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MUSIC REVIEW: ‘YOUR FATHER’ BY MI ABAGA FT DICE AILES “NOT A CLUB BANGER BUT…”


“We enter the club if the Dj don’t jam it their father” Hahaha- lol, not my words, they are MI’s.

Feel the lyrics before we go down to the main review

BEATZ

INTRO (DICE AILES)

Their Father! (aih) Ask your sister, I am spanking her like your father, hahaha (aih)
VERSE 1 (DICE AILES)
Their father, their uncle, their aunty, their cousin, their brother; gaddem their father (aih)
They steady they hating on miyagy ogbeni they can’t do me nada (Can’t do me nada)

I dey, I dey chill; I swear I no fear, baba God be my father
They want make I fall buh I dey rise like ofada
I no know why he dey pain dem say we rocking Givenchy and Prada
I tire for them o men I too tire like okada
You see the gold for my neck is shining, mhen, I swear I dey para
Shout out my peoples in Saga, Toronto in Lekki Ajah and Gbagada

CHORUS (DICE AILES)

Their father (x10)
Nepa no give us light but them dey disturb us for Bill, we go tell them their father
Police dey stop us for road dey harass us for raba, we tell them their father
Their father (x10)
Your lecturer dey disturb you make you come him office, you go tell them your father
If them no give you visa after you do the interview, tell them their father

VERSE 2 (MI)

Ehnnnn their father! Ask your sister cause am spanking her like your father
Yoh, ask your mummy, mummy honestly who is my father
The year I was born, mummy who was climbing you like a ladder
She go tell you the truth is… Your father!
Your father your father! Watch how you talk to your father
I don’t blame you niggers I blame your father
If you are a lyricist I am your baba your papa your dada

I blame myself for meeting and dating and strafing your mama
You should dobale in front of your pale
Your egbon is ice and your uncle is Jaga and I am your father
Your father, your father. You niggers know I am your chairman
I have been serving you niggers for years like a bar man
I have been rocking the stage like a drama
Your girl has been going outside like Botswana I have been on it, just being honest
Dice is the nigga, speaking up on it. We enter the club if the Dj don’t jam it their father

CHORUS (DICE AILES)

Their father (x10)
Nepa no give us light but dem dey disturb us for Bill, we go tell dem their father.
Police dey stop us for road dey harrass us for raba, we tell dem their father.
Their father (x10)

Your lecturer dey disturb you make you come him office, you go tell dem your father
If them no give you visa after you do interview, tell them their father

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The Review

MI comes out with this terrific visuals titled “Your father.” Though the word is not relatively new in Nigeria but the lyricist uses the slang in different forms in this song. Lyrically, some part of the song got me racking my brain.

What is the song “Your father” about

The word “Your father” is a slang. The word is usually used to express unhappiness with a colleague, neighbour, friend, enemy or anyone that is upsetting. It is usually used when one disapproves of a certain character or when one person is trying to exploit another person, one may simply say “your father”. The word is also used when two people are having a heated argument, he or she may likely say “your father”

It is also used when some people are making life unbearable for others. Or when authorities trample on people’s rights. Just like Dice sang in the chorus

“Nepa no give us light but them dey disturb us for Bill, we go tell them their father
Police dey stop us for road dey harass us for raba, we tell them their father”

Basically, there is no ‘one meaning’ of “your father” in this song.
For instance, in the verse one, Dice uses the word “your father” on those hating on him. In the chorus, he uses the word “Your father” on those trying to exploit them…
“Nepa no give us light but dem dey disturb us for Bill, police dey stop us for road dey harrass us for raba, your lecturer dey disturb you make you come him office, if them no give you visa after you do interview; tell them their father”

While MI in verse 2 uses the slang “Your father” to show superiority over other rappers as well as a lady cheating on her man.
Check out some of the lyrics here
“Your father your father! Watch how you talk to your father. I don’t blame you niggers I blame your father. If you are a lyricist I am your baba your papa your dada”

Beat: I don’t think MI had in mind a club banging song when he came out with this tune, but all in ll, it’s a beat unique in its own way.

Video: I totally love this video- so clean, definitely an HD video. I love the concept of the mannequin; though I don’t know why they were unclothed and the breast part was the focus of the camera. The video was colourful; lightning was superb. It was shot outdoor. The pictures of the ‘Chocolate city artistes’ on the wall (that MI is actually close to) was cute.

Also, I couldn’t just help but notice this drink

It was just evident that MI was advertising that particular drink which made him slightly lose focus because he focused more on the drink.

The video doesn’t tell a story like some other videos, just the video vixens and unclothed mannequins were the major visuals. The camera seemed to focus more on the naked mannequins than on the ladies in the video. The camera was also quick to roll away from each visual not making the audience have a great view of each, except one slows the tempo of the song.

Costume: Just costume
Just thinking
• Is the video about “Your father” like he sang or the drink “MARTELL”?
• Those girls were just like figureheads
• The concentration was more on the naked mannequins

The video was directed by The Myth
Duration: 2:54
This song may not be a club banger but it has terrific beat; unique in its own way. The song will definitely always come to mind because people are already familiar with the slang ‘Your father’.

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“I HAVE THE NUMBERS OF 13 PRESIDENTS” SAYS OMO BABA OLOWO


Hip-hop Singer, David Adeleke a.k.a Davido, said his songs have endeared him to world leaders including 13 presidents. He stated this in a recent interview with MTV Base, few days after tickets for his ’30 billion tour’ London show billed to hold in February sold out.

Davido, who released his first song titled, ‘Back When’ in 2011 said he didn’t know that it was going to be that big. According to him, after the song, his father realized that he has got the talent.

He said when he released Dami duro, the President at that time, Dr. Goodluck Jonathan called his father to talk about him and the song. His name and song was always mentioned during his father’s business meetings with his friends.

“Before long, I started traveling and doing shows around the world; now I have the numbers of about 13 presidents on my phone and if I call them, they would answer the call,’’ Davido said.

SOURCE: VANGUARD

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NEW VIDEO FROM BANKY W “YOU JUST HAVE TO LOVE THIS VIDEO”


This song has got me really feeling loved up, perhaps because we are about to enter the month of February- the “Lovers” month, like people call it or something else; actually, this song is a perfect tune this coming Valentine.

Well, listen to the song/watch the video and thank me later. You can also share your views on the song.
For me, I love the beat and the chorus

Banky W’s “Love U Baby” was written by Cobhams Asuquo and Banky W and the video was directed by Banky W and Jonathan Whittaker.

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GISTS FROM BB NAIJA “TOBI SHOWS THE REAL MEANING OF HIS NAME!”


Like his name implies “Tobi” – “Big”, he is beginning to work in the direction of his name.

Tobi Bakare alongside other 19 contestants were given a task by ‘Big Brother’, also called ‘Biggie’ on Monday. But he beat others to the competition and emerged winner of the “Head of House”; he’s thus the first head of house for 2018 BB Naija

This season tagged ‘Double Wahala’, all the housemates are competing for prizes worth 45 million naira.

TOBI B

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2018 GRAMMY AWARDS WINNERS


The 2018 Grammys, the 60th installment of the music industry’s flagship awards show, were handed out on Sunday night. And the night belonged to Bruno Mars. He was the night’s biggest winner, taking home six awards including Album of the Year, Record of the Year, and Song of the Year.
Heading into the awards, Mars and Jay-Z led the nominations. But Mars ultimately swept the three biggest honors of the night, taking home Album of the Year and Record of the Year for 24k Magic and winning Song of the Year for “That’s What I Like.” Mars won six Grammys overall. In the end, Jay-Z was completely shut out and went home empty handed.


The Grammys handed out more than 80 golden gramophones in total, including in dozens of categories whose winners were announced shortly before the live telecast. Going into the ceremony, for example, Mars had already won three Grammys: Best R&B Album for 24K Magic and Best R&B Performance and Best R&B Song for “That’s What I Like.”
Another big winner from the preshow awards was Kendrick Lamar, who won five Grammys total: He was honored with Best Rap Song, Best Rap Performance, and Best Music Video for “HUMBLE” during the preshow, and during the main ceremony, he won Best Rap/Sung Performance for “Loyalty” with Rihanna and Best Rap Album for DAMN.

Meanwhile, other notable — and controversial — wins from the live ceremony included Alessia Cara for Best New Artist (in an unfortunate snub of SZA) and Ed Sheeran for Best Pop Solo Performance, with his song “Shape of You” (Sheeran somehow beat Kelly Clarkson, Lady Gaga, Kesha, and Pink, and he wasn’t even present to accept the award)
Below is a full list of the night’s winners in the Grammys’ televised categories. (To see the full list of preshow and televised winners in all 80-plus categories, visit the Grammys’ website.)

COMPLETE LIST OF WINNERS
Record of the Year
WINNER: “24K Magic” — Bruno Mars
Album of the Year
WINNER: 24K Magic — Bruno Mars
Song of the Year
WINNER: “That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus, and Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)

Best New Artist
WINNER: Alessia Cara
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
WINNER: “Feel It Still” — Portugal. The Man
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
WINNER: Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 — (Various Artists) Dae Bennett, Producer
Best Pop Vocal Album
WINNER: ÷ (Divide) — Ed Sheeran

Best Dance Recording
WINNER: “Tonite” — LCD Soundsystem
Best Dance/Electronic Album
WINNER: 3-D The Catalogue — Kraftwerk
Best Rock Performance
WINNER: “You Want It Darker” — Leonard Cohen
Best Metal Performance
WINNER: “Sultan’s Curse” — Mastodon
Best Rock Song
WINNER: “Run” — Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters)

Best Rock Album
WINNER: A Deeper Understanding — The War On Drugs
Best Alternative Music Album
WINNER: Sleep Well Beast — The National
Best R&B Performance
WINNER: “That’s What I Like” — Bruno Mars

Best Traditional R&B Performance
WINNER: “Redbone” — Childish Gambino
Best R&B Song
WINNER: “That’s What I Like” — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus, and Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars)
Best Urban Contemporary Album
WINNER: Starboy — The Weeknd


Best R&B Album
WINNER: 24K Magic — Bruno Mars

Best Rap Performance
WINNER: “HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar
Best Rap Song
WINNER: “HUMBLE.” — Duckworth, Asheton Hogan, and M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar)

Best Country Solo Performance
WINNER: “Either Way” — Chris Stapleton
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
WINNER: “Better Man” — Little Big Town
Best Country Song
WINNER: “Broken Halos” — Mike Henderson and Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton)
Best Song Written for Visual Media
WINNER: “How Far I’ll Go” — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho), from Moana
Best Spoken Word Album
WINNER: The Princess Diarist — Carrie Fisher
Best Music Video
WINNER: “HUMBLE.” — Kendrick Lamar

Best Country Album
WINNER: From A Room: Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton
Best Comedy Album
WINNER: The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas — Dave Chappelle
Best Rap Album
WINNER: DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Best Pop Solo Performance
WINNER: “Shape Of You” — Ed Sheeran


Best Rap/Sung Performance
WINNER: “LOYALTY.” — Kendrick Lamar feat. Rihanna
SOURCE: VOX

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Shakira makes Grammy history, wins Best Latin Pop Album twice


Pop singer, Shakira marked an historical feat at the Grammys on Sunday, when she became the first artist to win Best Latin Pop Album twice.

The Columbian native won the award category for her album ‘Eldorado’ following her 2001 win in the same award category for her live album ‘MTV Unplugged’.

Shakira, who is a four-time Grammy world record holder, took to her instagram page @shakira to appreciate her fans in two videos; one in Spanish and another in English.

Her win was acknowledged by the Grammy Recording Academy on its Twitter handle @RecordingAcad where it wrote:“@shakira is officially the first female artist to win twice in the Best Latin Pop Album category”.

The singer and belly dancer’s win was widely received by Latinos and minorities on social media as they trooped to congratulate the entertainer.

40 year-old Shakira has released eleven studio albums, four live albums, two compilation albums, forty-nine singles (including nine as featured artist), and nine promotional singles.

Her official song for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, “Waka Waka (This Time for Africa)”, became the biggest-selling World Cup song of all time with 10 million downloads.`

With over 1.6 billion views; it is one of the most viewed music videos on YouTube.

In 2011, she was appointed by former U.S. President Barack Obama to the President’s Advisory Commission on Educational Excellence for Hispanics – a four-person group that advises the President and Education Secretary.

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I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 49)


Do you have an Hausa friend or customer, and you feel like surprising them by speaking their language? Ogefash’s blog has got you covered. Put down a word, and we will translate it in Hausa for you. Today’s words…

ENG/HAUSA- WELCOME- SANNU DA ZUWA, MARABA; BOARD- JIRGI

ENGLISH: YOU ARE WELCOME ON BOARD
HAUSA: KU MARABA A KAN JIRGIN

ENGLISH: YOU ARE NOT WELCOME ON BOARD
HAUSA: BA MARABA A KAN JIRGIN