MALAIKA NAKUPENDA

Latest update on 25/02/2010

Artist: Lukas Tututu
Author: Lukas Tututu
Year: 1946

Mixture of Arabian and Bantu elements. Malaika means 'My Angel' in Swahili. In full: My Angel, I Love You. Written in east Kenya. Author Tututu studied music in Rabai (near Mombasa) where he sang in church. Fundi Kunde was part of that same choir and he brought the song to Nairobi. Most of the time Kunde's considered to be the author, since the original recording rests in an archive.

Covers:

1950:

Adam Salim [from Tanzania for Columbia]

1962:

Jambo Boys Band [with Fadhili William and Daudi Kabaka]

1963:

Fadhili William Mdawida & The Black Shadows [as Malaika for Equator International in Nairobi, Kenya]

1965:

Spinners [UK; idem]

1965:

Harry Belafonte & Miriam Makeba [idem]

1965:

Pete Seeger [on lp Strangers & Cousins]

1967:

Hep Stars [Swedish band with Benny Andersson]

1968:

Miriam Makeba [in Swahili]

1981:

Boney M [crediting Frank Farian, as always]

1990:

Koen Crucke

1992:

Khadja Nin & diversen [cd-single with four versions; benefit for Médecins sans frontières]

1999:

Helmut Lotti

2006:

Ronny Mosuse [all as Malaika]

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