Sikul Sel Song – pupils from a Sierra Leone school set SCD to music

Pupils at a school in Ikorodu, Lagos State, Nigeria receiving lessons on SCD from Scooter’s ‘Guide to School Policy’

Sikul Sel Song – by pupils from a Sierra Leone school

In 2017, Dr Maria Berghs, a colleague of Professor Simon Dyson at De Montfort University, went to Sierra Leone in 2017 and got their ‘Guide to School Policy‘ adapted to the local context. (The guide is also available in many other languages).

Whilst there someone took the guide, wrote a sickle cell song about it in KRIO (Creole), and the people involved have now all agreed to share this wonderful music through a Creative Commons License.

The lyrics and song

Here are the lyrics to SIKUL SEL by Sam Macauley so you can join in!

                                                                  Chorus:
                                                                      Sikul sel na blod siknes
                                                                              We Mamie en Dadi kingina bele
No fred se yu go get am,
Bot epam fo liv in yon layf

Chorus:

Sikul sel na blod siknes

We Mamie en Dadi kingina bele

No fred se yu go get am,

Bot epam fo liv in yon layf

Gi am chans fo drink wata

Gi am chans for pas wata

Gi am chans fo rest en blo

So i no get tonyay

Gi am chans fo mek i lan

Gi am chans fo mek i ple

Gi am chans fo lusbodi

So sik no go nak am don

Gi am chans for it gud it

Gi am chans fo wer gud klos

Gi am chans fo avoyd kol

So kol no go mona am

Gi am chans for go klinik

Gi am chans fo tek medecin

Gi am chans fo dreb malaria

So sik no go nak am don

You can click here to hear the fabulous song https://soundcloud.com/viv-rolfe/sikul-sel-song-sierra-leone

 

The star performers!

The performance involved the following people:

The Sierra Leone Sickle Cell Disease Society – Amelia Eva Gabba and Annie Sesay. The wonderful singing was provided by the Methodist Girls High School, Freetown, with Edwina Kamara (teacher) and pupils Fatmata Kargbo, Haja Fatmata Sesay, Vicresa Momoh, Fanta Kabba, Lina Kanu,Tushiatu Bangura, Jessica Johnson, Francess Kamara, Naizmiyeh Turay, Fatmata Mansaray and Tenneh Samura.
From www.sicklecellanaemia.org
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