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Ismo one:   Tun ne ga kay !

Ismo one is rapper from Niger (no homepage is available). His real name is Ismael Moussa Garba and he was born in Niamey, Niger, in the end of the 1980s. Currently, he is studying in the United States and working on his musical carrier. Some of his songs are recorded in the US in 2012.

The title of the song tun ne ga kay (written as Toune ga kai) means get up here and stand. 

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The first verse and refrain [1]  
Ay wo ga tun ga kay, tun ga kay, tun ga kay.  
Bumbo walone, ay wo ga tun ga kay.  
Hey, tun ne ga kay, wallay.  
Wassi ga kayna, wallay.  
Wa ceeci diska banda, wallay.  
Kan sin(da) wo bas nda, wallay  
Suba kaa nda iri ka ga kay.  
[1] the transcription and/or translation may contain errors, please contact me for corrections.

Some other videos are available on YouTube. These are in French and some very different in style as well, such as 'C'est complique'.

Ismo One, Systeme de l'occident
Le systeme de l'occident
Ismo One, C'est complique
C'est complique
Ismo One, African dancehall
African dancehall
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