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(+ LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: SUGAR CANE BY TIWA SAVAGE (SAME BEAT WITH HARRY SONG’S BETTER PIKIN)


Ehen Listen! Sugar, sugarcane, something wey sweet like sugarcane…

LOL.! If after listening to the audio of this song, you are trying to decipher what exactly our darling Music screen goddess Tiwa Savage meant by the above line, don’t sweat over it, just click to watch the video because it has given an in-depth explanation of what that line means.

Click to watch the video

Tiwa, you just can’t tell me that the meaning of sugarcane in the context it was used in the song means “the sweetness of your song” Okay- continue…

So, as usual, before the main review, we like to make our readers go through the lyrics first…


LYRICS
BEATZ….
CHORUS
Listen! Sugar, sugarcane, something wey sweet like sugarcane…
Sugar, sugarcane, something wey sweet pass sugarcane…

BEATZ…
Yehiyee! Uuuh (3x)

VERSE 1
See me see bobo, bobo wey no geti trouble
Bobo wey no get waaahala, Bobo wey make me smile o.
See me see gbege, bobo wan die for my matter, bobo wan give me goose bumps,
Baby I say make you cool down yeah


BRIDGE
Iwo, emi. emi ati iwo. Come be my melody, I will be your harmony (2x)

HOOK
Baby boy you dey blow me away, sunmomi baby just sungbalaja
You light up my world like the 4th of July. Na you wey dey burst all my medulla
Oh yeah! Oh my God! Oh my God! Iwo ni ko lole mu ni midun
Know that I am down for whatever, so, baby come give me some

CHORUS (2X)
Listen! Sugar, sugarcane, something wey sweet like sugarcane…
Sugar, sugarcane, something wey sweet pass sugarcane…


VERSE 2
(Spellz) Nobody but you my lover. Anybody try na thunder
Only you go make me ginger. When you leave, you give me a fever
Na na eh. Boy you be making me feel like a Cinderella.
Showers of money, I’m needing an umbrella (2x). Ella ella eh


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BRIDGE (2X)
Iwo, emi. emi ati iwo. Come be my melody, I will be your harmony (2x)

HOOK
Baby boy you dey blow me away, sunmomi baby just sungbalaja
You light up my world like the 4th of July. Na you wey dey burst all my medulla
Oh yeah
Oh my God Oh my God. Iwo ni ko lole mu ni midun
Know that I am down for whatever. So baby come give me some


CHORUS
Listen! Sugar, sugarcane, something wey sweet like sugarcane.
Sugar, sugarcane, something wey sweet pass sugarcane.
(Repeat till song fades away)
(SPELLZ)


The Review

Though Music Diva- Tiwa Savage said the word ‘Sugar cane’ is about the sweetness of her album. Tiwa said that her music is sweet and different, but the video actually contradicts those words. Don’t get me wrong, we know her music is sweet and different, but she didn’t tell us the real ‘koko’ behind Sugar cane music video. “Say what you mean and mean what you say na”
Okay, let’s view this line:

Know that I am down for whatever, so baby come give me some sugar, sugarcane, something wey sweet like Sugarcane… something wey sweet pass Sugarcane

And these pictures- The ladies touching their bums/their erotic dance steps
What do you think? Are they not contradicting?

What is the song ‘sugarcane’ really about

This is about the love Tiwa places on a man and how much she wants him sexually. It is a love song no doubt but in an extreme ‘sex appeal’ manner. She sang in both Yoruba and English. So Tiwa is in love with a certain model and vows to do whatever the guy wants (as in sexually-however he wants it). She adores the guy because he is the kind of guy every lady wants; he has no trouble and always makes her smile. Hence, if the guy leaves her, she may not survive it. So, in order to keep him in her world, the guy should keep on giving her some sugar, something wey sweet pass sugarcane (obviously terrific sex)

We all know sugar cane is a grass just like bamboo but the sugar comes from juice/sap extracted from the stalks by crushing. Sugarcane rejuvenates and energises one, so she needs the man’s sugarcane to do same (Did I actually say that)

Lyrically: There are about two verses or so and they are extremely short. The length of the song actually comes from the repeated chorus and hook. There was an incomplete line in one of the verses- “…Nobody but you my lover, anybody try na thunder (incomplete). Fair lyrics, but the message was properly passed across, though she was more particular about singing the chorus.

Beat: I totally love this beat. As I was jotting down some points, I was dancing as well (LOL).

Great beat, extremely danceable no doubt, but it is a copied beat. Exactly the same with Harry song’s ‘Better pikin’ beat. ,,,Sugar, Sugar cane- Fine gal, better pikin

Video: The video no doubt has so much sex appeal. From the way Tiwa dressed to the way her dancers dressed, their gestures, dance steps, all these accentuates sex appeal. They ooze out this erotic charm capable to attract the opposite sex. Tiwa we know that your sugarcane here means the same thing with Tekno’s cassava (LoL)

The video was shot indoor, more like the place was solely set up for the purpose of that music video. It is actually a nice concept; extremely colourful and lively. Their costumes blended with the background, just like Mr. P’s video ‘For my head’. The video though reminds me of Beyonce’s “Check on it’
But then generally, this video has extra-ordinary picture quality like that of Walt Disney pictures

The costume: Fits the message of the song

Just thinking
• I am just curious about this dancer’s age; may be 15 or something (mouth covered; just joking) But she is pretty young, did anyone elese notice? vlcsnap-2018-01-08-00h41m40s664

I love this video, you just have to love everything about this sugarcane video by Tiwa Savage
The video was directed by Meji Alabi
Duration: 3:30

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