Of Gehena

Zimbabwe’s sensational King of Heartbreak Kae Chaps has a new track for the month of love, and yes it’s another breakup song. The 25-year-old told the HMetro that everything he sings about is based on his life experiences. “I express my emotions and life experiences  through my music and that is the best way to get rid of stress and heartbreak

Some lady must have done Kae Chaps dirty to inspire the song Gehena, a track with a vindictive streak where he is literally telling his erstwhile lover that you are going to hell. A sentiment jilted lovers may be familiar with.

In the Shona Language, Gehena means a place of suffering, hell, taken from the word Gehenna first referenced from the Hebrew Bible as The Valley of Hinnom also known by its Aramaic name of Gehenna. While the word originally referred to a valley just outside of old Jerusalem, a place with a terrible legacy of child sacrifice and other terrible things, it became a metaphor for the afterlife place of eternal suffering where biblically sinners go when they die….

The official music video tells a visual story

Gehena Lyrics and Translation

Ukaona ndakutsvaga
(If you see me looking for you)
Ndendada kufa
(I’ll be wanting to die)
I’m telling you I’ll come for you I swear
Yeah you played smart
Ndini ndandiri bhambi
(I was the fool)
Something I will never do again
Hapana moyo pano
(No heart here)
Tell em don’t try
I’d rather be alone okay it’s fine
Ndingori wenyama
(I am of the flesh)
Hongu ndaimbotadza
(Yes I erred)
But kuzondityora kwaukandiita bho here
(But breaking me like you did is that ok)

You said you got my back
(Uchiziva hako you’re gonna leave)
Knowing you were gonna leave
Kundisiya ndichiudza ana Momz
(Leaving me to tell my mom)
Kuti ndaona ka Miss-tress
That I found a Miss-tress
Way too jealous
Waisada kundiona with anybody
(Didnt want to see me with anybody)
When you was F#%!n with everybody
I know what you did so
Ukuenda kuGehena
(You going to hell)
Ukuenda kuGehena
(You going to hell)
Ukuenda kuGeheee-heee-heeena
(You going to heeeeeee-eee-eeell)
Ukuenda kuGehena
(You going to hell)
Ukuenda kuGehena
(You going to hell)
Ukuenda kuGeheee-heee-heeena
(You going to heeeeeee-eee-eeell)

Taigona kuzviita
(We could do it)
Quite a long time
But dzaingove nharo bedzi bedzi
(But it was just stubbornness only)
Ropa razo gwamba
(The blood has dried up)
Ndaona bad blood
(I see bad blood)
Ndaona raruvengo chete chete
(I see only hatred only)
Usazouya mangwana
(Don’t come tomorrow)
Uchiti wanga uri drunk
(Saying you are drunk)
Pamwe pacho hapashandi petty petty
Sometimes it doesn’t work petty petty
Toonana next life
(We’ll see each other in the next life)
For now I’ll cry
For now I’ll bed myself and rest

You said you got my back
Uchiziva hako you’re gonna leave
(Knowing you are gonna leave)
Kundisiya ndichiudza ana Momz
(Leaving me to tell my mom)
Kuti ndaona ka miss-tress
(That I found a Miss-tress)
Way too jealous
When you was f#%!n with everybody
I know what you did so
Ukuenda kuGehena
(You going to hell)
Ukuenda kuGehena
(You going to hell)
Ukuenda kuGeheee-heee-heeena
(You going to heeeeeee-eee-eeell)
Ukuenda kuGehena
(You going to hell)
Ukuenda kuGehena
(You going to hell)
Ukuenda kuGeheee-heee-heeena
(You going to heeeeeee-eee-eeell)


6 Comments

    1. You raise a valid.
      It occurred to me as well but on the upside he can channelling his experiences into music similar to how Adele has been making the world feel what she felt

      ~B

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      1. If either of those two want to give me a few hundred thousand, to make themselves feel better, I wouldn’t say no.

        Just in case you happen to run into either of them, you know? Put in a good word for me 😉

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    1. Yep, it’s a potent muse.
      I remember asking a group of creatives on writer’s block about when they were the most creative or inspired…
      When they were very happy or when they sad….
      The majority answer was when they were sad or coming from a place of dark … Another interesting thing was that for those whose inspiration was from joyous moments, they tended to feel the need to be creative less… And a curious case of a writer who thought they were had writers block and then it turned out they were really just happy not creatively constipated 🤣🤣

      ~B

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