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"Mama Africa" is the fourth single from Akon's second studio album, Konvicted. This song was originally on reggae singer Peter Tosh's 1983 album "Mama Africa." Later the song was remade by Hakim Abdulsamad, frontman of R&B 1980s band The Boys. The single was released to radio stations on May 15, 2007, before being officially released in the United Kingdom on July 30, 2007. The official remix of the track features 50 Cent. The lyrics are written as a homage to Akon's ancestral homeland, Africa. The song peaked at #47 on the UK Singles Chart, his second to do so, the first being "Pot of Gold". The track was B-listed upon its first airplay on BBC Radio 1. The single's artwork was designed by Chris Jarvis. A video for the song was filmed in October 2006, however, due to licensing issues, was not released. The video was later leaked to the internet in February 2009. 


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2006
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So much, so much, love (yeah), so much
So tell me can you feel it?
So much, so much, yeah
Go home, then make that visit
So much, so much, love, so much
Senegal, can you feel it?
So much, so much, yeah, so much (oww)

So much love to share
Pure blackness, oneness so rare
So much love to care
Let them know they missin' out
Mama Africa has
So much love to share
Sweet blackness, oneness be there
So much love to care
Let them know they missin' out
Sing again

A
Is for all the love and the life took away
F
Don't forget we were bought and trade
R
Ripped from the land and shipped away
I
Is the inspiration we use to survive
C
Have to see it with your own cries
A
Don't play, add it up and arrive

Still you don't know
The land is so gold and green
The place is so fresh and clean
And everyday I water my garden
Tell if you feel it deep in your heart and
The space is so cool and nice
Visit once, guaranteed to visit twice
And if you just believe in the Most High
I know you'll be all right, Mama Africa has

So much love to share
Pure blackness, oneness so rare
So much love to care
And let them know they missin' out
Mama Africa you, you
So much love to share
Sweet blackness, oneness be there
So much love to care
And let them know they missin' out
Sing again

A
That's my favorite place when I need to get away
F
Must forgive but we can't forget to pray
R
Flight lands right on the runway
I
In my homeland and I'm feelin' so alive
C
Imagine Africa unite
A
Go on and accept her now it's all right

Still you don't know
Skin is so dark and brown
She lifts me right off the ground
But no, you not gonna see it on you TV
So yo, just listen up and believe me
Her trees have the only cure
Her love is so new and pure
Had to kiss them troubles goodbye bye
No I don't have to lie
Mama Africa you got

So much love to share
Pure blackness, oneness so rare
So much love to care
Let them know they missin' out
Mama Africa 
So much love to share
Sweet blackness, oneness be there
So much love to care
And let them know that they missin' out
Mama Africa

So much, so much, love (yeah), so much
So tell me can you feel it?
So much, so much, yeah, so much
Go home, then make that visit
So much, so much, love, so much
Senegal, can you feel it?
So much, so much, yeah, so much (oww)

So much love to share
I just can't see how we livin' without it
So much love to care
Don't miss, don't miss one moment about it
So much love to share
Resist this bliss though I really doubt it
So much love to care
So much love 
So much love to share
Oh yeah

Pure blackness, oneness so rare
So much love to care
Let them know they missin' out
Feeling it all the time
So much love to share
Sweet blackness, oneness be there
So much love to care
Let them know they missin' out
Sing again

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Akon

Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), professionally known as simply Akon, is a Senegalese American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, record producer and businessman. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked Up", the first single from his debut album Trouble. more »

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Written by: Abdulsamad Hakeem, Aliaune Thiam, Bobby Dixon, Bradley Brown, Dalton Browne, Dave Richards, Everold Dwyer, Paul Henton, Tillman Otto

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