familiar huh!
For Barnaba, he was working hard to be the man she always wanted. However he comes to realize they have been three of them in the relationship.
She lied! Typical!
The broken lad went all out in his lyrics saying how much of a liar the girl was-Muongo.
I am sure most of us have been in such a situation thinking you are the “main” only to learn we have been wasting our time.
As most musicians struggle to put out lyrics for their music, Barnaba opts for the old school kind of writing his music. How?Poetry!
I mean his lyrical prowess cannot be dismissed.
He has a simple groove to hi lyrics that makes it easy for fans to relate to. If you are a keen listener you’d get his lyrics almost immediately.
He starts off with,
“Masikini mimi moyo wangu Pasu pasu,Kwa nilivyompenda singefanya machafu,
Penzi kalitimatima kama viatu yaani bila huruma katupanag watatu,
Kwaake niliwekeza upendo ye hakuwa na malengo,penzi akaweka na pengo kupenda shida kabisa…..”
Just but a snippet of what the woman he loved did to him. He tries to understand why she did it and it breaks his heart.
He further goes on to remind us that love is a beautiful thing and it should not hurt if it doesn’t work you hop to the next with the hope of better loving.
Besides, we all want to live and be loved.
The audio to this jam was done by Tanzania’s Mocogenius. I must say Barnaba Classic did well for now we wait for the video which am sure will do better in terms of reach.
For rating I go with 7/10. Listen and tell us what you think.
Entertainment news writer, I review music from the African region and also an opinion writer.