Qhubeka releases new official song, KubaKuba, by Mark Cheyne and Monde Msutwana at TdF

Qhubeka is thrilled to release its new official song, KubaKuba, during the team presentation of Team Dimension Data at the Tour de France.

Here are the lyrics for KubaKuba:

Qhubeka, Qhubeka, Qhubeka

Qhubeka, carry on, progress, Qhubeka

Qhubeka, moving forward, Qhubeka, Qhubeka

Kubakuba, kubakuba!

Qhubeka! Noma kunga mnyama (Though it may be dark)

Qhubeka! Ungaphel’ amandla (Don’t lose power/strength)

Qhubeka! Noma kunga nzima (Though it may be hard)

Qhubeka!

Qhubeka! Ungaphel’ amandla (Don’t lose power/strength)

Qhubeka! Noma kunga _ (Though it may be steep)

Qhubeka! Noma kunga mnyama (Though it may be dark)

Qhubeka!

Changing lives – Qhubeka

Never look back, don’t slow down – Qhubeka

Changing lives – Qhubeka

Moving forward, carrying on, never look back – Qhubeka!

The song was created by South African musicians Mark Cheyne and Monde Msutwana. KubaKuba is a simplification of Qhuba Qhuba, meaning ‘pedal pedal’. It’s derived from Qhubeka’s name, an Nguni word that means “to progress” or “to move forward”. It was chosen because of Qhubeka’s belief that bicycles help people move forward – with a bicycle, a person can travel faster and further, and carry more.

“You can’t be involved in cycling and not know about Team Dimension Data and Qhubeka. I had dreamed of writing a song that Qhubeka would love,” says Mark, music composer, producer and a keen cyclist.

He paired up with friend and singer/songwriter Monde, who is currently voice coaching for The Voice SA, and the duo has produced a song that is Pan-African and very catchy. KubaKuba can be purchased for download on iTunes and is also available as a ringtone on the Apple store, with 50% of profits going towards funding bicycles for Qhubeka’s learn-to-earn and work-to-earn programmes.