My heart is heavy and bleeding

It is now a Jola hegemony

My heart is heavy and bleeding

Solo is gone, but his spirit lives on

Dictator Jammeh, release the entire UDP demonstrators

Lawyer Darboe, you are what we need in The Gambia

No surrender to the dictator

No enticing by the dictator

Lawyer Darboe, The Gambia salutes you

Lawyer Darboe, be strong and steadfast

Solo is gone, but his spirit lives on

Don’t eat or drink anything from the dictator

The freedomnewspaper said it is a Jola hegemony

I said no, it was not

I now agree it is a Jola hegemony

 Yankuba Badjie, I’m ashamed to be your cousin

I ask that you resign from the dictatorship

Grandmas MBa Bintou Daffeh, MBa Maimuna Sanyang and Grandpa Faa Sulayman Daffeh

Are appalled that their grandchild Yankuba Badjie has chosen the Jola hegemony

We welcomed the Jola tribesmen from Cassamance to resettle in Kombo East

We never thought the Jola hegemony would divide the Gambian people

Marginalize the people who gave you all they had

 In Faraba Banta, your tribesmen resettled in Kayarinto

In Perang Berending, my people gave you land in Jula Kunda and Perang Sanchaba 

The Conteh family pleaded with the Jatta family in Busumbala

Because a Jola man had hit and killed their son

 The Jarjus, the Badjies, the Colleys and the Kujabies are part of the Conteh Kunda Kabilo

The Mendy and the Gomez family are also members of the Conteh Kabilo in Faraba Banta

Little did we know that a jola hegemony would follow us

But the Jarjus, the Badjies, the Colleys and the Kujabies of Faraba Banta

Are ashamed of the Jola hegemony

We gave you land to plant your groundnuts and acreages for your women to plant rice

Other tribes resettled the Jola tribesmen in diverse areas of the Gambia

We never knew of a Jola hegemony would follow us

When your tribesman killed a Serere lad

The people of Perang Berending pleaded with the Serere family for forgiveness

Sadness befell us in Perang Berending

Lai Lai Sonko had hung himself

We didn’t rejoice because Lai Lai was a Jola

We cried because Lai Lai was part of the village community

 I met with the Honorable Touray of Nyani Constituency to hire a Jola friend for a teaching position

Your tribesmen washed their fruits at the Faraba/Perang “Baringoto” that is now polluted

We cried when a Jola man was brought to the village bantaba and accused of stealing

The Koring Kunda family gave you over 5000 acres of land to settle in a village called Sotokoi

The Bojang Kunda family in Kafuta returned the same favor by resettling you in Sohm

The Jolas in Sotokoi are not part of the Jola hegemony

These we called the Jola Langsaro

The late Momodou Lamin Shyngle Nyassi condemned your jola hegemony

Famaraba Colley opposed your jola hegemony until his death

My heart is saddened and bleeding of the Jola hegemony

Solo is gone, but his spirit lives on

Dictator Jammeh release the entire UDP demonstrators

Lawyer Darboe, you are what we need in The Gambia

No surrender to the dictator

No enticing by the dictator

Lawyer Darboe, The Gambia salutes you

Lawyer Darboe, be strong and steadfast

 Solo is gone, but his spirit lives on

Don’t eat or drink anything from the dictator

The freedomnewspaper said it is a Jola hegemony

I said no, it was not

I now agree it is a Jola hegemony

By: Dr. Lamine Jassey Conteh

Accounting Educator

Sincerely,,

Dr. Lamine J. Conteh, CFE
Assistant Professor of Accounting
Donald R Tapia School of Business
Department of Accounting, Economics & Finance
Saint Leo University
Langley AFB, VA 23665
Email: lamine.conteh@saintleo.edu
Office Phone: 757-766-1814
Mobile Phone: 336-708-2682

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