Meaning: To overwhelm or to grip.

Origin: Unknown


Use: Niaje man! Si unione bamba hapo! = My guy! Won't you buy me an airtime voucher?

Period: Early 70's

Synonyms: Wahi, Kwachu, Daka

Pronounciation: (Verb) [ bam-ba ]

Relate: Give

Variations: -

History: While the word itself is rather old, it was recently made famous by an advert from Safaricom (A mobile service provider) which read "Bamba 50".

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