Tears For Allan Namoko

Like a minstrel,Allan Namoko of Chimvu Jazz Band stopped at my residence one day in the early 1980’s and played several songs for me,at a fee. His music was no copy cat of anybody. His songs told a story,a story acknowledging a good deed or expressing gratitude for a good turn,the good turn which deserved another. Namoko could do no other than compose a song in return for the good turn like this one:

Chelaisani,
Munandisokera kathumba,
Ndizaikamo ndarama,
Kuti zisamataike.
Another one expressed gratitude for unspecified kind gesture as follows:
Achimwene Chephowera,
Sindimadziwa kuti mtima wanu ngotere,
Ndadziwa lero,
Ndinu abwino.
And there was another one advising a rude and cheeky Lameck to respect and be proud of his parents,it went thus:
Lameck tabwera,
Tabwera ndikuuze,
Ndikuuze malangizo,
Malangizo abwino,
Mwana amanyada ndi bambo ake,
Kapena ndi mai ake.
Today my heart bleeds to see children being disrespectful to their parents including those in authority.
THE SECOND PART IS IN THE OFFING.So
WATCH OUT.

(By Daniel Undani)

13 Responses to "Tears For Allan Namoko"

  1. Sula Thithi Banda   December 28, 2016 at 5:48 am

    Legend local artist…odziwa kukanyanga nsambo..

    Reply
  2. Eric Baluti   December 28, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Osati Chelaisani Ayi Koma Chemponda Ndamene Anasoka Kathumba. Telara Ameneyu Alipotu Pa Nansad Trading Moyang’anizana Ndi Mikolongwe Police.

    Reply
  3. Golden Madziamvula   December 28, 2016 at 6:33 am

    Nxt

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  4. Freeman Kamunda   December 28, 2016 at 6:49 am

    That’s interesting story on m/voice osati kumangolimbana ndi aposition

    Reply
  5. Freeman Kamunda   December 28, 2016 at 6:49 am

    That’s interesting story on m/voice osati kumangolimbana ndi aposition

    Reply

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