(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: TAKE ALL THE PRAISE BY EBEN “SOUTH AFRICA INVASION!”

(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: TAKE ALL THE PRAISE BY EBEN “SOUTH AFRICA INVASION!”

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Like seriously, the first time I heard this song (audio), I did not know it was sung by a Nigerian, “I just dey feel the song dey go.” So, since it was already included in the song to be reviewed in January 2019, I searched for the video on YouTube, it was then I discovered that it was sung by one of Nigerian’s Finest Gospel artiste- Eben. However, this is the South African Invasion. Take a gander at the lyrics to the song below, trust me when I say we have all complete lyrics word to word here…

LYRICS TO THE SONG “TAKE ALL THE PRAISE” BY EBEN

INTRO

South Africa make some noise Wooooooooh

Jam those hands together

Common

VERSE 1

I have come to give back to you. Yes, I have come to say thank you Lord (Keep clapping)
I have come to give back to you (oh oh). Yes, I have come to say thank you Lord.

(Can I get a witness up in here tonight. Sing; I have come to give back to you)

Backup singers repeat Verse 1

I have come to give back to you (What is your agenda, what did you come here to do, say it) I have come to say thank you Lord (Lift those hands. Is anybody grateful here tonight)
I have come to give back to you (oh Lord, yeah yeah, I have come to say thank you Lord). I have come (Oh Lord) to say thank you Lord. Oh Lord! lift those hands, take all the praiseeee

CHORUS

Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise you deserve.

Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise
Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise
Yes I have come to say thank you lord

(Jam those hands together, you know the song already. Common, common, let me hear you scream South Africa)

VERSE 2

I have come to lift up my hands (I wanna see some hands in this place). I have come to say thank you Lord (Lift those hands wherever you are)
I have come to lift up my hands (Wave those hands If you are grateful like I am grateful, wave those hands, say thank you). I have come to say thank you Lord (Let go, take all the praaaaaise)

CHORUS

Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise (Lift Jesus)
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise (Wohohoho)
Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise (You deserve) you deserve.

Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise (Taaaaake)
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise
Oh Lord, I have come to say thank you lord

(Wohwohwohwoh, common sing!)

VERSE 3

I have come to give you a shout. Yes, I have come to say thank you Lord (Give him a shout of praise wherever you are).
I have come to give you a shout (Jam those hands together, where are they). Yes, I have come to say thank you Lord (I need everybody to jump, jump, jump, jump)

CHORUS

Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise (Lift Jesus)
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise (Common, lift Jesus)
Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise (Taaake, you deserve; give it to him) you deserve.

Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise
Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaaise
I have come to say thank you lord

Just one more time, wave those hands, take all the praaaaise…

CHORUS

Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise (Wohohohoh)
Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise (you deserve) you deserve.

Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise (Yeahhh)
Take all the praaaaaaaaa aaaaise
I have come to say thank you lord

Let me hear you scream

CHORUS

Take all the praise aaaaise
Take all the praise aaaaise
Take all the praise aaaaise you deserve.

Take all the praise (Speaks in tongues)
Take all the praise aaaaise
Yes, I have come to say thank you lord

(Give him a shout in this place)

DURATION: 5:40 seconds

THE REVIEW

This is another very inspiring song! Soul lifting too!

Lyrically, the song comes in three verses all in four lines. The verse 1 was however repeated. There is no pre-chorus just the chorus which was sung five (5) times.

Here is the song’s arrangement – Intro-Verse 1- Verse 1-Chorus-Verse 2-Chorus-Verse 3- Chorus- Chorus- Chorus/Outro

This is a well arranged song. The words flowed well. The lyrics are succinct but are meaningful however. The vocabulary is an everyday word, no big vocabulary or new words that make one rack his or her brain for the meaning of the word. The artiste sang in English.

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the verse 1, “I have come to give back to you” Eben is not only thankful to God for all he has done for him, but he is also giving back to the lord for his immense goodness upon his life. He is giving back to the lord his time, devotion, money, service in return for God’s wonders, goodness, love and increase upon his life.

In the chorus, “Take all the praaaaaaaaaaaaaise” the artiste is extremely thankful to the lord for all he has done in his life. He acknowledges God’s handwork in his life and gives him praise in return.

In the verse 2, “I have come to give back to you” the artiste is still thankful to God for all he has done for him, but this time around he lifts his hands in worship to emphasize how thankful he is.

In the verse 3, “I have come to give you a shout” the artiste is still thankful to God for all he has done for him, but this time around he shows that with a shout. More like a loud shout of exultation and victory for God’s wonders upon his life

WHAT DOES THE SONG “TAKE ALL THE PRAISE” BY EBEN MEAN

The song basically talks about how extremely thankful the gospel artiste- Eben is to God for what he has done in his life. So in order to show how grateful he is to God, he gives back to God in terms of his substance, time, talent, devotion, praises and also with a shout of joy.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

No big vocabulary, all are everyday words

Give-back: Means to return

Praise: Honour, commendation

COSTUME

Contumely! They were all looking angelic in their white. They were all wearing white from head to toe, their shoes, cloth even their teeth was white #Winks.

For the shoes, I love the lady on high heels more than those on the low shoes!

SOUND

I don’t know if Eben’s band made up of 6 people (Four ladies 2 guys) are Nigerians or they are South Africans, but whichever, they sang melodiously. It is a slow-tempo song. The major instruments used were the piano, guitar, drums and they all enhanced the beauty of the song. There was consistency in the style of rhythm. Verse one had four lines likewise verses 2 and 3.

Their voices are unified, as in they sang in unison I believe.

A very tuneful song!

VIDEO PRODUCTION

I don’t know who recorded the video, but whoever did recorded poorly. How can you be cutting people’s head and showing their body alone; it is poor video recording.

But aside that, I love the singer- Eben himself, he was more expressive and spirit filled than his backup singers. It looked like they were honouring God with their lips while their hearts were far away from God.

JUST WONDERING

At times, when you raise your voice, you tend to shine your eyes also…just saying

South African invasion? He could have just learnt one word or a sentence in their language and added to the song…

Watch the video here

Take all the praise- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07dgTV33pTA

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(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: EXCESS LOVE BY MERCY CHINWO “HABA! NAILS AS DECORATION, IS THIS FASHION OR WHAT?”

(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: EXCESS LOVE BY MERCY CHINWO “HABA! NAILS AS DECORATION, IS THIS FASHION OR WHAT?”

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That moment you are doubting God’s love in your life and you wake up to this particular line in Mercy’s song “Jesus, you love me too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o”; it gives you the re-assurance that God loves you and even excessively.

Excess love is one dope gospel song by Mercy Chinwo. I used to think it is “Chinwe” but a closer look at her name displayed on the screen, I am able to tell that it is “Chinwo” not “Chinwe” What does that mean though? Any idea the Igbo speaking people of Nigeria, kindly fill me in

Moving on, like you know, we always want you to take a gander at the lyrics before the major review, enjoy the lyrics below…

LYRICS TO THE SONG: EXCESS LOVE BY MERCY CHINWO

INTRO

BEATZZZ

VERSE 1

Your love is kind, your love is patient.
You fill my heart, with so much peace and joy. You’re amazing. You make my life feel brand new (2X).

CHORUS

Jesus you love me too much o; too much o, too much o, excess love o

Jesus you love me too much o; too much o, too much o, excess love o

Jesus you love me too much o; too much o, too much o, excess love o

Jesus you love me too much oh oh oh oh; too much o, too much o, excess love o

VERSE 2

Your love is kind, your love is patient.
You fill my heart (Yeah), with so much peace and joy. You’re amazing (Eheh). You make my life feel brand new. All your promises are yea (Yeahhh) and amen. You’re not a man, you never lie.

CHORUS

Jesus you love me too much o; too much o, too much o, excess love o

Jesus you love me too much o; too much o, too much o, excess love o

Jesus you love me too much oh oh oh oh; too much o, too much o, excess love o (Oh, oh oh oh oh)

Jesus you love me too much o; too much o, too much o, excess love o

BRIDGE

Too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o

Your love for me im too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o

Toooo too much oh oh oh oh, Jesus o, you love me o, that you gave your life for me

Too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o

What manner of love is this, what manner of love is this, that you, gave it all for me oh God

Too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o

Jesus you love me, you love me, you love meeeeeee

Too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o

Jesus you love me too much oooh eh, Jesus you love me too much oh oh oh oh

Too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o

Who am I that you are mindful of me eheh, who am I that you gave it all for me

Too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o

Jesus you love me too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o

Too much o,too much o, too much o, excess love o

Eheheh, Jesus you love me too much oh oh oh, you love me too much oh oh oh oh

Unconditional love you have for me, elohi elohi masa…

You saved it all for me

Thank you for loving me too much o; unconditionally

OUTRO

Thank you for loving me too much o (3X)
You love me too much o

DURATION: 6 MINUTES 34 SECONDS

DIRECTED BY OSE IRIA

INTRO INSTRUMENTALS– 28 SECONDS

EeZee Conceptz

THE REVIEW

Nna Mhen, this song di (is) long, but not boring though. “Excess love” by Mercy Chinwo is one song that indeed moves me and spurs me to keep on appreciating God’s immense love for me and for mankind generally, because indeed, if not for his love and grace; human beings would have greatly perished.

Mercy Chinwo was one of those that took part in the Season 2 of Nigerian Idol sponsored by Pepsi and Etisalat (Now 9mobile) in 2012- Wikipedia says.

The song “Excess love” is not her first song but it happens to be the most popular though. The song is so soul-lifting. It has a way of reinstating the lost hope you have in Christ. I mean, if God has excess love for you, there is no way he will leave you to condemnation.

Moving on, Lyrically, the song comes in two short verses. The verse two is a repetition of verse 1 the only difference was that the last line was changed “All your promises are yea (Yeahhh) and amen. You’re not a man, you never lie”

However, the two verses come in four lines. The chorus took a chunk part of the song; it was sung repeatedly, it was basically the only predominant thing in the song. It was however not boring but melodious. The chorus “Jesus you love me too much o; too much o, too much o, excess love o” was sung eight times, aside the one she sang in the bridge

The bridge lasted for about three minutes; from 3:57 – 6:34

The song is indeed meaningful, inspiring and soul lifting. The lyrics are original and can be associated to the singer alone as I have never heard such lines from other artistes before. It is a well written and arranged song. Though the song is lengthy, but it is solely because of the chorus that was repeated frequently. Each line flows well into another line and also flows well with the rhythm. She sang in English

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the verse 1, “Your love is kind, your love is patient” Chinwo Mercy describes the love the most high God has for the world and the people therein, including her, as kind and patient. God’s love is enduring; he is compassionate and not cruel like man. She also says God makes her over happy and peaceful; as in he gives her overflowing joy and peace. She calls God a marvelous God because her life feels brand new. He has washed away her sins; she is now like a new creature without sin, guilt, doubt or fear; old things have passed away.

In the chorus, “Jesus you love me too much o; too much o, too much o, excess love o” the artiste says the love Jesus has for her is so much that it is even surplus.

The verse 2 is the same with verse1, the only line that is different is “All your promises are yea (Yeahhh) and amen. You’re not a man, you never lie” the artiste says Jesus never reneges on his words like men that promise but do not keep to their promises; he will do that which he has promised to do. He brings his words to actuality and doesn’t tell a lie which is common to men.

In the bridge, “Too much o, too much o, too much o, excess love o” the artiste shows reverence to God and emphasizes God’s love. She says what he has done and what he keeps doing. She is in awe of God’s love for her. The lord is sensitive to her desires and he is always concerned about her.

MEANING OF THE SONG “EXCESS LOVE” BY MERCY CHINWO

To know what the song ‘Excess love” means, let us start by defining the word “Excess”. According to the “#English” dictionary, excess means beyond sufficiency or limit or exceeding what is usual. Love on the other hand by the same dictionary is a profound and caring affection towards someone.

Hence the song excess love by Mercy Chinwo means that God’s love upon her life and that of mankind is excess, surplus, over-abundant, superfluous, overflowing; basically, all the synonyms of excess.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Excess: Surplus; too-much, overflowing

Unconditionally: Without condition, no buts, not give and take…

To renege– Means to go back on one’s words or to fail to fulfill a promise. To fail to do what you said you would do; to renege on something.

LOCATION

The video was shot in Nigeria. Indoor scenes were used majorly for the shoot; a studio precisely.

COSTUME

So contumely! She was really radiating in the fabrics. Or should I say I could see the glory of God truly radiating in her. She wore a black lace gown, a sky-blue lace gown, a wine satin gown and a white satin gown. Her jewelries her also beautiful and indeed complemented her outfit. Well costumed indeed!

SOUND

It is a slow-tempo song. The major instruments used were the piano and guitar; these made the song pleasant to the ears. The drum was later introduced in the second verse though. There was also consistency in the style of rhythm. Verse one had four lines likewise verse 2. The singer chose a memorable line for the chorus which was accompanied with a memorable beat.

I don’t know if she was the only singer, but if there were back-up singers, I totally love their voices; so united. As in, they all sang in unison. They did not go screechy, not that they tried to raise the key though. She was quite expressive with her lyrics too.

A melodious song indeed!

VIDEO PRODUCTION

I was enjoying the video, until I just saw nails everywhere. Why all the nails if I may ask? Was it used to hold the decoration or it is fashion? Okay, if it is former it should have been hidden and if it is the latter, I really don’t like this type of fashion.

Infact, at some point, I thought it was displayed to show that Jesus was nailed to the cross, but there is no line in the song referring to how Jesus was nailed to the cross. Even if there was one, that wouldn’t be the way to go about it. Anyway, that is by the way, but the video is cool except the nails that were so glaring.

Yeah, that reminds me, also at some point it was like the light was about to blind my eyes; excessive lightning or something. But then, Mercy’s ability to be expressive helped in covering all flaws. She was so very expressive. I love the scenes with the white background more. She was well styled in terms of cloth, make up and jewelry.

Mercy Chinwo was styled by 1st Blax

OSE IRIA FILMS

JUST WONDERING

  • Why those nails
  • Why was the name of her stylist written in faint letters

WATCH THE VIDEO HERE

Excess love VIDEO- https://youtu.be/oe7pnImcgaI

NJOY!

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I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 153)

I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 153)

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: FROZEN/DASKARAWE; HEART/ ZUCIYA, ZUCIYATA; IF/IDAN; OPEN/BUDE; IS/SHINE

ENG: YOU ARE FROZEN IF YOUR HEART IS NOT OPEN

HAUSA: KUNA SUNE DASKAREWA, IDAN ZUCIYA SHINE BABU BUDE

 

IT IS MUSIC WEDNESDAY ON “OGEFASH” BLOG

IT IS MUSIC WEDNESDAY ON “OGEFASH” BLOG

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THE SONGS ON OUR CATALOGUE ARE “EXCESS LOVE” BY MERCY CHINWO AND “TAKE ALL THE PRAISE” BY EBEN; KINDLY STAY WITH US

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