(A follow up to the song “Mbona”)
(Sung in Swahili)

Verse 1:
Mi si mnyonge: Naona mbali – akili timamu
(I am not helpless: I have vision – my mind is sound)
Niko fiti, niko poa (I am fit, I am well)
Mi si myonge naenda mbali mwili nina nguvu
Niko fiti, niko poa (I am fit, I am well)
Siogopi (I am not afraid of) the challenge ‘cause I will overcome
Nipe nafasi (Give me a chance)and watch me overcome

Chorus:
Twende kazi (let’s get to work!), am ready ready ready
Niko able usinichuje boss (I’m able don’t discriminate me)
Chapa kazi (let’s get down to work) I am ready ready
niko capable usinilenge boss (I’m capable don’t discriminate me)

Verse 2:
Mi si myonge nasikia mengi ninafanya mambo
(I am not helpless, I am aware of opportunities I am doing great things)
Niko fiti, niko poa (I am fit, I am well)
Mi si myonge nishafika sasa mimi na wewe
(I am not helpless, I am here: It’s me and you)
Niko fiti, niko poa (I am fit, I am well)
Siogopi (I am not afraid of) the challenge ‘cause I will overcome
Nipe nafasi (Give me a chance)and watch me overcome

(Chorus)

Bridge:
I don’t need your sympathy I just need opportunities
You know I can, You know I am able school work field
Yes I can just like you

Verse 3:
Ideas ni fresh tena kibao basi nipe nafasi nina mambo
(My ideas are fresh and great. Give me a chance I’ll show you)
Gimme chance pon di school, pon di work, pon di field
(Give me a chance at school, at work, in the field)
Waafi see the fruits of mi labor fi yield
(And you’ll see the fruits of my labor yield)
You never know I could be the next leader
You never know from which hand you coud feed
So don’t look at me like you are more senior
’cause in the end same air we breathe – a
Nipe nafasi (give me a chance)

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