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Dick Njoroge (Munyonyi) – Firirida [Lyrics]

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Nick Njoroge (Munyonyi) – Firirida [Video Download].

 

Firirida by Nick Njoroge Munyonyi [Mp3 Download].

A celebratory song by the title Firirida has gone viral on social media over the past week, accumulating over a hundred thousand views on Youtube and multiple dance challenges on tiktok.

The rise of the song is an inspiring story of human success at the most unexpected times, perhaps a microcosm of the famous account of Colonel Sanders who founded the KFC empire while in his sunset years.

The song was recorded by Kikuyu vernacular musician Dick Munyonyi in 1986 who was a relatively successful musician at the time.

Munyonyi, a renowned musician who sung at President Uhuru Kenyatta’s wedding, lost his voice just a few years after the release of the song in 1986 when he was diagnosed with tuberculosis.

He would post the song on YouTube in 2012, many years after he had lost his livelihood as a singer, but there was little success as it garnered a paltry one thousand page views over a period of eight years.

Last week, popular journalist Jeff Kuria shared the video on social media and it immediately went viral, dominating tiktok videos, whatsapp status, and a viral dance challenge which has become the latest trend in weddings and dowry ceremonies. The celebratory song has since garnered 168,257.

In the song, the singer says that those who take alcohol should continue doing so while those who do not can be served with sugarless tea. He, however, warned the youth against taking it excessively.

The musician, during a past interview in a You Tube show, asked his fans to pray for him that he would one day regain his voice and continue singing even in his old age.

In the meantime, he asked his fans to support him by listening to his songs which have also gained a boost from the Firirida craze. Wellwishers have also been offering various goodies to Munyonyi’s family.

“Currently, I take medicine amounting to Ksh3,000 a month while my wife also uses Ksh2,000 on medicine because she is diabetic. I wouldn’t want to appeal for any help because I would feel like I am embarrassing the president,” he stated.

Munyonyi’s music career began in 1971, releasing a number of hit records with the most recognizable one being “Onga Munyonyi”.

He disclosed that he lost his voice after a bus trip to Nairobi from the Mwembe tayari, Mombasa where he had been invited to perform in clubs at the coast.

“As time went by, my voice began to change. It became hoarse and finally I could not sing. I now perform with my son who sings as I play the guitar. We have recorded an album and one song is dedicated to the President.”

One of the most memorable moments for the musician is a visit to Kiambu County in 2016 where the president picked him out in a crowd outside Gatundu level four hospital and greeted him.

“This was like a dream. I am yet to come to terms with reality. It is a miracle that the President noticed me in the crowd.”

Lyrics

Gitumi tuki guku, gitumi tuke guku
Ni gekeno thiini wa mucii uyu, ni gekeno
Gitumi tuki guku, gitumi tuke guku
Ni gekeno thiini wa mucii uyu, ni gekeno

Gitumi tuki guku, gitumi tuke guku
Ni gekeno thiini wa mucii uyu, ni gekeno
Gitumi tuki guku, gitumi tuke guku
Ni gekeno thiini wa mucii uyu, ni gekeno

Ageni ni mwageithio, ageni ni mwageithio
Ni mwageithio na ngeithi cia Mwathani, ni mwageithio
Ageni ni mwageithio, ageni ni mwageithio
Ni mwageithio na ngeithi cia Mwathani, ni mwageithio

Ageni ni mwageithio, ageni ni mwageithio
Ni mwageithio na ngeithi cia Mwathani, ni mwageithio
Ageni ni mwageithio, ageni ni mwageithio
Ni mwageithio na ngeithi cia Mwathani, ni mwageithio

Na mwiigue muiganire, na muigue muiganiiri
Mukenete thiini wa mucii uyu, na mukenete
Na mwiigue muiganire, na muigue muiganiiri
Mukenete thiini wa mucii uyu, na mukenete

Na mwiigue muiganire, na muigue muiganiiri
Mukenete thiini wa mucii uyu, na mukenete
Na mwiigue muiganire, na muigue muiganiiri
Mukenete thiini wa mucii uyu, na mukenete

Na Ngai aromuteithia, na Ngai aromuteithia
Na amurathime, Ngai amuteithie
Na Ngai aromuteithia, na Ngai aromuteithia
Na amurathime, Ngai amuteithie

Na Ngai aromuteithia, na Ngai aromuteithia
Na amurathime, Ngai amuteithie
Na Ngai aromuteithia, na Ngai aromuteithia
Na amurathime, Ngai amuteithie

Eeh tumuonie firirida, tumuonie firirida
Firirinda tumuonie firirida, firirida
Tumuonie firirida, tumuonie firirida
Firirinda tumuonie firirida, firirida

Tumuonie firirinda, tumuonie firirida
Firirinda tumuonie firirida, firirida
Tumuonie firirida, tumuonie firirida
Firirida tumuonie firirida, firirida

Wa gukunda ni akunde, wa gukunda ni akunde
Utakundaga ni arugerwo gatubia, utakundaga
Wa gukunda ni akunde, wa gukunda ni akunde
Utakundaga ni arugerwo gatubia, utakundaga

Wa gukunda ni akunde, wa gukunda ni akunde
Utakundaga ni arugerwo gatubia, utakundaga
Wa gukunda ni akunde, wa gukunda ni akunde
Utakundaga ni arugerwo gatubia, utakundaga

Na maitu ndunjugire, na maitu ndunjugire
Ndaugiirwo mbuu, na moka wa ukami, ndonjugire
Na maitu ndunjugire, na maitu ndunjugire
Ndaugiirwo mbuu, na moka wa ukami, ndonjugire

Na maitu ndunjugire, na maitu ndunjugire
Ndaugiirwo mbuu, na moka wa ukami, ndonjugire
Na maitu ndunjugire, na maitu ndunjugire
Ndaugiirwo mbuu, na moka wa ukami, ndonjugire

Sister niwageithio, sister niwageithio
Niwageithio sister niwageithio, niwageithio
Sister niwageithio, sister niwageithio
Niwageithio sister niwageithio, niwageithio

Ni Ciiku dear Dicky, Ni Shiku dear Dicky
Eeh matawa ni ciiku dear Dicky, eeh matawa
Ni Ciiku dear Dicky, Ni Shiku dear Dicky
Eeh matawa ni ciiku dear Dicky, eeh matawa


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