Tanzanian singer Zuchu released her hit song “Hasara” in 2021. The song is a powerful ballad about the pain of love lost. In the song, Zuchu sings about a relationship that has fallen apart. She is heartbroken and angry, and she feels like she has lost everything.
The song begins with Zuchu expressing her desire to talk to her partner about their problems. She wants to work things out, but she is afraid of what he will say. She sings, “Mistaki tuongee moyoni na machungu machungu / Sijetenda dhambi mmh ila chozi la mnyonge / Malipo Ni kwa Mungu kwa Mungu / Bora nione kambe kama subira ina mwisho / Ina mwisho wake maana asali umeimaliza mzinga / Ukanifanya taira / Suluhisho nimeona kwako / Hamna moyo wangu si wa mnyonge najitoa / Tunagombana kwa vitu vidogo / Kosa si kosa unageuka mbogo / Huna dogo wewe hunipendi / Unang’ong’a kisogo / Punda asiende eti bila magongo / Penda zogo wewe”
In these lines, Zuchu expresses her willingness to forgive her partner, but she is also afraid of being hurt again. She knows that he has hurt her in the past, and she is not sure if she can trust him again.
The song then takes a turn as Zuchu becomes more angry and resentful. She sings, “Kukupenda Tena (staki) / Nimekoma (staki) / Kukuona (staki) / Narudia tena (staki) / Kukuona (staki) / Nimekoma (staki) / Bora nihesabu kwa penzi nimepata hasara × 4”
In these lines, Zuchu declares that she is done with her partner. She is no longer willing to put up with his abuse. She knows that she has lost something precious, but she is determined to move on.
The song ends with Zuchu expressing her pain and loneliness. She sings, “Kina Cha maji matitu / Kaniacha bila boya nijifie eeh kosa langu nini / Mchana nauona kama usiku nachacha / Je maumivu myasikieee yasiwakuteniiiii / Na kama habadirii ya bayana / Umeniumbua umeniadhiri / Umeniacha mnyama na nguo umenivuaa”
In these lines, Zuchu compares herself to a drowning person who has been abandoned by her rescuer. She feels lost and alone, and she does not know how to move on.
“Hasara” is a powerful and moving song that speaks to the universal experience of heartbreak. Zuchu’s raw emotion and vulnerability make the song all the more relatable. The song is a reminder that love can be both beautiful and painful, and that it is important to let go when it is time.