(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: TOGETHER BY RUDEBOY FT PATORANKING “AH! WHICH ONE IS BODY CALIBRATING KWA?”

(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: TOGETHER BY RUDEBOY FT PATORANKING “AH! WHICH ONE IS BODY CALIBRATING KWA?”

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Phew! It was really an herculean task hearing some of the lines of these our already famous artistes; they were not audible enough especially Patoranking. At some point, it was like they forgot the real lyrics to the song they were singing and just created a group of words on the spot with no meaning.

Ehen, biko, ema gba mi my people (Please, save me my people), which one is “My body calibrating” Okay, gramma na truly for dictionary. Please, if you can decipher this line “Seriously intimidating, my body calibrating” as well as link it to the song, kindly make use of the comment box.

Moving on, we know you would like to take a gander at the lyrics to the song before the main review, view it below

LYRICS TO TOGETHER BY RUDEBOY FT PATORANKING

BEATZ

I love you; somebody is in love oh oh
Wha Ya Say “Yes I’m in love na na na”
Run things Rudeboy

VERSE 1- RUDEBOY

I dey my own all of a sudden; my body dey do me “I love you”
Seriously intimidating, my body calibrating “I need you”
Even when you wrong or right, I cannot be satisfied
I just wanna hold you tight and feel alright

PRE-CHORUS                               

Girl I no regret; even though every day we dey fight, girl I still adore you “I still adore you”
I appreciate, since I set my eyes on you
Girl you knack me out, you freak me out and you knack me out

CHORUS

Whenever, however; anyhow wey you like make e be
We go stay together, forever; our love is weather free,
Anytime, whenever, however; anyhow wey you like make e be
We go stay together, forever, stay together, fight together.

VERSE 2- PATORANKING

You make me realize, God create you specially for me (For your  baby and me)
And even your in noise, my love for you is so real girl (Yeah, not even maybe)
Oh Yeah.! You are the captain of me ship. Baby when you r shower, me I love to peep
All the promises yes me I keep. The Ring Inna your finger, my love is not cheap “Oh Yeah”
Girl you give me joy everyday “Eh Aii”. Girl you make me happy every night “Ayyy”
You are the rung to make a promise to do right. Girl I hate it when we quarrel and we fight
Remember the cuddling at night. Forever inna my arms me I hold you so tight “Oh Yeah”
Girl you give me joy everyday (Everyday). Girl you make me happy every night

PRE-CHORUS

Girl I no regret; even though every day we dey fight, girl I still adore you “I still adore you”
I appreciate, since I set my eyes on you
Girl you knack me out, you freak me out and you knack me out

CHORUS

Whenever, however; anyhow wey you like make e be
We go stay together, forever; our love is weather free,
Anytime, whenever, however; anyhow wey you like make e be
We Go stay together, forever, stay together, fight together.

VERSE 3- RUDEBOY 

You see my girl no go suffer suffer, anything that she want we go gather gather
And she know say I dapper dapper, guarantee dey, money dey, everyday
So I say one, my baby have no fear, two, if trouble go come I’ll be there
Three, bad belle people no care and me no send them
So I say one, my baby have no fear, two, if trouble go come I’ll be there
Three, bad belle people no care and me no send them.

PRE-CHORUS

Girl I no regret; even though every day we dey fight, girl I still adore you “I still adore you”
I appreciate, since I set my eyes on you
Girl you knack me out, you freak me out and you knack me out

CHORUS

Whenever, however; anyhow wey you like make e be
We go stay together, forever; our love is weather free
Anytime, whenever, however; anyhow wey you like make e be
We go stay together, forever, stay together, fight together.

Whenever, however; anyhow wey you like make e be
We go stay together, forever; our love is weather free
Anytime, whenever, however; anyhow wey you like make e be
We go stay together, forever, stay together, fight together.

OUTRO

I love you; somebody is in love oh oh
Stay together, fight together…

DURATION:4 minutes 12 seconds

 

THE REVIEW

Lyrically, a partially complicated song! Please can someone help translate these lines “Seriously intimidating, my body calibrating” “Even when you wrong or right, I cannot be satisfied” despite the fact I researched on the word “calibrating” I just can’t connect it to the song.

Then, “Seriously intimidating” Like seriously? How can the love he claimed to have for his girlfriend be intimidating?

Does “Freak someone out” not mean to terrify someone or make someone uneasy or something similar? How come in the Pre-chorus, Rudeboy said the lady he loves freaks him out. View here “Girl you knack me out, you freak me out and you knack me out”

Also, what did he say before and after that “freak me out?” Was it “Make me out” or “knack me out” he said? I really do not know, but even at that, I still can’t connect them to the song.

 

Then Patoranking’s lyrics were not just clear enough in the verse2. I love his vocals though, quite appealing but he was not audible, his verse was the most difficult to hear. Infact, both Patoranking and Rudeboy were just singing like they forgot their lines and formed a word on the spot. They were at times inaudible, especially Patoranking. The first, second, fourth and sixth lines (from the way it is arranged on Ogefash Blog) were not clear enough. Despite the fact that I spent days listening to the song, I still did not hear some lines well. Infact, I used the VLC player to slow the speed of the song, but it was still the same thing.

The song comes in three verses- Rudeboy sang verses 1 and 3 while Patoranking sang verse 2. The chorus and pre-chorus were done three times each. The song was done mostly in pidgin with the exception of Patoranking’s verse 2.

It is a meaningful song no doubt, as it talks about still being united with one’s partner irrespective of whatever trouble that may loom. However, I feel some words used in the song and the inability to hear the artistes clearly made the song complicated.

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the verse 1, “I dey my own all of a sudden; my body dey do me “I love you” Rudeboy explains that when he is alone, he always has the intense urge to be with his girlfriend. The artiste says he can’t have enough of her; even though she satisfies him, he wants more. He desires to hold her closely and never let go

In the pre-chorus, “Girl I no regret; even though every day we dey fight” Rudeboy says irrespective of their quarrel, he still loves her dearly. And he says since the day he met her, she has always brought out a positive response in him. She excites and arouses him sexually.

In the chorus, “Whenever, however; anyhow wey you like make e be” Rudeboy says nothing would separate him and his girlfriend. He says no matter the extent of their quarrel or obstacle, they would still hold on together. The kind of weather (hot, cold, wet, dry, calm, stormy, clear or cloudy) affects some people, places or things, he assures her that no matter the weather/condition they would still be together “Our love is weather free” He says irrespective of the condition they face in the relationship-whether favorable or unfavorable, adverse or good, they would never be apart but be one for eternity. They would stay together and fix whatever problem they have to keep their relationship.

In the verse 2, “You make me realize, God create you specially for me” Patoranking says that God created his girlfriend specially for him. He says, no matter what she does whether good or bad, he will never let her go because his love for her is real. He wishes they would never quarrel but just keep being cheerful. He says she is his joy and she makes him cheerful. He is ready to accommodate all her excesses. He goes further to prove his love by giving her a plush ring, promising to always do right; he says he just wants to hold her closely without letting go

In the verse 3, “You see my girl no go suffer suffer” Rudeboy says his girl wont go through pain or hard times having him as her man because he has everything that can satisfy a woman; he is affectionate, stylish and has money. He assuages any fear she may be having concerning their relationship and assures her that nothing will ever separate them.

WHAT IS THE SONG “TOGETHER” BY RUDEBOY FT PATORANKING ABOUT

The song “Together” is a love song no doubt. In the song, the artistes express their intense love for their women and vow never to separate from them no matter the obstacle that may come their way.

This can also be likened to the “Togetherness” of various people or countries irrespective of the gender, religion, race or colour. They emphasized “Togetherness” in the video through the display of flags of various countries.

 MEANING OF SOME WORDS                                                                     

Love– Showing so much affection for someone; Intimidating– Timid, Unapproachable, bring down, dispirit

Calibrating– To mark the scale of a measuring instrument, fine tune; Dapper: Stylish

Freak someone out– “To be very excited or emotional about something,” To make someone anxious or upset

Knack– To be skilled at doing something; Appreciate– To be thankful

Satisfied- To be contented or pleased; Regret– To feel sorry about something

Adore– To love with one’s entire heart and soul, to be very fond or passionate about someone

Make out– To make something appear to be true; Guarantee: A promise or an assurance.

Weather free- This is when someone, something or a place is not affected by weather change, whether hot, cold, wet, dry, calm, stormy, clear or cloudy.

SOUND:

I was enjoying the song’s original beat until it got to the chorus and I heard a beat similar to Shakira’s 2009 coveted song “Whenever, wherever” What happen na? Rudeboy did not need to switch, his’ was terrific.

But overlooking the change of beat in the chorus, this is one great tune and catchy as well.  I love that part where Rudeboy added “I love you” “I need you”, his vocal in that line was so sweet

Patoranking’s vocal in this line “Girl you give me joy everyday” “Eh Aii”. “Girl you make me happy every night” “Ayyy” was interesting as well. Also where he said “……not even a maybe”

However, the artistes were not audible enough, especially Patoranking.

COSTUME

Everything casual qualifies their costume in this song.

LOCATION

I don’t know the country it was shot, but it was an outdoor shoot.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

The video complements the track. I love the fact that they were displaying different flags. It doesn’t just emphasize the togetherness of couple, but of people and various countries irrespective of gender, age, colour or religion.

JUST WONDERING

·        Rudeboy ft Patoranking, I was expecting to see Patoranking’s picture, not a video vixen

·         Rudeboy using different ladies especially whites shows togetherness. Na even white ladies im dey kukuma use for his songs before, except for “somebody baby” video though… #Winks

WATCH VIDEO HERE

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

 

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(+LYRICS+TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: “LOVIN” BY SIMI “AH! THIS ONE DON PASS RUTH ABOKOKU O”

MUSIC REVIEW: LOVIN’ BY SIMI “AH! THIS ONE DON PASS RUTH ABOKOKU O”

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Awon enia mi, abi e ri nkannkan ni? (My people, do you not see something ni), that I am seeing. Nawa O, this one don pass the popular biblical story of Ruth that Yorubas in Nigeria refer to as “Ruth Abokoku.” When translated to English, it means “Ruth- the one who dies with the husband”

They call Ruth “Abokoku”  because after her husband’s death and knowing fully well that her mother-in-law-Naomi had no child or husband again, she still refused to go. She remained a widow in the house and vowed never to leave, although  she later married Boaz.

Now (Clearing throat), linking the above story to Simi’s song, you can see why I said “E don pass Ruth Abokoku.”  As in, she was just all on over that guy; she neither gave him a breathing space nor allowed his eyes to wander around for half a second “Kai! Bobo ye o ti get e truly”

So did she give him “lovin” like her chorus says? To me, beni o (Yes)! From the beginning of the song to the end; the public display of affection, the cuddling and the intimidating look to chase “dem” other girls “Abi kilo wa kiri?” like she asked the other girls in verse 2. If you don’t agree to “Simi’s  kind of lovin and you feel she over did it, let us know via the comment box…

Meanwhile, the lyrics comes up next, take a gander at the lyrics below…

INTRO

BEATZ
Am giving you lovin’
Whenever you want it

VERSE 1

Is like you don’t even know your body is so fine
Melanin for the uuh uuh uuh

Your smile is messing with my mind
Just call my phone make e ring o (ring o)
Let me just look at your face o
Baby! I’ll never forget this na
Make you just come to my place o baby
I might never let you out
Your six pack driving me so so crazy
Omo o ti get mi o, omo o ti get mi o o oh eh eh (Baby, you have gotten/captured me)
Baby you are a ten over ten (You are a ten over ten)
Na wetin I dey tell all my friends o (I dey tell all my friends)
I brag about you I no send o, I no send o
Oh I wanna tell you what’s on my mind

 

CHORUS

Am giving you lovin’
Am giving you lovin’ all you want
Whenever you want baby
Oh baby just call me on the phone
I’m feeling your body
You’re the one for me, don’t you know oh oh oh oh oh oh
And I’m feeling your body, don’t you know oh oh oh oh oh oh

VERSE 2
Is like you don’t even know, baby you too fine
You see why the ladies dey shine their eye.

Walahi e reach make you do guy
I go park for here no be flame oh.

Cuz whenever I look at your face o baby
The thing no be tinini o.

Tell them other girls no space o baby
Abi kilo wa kiri o. (What are they even looking for)

I know that you know you drive me crazy
Omo o ti get mi o, omo o ti get mi o o, oh oh oh eeh (Baby you have gotten/captured me)
Cos baby you are a ten over ten (Ten over ten)
Na wetin I dey tell all my friends o.

I brag about you I no send o, I no send o
Oh I wanna tell you what’s on my mind….

CHORUS

Am giving you lovin’
Am giving you lovin’ all you want
Whenever you want baby
Oh baby just call me on the phone
I’m feeling your body
You’re the one for me, don’t you know oh oh oh oh oh oh
And I’m feeling your body, don’t you know o, oh oh oh oh oh oh

VERSE 3                                                           
Baby come now no be later.

I’m waiting on you like a waiter.
You take my breath away.

You make a bad man need inhaler
Take my hand tonight, radio on…
I’m feeling nice, I am looking strong.

Oh dance with me-ee all night
I really wonna tell you what’s on my mind…

 

CHORUS

Am giving you lovin’
Giving you lovin’ all you want
Whenever you want me
Oh baby just call me on the phone, whatever you want baby

You’re the one for me, don’t you know oh oh oh oh oh oh
And I’m feeling your body, don’t you know o, oh oh oh oh oh oh

OUTRO
Don’t you don’t you know oh oh oh
Don’t you don’t you know, oh oh oh oh oh oh
I’m giving you lovin baby oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh
Don’t you know oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh
E no be secret baby that I love you so ooo, oh oh oh, oh oh oh oh oh oh

 Song Duration: 3 Minutes 40 Seconds

THE REVIEW

The video kicked off  with a catchy beat which was accompanied with a choreography by Simi and two other ladies; nice dance. The song was done in this format- “Intro- verse 1- chorus- verse 2- chorus- verse 3- chorus- outro. Verses 1 and 2 have 14 lines each while verse 3 has 8 lines

 Lyrically– I am trying to decipher as well as connect this line to the song  “You make a bad man need inhaler”

However, the song is meaningful. It is a love song. It is about a girl who is crazy in love with a guy and shows him immense love in order not to lose him to “dem” other girls.

The lyrics are well composed and detailed, not cheesy like some artistes’ lyrics

She sang mostly in English and then fused it with Yoruba “Omo oti get me” “Abi ki lo wa kiri?” and Pidgin “ Walahi, E reach make you do guy” “You see why the ladies dey shine their eye”

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the verse 1 “Is like you don’t even know your body is so fine” Simi is so love-struck and talks about the strong effect her guy has on him. Everything about the guy;  smile,  face, body is mesmerizing and has so captured her body, soul and mind. She desires more of him and says she may not let him out once they are together in her place. The guy is always on her mind, so she  talks about him frequently as well as boast to her friends how flawless he is “Baby you are a ten over ten (You are a ten over ten)”

 

 

In the verse 2 “Is like you don’t even know, baby you too fine”, the artiste is drooling over her guy, especially his body and looks. She is captivated by his looks which she feels other girls too are and the reason they also want to have him. She however tells the other  girls to back off that there is no vacancy because he is her man; he is taken

 

 

In the verse 3 “Baby come now no be later, I’m waiting on you like a waiter”, the artiste implores her guy to come around soon that she has been waiting. She looks forward to having a dance with the one that captivates her.

In the chorus “Am giving you ‘lovin’”, the artiste says she shows her guy love every time and would do anything he wants just to please him. She also assures him of her availability anytime he wants her around.

 

MEANING OF THE SONG “LOVING” BY SIMI

It is a love song whereby the artiste is so love struck. She cuddles her guy, moves around with him and displays her love for him publicly so “dem” other girls do not snatch him away from her.

 

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Loving: To show affection; Omo o ti get me: Baby you have gotten/captured me

Brag: To boast about someone; Fine: Good looking or attractive

Shine their eye: Being able to notice things properly

Walahi: To swear to God; No be tinini: Not a small thing, call/ring

Drive one crazy: To be crazy about someone; Take one’s breath away: to astonish someone

Abi, ki lo wa kiri?: What are they looking for all about

Waiter: A female attendant who serves customers at their tables in a restaurant, café or similar, someone who waits for somebody

 

COSTUME

Nice, could have been better. They were clothed in white shirts which they folded to make it look like crop top. They also wore mini skirts in Ankara fabric (Perhaps, it just looks like ankara). The guy wore casual- a t-shirt and jeans.

LOCATION

The video shot in Lagos, Nigeria. They used both outdoor and indoor scenes (Apartments, restaurant and streets)

SOUND

Soulful! The beat drums enhanced the beauty of the song. She was consistent with the flow of rhythm. However the instrumental was not varied. At some point, her vocal was not clear especially in the verse 3. Perhaps, the beat overshadowed her vocal…

VIDEO PRODUCTION

The video indeed complemented the track. Simi was really expressive; her expression explained it all that she was indeed love struck. Infact, I am sure Nollywood or Hollywood already has a script for her.

However, that intense light coming from the window side wasn’t too good. That quite distracted the dance flow. It is evident when you look at their faces as well. Not too superb cinematography.

I love their dance, great! Although,  it reminds me of  secondary school days.

JUST WONDERING

  • Those girls might have missed their real destination because of the guy. Infact e b lyk they were just following the guy. When they got to the restaurant, they could not even order anything, they just kept on staring at him
  • Was the last scene really necessary

WATCH VIDEO HERE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vx4d1fhMwdM

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I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 141)

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 141)

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:CLOSE or NEAR /KUSA, MAFI KUSANTA; POT/TUKUNYAR; HOT WATER/RUWA ZAFI; MOVE/MATSA,TAFI; KADA KU/DON’T; DON ALLAH/PLEASE

ENG: DO NOT MOVE CLOSE TO THE POT                                                                                      HAUSA:  KADA KU MATSA KUSA DA TUKUNYAR  

ENG: DO NOT MOVE CLOSE TO THE HOT WATER, PLEASE                                            HAUSA:  KADA KU MATSA KUSA DA RUWAN ZAFI, DON ALLAH.

IT IS MUSIC WEDNESDAY ON “OGEFASH” BLOG

IT IS MUSIC WEDNESDAY ON “OGEFASH” BLOG

TODAY, THE VIDEOS ON OUR CATALOGUE ARE “LOVIN” BY SIMI AND “TOGETHER” BY RUDEBOY FT PATORANKING; KINDLY STAY WITH US…

IMAGES FROM “LOVIN” VIDEO BY SIMI

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