(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW- NWA BABY BY DAVIDO “LIKE SERIOUSLY, WETIN CONCERN CHIOMA CONCERN THIS VIDEO?”

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(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW- NWA BABY BY DAVIDO “LIKE SERIOUSLY, WETIN CONCERN CHIOMA CONCERN THIS VIDEO?”

 

The beginning of this song has got me laughing though. Why you may ask? Davido was speaking like an “Americana” before “No, thank you, don’t take long… Hello wadup” but immediately he heard gunshots; Lesekese (As in immediately) his “Americana” accent vanished and was replaced with Ibadan people’s way of saying “What happen?” “Ooh” Lol! Infact, I am sure he is from Ibadan. Hold up a second, let me ask google first….

Okay, Davido is from Ede, Osun State. Omo Yoruba! Omo Osun! Omo Nigeria! Of course, his uncle- Senator Ademola Adeleke was vying for Osun governorship position

Anyway, that is by the way, feel the lyrics to the song below

LYRICS TO THE SONG “NWA BABY” BY DAVIDO

INTRO

Locked up, they won’t let me out

BEATZZZZ

Baby no feeding bottle, my baby dey wear the spaghetti

She say, ‘If you want you can get it’. And I say, ‘Ah, baby baby’ (Damn! Fresh on the beat)

VERSE 1

Shey you wan put me for trouble? What is my, what is my crime?

O, you just thief my, just thief my heart (Cardiac). What if I, what if I die? (Die)

You must be a bomb o! You blow my, you blow my mind

No be my, no be my might. Eh eh,cause you don change my, don change my plan.

CHORUS

Yeah! I was locked up; they won’t let me out, but you let me out.

That shit you did was fucked up; they won’t let me out, only you let me out

And I don’t need to say this, but I gats hear you – Nwa baby

Yeah yeah! I bin dey locked up; they won’t let me out, but you let me out

That shit na fuck up;  they won’t let me out, only you let me out

And I don’t need to say this; but I gats hear you – Nwa baby

REPEAT THE INTRO

Baby no feeding bottle, My baby dey wear the spaghetti

She say, ‘If you want it you can get it’, And I say, ‘Ah, baby baby

Orisha ti o ba gbe mi, dakun wa pada leyin mi o’

Speroach beatz! Yeah yeah!

VERSE 2

And I’ll take you to my ends o, we’ll make a movie in my room

You are the lyrics to my tune. Yeah, Yeah! Amma be the boom ba boom ba boom; ba boom

I’ll take you for the weekend. Many girls but you I choose (I choose you my boo)

You are the reggae to my blues. And if I get you, girl, what will I do?

CHORUS

Yeah yeah! I bin dey locked up; they won’t let me out, but you let me out

That shit na fuck up gal;  they won’t let me out, only you let me out

And I don’t need to say this; but I gats hear you – Nwa baby

Yeah yeah! I bin dey locked up; they won’t let me out, but you let me out

That shit you did was fucked up;  they won’t let me out, only you let me out

And I don’t need to say this; but I gats tell you – Nwa baby

Yeah yeah! (Shepe) I bin dey locked up; they won’t let me out, but you let me out

That shit you did was fuck up;  they won’t let me out, only you let me out

And I don’t need to say this; but I gats tell you – Nwa baby

OUTRO

Baby no feeding bottle. My baby dey wear the spaghetti

She say, ‘If you want it you can get it’. And I say, ‘Ah, baby baby

Orisha ti o ba gbe mi, dakun wa pada leyin mi o’

 

INTRO (Dialogue between Davido and his Nwababy (44 Seconds)

Nwa baby– So I am gonna go on a string………… If you need anything

Davido– Nop, I am good, don’t take long

Davido’s  phone rings

Davido- Yoh wad up

Gunshots…..

Davido– What happened? Oh oh

Nwa baby– Go go go

 

THE REVIEW

It took me days trying to really match the lyrics of this song to the video, especially the chorus. Perhaps it is because some of the lines in the chorus contradicts the last scene of the video. In the first line of the chorus, he sang”I was locked up, they wont let me out”; he was truly locked up, but then who made him get locked up? His Nwababy he featured in the video. He further sang “Only you let me out” How na?

In the second line of the chorus “That shit na fuck up gal;  they won’t let me out, only you let me out,” yes, we agree that his Nwababy in the video messed up, but again he said this same Nwababy let him out. How how how? Abi people una no see the video ni? She got him locked him up and he said “Only you let me out.” If you ask me, I would say those lines are really confusing.

But wait o, I heard some other inmates ask “Wey Chioma?” Like seriously? I am like wetin concern Chioma, concern this video? If you ask me, it was totally unnecessary. The lady he was dating in the video was not Chioma, so wetin be the correlation? Na the Nwababy in the video even lock am up for the prison self.

It would have been logical to call Chioma if at the end of the video a lady or Chioma let him out or set him free from the prison or wherever he was locked up, but that did not happen.

Except the message Davido was trying to pass across in this video is that he was cooped up other women/people emotionally or otherwise, but the only person that rescued him was Chioma; that looks understandable. But then, Chioma should have made an appearance in the last scene, but she did not.

Moving on, the video has got me laughing sha; the scene Davido was speaking like an Americana and also the scene where the police entered the restaurant to look for Davido’s Nwababy, and the servers as well as some customers were actually using her “Shaku Shaku” dance moves to describe her.

Also, I love Davido’s body gesture at the 4 minutes 14 seconds of the video.

Lyrically, the song comes in two short verses and a chorus that was sang five times.  The video made the lyrics to the chorus somewhat confusing . “Locked up, they won’t let me out, but you let me out…” “That shit you did na fuck up…”

He sang mostly in English, but also sang in pidgin on few occasions. However, the lyrics to this song in entirety are heartening.

WHAT DOES THE SONG “NWA BABY” BY DAVIDO MEAN?

Nwababy by Davido is a love song by the artiste to his heartthrob, otherwise called “Nwababy” in this video, where he confesses the power she has over him, what she does to him, what she makes him do, how he has surrendered his life to her, how he is head over heels in love with her and the kind of “beautiful and nice treat” he wants to give her when they are together. The song also talks about how his Nwababy’s kind of love has set him free from other kinds of insecure love (Though there was no scene that showed that in the video)

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

“Baby no feeding bottle” For this line, I can’t really connect the dots. Perhaps what the artiste is trying to say here is that his girlfriend is a jazzy girl.

“My baby dey wear Sphaghetti, She say, ‘If you want it you can get it’. And I say, ‘Ah, baby baby” I still can’t connect the dots also, except Davido is trying to say his Nwababy is wearing a very “easy to remove” cloth, incase they are in the mood to get down…Winks (Lol, any other idea, knidly fill in the comment box)

I really do not think the above lines fit into the song, or probably they were not used in the right way or place.

From the verse 1 “Shey you wan put me for trouble? What is my, what is my crime?” we can tell that the artiste is irrevocably in love with his Nwababy and can take a bullet for her. She drives him crazy and makes him do things that he did not even plan to do. He can risk his life for her. The artiste also talks about the power and control his woman has over him She drives him crazy and makes him alter his plans just for her sake. The artiste says the girl has his heart with him, in essence his life and death are in her hands

In the chorus “Yeah! I was locked up; they won’t let me out, but you let me out.” the artiste says even though people confined him to a place, his Nwababy is the only person that let him out. (This however contradicts the message of the video- because in the real sense, the girl actually made him get locked up, and she did not even look back)

In the verse 2 “And I’ll take you to my ends o, we’ll make a movie in my room” he talks about what his “Nwababy” means to him, how she is his choice over other ladies and how he wants to have unending fun with her.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Locked up- To be confined to a place, unable to leave a place

Shit– Nonsense, Crap  ; Nwababy– My babygirl

Pada leyin mi– Get off my back        ; Orisha– Deity, god

Fucked up– messed up, crazy act, unreasonable act, to do wrong

 

 

SOUND:

At some point I was feeling his vocals, but it later looked like he was actually struggling with his vocals. He had some pitch problem. I could feel him practically straining his voice to sing a particular line; rehearsal gone bad or what. His vocals @ that 1minute 21 seconds, 3 minutes 10 seconds, 2 minutes 52 seconds did not go well; where he reiterated the words “Die, Baboom and Shaku” But he later picked up. Nwababy by Davido is his worst song in terms of vocals.

However, the beat was great and interesting to the ears. Instrumentally, the song has plain accompaniment but Davido flowed well in it. I love the fact that he was very expressive; every scene he was “Fan-freaking-tastic expressive. I mean, he was so emotional. I also love his voice modulation at the 3 minutes 45 seconds of the song, as in, when he took the high notes, it was not too screwy; he did not go out of tune.

LOCATION

It was shot outdoor; majorly on the highway. The indoor shoot was carried out in a motel, restaurant and the prison

 

COSTUME

The Nwababy was practically wearing a net top and she was not wearing any underclothing (bra). It is somehow sha. And she was moving around from one place to another exposing her breasts; phew! Davido on his part just wore something casual. Generally, nothing spectacular about the costume.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

I really love the way Davido expressed the lyrics; so emotional. The “Nwababy” was looking like black and white television in the video.

Hehe, I don’t understand oo, was it that this “Nwababy” wore this same net top that exposed her two breasts to go and rob the filling station? Even this their story in the video is quite unrealistic. People that rob always lie low for a while because they know that the police would come looking for them, but that was not the case here. After stealing the money, they started painting the town red with the same costume..How na?

They have got a video concept, but something is just missing in the video.

THE STORY IN THE VIDEO

Davido and his girlfriend stop by at a filling station. His girlfriend excuses herself for some minutes and goes to rob the filling station. They both leave the place afterwards to a restaurant to eat and drink after which they go to a motel to rest as well as get their groove. The police come around the filling station to investigate the robbery and the employees describe Davido’s Nwababy to them. They are able draw her exact face from their description. They move from one place to another in search of Davido’s “Nwababy”. They put some of her pictures around the street with  a “wanted” sign on it. One of the workers in the motel Davido and his Nwababy are having fun, sees that they are the ones the police are looking. SO, she immediately alerts the police. Davido and his Nwbaby soon find out that the police are nearby so they pack their remaining money and escape.

On the highway, Davido’s Nwababy pulls over, points a gun at Davido and asks him to get off the car. He obeys her words and she drives off immediately. Moments later, the police catch-up with Davido. They arrest Davido and lock him up somewhere unknown. In the prison, some of the inmates ask “Where is Chioma?

JUST WONDERING

Why does he like to stick out his tongue @ 47 seconds, it makes him look like an old man and hides his cuteness.

His vocals @ that 1minute 21 seconds, 3 minutes 10 seconds, 2 minutes 52 seconds was really out of tune; where he sang Die, Baboom and Shaku

Why was he laughing at the 4 minuted 17 seconds of the video? Even the police woman was also laughing @ the 3 minutes 57 seconds of the video

Really, I may be the boomba boom ba boom, baboom, what does that mean?

It was only in this song that I realized that people rob and don’t lie low for a while, but start painting the town red.

 

DURATION: 4 MINUTES 48 SECONDS

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