Sjava Uthando lyrics and translation – South African award-winning recording artist and actor, Jabulani Hadebe, better known by his stage name Sjava is without a doubt one of the most talented musicians in South Africa. One of his hit songs, Uthando, was well received by his fans. 

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Sjava rose to fame in 2015 after the high success of Miss Pru’s debut single, “Ameni” which featured him on the catchy chorus. Hadebe also won the 2018 BET Viewers’ Choice Best International Act award.

Since Uthando by Sjava is loved by many South Africans. We’ve decided to put the lyrics so that you can sing along next time you hear the song.

Sjava Uthando lyrics and translation
[Translation at the bottom]
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[chorus]
Ng’hambe kwaze kwashon’ ilanga mama
Ngifunana nothando lwangempela
Eng’batholayo badlala ngam
Badlala ngothando lwami
Ngisize, ngisize ube yimpendulo yami
Ngob’ uthando lungehlule
Thando lungehlule mama
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Thando ng’yakbonga ngigez’ izandla
‘Ntliziyo yam usuyphendul’ into yokdlala
Kanti thando yin lena oyfuna kimi?
Kanti thando yin ngempela len’ oyfuna kimi?
Ngoba engihlangane nabo bonke mina ngibathandile
Awu bonk’ ubuhlungu nengibathembile bangphoxile
Yazi kubuhlungu ukthand’ umuntu
Uthi umnika uthando lwakho yet they don’t appreciate
They just don’t appreciate it
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Uthand’ aluboni
Abadlale ngothando lwami hayi angibasoli
Vele kunjalo, ukungazi kufana nokungabonni
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[chorus]
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Phind’ ungbone ngthemb’ umuntu
Phind’ ungbone ngthand’ umuntu
Ngithi uphind’ ungbone ngithand’ umundu
Phind’ ungbone ngthemb’ umuntu
Phind’ ungbone ngithath’ ithmeba lami
Ngilibeke kumuntu wasemhlabeni
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Ungabathanda bonke kodwa ungathembi noyedwa
Nob’ umthand’ umuntu, mthand’ ubuyele nganeno
Ngob’ umuntu akuyen’ owakini
Umuntu uyok’jikel’ emini
Thatha kimi, le ndlela ngiyayazi mina ngiyihambile
Yisothandweni la, onendaba ugcin’ elimele
Vul’ amehlo uval’ intliziyo
Kusemhlabeni lana, kugcwel’ i’lingo
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[chorus]
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[translation]
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[chorus]
I searched for the whole day
Searching for true love
Everyone I found just played me
They played with my love
Please help me and be my answer
Because love has defeated me
Love has defeated me
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Love, I give up on you
You have turned my heart into a playing field
Tell me love, what do you want from me?
What is it that you want from me, love?
Because I loved everyone I was with
But oh the pain of being hurt by those you trust
Loving someone will only bring you pain
You give hr love, yet they don’t appreciate
They just don’t appreciate
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Love is blind
I do not blame those who played with my love
After all, ignorance is like being blind
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[chorus]
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I swear to never trust again
I swear to never love again
I swear to never love again
I swear to never put my trust on anyone on earth
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Love them all, but trust no-one
Even if you love someone, never give your all
Because that person is not your relative
They will turn on you the next day
Take it from me, I have seen these things
This is love, the one who cares the most will be hurt
Open your eyes and close your heart
This world is filled with disappointments

Image Courtesy: instagram.com/sjava_atm

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