Youth Work Song: Helele Mama

Age range: 10+

Difficulty Rating: 4

Number of Harmonies: 2

Facilitator Olusola Adebiyi from London, England shares the song Helele Mama, a South African Mbube (lion song).



  • The phonetic pronunciation of the lyrics: heh-le-le-mah-mah


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2 Responses to Youth Work Song: Helele Mama

  • Go Sola! Great facilitation buddy, and a great song too. Nice work from the group too. Ukuhalalisela!!

  • So the video HeLeLe-MaMa. I’m luvin that tune! you all got me singing @ my work shop and it’s funni how I caught my co-workers humming the tune them self. 😉

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