New Music: Fally Ipupa - Eloko Oyo

New Music: Fally Ipupa - Eloko Oyo

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"Eloko oyo" meaning "here it is" is a word from the Lingala (or Ngala) language native to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Republic of the Congo, Central African Republic and Angola. The song, "Eloko Oyo", was first released by the Congolese icon, Mabele Elisi who has inspired a lot of people through his talent in music.

Fally Ipupa, a popular Congolese singer-songwriter and producer, however, modified the song and released a completely different version of it in 2017.

Fally Ipupa throughout the song, expresses the successes, achievements and good works he has achieved through music. See the song lyrics & translations, and visuals below and tell us what you think.

Lyrics & Translations

[Intro]

Ya ngoyo
[Here it is]

Eloko, la chose là

[Here is the thing]

Ototombé

ya ngoyo

[Verse 1]

Ngonga ango ya ngoyo
[The time has come, here it is]

ya ngoyo

Ngonga ango ya ngoyo

ya ngoyo

tango ya ko loba oh ya ngoyo
[The time to say it, here it is]

Eloko oyo eleki diamant ya ngoyo
[That which is worth more than diamond, here it is]

E somba ba mituka oh, Eloko oyo
[It has bought cars, here it is]

E somba ba lopango oh, Eloko oyo
[It has bought plots of land, here it is]

Poto pé mikili obè n'eloko oyo
[Wonderful places and abroad, all credits to this thing]

Eloko yango nini eh, Miziki
[What's that thing eh, Music]

Eloko yango nini eh, Miziki

Na lela oh bisso oyo
[I love that about us]

Ba kolo Mbonda oh bisso oyo
[We, kings of music]

Na lela ooh bisso oyo

Ba kolo Mbonda oh bisso oyo

[Refrain]

Lego, Lego oh, lego, lego oh
[Lego oh - Let's go oh ('oh' is an African word said after a statement to express emphasis)]

Lego, lego oh

Le 2 juillet bisso tembé na foire
[On the 2nd of July, we'll prove it]

Le 2 juillet bisso tembé na foire

Le 2 juillet bisso tembé na foire

Lego, lego oh, lego, lego oh

Lego, lego oh, lego, lelo oh, lego

Lelo oh, lego, lelo oh

[Bridge]

Ngoya oyééé, ngoya oyé,
[Ngoya oyé - Love it]

ngoya oyé, Ngoya oyé

Ngoya oyééé, ngoya oyé,

ngoya oyé, Ngoya oyé

[Verse 2]

Eloko oyo eleki diamant ya ngoyo

E somba ba mituka oh Eloko oyo

Poto pé mikili obè na eloko oyo

L'autre la Na eloko oyo
[Everything, also with this thing]

Mbongo ya tonton essila obeh na eloko oyo
[That guy's money has finished because of this thing]

Eloko yango nini eh Miziki

Eloko yango nini eh Miziki

Na lela oh bisso oyo

Ba kolo Mbonda oh bisso oyo

Eloko oyo eleki diamant Miziki

[Refrain]

Lego, Lego oh, lego, lego oh

Lego, lego oh

Le 2 juillet bisso tembé na foire

Le 2 juillet bisso tembé na foire

Le 2 juillet bisso tembé na foire

Lego, lego oh, lego, lego oh

[Verse 3]

Tango ya ko panza oh ya ngayo
[Time to mess things up, here we go]

Tika to panza sangho eloko oyo
[Let's talk about this thing aloud]

Eloko oyo eleki diamant ya ngoyo

E somba ba mituka oh Eloko oyo

Poto pé mikili iih na eloko oyo
[Wonderful places, all with this thing]

L'autre la akweya oh Na eloko oyo
[Screw everyone else with this thing]

Eloko yango nini eh Miziki

Eloko yango nini oh Miziki
[What is it then oh, Music]

Na lela oh bisso oyo

Ba kolo Mbonda eh bisso oyo

Ba kolo Mabina obeh bisso oyo
[Kings of dance sure here we are]

Ba kolo ba nzembo oh bisso oyo

Na lela oh bisso oyo

Ba kolo Mbonda eh bisso oyo

Eloko yango nini eh Miziki

Eloko yango nini eh miziki

[Refrain]

Lego, Le go oh, lego, lego oh

Lego, lego oh

Le 2 juillet bisso tembé na foire

Le 2 juillet bisso tembé na foire

Le 2 juillet bisso tembé na foire

Lego, lego oh, lego, lego oh

[Outro]

Tour oyo toko dondwa
[This time we'll really enjoy]

Visuals:

Mabele Elisi's version:

About the Author

Adeyemi Adeoye

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Adeyemi lives in Nigeria. He is a Mathematician and Digital Marketer who loves "good" music, and likes to write about them in an expressive way. To him, writing is an art, music is an art form, and to some level, all music is math. All rights to this post remain with the author. Please do not replicate this material without permission.

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