Zangalewa is a Cameroonian song. It is sometimes called Zamina undermined by the first words.It is part of the repertoire of soldiers, but also groups of young and Scout , throughout Africa. Its rhythm is catchy and it can serve as song march.
It has been re made as the theme song for the FIFA world cup in South Africa featuring Shakira. It is a great honor considering the fact that Cameroon is the best soccer nation in Africa and is a great world cup hopeful.
Meaning of the words in Fang language:
- Tsaminamina means Come.
- Waka waka means Do it – as in perform a task. Waka is pidgin language meaning walk while working.
- Tsaminamina zangalewa means where do you come from?.
- Wana means it is mine.
- Zambo means wait.
And all knows, here is the Shakira version