(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: ASSURANCE BY DAVIDO “THE WAY THEY BROUGHT OUT THEIR TONGUES MADE THEM LOOK LIKE…”

 

I don’t know what hold this Davido’s song has got on me ooh, but as I was just reading my bible, I found myself humming this Davido’s song titled “Assurance”. As I come dey fight the song commot for my mouth and mind to focus on his word, I just had to change the lyrics in my mind to “Lord, I have assurance in you and in your words” Well, that is by the way anyway. So Davido featured his current girlfriend- Chioma on this and he specially dedicated the song to her ahead of Chioma’s birthday. As usual, we already have the lyrics to the song– Assurance, enjoy.

 

ASSURANCE LYRICS

INTRO (BEATZZ)
Chei, speroach beat
Big bang bang. Biggie biggie, heavy heavy baby do you want me? Haba
Biggie biggie, heavy heavy “oh”, baby do you want me? Haba, yeah!

VERSE 1

You’re the one I want oh, before my liver start to fail
You’re the one I need oh, before cassava start to hail
And if I ever leave oh, make water carry me dey go
Far away, far a-wayyy

 

PRE-CHORUS

So I am looking for a sister, Chioma my lover
She get the dollar (Dollar). She dey wear designer
So I am looking for a sister (I am looking for her), Chioma my lover o
She get the dollar (Dollar). She dey wear designer o

CHORUS

She say give me assurance, assurance
I give my baby assurance. I give my baby lifetime insurance, Yeah!
Assurance (oh no), assurance
I give my baby assurance, I give my baby lifetime insurance, Yeah!

 

BRIDGE

Biggie biggie, heavy heavy (Chei), baby do you want me? Haba! 2x   Big bang bang.            Biggie biggie, heavy heavy (oh), baby do you want me? Haba! 2x

VERSE 2

Love is sweet o, when money enter, love is sweeter
Pepper rest o, so brother man go gat the liver
Call Anita o, tell am make she come dey go far away, far a-wayyy, me I no dey do again

PRE-CHORUS

So I am looking for a sister, Chioma my lover
She enter Atlanta, she go cause disaster.
So I am looking for a sister (I am looking for her), Chioma my lover o
She go follow go Atlanta, dey cause disaster o

CHORUS

She say give me assurance, assurance
I give my baby assurance. I give my baby lifetime insurance, Yeah!
Assurance (oh no), assurance
I give my baby assurance, I give my baby lifetime insurance, Yeah!

 

BRIDGE

Biggie biggie, heavy heavy (Chei), baby do you want me? Haba! 2x   Big bang bang.            Biggie biggie, heavy heavy (oh), baby do you want me? Haba! 2x

PRE-CHORUS

So I am looking for a sister, Chioma my lover
She get the dollar (Dollar). She dey wear designer
So I am looking for a sister (I am looking for her), Chioma my lover o
She get the dollar (Dollar). She dey wear designer o

CHORUS

She say give me assurance, assurance
I give my baby assurance. I give my baby lifetime insurance, Yeah!
Assurance (oh no), assurance
I give my baby assurance, I give my baby lifetime insurance, Yeah!

OURTRO
Biggie biggie, heavy heavy, baby do you want me? haba “So I am looking for a sister, Chioma my lover”

Biggie biggie, heavy heavy, baby do you want me, haba? “She get the dollar, she dey wear designer”
Biggie biggie, heavy heavy, baby do you want me? “So I am looking for a sister, Chioma my lover, haba”
Biggie biggie, heavy heavy, baby do you want me, Haba? “She get the dollar, she dey wear designer”
Speroach beat
SONG DURATION: 4 MINUTES 7 SECONDS

VIDEO WAS DIRECTED BY MEJI ALABI

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

Lyrically, the song comes in two extremely short verses. They are interesting verses’ Though I think the word “Lady” would have been more befitting than “sister” “So I am looking for a sister, Chioma my lover”

“She enter Atlanta, she go cause disaster. She go follow go Atlanta, dey cause disaster o” What exactly does that mean? Disaster looks too disastrous; abeg there are better words for a lady that draws people’s attention or that makes people over trip for her. I love the flow of words especially in the chorus. For the verse 2, he should have used another word for Money instead of “Pepper” as he is not only singing for the Nigerian audience but his international audience as well “Pepper rest o, so brother man go gat the liver”

Also, the lines in verse 1 are dependent on one another while that of Verse 2 are independent. “Love is sweet oo, when money enter is sweeter. Pepper rest o, so brother man go gat the liver. Call Anita o, tell am make she come dey go far away, far a-wayyy, me I no dey do again”. The lyrics of the song are however meaningful as they mean an assurance of Davido’s love for his girlfriend Chioma.

 

SO WHAT DOES THE SONG ASSURANCE BY DAVIDO MEAN?

Assurance is no doubt a love song where Davido featured his current real girlfriend- Chioma. Davido in this song expresses his genuine love for her promising never to leave her.

The dictionary definition of the word assurance, which Davido sang repeatedly in the chorus  “She say give me assurance, assurance. I give my baby assurance. I give my baby lifetime insurance, Yeah! Assurance (oh no), assurance. I give my baby assurance, I give my baby lifetime insurance, Yeah!”  is a positive declaration intended to give confidence; a promise or an affirmation. So we can say the song “assurance” is Davido’s affirmation of his true love for his girlfriend- Chioma.

“Life-time insurance” on the other hand (according to Wikipedia) means insurance that pays a sum of money to you after a period of time, or to your family when you die.

However,  relating it to this song, Davido again his affirming that he and Chioma are going to be together for a long time; hence the word Lifetime. One of Davido’s insurance on his love for her is the Porsche he  acquired in her name. Aside bequetting Chioma with Material things as an assurance of his love for her, he also swore on his life “And if I ever leave oh, make water carry me dey go. Far away, far a-wayyy”

Also in assuring her of his love for her, he chases other women around him away. This he said in verse 2… “Call Anita o, tell am make she come dey go far away, far a-wayyy, me I no dey do again”. The above line shows that he truly doesn’t intend leaving her.

 

 

Davido gave his girlfriend- Chioma an assurance to love and be with her for a long time; though he didn’t sing it in the song he only sang “…I gave my baby girl lifetime insurance”

 

ABOUT ASSURANCE VIDEO

It is indeed an interesting video to watch; a video different from the conventional style Nigerian artistes like to do when shooting their videos; I am talking about the usual bar setting or situations where their videos are filled with girls shaking their bum. Assurance video is different. It is neither crowded nor filled with too many activities that end up confusing the audience. There are two major people in the video, Davido and his girlfriend Chioma except the carnival scene; which we don’t expect to be carried out by only the both of them. They were joined by other people in the last scene.

 

The video doesn’t really tell a story. It is just basically two love birds cruising around and catching fun. They start out with the road trip to having  jungle fun and then a carnival night where they join others in the dance floor.

The way Davido was doing the Shaku Shaku Dance while swinging that light was cool

This is definitely HD quality video

 

LOCATION

It was shot outdoor, a place looking like a jungle. There is also the highway scene and the carnival scene.

 

SOUND

Extremely tuneful

COSTUME

Just constume

 

JUST WONDERING

Why were they sticking out their tongue?

 

It is not sexy please, take it in mbok! The way they brought out their tongues, especially Davido, made them look like; hmm, okay oo, I reserve my comment.

 

How Davido was able to do the Shaku Shaku dance while swinging the light, that was cool.

WATCH VIDEO HERE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucVJrja8r6Q

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

 

 

This slideshow requires JavaScript.

Advertisements

Author:

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 artiste in Nigeria and abroad. 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.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.