When it comes to songs for mama, it doesn’t get much better than Reggae

You will generally find that among most Caribbean cultures, the mother is highly loved and respected. Especially by he sons. It’s no surprise then that most Reggae artists, at some point in their career, will tend to do a song dedicated to their mother.

It’s usually the case that the said Song for Mama will go on to be a hit with most people as it is something many people can relate to. Below is a list of some of our favourite reggae songs that fall into this category.

1) Garnett Silk – Mama


“Oh Mama, you can depend on me now, cauz I’ve seen you’ve tried your best
Now it’s up to me, to do the rest”

2) Sizzla – Thank You Mama


“Thank You Mama for the 9 months you carried me through, All those pain and sufferings
No one knows the pressure you bear just only you, give You all my Love again.”

3) Chris Martin – Mama


“Mumi me love there’s nothing me put above you, no house nah no girl nah no car,
Stand firm inna me life nothin no budge you, from me born ah me and you ah par.
Mumi you’re me princess, Mumi you’re me don
First lady nah me life, ah girl haffi understand
Special dedication to de big woman, From you love you mama mek me see you hand”

Songs for mama

4) Romain Virgo – Mama’s Song

“Mama grow me nah de real slum, me see real shotta, me see real gun yeah
And she tell me say no son, no pick up machine that’s no fun nooo
That’s why I’m alive today, because of the lessons she teach me
So me ah give thanks fi life cauz, me ah live ah better way”

5) Gyptian – Mama Don’t Cry

“Mama don’t cry no more, better days are there for sure
Wipe those tears from your eyes, I will bear the hunger though we poor”

6) Capleton – Mama


“Mama you strong, fi stand up and fight inna dem ya armagideon
Mama you strong, when dem ah try corrupt de world wit politics and religion
Mama you strong, but I’ve seen mom been thru great tribulation”

Songs for mama

7) Jah Mason – Mother


“Black mother of creation, you taught me how to love and care for a nation,
I request for you the best of health, it’s more than material wealth
Mom though you’re far away from me, I’m writing you this letter
Mom though you’re far away from me, I pray that things get better”

8) Alaine – Mama


“You gave me life and taught me how to live it, how to crawl, how to walk, how to run
You gave me love and taught me how to give it, and made me believe I could fly
And everything you did for me you did all the way, never held back anything
With open arms you held me kept me safe, dried every tear from my eye”

9) Jah Cure – This One for you Mama


“To all mothers of the world, sing this for you, diamonds for you, rubies and pearl
Mothers of the world, sing this for you, gold crown for you, queen of the world
Just on queen in this world, it’s you, oh mama oh mama
One favourte girl in this world, it’s you, oh mama, oh mama”

10) Jah Vinci – Mama Don’t Worry


“Mama don’t worry, don’t cry no more, even when heartache knocks at your door
Don’t be discouraged, better days are sure and I know Jah will carry, carry your load
Every night she come in me and me brother feel glad cauz me sure ah de meal inna de bag
With tears in her eyes, she say son, me just get ro, is like dem wan’ me ol lady fu mad”

Songs For Mama
What are your favourite songs for mama?

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