(LYRICS + TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: SO MI SO BY WANDE COAL “WHAT THE HECK WAS HE SAYING?”

(LYRICS+TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: SO MI SO BY WANDE COAL “WHAT THE HECK WAS HE SAYING”

Hmmm, this Wande Coal certainly has a new language that he already originated but he is yet to unveil to the world or better still a dictionary titled ‘WANDE’S LANGUAGE’, and he stylishly unveils some of those words (Without translating though) to his fans whenever he releases a new song.

I mean what better word expounds someone who doesn’t use or sing in any known language in the world; that means he is creating his own language.

We are still yet to decipher his popular “Iskaba, Iskebe, Iskelebe, kamgba, Ilebete”, but the artiste has introduced another. Not just one, but loads of them in the Song “SO MI SO”

Like seriously, what the heck, what, what, what in “Oluwatobi Wande Ojosipe” Wande Coal’s name does he mean by “Asskakabable?” or better still “Arse capa-aaaable”; Lol, funny to me though. Well, I think I know what he said and the meaning of those words. I would reveal them right after you have viewed the lyrics to the song here.

LYRICS TO “SO MI SO” BY WANDE COAL

INTRO
Juls baby, (Iskaba) again yah
Alikitu eee pampam eee pempele, pemplele pama

CHORUS
Oni so mi so (Ahan), Oni so mi so (ahan) ~ (She said I should talk/throw, and I did)
Oni so kin so (Ahan), Oni so kin so (Ahan, Wow!)~ (She said I should talk/throw and I did)

VERSE 1
I get a girl wey dey trouble me ooo, she just dey burst my brain
She dey say she want my sugarcane, she dey twist my braids
Girl you serious oo, girl you turn me on, and I bin dey craze for your body
So kin so (Wow!)
Tell me what I have done to you, all I did is get love for you. (Never)
Tell me am I the one for you (never), tell me am I the one for you
Tell me if am the one for you, tell me am I the one for you
Because of you I sing this song for youuu
You make me go
Iskaba, Iskebe, Iskelebe, kamgba, Ilebete
Iskaba, Iskebe, Iskelebe, kamgba, Ilebete (chei)

BRIDGE
If I never told you (That I never had those feelings)
All this time I told you (Well you thought I was kidding)
Oooh Eskeribi, cos you killing me with that arse capa-aaaable
She got that arse capa-aaaable, arse capa-aaaable, she got that arse capa-aaaable
She got that arse capa-aaable (yeba). She want put it on the table (aah)
Give me some alebu (yeba), everytime she available (aah)

Mo l’omo ye to yege, o l’wun ma fun mi ni table (I have a girl that is capable/qualifies, she said she would give me a table)
O l’wun ma tu pe mi lori ago, O l’wun wa available (She said she would call me on the phone, she said she is available)

Mo l’omo ye to yege, o l’wun ma fun mi ni table (I have a girl that is capable/qualifies, she said she would give me a table)
O l’wun ma tu pe mi lori ago, O l’wun wa available (She said she would call me on the phone, she said she is available)

CHORUS
Oni so mi so (ahan), Oni so mi so (Ahan)
Oni so kin so, oni so kin so
Oni so mi so, oni so mi so
Eni so kin so, eni so kin so (Wow!)

VERSE 2
Hey girl, girl I like your style
Know you bad, I know you want it and I love your style (Wow!)
Hey girl, girl I like your style
I know you bad, I know you want it and I love your style
You know why? (Yes oo) I go show you why (4x)
Baby girl if u let me (aah), baby if you got me, you will sapele
Baby mi papelebu (aaah), come and let me be ipakamule
My baby give it to me in a table o, ilemku ine tegu My baby give it to me, mistemegu aaah, mistemegu aah

INTERLUDE

OUTRO
Juls baby…

CHORUS
Oni so mi so, Oni so mi so
Oni so ki so, Oni so ki so
Oni so kin so, Oni so kin so
Oni so kin so, oni so kin so
Oni so mi so, Oni so mi so
Oni so ki so, Oni so ki so
Oni so kin so, Oni so kin so
Oni so kin so, oni so kin so

THE REVIEW

Really, I am feeling this Wande Coal’s song. Whenever I play the song, I can’t help but wonder if the language he spoke exist in Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Europe, Australia or Antatica.

But don’t worry, no matter the extent artistes go in coding their lyrics, we Will decode them on Ogefash Blog. Though, I sincerely wish artistes could be translating the songs that they did not sing in English themselves to avoid different versions; it was really an herculean task writing and translating this song as well. I feel the above lyrics are my own version to the song.

To decipher those words from Wande Coal’s point of view, then I really need to meet him in person. However, from the context of the song, this is what I am able to decode from his coded words.

Lyrically, the song comes in two verses. He sang the Chorus three times and the lengthy bridge once. 75% of what he sang was both in pidgin and Yoruba. While the remaining 25% he sang in a language understood by only him, so indistinct I must say. Though, he tried coding most of his lyrics, one can tell that his lyrics are lewd…

View some here

“She want to put it on the table…”

“She dey say she want my sugarcane…” (Sugarcane when used by a Nigerian artiste means “Tarse”, I mean, a “Male organ”.)

She got that arse capa-aaable (yeba). She want put it on the table (aah)
Give me some alebu (yeba),everytime she available (aah)

Mo l’omo ye to yege, o l’wun ma fun mi ni table (I have a girl that is capable/qualifies, she said she would give me a table)

From the above lyrics, you can tell that the artiste was basically talking about sex; perhaps having sex on a table with a lady who keeps disturbing him for sex and vows to be available for him sexually whenever he feels like getting down.

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In Verse 1, “I get a girl wey dey trouble me ooo, she just dey burst my brain” the artiste talks about the effect a lady has on him; she turns him on, makes him speak in an unknown language “Because of you I sing this song for youuu
You make me go
Iskaba, Iskebe, Iskelebe, kamgba, Ilebete…” and her body drives him crazy. The lady keeps disturbing him for sex, but the artiste wants to be sure that she truly wants him and how much she wants him or if she just wants to play with him for a while.

In Verse 2, “Hey girl, girl I like your style” the artiste confesses to loving every of the lady’s body moves which she basically does to make him have sex with her; he likes her style. He also shows her his style which is covered with graphic in the video. View these @ the 1 minute:43 seconds, 2 minutes:58 seconds and 3 minutes:47 seconds of the video.

In the bridge, “If I never told you (That I never had those feelings). All this time I told you (Well you thought I was kidding). Oooh Eskeribi, cos you killing me with that arse capa-aaaable. She got that arse capa-aaaable, arse capa-aaaable” the artiste talks about his feelings for the lady and how the lady in return wants sex with him on a table. He says the lady has got a arse that is capable and she is always available for sex to the extent that she even provides a table where she wants the action to take place… “Mo l’omo ye to yege, o l’wun ma fun mi ni table (I have a girl that is capable/qualifies, she said she would give me a table)”

In the chorus, “Oni so mi so (Ahan), Oni so mi so (ahan) ~ (She said I should talk/throw, and I did)the artiste basically talks about what the lady asked him to throw or say; sex or talk? Your guess is as good as mine.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS
Bursting my brain~ This is used when something/someone is making you excited or driving you crazy capable of sparking up emotions. It is also used to express shock or disbelief.

So~ Talk, Speak, Pay, Throw…

Omo to yege~ The lady that qualifies, that is of worth, that is capable…

Indistinct~ Difficult to understand

Lewd~ Something vulgar, sexual contents.

Sugarcane~ When artistes in Nigeria use the word sugarcane, they mean tarse, male organ.


WHAT DOES THE SONG “SO MI SO” BY WANDE COAL MEAN

“SO MI SO” is a yoruba word no doubt. The word “So” means “To say”. Hence “SO MI SO” may mean, “Say something and I will also”

“So” also means “To pay”. Hence “SO MI SO” may mean, “Pay something and I will also”

“Also, some Yorubas take the word “SO” to mean “To throw”.

Hence, we can say “SO MI SO” means “Throw omething and I will also”

From the context of this song, it seems the artiste may mean the latter “Throw something and I will also”

The song “So Mi So” by Wande Coal is a sexual song no doubt and one can tell from the 1 minute : 29 seconds (Wande Coal used his hands to describe a lady’s arse) and 1minute : 52 seconds of the video (A lady used her finger to call a man into her zone). The song basically talks about the effect a lady has on the artiste; her arse, seductive moves, sexual prowess, everything about her turns him on and makes him speak in an unkwown language. She is always available for him anytime he wants sex and even provides the table for the action.

COSTUME

Ankara fabrics for most of them. Some ladies wore tube tops and skirts in ankara fabrics. Nothing really spectacular about their costume styles.

LOCATION
The video was shot indoor, a place looking like a shrine. It was also shot outdoor, a place looking like a garden.

SOUND

Wande has got the kind of vocal that is pleasing to the ears. A very tuneful song done in afrobeat style. However, there was a scene the instruments overshadowed his voice which made it difficult to properly translate what he said.

YOU KNOW THIS VIDEO VIXEN; if you watched the Sugar Cane Video by Tiwa Savage. If she maintains this hair style, she may get her fame soon. Meanwhile she was looking like a colour television in that “Sugarcane” video but black and white in this “So mi so” video

VIDEO PRODUCTION
The video doesn’t tell a story, just some ladies dancing and moving seductively to the rhythm. Also we see pictures of Sunny Ade and late Fela Kuti; a way of paying homage to the afrobeat legends. This “So Mi So” video could have been better.

JUST WONDERING
Too many coded words, menini?

I thought I have heard that background “Wow” in Psquare’s song “Zombie” featuring Jermaine Jackson.

“Ahan”Dbanj’s style of saying ahan or did he feature in the song ni?

WATCH SO MI SO VIDEO BY WANDE COAL HERE…

DURATION: 4 MINUTES 5 SECONDS

DIRECTED BY: JULZ AND TOBI

PICTURES FROM SO MI SO VIDEO

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