“Maye Mngani (O Friend)” by Sanele & Xolani

Baha’i Blog’s “Studio Sessions” is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Manzini, Eswatini with Sanele Nhlabatsi and Xolani Tsele who sing “Maye Mngani (O Friend)” in siSwati, from the Writings of Baha’u’llah.

You can also listen to and download the audio version of this song from Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here:


This song was filmed and recorded in Manzini, Eswatini, December 2018.

Here is the quotation used for the lyrics in siSwati and in English, followed by the chords:


“MAYE MNGANI! Engadzeni yenhlitiyo yakho ungatshali lutfo ngephandle kwembali yelutsandvo, nasenyoni lengumzwilili welutsandvo nenshisekokelo ungakucekisi kubambelela kwakho. Bente ligugu buhlobo bakho nalabalungile, ukubalekele kuhlobana nalababi.” – Baha’u’llah


“O FRIEND! In the garden of thy heart plant naught but the rose of love, and from the nightingale of affection and desire loosen not thy hold. Treasure the companionship of the righteous and eschew all fellowship with ungodly.” – Baha’u’llah


Repeat: Em G D C

You can also watch the “Studio Sessions” video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLePDtgwcyKAScvchcLzY-XZTmP2tdN-EY

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Jordan Raj

Randomly bursting into song is a daily occurrence for Jordan, something which his friends find both hilarious and terrifying, however, for their own survival, they have grown accustomed to acts of randomness. Growing up in both the Czech Republic and Australia, and looking like he’s from neither, Jordan took to creating Youtube videos from a young age, the intention of his content is to make people happy and hopefully spread some positivity juice. He is now studying Media in Melbourne Australia, and singing for his classmates. (he really does not sing that much)

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