(+ LYRICS + TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: AMAKA BY #2BABA FT PERUZZI “IF YOU ASK ME, I’L SAY 2BABA DISAPPOINTED THIS LADY…!”

(+ LYRICS + TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: AMAKA BY 2BABA FT #PERUZZI “IF YOU ASK ME, I’L SAY #2BABA DISAPPOINTED THIS LADY…!”

First of all, that line ‘I like woman…” is just a catchy phrase which really succeeded in capturing people’s attention, because if you look at the song, there  is really nothing showing that he likes women. Ehem! If you believe that, then you will believe me if I tell you that there won’t be election come 2019 in the country ; he truly likes women, that is the summary of the gist.

“Parry” wey be say na only women plenty pass, even inside the pool those men suddenly went missing; it seems like all the men in the party can’t swim.

Ehem! Did 2baba say the lady disappointed him? Mbok, who was left standing? It was the lady. May be you should just watch the video very well from the beginning to the end,  I know for sure that you will agree with me that 2Baba was actually the one that disappointed the lady. Why you may ask? The lady promised to come around and she eventually did even though it was pretty late. So the question is, how did 2Baba disappoint her? He was not there to welcome her; shikena.

 

Hence, the chorus  “Amaka disappoint me, but iyeneke confusion (But there is no confusion) Amaka disappoint me, iyom ke disappointment o (I don’t want disappointment)”, would have been justifiable if the lady did not show up at all, but she did.

I am sure both never discussed having any party, the party was basically organised by 2Baba to show her off to his people which she was unaware of.

Imagine oo, surprise party for a girl wey never gree im own, girl wey dey play hard to get, no wonder she surprised him as well. Well, she probably had a lot of things to do and quickly fixed them up, but never mentioned it to 2Baba. Infact, from the time the girl arrived, it looked like she just came for the one side thing,like Peruzzi sang in verse 2 “And if I come through, shey you go wan go one side?” #Winks

Anyway, that’s by the way, as you know, we love to present you with the lyrics before the major review. View lyrics here

LYRICS TO THE SONG AMAKA BY 2BABA FT PERUZZZI

INTRO

Ariratatare, eeh

BEATZZZ
Speroach beat

VERSE 1 – 2BABA
I like woman, I dey straight forward. I like truth and I dey rock rumours eh
I don’t know wetin you want to do. But make you let me know if you go show up eh
Because I don buy diesel, I don buy shayo for yard o. I don call Gaaga, I don call my guys around o
I don call my Mama, I tell am say you bam o. I don call everybody, I call everybody

But I see you for Insta, you say you dey Ipaja. And anytime I holla, you go say you dey my area.
I say no wahala but I don dey wait you tire. I don wait you sotey, I don dey lose weight o

CHORUS (2BABA)
Amaka disappoint me, but iyeneke confusion (But there is no confusion)
Amaka disappoint me, iyom ke disappointment o (I don’t want disappointment)
Amaka disappoint me, iyom ke confusion (I don’t want confusion)
Amaka disappoint me, but iyeneke disappointment o (But, there is no disappointment) (Put a bang bang)

 

VERSE 2 – PERUZZI
I know 2face o, I dey straight forward too (I dey straight forward)
But you gatz tell me how e dey do you. And if I come through, shey you go wan go one side? And if I drop raba shey you go turn up?
Cos I don buy diesel, I don on gen for my house. I don call Larry, e dey set up for yard (Put a bang bang).                                                                                                                                  I don call my papa, tell am say you fine. Ah, I don call everybody, I call everybody
I see you for twitter, retweeting your Mister. I enter your matter but you don’t want to answer
I say no wahala, since that’s how you holla. I don wait you sotey, I don dey lose weight o (Put a bang bang)

CHORUS – PERUZZI
Amaka disappoint me, but iyeneke confusion (But there is no confusion)
Amaka disappoint me, iyom ke disappointment o (I don’t want disappointment)
Amaka disappoint me, iyom ke confusion (I don’t want confusion)
Amaka disappoint me, but iyeneke disappointment o (But there is no disappointment)

REPEAT VERSE 1- 2BABA
I don dey here and I dey straight forward. I like truth and I dey rock rumours eh
I don’t know wetin you want to do. But make you let me know if you go show up eh
CHORUS
A-A Amaka dissapoint me, but iyeneke confusion (But there is no confusion)
Amaka dissapoint me, iyom ke dissapointment o (I don’t want disappointment)
Amaka dissapoint me, iyom ke confusion (I don’t want confusion)
Amaka dissapoint me, but iyeneke dissapointment o (But there is no disappointment)

OUTRO

Ariratatare, eeh

Mixing Zeeno Foster. Speroach beat
Amaka dissapoint me. Amaka dissapoint me

Directed by Unlimited L.A

DURATION: 3minutes 58 seconds

THE REVIEW

Like you know, the Hypertek superior along with DMW signee Peruzzi did this melodious tune together and really I can’t help but love that chorus; especially when he sang in Ibibio. Shout out to my Ibibio friend (Follow on IG@thelastcelebrity and Ogefash on IG @ogefash_july4) who translated the chorus for me.

Meanwhile, I still wonder how this song really ended up at 3 minutes 58 seconds, because if you ask me, it does not come with too many lyrics, Okay, I get it, the repetition of the verses, choruses and interlude summed up the entire minutes.

Lyrically, the song comes in two verses, verse two was practically the same with verse 1, just a slight difference. 90% of the song was in pidgnin while 10% was in Ibibio language which was only used in the chorus

“Amaka disappoint me, but iyeneke confusion (But there is no confusion)
Amaka disappoint me, iyom ke disappointment o (I don’t want disappointment)
Amaka disappoint me, iyom ke confusion (I don’t want confusion)
Amaka disappoint me, but iyeneke disappointment o (But, there is no disappointment) (Put a bang bang)”

They sang the chorus three times; 2Baba sang twice while Peruzzi sang once.  Did the lines flow well? Partially.

The lyrics in the song are amusing and interesting to the ears. I love the fact that the lyrics are not complex and can be easily understood by all.

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the verse 1, “I like woman, I dey straightforward…” 2Baba describes himself as a clear-cut person, he doesn’t beat around the bush; he is specific. He wishes the lady- Amaka he has interest in is also the same; says things the way they are and if she would ever truly let him know if she she would show up after he invited her over.

“I don’t know wetin you want to do. But make you let me know if you go show up eh”
The artiste says he already set the whole place rolling just to welcome her. He goes as far as organizing an outdoor mini party, buying lots of drinks, calling his friends, mother; everybody to show her off to them. However, the artiste waits tirelessly for her and partially ostracizing himself from the party as he keeps calling her to know if she is close by. The only reply he keeps getting from her is that she is in his area, meanwhile she is still somewhere far.

Verse 2 by Peruzzi is a repetition of what 2Baba sang in Verse 1 though with a slight difference… “But you gatz tell me how e dey do you. And if I come through, shey you go wan go one side? And if I drop raba shey you go turn up?”

And when he sang “I see you for twitter, retweeting your Mister. I enter your matter but you don’t want to answer. I say no wahala, since that’s how you holla.”
Here, Peruzzi also is waiting tirelessly for a lady. The girl apparently shuns him when he tries chatting her up on social media. He also thinks the girl will show up quickly if money is involved.

“And if I drop raba shey you go turn up?”

I love the 1  seconds of the video where Peruzzi and 2Baba sang together (I don buy diesel…)

In the chorus “ Amaka disappoint me…” here, the artiste says Amaka disappointed him because after waiting for her tirelessly and eagerly anticipating her coming, he still did not see her. Even though he did not want disappointment or confusion, he was disappointed because he already told a lot of  people about her but she did not show up on time. Anyway, nothing wasted na, with or without her, they had fun and still finished all the food and drink.

WHAT IS THE SONG AMAKA BY 2BABA REALLY ABOUT

It is about a guy (2Baba) who is in love with a lady (Amaka). They agreed to see each other which made him take out time, energy and money to organise a surprise mini party for her just to showcase her to everybody. He bought drinks, called friends and families and anticipated her coming. However, the party ended, food and drink finished, the guests dismissed and 2Baba still did not see her, so he felt Amaka disappointed him. More so when she made him believe during their conversation that she was in his area, thereby raising his hope of his possibility of seeing her soon.

Meanwhile, Amaka eventually showed up, but the whole place was already evacuated. Amaka did not tell him that she would be coming in late, apparently, she also wanted to surprise 2Baba just like he wanted to surprise her too. If you ask me, she was also disappointed when she did not see anybody.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

SHAYO– Alcholic Drink; GEN– Generator; STRAIGHTFORWARD– To be specific

Iyeneke– There is no; Iyom Ke- I don’t want

Straightforward– Not beating around the bush, being specific, precise, direct, truthful, saying things the way they are without difficulty. Not cagey or try to hide things or feelings

Disappointment– This happens when hopes and expectations are cut short, hence sadness creeps in. When expectations are not fulfilled. To let down

Rumours:  Unverified Stories circulating all round. Also seen as gossip or hearsay. News that are either made-up or true and quickly spread

Confusion: To be puzzled about a particular situation, indecision, hesitation, or unclear in one’s mind about something.

Bam– To describe someone in a good way. Other acronyms for BAM- “Below Average Mentality, Bachelor of Applied Mathematics”

LOCATION

The video was shot mostly outdoor; a party setting, pool. The only indoor scene was where 2Baba constantly peeped through the window to check if Amaka was around.

SOUND

Very interesting to the ears. There was consistency in their vocals, no screechy tones.

COSTUME

Bikini, crop top, bum shorts, off shoulder tops- no sensitive part was exposed.

VIDEO PRDUCTION

Nice video with terrific lighting; interesting to watch!

STORY IN THE VIDEO

2Baba chatted with a lady he likes-Amaka and they agreed to see each other. While 2Baba was waiting for her to come around, she was busy taking her time to do other things even though she told him she would still come around. Meanwhile, 2Baba busied himself with nothing other than sitting and anticipating her coming. He constantly called her and when the call was too much, the lady told him she was in his area whereas she wasn’t. When Amaka eventually got to where she and 2Baba had planned to meet, it was late and there was no one to receive her.

Notable faces in the video

Olisa AdibuaLarry Gaaga and DMW’s Fresh

 JUST WONDERING

I though 2baba used to know how to dance,he looked funny in this dance

But the girl ended up showing up. So?

 

 

REMARK: Lovely tune. It is one song you can’t help but keep singing to when it is aired.

PRODUCED BY Speroach Beatz, (Beat maker behind Davido’s assurance.

WATCH VIDEO HERE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5gxF5f7uu0

Duration- 3 MINUTES 58 SECONDS

AMAKA BY 2BABA

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(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW- REALITY BY RUDEBOY (PAUL OKOYE) “SO AESTHETICALLY PLEASING!”

(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW- REALITY BY RUDEBOY (PAUL OKOYE) “SO AESTHETICALLY PLEASING!”

One thing you can’t take away from this new video by Rudeboy is that the aesthetic of the video is not only gratifying but gripping as well. Infact, as I was reviewing the video, I found myself envisaging being in the house and savoring all the beautiful art works; can you just imagine.

A nice video with a nice setting, I can authoritatively argue this anywhere. Rudeboy was really expressive while singing the lyrics. He really cried o; awwww, sorry! So, why was he crying, he felt really hurt that he couldn’t have his babe to himself. Even though he was willing to cry for her, fight for her, do anything just to have her to himself, but he wasn’t willing to die for her;  it is the reality. Check out the lyrics below…

LYRICS TO THE SONG- REALITY BY RUDEBOY (PAUL OKOYE)

(INTRO…)                                                                                                                                        Lord Sky on the beat !                                                                                                                        Huuh, no oo, eyah

HOOK                                                                                                                                                      I’m sorry, I’m I’am , I’m sorry (4x)
VERSE 1
Some say that I’m blind no be my way (There’s nobody like you)
I gave you my heart but you throway, eyah ehh
I can’t believe say, na the person wey dey try to deceive me ehh
A girl sexiness no be play play, eyah

PRE-CHORUS (2x)
Girl I go die for your body oh, girl me I go fight anybody oh
Any baga wey go try me dem go soji oh, cos dem other girls dem no sabi oh

CHORUS                                                                                                                                                Girl I don’t mind, if na fight I go fight for you, eyah
And I don’t mind , if na to cry I go cry for you, eyah
I don’t mind, mind, mind; me I fit do anything for you
Girl if na to die, I no go die for you, cos this is reality

HOOK                                                                                                                                                      I’m sorry, I’m I’am , I’m sorry (4x)
VERSE 2
She got a lot of sugar daddy dem plenty, eyah, eehh
I know say my girl no be saint e, cos I know what I’m feeling
Gucci, LV, she get am; Channel and Fendi, Ferragamo, Bentley eeh,                                        Lamborghini, Benzi, she get am; see my life and my pocket empty
It’s not easy to be a man oh, I’m just a hustler and I want to survive oh (e no easy)              It’s not easy to be a man oh, I’m just a hustler and I want to survive oh (just to survive)

 

PRE-CHORUS (2x)
Girl I go die for your body oh, girl me I go fight anybody oh
Any baga wey go try me dem go soji oh, cos dem other girls dem no sabi oh

CHORUS                                                                                                                                                Girl I don’t mind, if na fight I go fight for you, eyah
And I don’t mind , if na to cry I go cry for you, eyah
I don’t mind, mind mind; me I fit do anything for you
Girl if na to die, I no go die for you, cos this is reality

HOOK 

I’m sorry, I’m I’am , I’m sorry (4x)

PRE CHORUS (2x)
Girl I go die for your body oh, girl me I go fight anybody oh
Any baga wey go try me dem go soji oh, cos dem other girls dem no sabi oh

CHORUS                                                                                                                                                Girl I don’t mind, if na fight I go fight for you, eyah (I go fight for you)
And I don’t mind , if na to cry I go cry for you, eyah (Me I go cry for you)
I don’t mind, mind mind; me I fit do anything for you
Girl if na to die (eeh), I no go die for you, cos this is reality

HOOK /OUTRO                                                                                         

I’m sorry, I’m I’am , I’m sorry (4x)

 

THE REVIEW

The intro of this song was the first thing that captured my attention, those captivating masterpiece, lovely interior decor;  this video is aesthetically pleasing, I must confess.

Lyrically the song comes in two verses. The artiste sang the hook “I’m sorry…” four times while the pre-chorus “Girl, I go die…” and chorus “Girl I don’t mind…” three times respectively. The lyrics were basically done in pidgin and the words flowed perfectly well compared to the previous songs written by Rudeboy. I could connect one line to another line; awesome!

Conclusively, the lyrics to the song reality are meaningful, interesting, heartwarming and original. Infact, among his solo efforts, I would say this is the best lyrically.

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

Verse 1, “Some say that I’m blind no be my way (There’s nobody like you)
I gave you my heart but you throway…”  shows that  Rudeboy keeps showing the lady love even though she is not faithful to him. She is flirting around with some other guys who are richer than Rudeboy. Despite the fact that Rudeboy knows his girlfriend is cheating on him, he still sticks with her. Hence, people think he is blind to keep sticking around someone that is unfaithful to him. But Rudeboy reveals that the reason he can’t let her go is because there is just that something that stands her out from other girls.

 

In the verse 2 “She got a lot of sugar daddy dem plenty, eyah, eehh. I know say my girl no be saint e, cos I know what I’m feeling…”, Rudeboy acknowledges that his babe is not faithful to him as she flirts with sugar daddies who spoil her with expensive gifts. He can’t even compete with her other lovers as they are richer than him which is evident in the expensive gifts she gets. This he sang in verse 2…

“Gucci, LV, she get am; Channel and Fendi, Ferragamo, Bentley eeh, Lamborghini, Benzi, she get am; see my life and my pocket empty”

Meanwhile in the video, Rudeboy’s pocket is empty.. However, he still wants to be with her.

The Pre-chorus “Girl I go die for your body oh, girl me I go fight anybody oh
Any baga wey go try me dem go soji oh, cos dem other girls dem no sabi oh”, Rudeboy despite knowing that she is unfaithful to him decides to fight anybody in order to have her to himself. Even though she is cheating on him, he says she is different from other girls (Like seriously?) and they can’t be compared to her.

 From the chorus “Girl I don’t mind, if na fight I go fight for you, eyah. And I don’t mind , if na to cry I go cry for you, eyah. I don’t mind, mind, mind; me I fit do anything for you. Girl if na to die, I no go die for you, cos this is reality”

Here, he states his true feelings to her. He says, even though he would cry, fight for her, but he can never die for her.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Bagga– A slang used for someone that may be annoying or getting on your nerves at a particular time or someone silly. In this case, Rudeboy sees those competing with him as baga

Sexiness– Simply means being sexy; possessing the traits of sexual appeal

Soji– To be smart. However, in the context of this song, Rudeboy may mean, to ”harm” “injure”, “fall” something else bot not smart

Reality– It means being real or saying the truth. In this song, reality means he is saying the way he feels about the lady, what he can and can’t do for her.

LV: It means Louis Vuitton

WHAT DOES THE SONG REALITY BY RUDEBOY MEAN?

The song “Reality” by Rudeboy is basically about a guy (Played by Rudeboy) who has decided to stick with his girlfriend (But this girl is beautiful sha) even though he knows she is cheating on him.  He is determined to hang on, even if it means to fight or cry, except die, till she becomes all his.

LOCATION

The video was shot outdoor (Road) and indoor (Kitchen, bedroom…)

COSTUME      

Nice! Rudeboy did more of casual wears. For the ladies, they either wore short gown or a crop top on a pant,  net top on a tight pant; the most sensitive parts of the body were not exposed.

SOUND

Very appealing to the ears. His vocals also flowed well with the tune. He was also expressive while singing the lyrics which makes it more interesting. He was also consistent with his style of rhythm. It  has a reggae beat.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Interesting video with great interior décor; beautiful floor mat (more beautiful than the bed cover and throw pillows), lovely artworks and so on. Great lightning as well.

STORY IN THE VIDEO

Rudeboy is in a relationship with a damsel who apparently has a sugar daddy as a lover too. While in bed with Rudeboy, she excuses herself to the kitchen, while Rudeboy looks through her phone. Fortunately or unfortunately for him, a message enters  her phone and it is from her sugar daddy telling her that he bought a car for her as a birthday gift. This upsets Rudeboy who first of  all throws her phone away in anger. Later he retrieves her phone and goes to affirm his discovery.

On her birthday, her sugar daddy gets her the said car and even goes as far as buying expensive gifts for her her and her friends.  While still chatting with her sugar daddy, Rudeboy also goes visiting with a card and a flower as a birthday gift but when he sees them together, this makes him sad. Depressed Rudeboy returns home to smoke and drink, though Rudeboy later celebrated her birthday with her. In the end, the damsel is seen with Rudeboy which may mean she chose him instead.

JUST WONDERING

  • About the way the damsel was wining and grinding, it seemed like she was forcing her body to shake, not in all scenes though.
  • I thought it’s Rudeboy’s house, did the damsel return to his house with the car and gifts from another man that she is obviously cheating on him with? Ookay, it seems like the girl owns the house not Rudeboy
  • The hook says ‘I’m sorry…” What was he really sorry for? Because the truth is that the girl should be the one that is sorry. Could it be because he said he could not die for her. Please if you know, hint me up.
  • Rudeboy, always using Ndi ocha alone in his video except that “Somebody baby” video, ngwanu, continue oo

REMARK: Intersesting vibe, one of his best composed solo track since he separated from his twin brother Mr.P (Peter Okoye) when they were together as Psquare under square records.

DURATION– 4 MINUTE 14 SECONDS

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WATCH REALITY VIDEO BY RUDEBOY HERE

http://youtube.com/watch?v=MUaSMjK_6Ms

 

@RUDEBOY@PAULOKOYE@FIREDEPARTMENT@PAULOKOYEOFPSQUARE

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 114)

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 114)

 

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

ENG/HAUSA: NAILS/KUKOSHI; DIRTY/DATTI; CLEAN/TSABTA

ENG:YOUR NAILS ARE DIRTY

HAUSA: KA KUSOSHI NE DATTI

ENG:YOUR NAILS ARE CLEAN

HAUSA: KA KUSOSHI NE TSABTA

 

HAUSA2  HAUSA

IT IS MUSIC WEDNESDAY ON “OGEFASH” BLOG

IT IS MUSIC WEDNESDAY ON “OGEFASH” BLOG

IT IS MUSIC WEDNESDAY ON “OGEFASH” BLOG. TODAY, WE HAVE TWO SONGS IN OUR CATALOGUE, THEY ARE “REALITY” BY RUDEBOY (PAUL OKOYE) AND “AMAKA” BY 2BABA. KINDLY NOTE THAT WE ARE NOT COMPARING THE TWO SONGS, BUT WE HAVE DECIDED TO REVIEW MORE SONGS ON MUSIC WEDNESDAY WITH “OGEFASH” BASED ON THE REQUESTS OF OUR INESTIMABLE READERS; KINDLY STAY WITH US.

PICTURES FROM REALITY VIDEO BY #RUDEBOY

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PICTURES FROM AMAKA VIDEO BY #2BABA

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