(+ LYRICS) ON THE LOW BY BURNA BOY “BIKO, WHAT IS HE COMING TO DELIVER TO ANGELINA?”

(+ LYRICS) ON THE LOW BY BURNA BOY “BIKO, WHAT IS HE COMING TO DELIVER TO ANGELINA?”
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First of all, I have an issue with the word “Chokehold” he used in the intro “Baby you know I am in a chokehold”. I asked #Google and here is what it has to say about the word “Chokehold”. Chokehold means a tight grip around a person’s neck, used to restrain them by restricting their breathing. Well, perhaps, Burna boy means he can’t breathe if he doesn’t see Angelina or she is not around him. In essence, Angelina has Burna boy a chokehold anytime she is away from him; I am really trying to give meaning to that word in that particular line.
But that’s by the way, I really love this song; dope melody. Try listening to this song with your earphone on you, close your eyes (Biko (Please), when you are indoor ni o); hint me, what was the feeling?

Catch the lyrics to the song below
LYRICS TO THE SONG ANGELINA BY BURNA BOY
INTRO
It’s Kel P Vibes Yeah, yeah
Kpokpotikpo kpo kpo kpo Baby you know I’m in a chokehold Kpokpotikpo kpo kpo kpo Baby you know I’m in a chokecold oh Kpokpotikpo kpo kpo kpo Baby you know I’m in a chokehold Kpokpotikpo kpo kpo kpo
(Baby I don dey find you eehh)
CHORUS
Angeli, Angelina, you dey cool my temperature If you call, I go come deliver, I no go fall e your hand never Say na me you go love forever. I’m a khaki, no feeble leather Oh my Angeli, Angelina, Oh my Angeli, Angelina

VERSE 1
Omi odo oh Anytime wey I see you for the club, I dey television your body Shey you no know say the thing wey you carry fit kill somebody You know I feel a vibe, you feel a vibe, so baby whine it pon me (Eheh) And I know you sharp but it’s cool when we’re making love
PRE-CHORUS
On the low, On the low, On the low, On the low
On the low, On the low, On the low, On the low
CHORUS
Angeli, Angelina, you dey cool my temperature If you call, I go come deliver, I no go fall e your hand never Say na me you go love forever. I’m a khaki, no feeble leather Oh my Angeli, Angelina, Oh my Angeli, Angelina

VERSE 2
Oh no! Shey when I want dey comot, make I signal you Why you want throw the question on me like an interview I’m tryna put a ring on your finger- tu And be a better guy guy, be a better guy guy
PRE-CHORUS
On the low, On the low, On the low, On the low
On the low, On the low, On the low, On the low
CHORUS
Angeli, Angelina (Ah baby!), you dey cool my temperature (Ah baby!) If you call, I go come deliver (Ah baby!), I no go fall e your hand never (Ah baby!) Say na me you go love forever (Ah baby!). I’m a khaki, no feeble leather (Ah baby!) Oh my Angeli, Angelina (Ah baby!), Oh my Angeli, Angelina (Ah baby!)

OUTRO
Jesu!

THE REVIEW
Ewo wa ni Jesu? (Which one is Jesu) What has Jesu got to do with this song na? Spoilt child @ Burna boy
Lyrically, the song has meaning but the lyrics are not deep. It talks about a lady “Angelina” whom the artiste admires and longs to be around. The song was done in pidgin and has two short verses. The chorus was sung three times while the pre chorus was sung two times.
Each line is dependent on itself and not dependent on the next line especially the verse 2. If you ask me, the “Chorus- On the low” really has no correlation with the entire song; it is just a catchy phrase which succeeded in getting the attention of millions of music lovers. Although, the last line in the verse 1 flows with the chorus “…When we are making love- on the low
The song arrangement= Intro-Chorus-Verse 1- Pre Chorus- Chorus- Verses 2- Pre Chorus- Chorus- Outro

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG
In the intro, “Kpokpotikpo kpo kpo kpo, Baby you know I’m in a chokehold” Burna boy explains the condition in which he is in because of the lady he so much desires. She leaves him breathless
In the chorus, “Angeli, Angelina, you dey cool my temperature” the artise says the lady Angelina is the only one that can make him relaxed or calm. Even when he is running a temperature, she is the one that can make it become less hot.
He also says anytime Angelina needs him around for anything, he would be at her service, surrender to her and never disappoint her. He praises her and also hopes the lady will love him forever.
In the verse 1, “Omi odo oh! Anytime wey I see you for the club, I dey television your body” the artiste reveals that anytime he sees Angelina in the club, he always stares at her. They are both funky and feel the energy and attraction around each other. The artiste says Angela is clever and he feels it would be useful when they are making love secretly.
In the pre-chorus, “On the low” the artiste means codedly, secretly, not to be announced or shouted.
In the verse 2, “Oh no! Shey when I want dey comot, make I signal you” the artiste reveals how he longs to always be around Angelina to the extent that he asks her if she would want him to give her a sign when he is about leaving. He further reveals his intention to settle down with her as well as be a better man.

WHAT IS THE SONG “ON THE LOW” BY BURNA BOY ABOUT
It is a love song that talks about a lady “Angelina”. The song talks about the effect Angelina has on Burna by. She makes him do and undo. She has the power to cool him down when he is warm. It also talks about how the artiste longs to be around Angelina even if it means doing nothing but just stare at her.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS
Vibe- Positive energy; I no go fall e your hand- I will not disappoint you
Comot- To go out, leave a place; On The Low: Something that’s a secret or supposed to be kept a secret.

SOUND
So melodious! The drums as well as the percussion instruments enhanced the beauty of the song. However, at some point, his vocal was not clear but it was expressive. The beat flowed with the lyrics as well.
VIDEO PRODUCTION
Burna boy’s videos are always so plain. So, what can I say about “on the low” video other than a very simple video; no nudities; good. The visuals are clear. The video also complements the track.
I noticed that his name and the title of the song were displayed on two different occasions in the video (The beginning and the end); that was uncalled for, it is not a movie.
JUST WONDERING
Biko (Please), what is Burna boy coming to deliver to the girl
Did they have to write the title and artiste of the song twice, at the beginning and end

IMAGES FROM THE VIDEO “ON THE LOW” BY BURNA BOY

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DURATION: 3 MINUTES 22 SECONDS
DIRECTED BY MEJI ALABI
A JM FILM PRODUCTION

Vibe is short for vibration. The vibe of a cold rainy day is feeling sad because it is dreary. If someone is really excited and seeing them makes you feel excited too them you feel their vibe. @catherineavm: It means you can sense the energy of the situation. A person’s emotional state or the atmosphere of a place as communicated to and felt by others. ‘we’ve been picking up some badvibes on that guy’. For instance if you vibe them it sort of means informally, I feel you/know you and we’re on the same wavelength or ‘vibe’. In other words, you can really empathize with somebody because you can vibe them.

Author:

Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, Lagos. She took it professionally after her university days at the University of Lagos where she graduated from the Department of Mass Communication. She is a writer of several short stories some of which have been published in the magazines. Some of her popular stories are: A Night to Remember, The Special Gift, Haunted, Preparing Ahead of Time amongst others. Her novel "Looming Danger" published in December 2015, was highly recommended by people. She has worked with several media outlets some of which are Spur Magazine and Upcoming Magazine. With her love for children, she took up the task of supervising and taking care of children at the After School Department of Heritage School before her resignation. Her unique strory telling and song teaching skills endeared her more to the kids she worked with. Oge is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way in a challenging position. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting and editing. She is a seasoned writer and very passionate about her work. Interestingly, her blog is the first in Nigeria to start reviewing Nigerian and foreign movies and also write the plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to give a detailed analysis about music and artistes in Nigeria and abroad. Ogefash says "I don't keep male friends because they always want to have sex with me. I don't keep female friends because they are always bitchy and envious. I only keep people I can call more than a friend!" Ogefash has an affinity for TV reality shows. In 2018, she represented Nigeria in the PanAfrican TV reality game show "The Maltavator Challenge" powered by Nigeria's number one malt drink packed full of energy giving vitamins B1, B2, B3 and B6;Malta Guinness. The show brought together four African countries Nigeria, Ghana, Ethiopia and Coted'ivoire who competed for the grand prize of 20,000 dollars. Undaunted by any task in her field, Oge is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.

4 thoughts on “(+ LYRICS) ON THE LOW BY BURNA BOY “BIKO, WHAT IS HE COMING TO DELIVER TO ANGELINA?”

  1. Thanks for the explanation of the lyrics, trying to learn more Nigerian pidgin. I listen to Nigerian music all the time and I’m picking up more. thanks again 🙂

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    1. @Patrese Scott~UWC! We thank and appreciate #You more for stopping by @ogefash blog to read our contents. Kindly make use of our “Search” box to type in any Nigerian, African or American song you need more comprehension on, and it will pop up or just request for a translation of any song via our email~ ogefash@gmail.com. We love U #Always @ogefash blog!

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    2. @Patrese Scott~UWC! We thank and appreciate #You more for stopping by @ogefash blog to read our contents. Kindly make use of our “Search” box to type in any Nigerian, African or American song you need more comprehension on, and it will pop up or just request for a translation of any song via our email~ ogefash@gmail.com. We love U #Always @ogefash blog!

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