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

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“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

Watch video here

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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