Kenyan-Norwegian Singer Stella Mwangi – “Ma Itù” (Just Dance Video & Lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This pancocojams post presents information about Stella Mwangi and showcases a Just Dance YouTube video of Stella Mwangi singing her song “Ma Itu”.

Information about this song is also included in this post.

The lyrics to that song are included in this post.

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Thanks to Stella Mwangi for her musical legacy and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post. Thanks also to Just Dance for sharing this video on YouTube.

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INFORMATION ABOUT STELLA MWANGI
From https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stella_Mwangi
“Stella Nyambura Mwangi (born 1 September 1986),[1] also known by the stage name STL, is a Kenyan-Norwegian singer,[2] songwriter and rapper. Mwangi writes a lot of her music about the situation in her home country Kenya, and about discrimination both Stella and her family had to go through after moving to Norway in 1991.[3] Her work has been used in films such as American Pie Presents: The Naked Mile and Save the Last Dance 2, and also in TV-series such as CSI: NY and Scrubs.[4] She has won several awards including; the Kisima Awards, Clops Awards and Jeermaan Awards, she is one of the most popular singers in Norway after winning the Melodi Grand Prix 2011.

Mwangi represented Norway at The Eurovision Song Contest 2011 in Düsseldorf, Germany, one year after her country hosted the event, and was eliminated in the first semi-final.

Mwangi has had hit songs in Kenya, Senegal, and Gambia.[3] Mwangi’s 2018 single “No Games” featured on a TV advertisement by Samsung for their Galaxy S9 smartphone.[5]”…

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INFORMATION ABOUT THE SONG “MA ITU”
From https://genius.com/Stella-mwangi-ma-itu-lyrics
On “Ma Itù,” Stella Mwangi flexes about her pop star life and praises her own background. The song combines traditional Swahili instruments with pop and synthesizer sounds.

With “Ma Itù” appearing in Just Dance 2020, Mwangi and video game company Ubisoft teamed up to make a music video four days after the game’s release. This song marks Mwangi’s second collaboration with Ubisoft on the Just Dance franchise, the first being “Not Your Ordinary” in Just Dance 2019.

What have the artists said about the song?
The title is in Kikuyu, my native language, and it means “our truth.” This is an Afro-centric type of futuristic African vibe going on. It’s very important to call on the truth. So this [is] actually a spiritual dance song. Good for the soul, good to dance to. The spirit feels good.
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I added italics to highlight this sentence.

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SHOWCASE VIDEO-Just Dance 2020 presents MA ITŪ by Stella Mwangi | Official Music Video | Ubisoft [US]

Just Dance, Nov 8, 2019

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LYRICS: MA ITU
(Stella Mwangi)

[Chorus]
Ma itū, ma itū, ma itū, ma itū
Oka haha, oka haha, oka haha, ma itū

[Refrain]
Eh Bwana, wafalme wote wa dunia
Watakushukuru, watakushukuru
Eh Bwana, wafalme wote wa dunia
Watakushukuru, watakushukuru

[Verse 1]
Keep your head boppin’, I get it poppin’
Hip-hop adopting, my blade choppin’
No way I’m stoppin’, this chart toppin’
I got the flavor, tell your neighbor
Hii ni moto
Holy fire moto
Freeze ’em like a photo
See me hop on a space auto, woo

[Chorus]
Ma itū, ma itū, ma itū, ma itū
Oka haha, oka haha, oka haha, ma itū

[Refrain]
Eh Bwana, wafalme wote wa dunia
Watakushukuru, watakushukuru
Eh Bwana, wafalme wote wa dunia
Watakushukuru, watakushukuru
[Verse 2]
I conquer any obstacles
They melt like popsicles
Everything possible, I’ma hit the pinnacle
Kill ’em metaphorical, no emcee identical
My birth place tropical, got triple optical
Lyrical mystical, flow symbolical
Afro artistical, not physical, it’s spiritual

[Chorus]
Ma itū, ma itū, ma itū, ma itū
Oka haha, oka haha, oka haha, ma itū

[Verse 1]
Keep your head boppin’, I get it poppin’
Hip-hop adopting, my blade choppin’
No way I’m stoppin’, this chart toppin’
I got the flavor, tell your neighbor
Hii ni moto
Holy fire moto
Freeze ’em like a photo
See me hop on a space auto, woo

[Refrain]
Eh Bwana, wafalme wote wa dunia
Watakushukuru, watakushukuru
Eh Bwana, wafalme wote wa dunia
Watakushukuru, watakushukuru

[Chorus]
Ma itū, ma itū, ma itū, ma itū
Oka haha, oka haha, oka haha, ma itū
Ma itū, ma itū, ma itū, ma itū
Oka haha, oka haha, oka haha, ma itū

Source: https://genius.com/Stella-mwangi-ma-itu-lyrics

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