(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW- BAD ENERGY BY SKEPTA FT WIZKID “THESE PEOPLE HAVE BAD ENERGY, THEY SHOULD HAVE STAYED AWAY FROM THE VIDEO!”

(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW- BAD ENERGY BY SKEPTA FT WIZKID “THESE PEOPLE HAVE BAD ENERGY, THEY SHOULD HAVE STAYED AWAY FROM THE VIDEO!”

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A very melodious tune indeed! However, e b lyk say some people were suffering from the opposite of bad energy and really made the video uninteresting to watch. Okay o, but before I show you, kindly have a gander at the lyrics of the song.

 

LYRICS TO THE SONG BAD ENERGY “STAY FAR AWAY”

INTRO – (SKEPTA)

Beatzzz
Greez. True, ay

VERSE 1 (SKEPTA)

I’m tryna get paid, take money, cash cheques.
You see the set, that’s Lash, that’s Dex, Young C, Young Shorty, Milkavelli
White bricks, True Religion, on the telly, it’s me
Wiz got the house full of freaks. That’s why I haven’t been around for a week
I’m getting pounds in my sleep. I am at the top of the mountain, it’s peak
Bring it back before the villain. I had a life, real talk, true religion, it is in the blood, in the genes, in the sitching, walked in, no weapon, made a killing
Tongue kissing pretty women. New iPhone ’cause I’m done with all the bitching
Tryna be in my position. Keep my shades on ’cause they tryna see the vision

CHORUS (WIZKID)

She tell me, “Badman, see, I need your love, see, i need your love”
Me need you close to me, me, I tell her say me, oh, stay on the road                                           Bad energy stay far away, make it stay far away.                                                                       Just give me love for the night, give me love for the night, gyal waste no time.

VERSE 2 (SKEPTA)

Breakfast in bed on a plane. I could never complain.                                                                    I was walking with the limp, had the cane.
Dex said greatness and nothing was not the same, now we are set for life.                             I saw the turn up button and I pressed it twice. You heard I’m in the club.                            Then my best advice is put your shoes in and come and get your wife.                            Cause we’ve been having sex just for exercise. Every night, man are doing sexercise. She looks into my eyes, now she’s mesmerized.

CHORUS (WIZKID)

She tell me, “Badman, see, I need your love, see, i need your love”
Me need you close to me, me, I tell her say me, oh, stay on the road                                           Bad energy stay far away, make it stay far away.                                                                       Just give me love for the night, give me love for the night, gyal waste no time.

VERSE 3 (SKEPTA)

Ay, they better get used to the flex. African man, you see the jewels on my neck.                  Black James bond, that’s the new silhouette.                                                                              You see me in the street and I was moving correct.                                                                        Been running around, tryna do the home run. Left that girl, she was no fun; I tie one, smoke one. Big Chief Skeppy. I answer to no one.                                                                          Counting my blessings, I’m feeling special. Bird’s eye view, sk level.                                          Give them the shaku when I dance with the devil. Young Fela Kuti, the return of the rebel. I told her I need some space. Real busy body, never stay in one place.                        And she knows I’ve got more Tricks under my sleeve.                                                                That’s why she never wants me to leave.

OUTRO          

CHORUS (WIZKID)

She tell me, “Badman, see, I need your love, see, i need your love”
Me need you close to me, me, I tell her say me, oh, stay on the road                                           Bad energy stay far away, make it stay far away.                                                                       Just give me love for the night, give me love for the night, gyal waste no time.

BEATZ

DURATION: 3 MINUTES 19 SECONDS

VIDEO DIRECTED BY MEJI ALABI

THE REVIEW

Like I said in the intro, this is a melodious tune. It has great lyrics, but not well arranged. It needs a better lyrical arrangement for all the verses. Will re-arrange just the verse 1

Verse 1 could have been written this way for easy comprehension…

I’m tryna get paid, take money, cash cheques.                                                                                I’m at the top of the mountain, it’s peak.  I’m getting pounds in my sleep. New IPhone cause I’m done with all the bitching
(You see the set, that’s Lash, that’s Dex, Young C, Young Shorty, Milkavelli; (I don’t even know where to put this one))

White bricks, true religion on the telly, it’s me. Bring it back before the villain. I had a life, real talk, true religion. It is in the blood, in the genes, in the sitching. Walked in, no weapon made a killing.
Wiz got the house full of freaks. That’s why I haven’t been around for a week. Tongue kissing pretty women. Tryna be in my position. Keep my shades on ’cause they tryna see the vision.

Lyrically, the song has three verses and a chorus taken three times. The verses were taken by Skepta while the choruses by Wizkid. Skepta sang in English while Wizkid sang in pidgin. The lines in each verse are lengthy. The lyrics are meaningful and intellectual which shows his competence in song writing.

WHAT DOES THE SONG “BAD ENERGY” BY SKEPTA FT WIZKID MEAN?

The word “Energy” basically means to have strength to do an activity; to be strong. “Bad energy” on the other hand means to display poor or low strength in an activity.

Hence “Bad Energy” in the context of this song means not being able to keep up sexually with the opposite sex, as in not having the same sexual speed with someone. Or better still, it means that someone has poor or low strength when having sex.

Also, still in the context of the song, it means inability to keep up or be on the same progress speed with the artiste who is aiming for the top.

Generally, the song means low strength when it comes to any physical activity

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the verse 1 “I’m tryna get paid, take money, cash cheques” Skepta says before his life as a bad guy, he was properly trained and has a good religious background. He also says he is not sloth, but he is working assiduously in order to have plenty money; he puts in much energy in all he does which has taken him to the top. He has made so much that even when he is relaxing, he is still making money. He further says he hasn’t been around for a while because he and Wizkid have been having fun with ladies that are sexual addicts. He also says no one can steal his idea because he is safeguarding it well.

In the Chorus, “ She tell me, “badman, see, I need your love”   Wizkid says he doesn’t want any lady that will hook him or tie him down; no continuity. The kind of lady he wants is someone that will get down with him for a night, but the lady must have enough strength to make the night one to remember. He says any lady with poor or low energy should not come close to him.

In the verse 2, “Breakfast in bed on a plane. I could never complain”, the artiste says his progress speed was slow but now he and his crew are set for greatness. He also talks about having fun in the club and hooking up with some girls to turn up. He also says sex is his own kind of exercise; that is how he works out.

In the verse 3, “Ay, they better get used to the flex. African man, you see the jewels on my neck” the artiste talks about different things. He talks about seeing a bigger picture for his career, his countless blessings, how he dumped a lady that was not exciting him and stayed glued to the one that was fun “I tie one- smoke one”. He also talks about a lady that won’t let him be because she wants more of his sexercise for sex. He talks about being no one’s puppet, he says he is answerable to no one and does what he likes. He also says he can’t be compelled to submit to or obey anyone, and likens himself to the young version of the late Afro beat king- Fela

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Answer to no one- Answerable or accountable to no one for whatever action.

Bring back- To cause someone to remember something from the past. recalling the memories of his childhood-

Bad energy– Having terrible or inadequate or low strength for an activity-physical or mental.

Freak– An obsession for something or being addicted to a particular activity. When you love to do something a lot; in the context of this song, it is sexual freak, someone that loves to make out.

Peak– The extreme top, to arrive at a highest level   Plane: Flat surface

Villain– A bad person  who harms others;   Limp: Walk with difficulty or walk unevenly

Exercise– To work out in order to keep fit. To engage in physical activity by moving the body in various ways.

Sexercise– To work out in preparation for sex in order to strengthen the muscles.

Flex: Bend or twist “he would flex his knees and then spring up”

Jewel– a precious stone, gem, ornament worn around the neck

Silhouette– A dark shape on a light background.

Smoke someone out– to force someone to leave a hiding place

Tie someone down – Prevent or not wanting someone to leave

Bird’s-eye view.- A view from a very high place that allows you to see a large area

Under my sleeve– Have (something) up (one’s) sleeve. To have a secret plan that you can surprise someone with

Busybody– Interfering in others’ business;  a meddling or prying person- a meddler

Rebel– Revolt, defy the authorities, refuse to obey orders, be insubordinate

Tricks– A cunning act or scheme intended to deceive or outwit someone or stunt or feat, beguile

Dance with the devil” -Taking a great risk/sacrificing your soul to get one’s desires. To engage in risky acts.

SOUND– A very interesting song! Their lyrics flowed well with the melodious tune. Clear vocals for both Skepta and Wizkid! Well balanced instrumentals!

LOCATION

It was shot in Lagos Nigeria. It was shot outdoor all through; at the beach

COSTUME

Nothing spectacular about the choice of costume, they were all looking so….; I don’t know. But just to give an idea of what they wore, the ladies were mostly in bikini and the guys wore casual. There were also those that wore the African prints. Wizkid wore only a short all through the video with no upper garment while Skepta maintained his causal; a jean and a T-shirt.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Most of those that featured in the video really lack energy, especially the ladies; should I say they have bad energy? No action or seduction; did I just say that? Well, I just did not feel those ladies in the video…

By the way, Wizkid was looking so slim and dark even though the visuals are clear. For me, this video can’t be called “out of the ordinary,” rara!

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

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

BEATZ

DURATION: 3 MINUTES  19 SECONDS

VIDEO DIRECTED BY MEJI ALABI

@wizkidayo @skepta #wizkid #skepta #Mejialabi

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(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: WOKIE WOKIE BY MR.P FT NYANDA “PLS! HELP OUT, WHAT DOES WOKIE WOKIE MEAN? SOMEONE SAID IT MEANS…”

(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: WOKIE WOKIE BY MR.P FT NYANDA “PLS! HELP OUT, WHAT DOES WOKIE WOKIE MEAN? SOMEONE SAID IT MEANS…”

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Ahah, biko nu (please), what did Nyanda say after this particular line Amateur man, better step to this side. Bend boom boom that I may creep tonight” Please if you have an idea, kindly fill me in. Like seriously, I had to use my VLC player to slow the speed of the song, exactly like the same slow speed used when singing worship songs in churches, even slower self to really hear what Nyanda sang in her verse, especially after she sang “Amateur man…”, but still, I was not able to hear what she said.

 

Though her voice was loud, I still think the beat overshadowed her vocals; that was not too good.  This would be the first song of all the songs that have been reviewed on the blog that I had to take extra time just to hear few lines sang by an artiste and still not be able to put the words together. Other songs, after replaying them several times, I am still always able to hear what the artiste sang. Anyway, enough of the intro, like you know, we always want you all to take a gander at the lyrics before the main review. Njoyyy!

LYRICS TO WOKIE WOKIE BY MR P FT NYANDA

INTRO

Oh oh yeah, Oh oh yeah., oya do the wokie wokie yeah yeah

Girl you all I think of (Mr. P), she said she wants a romantic boy                                                Girl you all I think of, she said she wants a man (uh uh oh yeah)                                              All I think of, she said she wants a romantic boy                                                                          Girl you all I think of (Mr. P), she said she wants a man                                                              Yo P! See (Mr.P)

VERSE 1 (MR. P)
She told me that she came alone; money, I am gonna give you everything you want
Oh no, her body burn like cigarette, shey you know say I want to pull up on your figure 8

CHORUS
Girl you all I think of (Mr. P), she said she wants a romantic boy                                            Girl you all I think of, she said she wants a man wey go do the wokie wokie
Oya, you all I think of, she said she wants a romantic boy,                                                        Girl you all I think of, she said she wants a man wey go do the wokie wokie
Oya fire down, tip on ya toe, bad gal do the wokie wokie
Oya fire down, tip on ya toe, bad gal make you do the wokie wokie
Oya Wokie wokie, do the wokie wokie, oya wokie wokie, make you do the wokie wokie
Oya do the wokie wokie, do the wokie wokie, oya do the wokie wokie, make you do the wokie wokie

VERSE 2 (NYANDA)
Hmmm, Ah, street hardcore, why me I deal with, me no want no man who soft like a ceiling
Amateur man, better step to this side. Bend boom boom, that I may creep tonight
You me a pre, ya ya, you me a pre, I knew you are the love that could set me free
In the soft water chucking water contender, let me serve all the juices like a bartender
Me, not about the choky, no long talking. Here I am stepping and confidently walking
Hard girl dey here so, there’s money I fit spend but a man fit body nape ….wokie wokie

(Not certain about the above words in italics, if you have an idea of what she said, kindly fill in the comment box)

CHORUS (MR.P AND NYANDA)
Girl you all I think of, she said she wants a romantic boy                                                           Girl you all I think of, she said she wants a man wey go do the wokie wokie                        Boy you all I think of, you said you want a romantic girl                                                              Boy you all I think of, you said you want a girl, wey go do the wokie wokie

Oya fire down, tip on ya toe, bad gal do the wokie wokie
Oya fire down, tip on ya toe, bad gal make you do the wokie wokie
Oya Wokie wokie, do the wokie wokie, oya wokie wokie, make you do the wokie wokie
Oya do the wokie wokie, do the wokie wokie, oya do the wokie wokie, make you do the wokie wokie

(This of course is a hit maker)

VERSE 3 (MR. P AND NYANDA)
You make me fall in love with you , am on it girl anything you want me to
Ahn, I wanna give it up to you, daddy huh, I love the sexy attitude

CHORUS (MR.P AND NYANDA)
Girl you all I think of, she said she wants a romantic boy                                                           Girl you all I think of, she said she wants a man wey go do the wokie wokie                          Boy you all I think of, you said you want a romantic girl                                                          Boy you all I think of, you said you want a girl, wey go do the wokie wokie

Oya fire down, tip on ya toe, bad gal do the wokie wokie
Oya fire down, tip on ya toe, bad gal make you do the wokie wokie

Oya fire down, tip on ya toe, bad gal do the wokie wokie
Oya fire down, tip on ya toe, bad gal make you do the wokie wokie
Oya Wokie wokie, do the wokie wokie, oya wokie wokie, make you do the wokie wokie
Oya do the wokie wokie, do the wokie wokie, oya do the wokie wokie, make you do the wokie wokie

OUTRO
Oya fire down, keep on ya toe, bad gal do the wokie wokie
Oya fire down, keep on ya toe, bad gal make you do the wokie wokie
Oya Wokie wokie, do the wokie wokie, oya wokie wokie, make you do the wokie wokie
Oya do the wokie wokie, do the wokie wokie, oya do the wokie wokie, make you do the wokie wokie

THE REVIEW

I just love this great tune called Wokie Wokie by Nigerian Mr.P and Jamaican Nyanda of Brick & Lace. The intro has a very catchy tune that will no doubt get your undivided attention and put you in the mood to watch the song from the beginning to the end. From the intro tune, I could tell that the song would be a melodious one, even though the background tune in the opening scene where they were both exchanging contact was pretty low that I thought my speaker was faulty, but the fault was from them. I mean, for 36 seconds we barely heard a beat- that is like a quarter of a full song (Short music though) . Don’t get me wrong, there was a background beat, but it was just too low.

Still on the intro, I am trying to understand the intro, Nyanda gave Mr. P the phone, then Mr.P returned to her and she dialed a number, then she gave the phone again to Mr. P and he walked away. So, who really owns the phone?

Ehen! That their Jetli film in the song was too long, it should have been trimmed, so many unnecessary prolonging of action. The intro was already prolonged (36 seconds), why prolong the short drama also (153 seconds; 2 minutes 33 seconds). The song ended at 4 minutes 45 but the drama elongated the song making it end at 7 minutes 18 seconds. Don’t get me wrong, I love the Mr.P action movie, but it was just too long.

Lyrically, the song comes in three verses; a verse each by Mr. P and Nyanda and a joint verse by the two. Mr.P’s verse was pretty short and he was audible.  His verse was made up of four lines. Nyanda’s had 12 lines in the verse 2 and was not quite audible. I had to strain my ears to really hear what she said.

The chorus was done three times. They sang mostly in English with a fuse of few pidgin words. The song has meaning, but I think the words used especially in the chorus were just too simple more like primary school words.

WHAT IS THE SONG “WOKIE WOKIE” BY MR.P  AND NYANDA ABOUT?

The song Wokie Wokie is basically about two adults who meet at the club and show interest in each other. They find each other appealing. Soon, their feelings intensify when they  see the features they each want in an opposite sex. They both want someone that is romantic and that can  do the wokie wokie. But wait o, abeg what does wokie wokie mean? Someone said it means sex, as in to know how to get down well with a guy or lady. Any idea? Share biko

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the intro “Oh oh yeah, Oh oh yeah., Oya do the wokie wokie yeah yeah. Girl you all I think of (Mr. P), she said she wants a romantic boy” Mr.P says that  anytime he thinks about the kind of lady he wants to be with, Nyanda is the only one that comes to his mind. Also, Mr. P has the major feature Nyanda wants in a guy “Romantic”

In the verse 1 “She told me that she came alone”, Mr. P approaches Nyanda and chats her up. From their chat, he gets to know that she is with no other guy. This gives him the chance to express his feelings for her and he afterwards promises to satisfy her needs. He likes her body and wants to waste no time to get down with her.

In the chorus “Girl you all I think of (Mr. P), she said she wants a romantic boy”, Mr. p says that Nyanda is the only one he thinks about as he knows he has everything Nyanda wants in a man; he is romantic and get an do the wokie wokie; get down well

In the verse 2 “Hmm, ah, street hardcore, why me I deal with” Nyanda emphasizes the type of man she wants to date and the type she doesn’t want to date.

In the verse 3 “You make me fall in love with you , am on it girl anything you want me to” they both confess love for each other. Mr.P says he wants to get down with her “Give it up to you” and Nyanda says he likes the ways he goes about expressing how he feels about her and what he wants from her.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Tiptoe: Walk quietly and carefully with one’s heels raised; Alone: No one is with you.

Romantic boy– A tender or loving guy. Someone that pampers women or does special things.

Bad girl: A girl that does what people tag as indecent. She constantly does what people disapproves of without hiding it. She does not give a damn about what people are saying or what will happen to her later.

Choky: Having or causing difficulty in breathing; Fire down: Aroused and ready to get down or have sex

Creep:Move slowly and carefully in order to avoid being heard or noticed

Sexy attitude: The way one walks, talks or acts that arouses the opposite sex           

Romantic girl: A girl that excites a girl always, able to make a guy constantly have her in his thought or does something that arouses something in him.

Wokie Wokie: To get down with someone

Pull up on someone: Making out; Give it up: Surrender- to have sex with someone

SOUND:                       

Nyanda’s lines in the Verse 2 were drowned by the instrumental accompaniment. It is so annoying when a beat overshadows an artiste’s voice especially when when the person is a rapper; Nyanda rapped and her vocals were overshadowed by the beat. I could barely hear her. However, the song in entirety is so melodious. The instrumentals were well arranged and their vocals flowed well with the rhythm. I loved the combination of various instruments used in the song. However there was no consistency in the style of rhythm. The verse taken by Mr.P was shorter than that of Nyanda.  Also, after the culmination of the song at 7 minutes 18 seconds- they should have brought back the beat to end the short movie and the whole song.

Generally, the rhythm is attention grabbing and can compel one to get up on his or her feet to dance.

COSTUME

The ladies were mostly in bum shorts and crop tops while the guys wore casual

LOCATION

It was shot mostly outdoor ; a club. They also used a garage

VIDEO PRODUCTION

A very nice visual concept but it was just lengthy; it should have been trimmed. Quite dim.  Meanwhile, I love Mr.P’s moves @ the 4 minutes 11 seconds and 4 minutes 20 seconds of the video.

THE STORY IN THE VIDEO

At the club, Mr. P sees Nyanda and instantly falls in love with her. He collects her number and  promises to give her a call. They both find each other appealing. However, some group of boys seem to also have interest in Nyanda as they stylishly watch her chat away and dance with Mr. P.  Soon they approach Nyanda and Mr.P and she becomes uncomfortable. Mr. P decides to move her away from the place so she can get herself. But as soon as they are away from the crowd, some group of guys attack them. They beat Mr.P black and blue forcing Nyanda to watch the way they are torturing him. Thinking they have defeated Mr. P, they make an attempt to take Nyanda with them.

Moments later, Mr.P regains strength and beats all of them. He gets his new love interest back and then takes her away.

JUST WONDERING

The background beat at the opening scene was pretty low

Who owns the phone Nyanda or Mr.P? Nyanda gave the phone to Mr.P and the next thing he is taking it away…

How many times do they want to exchange contacts in the video, they have done that in the opening scene, why put it again in between the song?

I love the action film though, but did I just see Mr.P’s bum shoot out? @ 6 minutes 26 seconds. This action film odikwa serious

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

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I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 129)

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 129)

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

ENG/HAUSA: WORK/AIKI; TODAY/YAU; A LOT OR MUCH/YA DAWA

ENG: HOW WAS WORK TODAY?

HAUSA: YADDA AKE AIKI A YAU?

ENG: WORK WAS “WORK” TODAY

HAUSA: AIKI YA “AIKI” YAU

ENG: A LOT OF WORK TODAY

HAUSA: AIKI DA YAWA YAU

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IT IS MUSIC WEDNESDAY ON “OGEFASH” BLOG

IT IS MUSIC WEDNESDAY ON “OGEFASH” BLOG. TODAY, WE HAVE TWO VIDEOS ON OUR CATALOGUE. THEY ARE “WOKIE WOKIE” BY MR.P FT NYANDA AND “BAD ENERGY” BY SKEPTA FT WIZKID; KINDLY STAY WITH US.

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