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(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW- FEVER BY WIZKID “OMASHE!WHAT A WASTE OF…”

“Uuh, uuh, uuh uuh uuh, Starboy dey for you…Baby girl you fine you set oh, girl you make my eye dey red oh
Anytime you no dey close to me yeah yeah yeah ehh…”

This #Wizkid’s song ehn, I am always happy whenever I hear it on radio stations. I am always quick to jump on the song, but I noticed that I have never, as in never listened to it from beginning to the end when it is playing on radio.

After the first verse, I get really bored of listening to the song, I actually forget that the song is playing. It really doesn’t command my undivided attention; in essence, my attention is always divided before the ending of the song. However, when the video popped up on our catalogue as one of the songs to be reviewed, I just had to force myself to listen to the end.

Ndi Sweety Pies nkem (My Sweety Pies that love Wizkid) and ndi nke Wizkid aka #Starboy (And Wizkid’s Sweety Pies), no vex o, and if u want to vex, just vex small and then take a chilled drink to cool down.

In all honesty, the song is just too one~directional. As in the same style all through. He did not even try to raise the tempo or pitch accent, everything was flat.

Instead of him to now remix the song with our Mama Jam Jam aka Wizkid’s sugar mummy, I mean Wizkid’s aunty, no jare, I mean Wizkid’s girlfriend, I mean sexual partner, no business partner, I mean#Tiwa Savage biko, he now decided to use her as bed~vixen, oh sorry, video vixen. Omashe O! What a waste of talent.

Okay O, that’s by the way, kindly take a gander at the lyrics

LYRICS TO THE MUSIC FEVER BY WIZKID

BRIDGE
Uuh uuh uuuh, yeah yeah, Starboy dey for you
Uuh, uuh, uuh uuh uuh, Starboy dey for you

CHORUS
Baby girl you fine you set oh, girl you make my eye dey red oh
Anytime you no dey close to me yeah yeah yeah ehh
Baby girl na you I want oh, baby shey na me you want oh
Make we dey 1 plus 1 na two yeah yeah yeah ehh

POST-CHORUS
Walincha oh say walincha, walincha oh say wanyocha
Walincha oh say walincha, e be only you be my desire
Walincha oh say walincha, walincha oh say wanyocha
Walincha oh say walincha, only your water fit quench my fire oh

BRIDGE
Uuh uuh uuuh, (Dun-dun dun-dun dun-dun uuh uuh uuh) yeah yeah, Starboy dey for you
Uuh, uuh, uuh uuh uuh, (Dun-dun dun-dun dun-dun uuh uuh uuh) Starboy dey for you

VERSE 1
Everywhere I go baby gal you go be my handbag (u go be my handbag)
Gone are the days when me and you dey stand far…yeah yeah yeah
Make you no dey whine, make you, make you just dey stand fit oh oh eh
Open up my mind say na only you dey my mind o, yeah

CHORUS
Baby girl you fine you set oh, girl you make my eye dey red oh
Anytime you no dey close to me yeah yeah yeah ehh
Baby girl na you I want oh, baby shey na me you want oh
Make we dey 1 plus 1 na two yeah yeah yeah ehh

POST-CHORUS
Walincha oh say walincha, walincha oh say wanyocha
Walincha oh say walincha, e be only you be my desire
Walincha oh say walincha, walincha oh say wanyocha
Walincha oh say walincha, only your water fit quench my fire oh

BRIDGE
Uuh uuh uuuh, (Dun-dun dun-dun dun-dun uuh uuh uuh) yeah yeah, Starboy dey for you
Uuh, uuh, uuh uuh uuh, (Dun-dun dun-dun dun-dun uuh uuh uuh) Starboy dey for you

VERSE 2
This kind love wey I get e no koni oh, Baby girl I go shayo with you till the morning oh
This wey I dey do for you girl e no funny oh
No be koni koni love omo wey I dey use you play, use you play odor

REPEAT VERSE 1

VERSE 1
Everywhere you go baby I go be your handbag
Gone are the days wey I go let you stand far, yeah yeah
Make you no dey whine, make you, make you just dey stand fit oh oh eh
Open up my mind say na only you dey my mind o, yeah

POST-CHORUS
Walincha oh say walincha, walincha oh say wanyocha
Walincha oh say walincha, e be only you be my desire
Walincha oh say walincha, walincha oh say wanyocha
Walincha oh say walincha, only your water fit quench my fire oh

BRIDGE
Uuh uuh uuuh, yeah yeah, (Dun-dun dun-dun dun-dun uuh uuh uuh) Starboy dey for you
Uuh, uuh, uuh uuh uuh, (Dun-dun dun-dun dun-dun uuh uuh uuh) Starboy dey for you

THE REVIEW

This is one song that I love the intro; so atmospheric. This is actually the first time a Nigerian musician is controlling the speed boat (I hope that is what they call it); that’s sexy. Whether it is film trick or not, I don’t care, but I saw #Starboy driving it. I mean, other musicians who make use of the speed boat in their videos, only relax or flirt with some girls or they just spread their arms like they want to fly, or better still preparing for rapture while someone else controls it.

Lyrically, the song is meaningful. It has two verses, although, the first verse was repeated. The bridge was taken four times, the Chorus twice and the Post Chorus thrice. The lines are interrelated. The lyric flows well with the beat of the song. There are four lines in each verse.

He sang mostly in Pidgin.

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the succinct bridge, “Uuh uuh uuuh, yeah yeah, Starboy dey for you” Wizkid aka Starboy announces his constant availability for his babe in the song. That line basically shows that he would be there for his babe all the time.

In the chorus “Baby girl you fine you set oh, girl you make my eye dey red oh” Wizkid says his babe has outstanding features that makes her perfect and makes him yearn for/desire her. He also says anytime she is not around him he has red eye. Red eye in the context of this song is used to emphasize the effect her absence has on him or the ache/torment/distress/ailment/disorder he suffers when she is not around him.

He also says how much he desire her and hopes she also desires him the same way. He wishes that they should be entwined forever.

In the post chorus “Walincha oh say walincha” he expresses his undying love for her. He shows how much his babe is worthy of all his adoration and calls her pet names such as “Walincha” and “Wayoncha”. The words were abbreviated from the Igbo word “Nwanyi omalicha” and “Nwanyi ocha”. It is similar to the word “Omalicha” which means a beautiful person. Hence, he calls his babe “beautiful” and assures her that she is the only one that can satisfy his desires for her.

In the verse 1, “Everywhere I go baby gal you go be my handbag (u go be my handbag)” apparently the artiste intends saying “Everywhere you go, baby girl, I go be your handbag”

From the above, one can tell that the artiste never wants his babe out of his sight. He therefore uses the word “Handbag” to describe and emphasize how close he wants to be to her. He wants them closer than before as against the time she was always standing far. I mean if both men and women, especially women can’t do without moving around with a hand bag, then you really understand how much he wants her around him.

Also, mesmerized by the embodiment of beauty, he pleads with her not to whine again but stand still. He also assures her that she is the only babe that occupies his mind.

In the verse 2, “This kind love wey I get e no koni oh,” the artiste says the love he has for her is genuine and that it is not an act of deception. He hopes to get high with her all day. He also says the mood/manner in which she leaves him is unfair to him or makes him long for her.

WHAT IS THE SONG “FEVER” BY WIZKID ABOUT

To know what the song “fever” is about, let us first of all define what fever is. According to Wikipedia, Fever is an abnormally high body temperature, usually accompanied by shivering, headache, and in severe instances, delirium.

In the context of this song, the artiste uses the word Fever to describe the bad condition he is in whenever his babe leaves him or anytime she is far away from him or anytime she is not around him. And in reacting to her absence, the artiste says his eyes always go red.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Stand far– To be distant in space.

Fit– Suitable, proper, good looking, fanciable, attractive, beautiful, to conform to in size and shape, to adjust etc

Quench– To put out, put an end to or to satisfy.

Desire- To want something strongly or wishing for something to happen.

Nwanyi oma – Beautiful woman

Omalicha Nwa- Beautiful woman

Nwanyi ocha~Fair lady

Nwanyi~Woman

COSTUME

I am so loving Wizkid’s Ankara print. Generally, their costumes complement the video.

SOUND

Great beat! The drums enhanced the beauty of the song. He was consistent with the style of rhythm. His lyrics flowed well with the beat. The “Dun-dun dun-dun dun-dun uuh uuh uuh” he added to the song made it more melodious.

However, he was not really expressive with his vocals, except for few scenes he and Tiwa Savage appeared; as in he didn’t put real emotions in his voice.

Also, the song is too one directional, the tempo or pitch should have been raised; it was too flat.

LOCATION

Shot outdoor and indoor; they used a resort. Lovely!

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Terrific video concept. Nice shot! They were really soulful!

But biko, wetin come be people problem na, dem no kiss na. Is it the cuddling? Or gini? Infact, Wizkid was trying to be extremely careful, he did not touch Tiwa Savage’s sensitive part. Though, he caressed her hips sha.

Ehen, that reminds me, that Wizkid and Tiwa’s look/stare all through the video was more like “We dare you all to run your mouth, no be today!”

JUST WONDERING

Hmm, this their art work on the wall…

VIEW VIDEO HERE

DURATION– 3 MINUTES 57 SECONDS

DIRECTED BY MEJI ALABI

IMAGES FROM FEVER VIDEO

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@Wizkidofficial @Tiwasavage

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