The young man in this script has asked for guidance and blessings from his ancestors and God, to lead him in the right direction.
Whilst he approaches the King’s premises filled with fear and nervousness, the strong willed gentleman is somehow confident that he will be lent an ear as he asks for the King’s daughter’s hand in marriage.
Before he states his reason for visiting, he acknowledges his possibly childish naivety and asks for forgiveness in case he offends anyone out of ignorance.
He has brought along his traditional musical instrument, which wins the princess’ heart over many other potential suitors. It is, in the end, the humble singing boy who is approved of by all gathered as the princess’ winning suitor, and one of the King’s men befittingly salutes his new master.
In every school, there is usually that one larger-than-life character that fascinates everyone, boys and girls alike – and they often get themselves into trouble, or get the rest of the school into trouble.
The headmistress in this case will have absolutely none of this, so the pretty, flexible and bubbly Eriza simply takes her dancing act elsewhere; the local shopping centre!
Her dancing is likened to that of the late Katarina, also a dancing legend who rocked the show in the late 80s and 90s. Attracting scores of people to watch her act, Eriza also inevitably attracts the attention of the baton stick-wielding cops, who consequently force the crowd to disperse, much to the chagrin of one fellow schoolmate who comes to the show a little too late.
The unfortunate news is broken to him by a random guy whom he asks for directions to the trending shopping centre. One almost feels the frustration he feels after such a long run!
On a humorous tip, this song is basically about the common squabbles that happen between couples, married and unmarried, when the boyfriend/husband wants to go and have a bit of fun and the girlfriend/wife wants to spend time with her loved one.
There is obviously all kinds of fun to be had when one is out, ranging from dancing girls to cold beer and lively music. But there is a need for a committed husband to also spend time with his wife. In this video each partner obviously has their own reasons for their often very strong opinion on such matters, as is made clear by the never ending fight between them.
This prayer to God is based on a bad dream which the main character has. He dreams of some mystical creature which swallows him up, thus he asks his Maker for prevention from danger, whilst at the same time showing gratitude for the protection and guidance he receives from up above.
Dangerous, venomous snakes, deep menacing rivers and scary creatures are used as examples of what he is afraid of. The song ends with a plea for the protection of orphans as well as a cry out for fruitful rains.
It’s a boat party, and everyone is having fun. But one guy has spotted this special girl he refers to as “tsvarakadenga” beautiful girl. The love interest in this romantic melody is described as an angel.
The boy disregards and takes absolutely no note of the rest of the girls present at the party. He only has eyes for her, and is willing to go to all lengths to win her heart – even if it means doing the forbidden; eating his own totem.
But perhaps as he sings along with his boys, “Pamwe ndakujuma,” he has sort of caught her offguard with his sudden proposal? So naturally she is not ready to give a straight answer. But in the last scene….well, it looks like the angel finally might say yes.