(+ LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: FOR MY HEAD BY MR. P (WHAT A BACKGROUND…!)


Not everybody is actually skilled at reviewing songs. Certainly, unskilled ones will find it difficult to review this kind of song and an artiste like Mr.P, because they have been blindfolded with intense sentiment. “Oh, he left his twin brother. Oh, he can’t make it. Oh, he is just a dancer. Oh, for their head (na for their head im dey, wetin no concern them; drinking panadol for another person’s headache)” So they end up not reviewing the song justly rather they say thrash when they are reviewing his songs. Some have not even played the song o, but they have joined the rubbish talkers in their rubbish talk.
Why? Simply because Mr.P isn’t with his twin brother again. Bullshit! Michael Jackson, Beyonce and so many others all left their group and were not condemned; it is only in Nigeria an artiste decides to go solo, and they are quick to throw arrows (the arrows plenty eh) at the person. So, the question I ask such people is, if Dangote was under someone or his uncle forever, would he have achieved what he has today and the fame. Beyoncé is obviously more blessed now than when she was with Destiny’s child.

In essence, don’t let sentiment cover your sense of reasoning and make you biased. Mr..P is a solo artiste now likewise his twin brother- King Rudy, forget that he was part of a group; they can always do something together or make up later in the future, but for now, Mr. P is a solo artiste. So, this is the song I picked from my catalogue of songs; ‘For my Head’ by Mr.P. For those that may want to spit out after the review, you are free to do that or you may as well swallow it back; my review is not based on sentiments. Free your mind and view the song first here….

Lyrics to ‘For My Head’ by Mr P (Peter Okoye- Psquare)
Intro…
This of course is a hit maker. Mr P! Another one, yoh P, see, listen…
Verse 1
Shey you tell me say you gimmie love oh
You tell me say you no go let me fall oh (Let me fall oh, baby oh)
If I need am you go gimmie touch oh. Baby please open up your heart oh
I go die for you, I go cry for you, I no lie for you, give it all for you,
I dey craze for you, elevate for you, I go mad for you baby, meditate on you uh uh


Chorus
The gbese ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh. (For My Head oh)
Pop the Moet ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh. (For My Head oh)
Gucci, Prada, ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh. (For My Head oh)
Everything ‘For My Head oh’ baby, aiii
Hook
Bio bio bio, baby oh, my baby oh…do do rima do
Baby, bio bio bio, my baby oh, chai, my baby oh, everything for my head oh baby

Verse 2
Ikebe ‘For My Head’ oh
The way she dey ask for the boss, e dey scatter my brain oh {scatter my brain oh}
Chop the banana and anything you want oh. No no no no, I no fit take it all alone oh
The way you touching body, when you do that thing, want to migrate me, shey you use magic? (2x)


Chorus
The gbese ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh (For My Head oh)
Pop the Moet ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh (For My Head oh)
Gucci, Prada, ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh (For My Head oh)
Everything ‘For My Head oh’ baby, aiii
Hook
Bio bio bio, baby oh, my baby oh…do do rima do
Baby, bio bio bio, my baby oh, chai, my baby oh, everything for my head oh baby
Bio bio bio, my baby oh, my baby oh, everything ‘For My Head’ oh baby oh
…………………………………………………………………………………

I go die for you, I go cry for you, I no lie for you, give it all for you.
I go craze for you, elevate for you, I go mad for you baby, meditate on you uh uh oh
Chorus
The gbese ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh (For My Head oh)
Pop the Moet ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh (For My Head oh)
Gucci, Prada, ‘For My Head oh,’ baby oh (For My Head oh)
Everything ‘For My Head oh’ baby, aiii
………………………………………………………………………………………………
Bio bio bio, baby oh, my baby oh; do do rima do

THE REVIEW
The music “For My Head” by Mr.P talks about the length at which Mr.P can go to satisfy the woman he loves which he emphasized in the “Chorus”. In essence, the girl should name her price or all she wants; everything will be on his head no matter how costly they are.
So, the first time I watched the video, what captured my attention was the terrific colour palette(no colour confusion. The background was awesome and it synced with the costumes of the dancers which all made the video interesting to watch; lively. Great lighting I must also say there, which is what some video directors lack as well. I couldn’t just get my eyes off the dance steps which flowed well with the beatz…. This song, even though has a lot of dance steps is more of a sing-along tune; the beat may not be the kind that would ginger fans to get up on their feet and dance.

This is a beautiful song with a very beautiful video, though the verses are sleepy. It is not the usual fast beat you hear all the time; this is RnB. So, I heard some people said, the video doesn’t tally with the lyrics of the song and that there is no girl he specifically showed that he will die for. Such people need to wash their faces, clean their eyes and then use an eye drop before re-watching the video, because Mr.P actually approached a lady and sang to her..

Just thinking
• I think we have had enough of “chop banana”, it is a cliché. It was totally unnecessary in the song. Can there be other words? I can assure you that a primary school child can decipher that when two adults make use of ‘banana’ in their conversation.
• Nice chorus but Sleepy verses- verse 2 is a proof
• So, I wonder what more people want from Mr. P in his solo career? Wait, were they expecting him to have a ‘Celine Dion’ voice or what? That doesn’t guarantee one being a successful musician, you can ask….

The video was directed by Unlimited L.A
Duration: 3:46
Year: 2017
Location/Background: Terrific
Costume: Terrific
BeatZZZZ: Terrific (especially that ‘ta ta- pon pon’ sound)
Lyrics: Eyes rolling!
Costume: A beautiful costume that illuminated the set.
Video: Terrific with breathtaking dance steps

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Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, Lagos. She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Oge is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way in a challenging position. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting and editing. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to give a detailed analysis about music and artistes in Nigeria and abroad. Ogefash says "I don't keep male friends because they always want to have sex with me. I don't keep female friends because they are always bitchy and envious. I only keep people I can call more than a friend!" Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Oge is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.

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