(+LYRICS) MUSIC REVIEW: HYPOCRITE BY FALZ FT DEMMIE V “I DON’T UNDERSTAND, IS HE ADVISING PEOPLE TO SOW WHERE THEY WILL NOT REAP NI?”

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If you have listened to the song “hypocrite” by Falz ft Demmie Vee, I am sure you are now familiar with the line where Demmie Vee said “Nobody wan dey sow where e no dey reap o” so I am wondering if he was advising people to plant in a place where it is obvious will never yield result; no one does that. It is a different thing to set out to help someone financially in their business or otherwise (whether it is profitable or not) and take your mind off any future rewards from them. But for business ooo, you will definitely not sow where you will not reap.

Anyway, enough of the intro, take a gander at the lyrics below

LYRICS TO HYPOCRITE BYFALZ FT DEMMIE VEE

INTRO

BEATZZZZ

Ah ah ah ah, yeahhhhh

PRE CHORUS- DEMMIE VEE

People just dey do like say they no dey shit

People just dey do like say they no dey breathe o

People just dey do like say they get superpower dem

People just dey do like say they no dey weak o

Ah ah ah ah, nobody wan dey sow where e no dey reap o

CHORUS- DEMMIE VEE

Everybody is a motherfucking hypocrite oh yeah yeah yeah

Everybody is a motherfucking hypocrite o oh na na

Everybody is a motherfucking hypocrite oh

VERSE 1- FALZ
People just dey do like say na dem be Jesus
People so wicked but they so religious
Who dey calculate, e no dey show the figures
Who dey demonstrate wey dey run leave us
People too complain but dey fear to speak up
You don’t want to die but nothing to live for
Christian and corrupt no suppose be mixture
Real musulumi no suppose dey thief jor
Real talk no be fight rara
Everybody get fault for inside matter
We dey talk human right
We no respect am
Who are we to crucify the homosexuals?
Most of una don dey involved from time
But no be anybody business who you wan climb
You dey form gentle man when we dey with you
But you go still go home beat your wife to stupor

PRE CHORUS- DEMMIE VEE

People just dey do like say they no dey shit

People just dey do like say they no dey breathe o

People just dey do like say they get superpower dem

People just dey do like say they no dey weak o

Ah ah ah ah, nobody wan dey sow where e no dey reap o

CHORUS- DEMMIE VEE

Everybody is a motherfucking hypocrite oh yeah yeah yeah

Everybody is a motherfucking hypocrite o oh na na

Everybody is a motherfucking hypocrite oh

VERSE 2- FALZ
Pastor wey dey do like say e no be sinner
See the speck in your eye no dey point finger
What about the really greedy politician
Acting like he really care for the lame-man
And what about even you voters

Wey dey act like say you only see two jokers
Recycle the same corrupt men

Later you complain you say you hate the government
And the fake prophet, some dey for convent
With under-aged boys, wey they make boyfriend
And you claim consent when you messing with a minor
Some say na devil box so no telly for their parlour
Ehn ehn, because she no be virgin you no meet am well
But the one wey tie scarf you no give am hell
Oh you say you no dey smoke you no dey drink liquor
But your heart e dey evil shey you see the picture

PRE CHORUS- DEMMIE VEE

People just dey do like say they no dey shit

People just dey do like say they no dey breathe o

People just dey do like say they get superpower dem

People just dey do like say they no dey weak o

Ah ah ah ah, nobody wan dey sow where e no dey reap o

CHORUS- DEMMIE VEE

Everybody is a motherfucking hypocrite oh yeah yeah yeah

Everybody is a motherfucking hypocrite o oh na na

Everybody is a motherfucking hypocrite oh

OUTRO- DEMMIE VEE

Of course I know truth is bitter
Bitter gidi gan pass bitter leaf
What is the essence of debating
When we know the truth in our mind
Why you con dey do like say you no shit
Why you con dey do like say you no dey love o
We no fit be the same
Everybody is a mother fucking hypocrite oh

THE REVIEW

Lyrically, the song kicks off with the pre-chorus and chorus which was sung three times each by only Demmie Vee all through the song . The two verses in the song which has 17 and 16 stanzas respectively was taken by Falz. The lyrics are meaningful, punchy and detailed. Just like the meaning of the word ‘Hypocrite” the song talks about people who like to act holier than thou or sanctimonious, self righteous; they sha like to pretend. That means, their actions do not tally with their claims. The artistes sang mostly in pidgin

The song arrangement- Intro- pre chorus- chorus- verse 1- pre chorus- chorus- verse 2- pre chorus- chorus- outro

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the Pre-chorus “People just dey do like say they no dey shit” Demmie Vee emphasizes the hypocritical nature of human beings. He says they pretend to be what they are not. They make people believe that they do not do a certain thing, whereas they do it. They like to act like they are more superior than others.

In the chorus “Everybody is a motherfucking hypocrite oh yeah yeah yeah” Demmie Vee concludes that people are so highly hypocritical that is they preach one thing and do another. They pretend to be virtous or self righteous when they are not so.

In the verse 1 “People just dey do like say na dem be Jesus” Falz talks about different things that make one a hypocrite. He talks about people acting like they are the savior of the world, they like to act sinless. He also talks about people who claim to be extremely religious or in right standing with God (Both Christians and Muslims) yet are fraudulent and are extremely wicked; he believes that true Christians and Muslims ought not do things that are wrong. He also says some people are quick to express disapproval of government and their corrupt practices, they show interest in leading a protest when it is suggested, but as soon as it is time to protest such people run away. This he sang here “Who dey demonstrate wey dey run leave us”

The artist also says some of those that are quick to condemn homosexualism are homosexuals themselves. He also talks about those that are tender to their spouse outdoor but when indoor, they are monstrous. He believes that one way or the other, everyone has their share in the blame on ground

In the verse 2 “Pastor wey dey do like say e no be sinner” the artiste talks about various things from priests who claim to abstain from sex because they are married to Jesus yet go about committing sacrilege. They indulge in sexual impurity by even sleeping with younger boys in the convent.

He also talks about those pastors who are quick to condemn their congregation when they do wrong whereas they are also committing the same offence but are not condemning themselves. He also talks about citizens who decide to be as blind as a bat and vote the same set of politicians who are ruining the nation, yet they will keep complaining about them non-stop, meanwhile they voted them in. He also says that no politician is altruistic as they only think about themselves and not the citizens. He says those that feel they are righteous because they do not smoke or drink are worst than people that even drink and smoke

In the outro “Of course I know truth is bitter” the artist says even though the people do not always want to hear the truth that won’t stop him from saying that “People are hypocrites”

WHAT DOES THE SONG “HYPOCRITE’ BY FALZ FT DEMMIE VEE MEAN

The word “Hypocrite” means acting differently from what you preach to others. It means pretending to be something you are not. It also means pretending to belive in something or pretemding to do something but act in the opposite. It means acting contrary to your claims. Too many definitions sha, just say an hypocrite is someone who pretends

In the song the artistes say most people are hypocrites because they say one thing and do another. They pretend to be sinless or innocent but meanwhile they are the opposite, they are as fierce as lions; so dangerous.

MEANINIG OF SOME WORDS

Reap: Harvest, benefit, receive; Superpower: Superior, more powerful

Hypocrite: Acting self righteous, Act as if you don’t do something, whereas you do

Musulumi: Muslims; Rara: Yoruba word meaning No

Stupor: Become unconscious; Lame- man:

Joker: One not taken serious but rather seen as a clown

COSTUME

Costumely; it tallies with the video setting

LOCATION

The video was shot in Nigeria. They used both indoor and outdoor scenes. The setting certainly tallies with the song.

SOUND

Original. The artistes were consistent wih the style of rhythm. I don’t know if I can say that Demmie V’s vocal was appealing, but I was not feeling his vocals. I love his lyrics though. For Falz, the vocal was basically his style. His vocal was expressive and he was confident as usual. The beat flows well with the lyrics. The instruments used basically were piano, guitar and the drums. It is not a fast song, it is a slow tempo song

VIDEO PRODUCTION

The video is not bad. I just don’t think that guy- Demmi V should be wearing that kind of look “Innocent look.” His expression should be “Serious” like that of Falz.

But anyway, the video complements the track as we see acts of hypocrisy by various people that featured in the track. The video features top celebrities like Ali baba, Kate Henshaw and so on

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG “HYPOCRITE” HERE

FOR FALZ

“People recycle…”

I want to assure Falz that citizens are not guilty as he thinks. Most citizens do not vote in or relect candidates that will not/did not perform.

After voting, the results just always find a way to be in favour of the ruling party or the most powerful party whether they are voted in or not.

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(+LYRICS+MEANING) MUSIC REVIEW- CONFIRM BY PATORANKING FT DAVIDO “SHEY THIS SONG CONFIRM?”

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Just like the title of the this song by Patoranking which features Davido “Confirm”, I am asking y’all, shey this song confirm, I don’t know your reply o for now, but to me, the song certainly confirm pa. If I am to sing my version to this melodious beat, it would be…Ogefash Blog na confirm #Winks

Take a gander at the lyrics below before the main review

LYRICS TO THE SONG CONFIRM BY PATORANKING FT DAVIDO

INTRO (DAVIDO)

Shekpe
Baddest
World best

HOOK (PATORANKING)

Eruade give me this money
‘Cause this people dem dey do wetin funny eeh
Baba give me this money
‘Cause this people dem dey do wetin funny eeh

VERSE 1 (PATORANKING)

As I wake this morning
The first thing wey come my mind
Na how to knack this money
As I wake this morning
I tell myself say omo na to knack this money

PRE CHORUS

Confirmation season, confirm
Oil and gas we confirm
Plenty money, confirm
Higher higher, confirm, eeh

Confirm
Market woman, confirm
Danfo driver, confirm
Everybody, confirm eeh

CHORUS

L~O~V~E
I Love this, I love this life

L~O~V~E, I love this

L~O~V~E
I Love this, I love this life

L~O~V~E, I love this

HOOK
Eruade give me this money
‘Cause this people dem dey do wetin funny eeh
Baba give me this money
‘Cause this people dem dey do wetin funny eeh

Aye Aye Aye Aye
Oluwa don answer my prayer eeh
Aye Aye Aye Aye
Oluwa don answer my prayer eeh

VERSE 2 (DAVIDO)

Shekpe
My wire no dey ever get dull season
My accountant and client calling me
But my eye e dey your body yeah
Oh eeh
Omalicha give me something
As Rebecca no gree for me
But Anita don plan konji for me
But o no oh

Shey you no dey look the man, look the man
The designer fit the man, look the brand
No be China, 150 grand, on my hand
This is shower, Ace and Dom Perignon

Me, I no dey ever dey worry
Na my God dey provide this money
Omo na why I dey dash this money
Honey no no oh

Garnish master confirm
Freeway self dey confirm
Adeleke money confirm, confirm, eeh eeh eeh

Naija people confirm
Ghana Cedis confirm
Osun money confirm, confirm eeh

CHORUS (DAVIDO)

L~O~V~E
I Love this, I love this life

L~O~V~E, I love this

L~O~V~E
I Love this, I love this life

L~O~V~E, I love this

Shekpe

HOOK/ OUTRO (PATORANKING)
Eruade give me this money
‘Cause this people dem dey do wetin funny eeh
Baba give me this money
‘Cause this people dem dey do wetin funny oh

Aye Aye Aye Aye
Baba don answer my prayer eeh
Aye Aye Aye Aye
Oluwa don answer my prayer eeh

PRE CHORUS

Confirmation season, confirm
Oil and gas we confirm
Plenty money, confirm
Higher higher, confirm, eehh

DURATION: 3 MINUTES 58 SECONDS

THE REVIEW

Lyrically, the song has two verses, the first verse was taken by Patoranking; quite short I must say, while the second verse was taken by Davido. Davido’s verse is lengthier than Patoranking’s. The artistes sang the hook three times, the pre-chorus and chorus two times. They sang in pidgin. The song is meaningful, the artistes use the track “Confirm” to  tell the world that  many people can attest or testify to the plenty money that they have

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the hook, “Eruade give me this money” Patoranking implores God to give him money because some people act or behave funny or strangely when someone does not have money.

In the Verse 1, “As I wake this morning” Patoranking says whenever he wakes up, what occupies his mind is how to make money. He assures himself that he must to make the money.

In the pre~chorus, “Confirmation season, confirm” the artistes say that everything about them is guaranteed; they assure people they have sufficient money and they will keep increasing. 

They also make people realize that the market women, danfo drivers; everybody can attest to their success and the plenty money that they have. They also say that their increase is certain.

In the Verse 2, “My wire no dey ever get dull season” Davido talks about different things. He talks about his account never getting empty as money keeps rolling in for him. He makes us have an idea of what his financial account looks like since he is frequently called by clients and his accountant as well.

He further tells us that  a certain lady by name Rebecca is proving hard to get meanwhile there is another lady in the corner- Anita who is trying to get down  with him.

He says everything about him shows affluence. He wears only designers and associates himself with expensive things; he says all are just blessings from God. He says he can never be troubled about his money finishing or whatever good he does because God is always blessing him. He further says God’s constant blessing is what makes him keep giving

He says his father’s money “Adeleke” is confirmed, also Nigerians, Ghana cedis, Osun State  money and Nigerians are confirmed people

In the chorus “L-O-V-E, Iove this life” the artistes emphasize how much they cherish the world since they they have sufficient money to do whatever they want to do, buy whatever they want to buy, go to anyplace they want to go in the world.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Knack: Slang~ To hit, talent, flair; Confirm: Assured, Guarantee

Oluwa means God; Konji~ Sexually aroused and In the mood to sex

COSTUME

So costumely!

LOCATION

IT was shot in London. They used both indoor and outdoor scenes.

SOUND

Melodious! I just love everything about the beat; very pleasing to the ears. The artistes were very expressive as they sang to the beat.  I love the drum beats, it was more pronounced than any other instrument used in the composition of the beat.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Very interesting visuals. Quality video and great lightning.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG “CONFIRM” BELOW

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(+LYRICS+MEANING) MUSIC REVIEW: REASON WITH ME BY RUDEBOY “PLEASE LADIES ALWAYS REASON WITH THESE GUYZ EHN!”

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Abeg-o, ladies, you have got to learn to reason with these guyz o when the money ko si (is not) available, because “e no easy for them” Ehen, Rudeboy has just told you that in this dope track titled “Reason with me”

Ndi (You) beautiful readers of Ogefash photo blog contents, please reason with me also when I don’t get to blog daily because “…………” you can fill in the gap. Lol! #Winks
Take a gander at the lyrics below


LYRICS TO REASON WITH ME BY RUDEBOY

INTRO (HOOK 4x)

Say, one for the money, two for the dole ,three for the shawty, now I don blow
Oh eeh, yeahh,eeeh, yeaeeeh

VERSE 1
She turn my love down low, she talk say I dey po po She wan know the koko (Yeah).         But I want to give you some lo-oove
She talk say I dey gbo gbo. She still wan know the koko (yeah)                                                 If money no dey na wetin she gain o?                                                                                         She tell me say she go run away She go run very far away (Yeah)
As the raba don dey, the baby come dey mellow                                                                         See the baby don come again, you don forget back in the days                                                   I bin dey beg you to try


CHORUS
Reason with me; if I no get today, I go get am tomorrow Abi you wan make I die? E no easy for me
If I no get today, I go get am tomorrow

(HOOK) (4X)
Say, one for the money, two for the dole ,three for the shawty, now I don blow
Oh eeh, yeahh,eeeh, yeaeeeh

VERSE 2
You see this life, no be so-oo.                                                                                                               I remember, remember, the month of December, no loving, no caring, no tender (Eeh) You rejected my love cause I was bro-ooke
I bin dey enter okada, from Idumota straight to Alaba (Ewo)                                                       How I wish say, you believe me; back then in Gwagwalada, in those days in UniAbuja
You insisted that you don’t need me.                                                                                            Girl I try everything to spend my life with you                                                                               I bin dey beg you to try


CHORUS
Reason with me; if I no get today, I go get am tomorrow Abi you wan make I die? E no easy for me
If I no get today, I go get am tomorrow

(HOOK) (4X)
Say, one for the money, two for the dole ,three for the shawty, now I don blow

OUTRO
If money no dey na wetin she gain o? na so she say she go run away she go run very far away (Yeah)
As the raba don dey, the baby come dey mellow See the baby don come again, you don forget back in the days I bin dey beg you to try

CHORUS (2x)
Reason with me; if I no get today, I go get am tomorrow Abi you wan make I die? E no easy for me
If I no get today, I go get am tomorrow

(HOOK) (4X)
Say, one for the money, two for the dole ,three for the shawty, now I don blow

DURATION: 4 MINUTES 20 SECONDS
DIRECTION: CLARENCE SHOT IT


THE REVIEW

So I stopped to ask Barrister Dumebi Ayeni her view on this song and here is what she has to say…

“I certainly love this song! It gives hope to those who are about to give up or relent on their effort. It spurs people to keep striving irrespective of the challenges because someday, just someday; when they least expect, that breakthrough will come and they shall be great.”

Lyrically, the song comes in two verses both sung in Pidgin. The verse 1 and verse 2 have the same number of lines which shows that the lyrics are in array. The lyrics flow well with the beat and are meaningful. The song basically talks about the ability to bear with someone or put up with someone in whatever they are going through til things get better. Or better still, just say the ability to endure difficult times with someone until things get better.

Song arrangement – Hook- Verse 1- chorus- hook- verse 2- chorus-hook- outro- chorus


BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the Verse 1 “She turn my love down low” Rudeboy says the lady he loves denies and disregards him because he does not have money. The lady dumps him because he doesn’t have money. However, the artist says when he eventually starts making money, the lady starts yielding to him with the attempt to get him back into his life, forgetting the days she had left him when he had nothing.

In the Chorus “Reason with me; if I no get today, I go get am tomorrow” the artiste says he tries persuading the lady he loves to understand his financial constrain at the moment. Her lack of understanding makes him wonder if the lady desires his death despite how much effort he is putting into his work. He tries assuring her that even if he lacks money at the moment, he won’t lack money in the future because things would surely get better.

In the verse 2 “You see this life, no be so-oo” The artist recalls how he used to hustle about-moving from one place to another before things start getting rosy for him. He recalls that the period he was struggling, his lover left him. He also says because his lady left him, in the month of December, he suffered loneliness and had no one to show him love.

He also expresses how he so desires to spend eternity with her, but after dumping him, it is however not feasible anymore.


WHAT DOES THE SONG MEAN “REASON WITH ME” BY RUDEBOY
The song ‘Reason with me” by Rudeboy talks about the need for people to understand their spouse’s financial condition at the moment and the ability to manage difficult situation with loved ones till things get better. It talks about the ability to patiently endure difficult times or put up with someone in difficult times or being with one in good and bad times til things get rosy

In truth, everyone has the potential for greatness, so no matter the situation, things will get better (Whether sooner or later)

So you can decide to endure the days of nothing till there is something or walk away and probably regret it later just like the case of Rudeboy’s lover.


SOUND
So melodious! The artiste sang expressively to the beat. He was consistent with the style of rhythm. The instruments used majorly in the song-drums, piano and shakers made the song interesting to the ears.

LOCATION
The video was shot in Nigeria. The location tallies with the theme of the song. A poor accommodation for one with a poor income and a better accommodation for one with a better income.


STORY BEHIND THE VIDEO
In the song, Rudeboy suffers hell in the hands of his significant other because he does not have money. Despite how she treats him, he still shows her love and never wants her to leave his side. But the Lady is no more interested in staying in a poverty stricken relationship, so she dumps him. Rudeboy persuades his significant other to stay with him in their difficult period assuring her of better days. However, she ignores him and walks away from the relationship.  A female neighbour begs her to still be patient but she shuns her as well.

Years later, Rudeboy becomes successful and the lady wants to come back into his life. But its however too late as he is already married to the female neighbor that had taken care of him when he had nothing. The girl don get bele (pregnant) self.


VIDEO PRODUCTION
Quality video, great story concept. Great costuming! The video indeed complements the track. Great performances from all that featured in the video. Their expressions were real and convincing and this made the video interesting to watch. Rudeboy was very expressive all through the song. Thumb up to that his fist lover, she should try acting in Nollywood, cause she is really good.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR REASON WITH ME BY RUDEBOY BELOW

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I WANT TO SPEAK HAUSA TODAY (CLASS 173)

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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. For the next few months we would be learning numbers in Hausa. Today’s words…

ENG/HAUSA: TRAIN/JIRGIN KASA

 

 

ENGLISH HAUSA
SIXTY SIX SITTIN DA SHIDA
SIXTY SEVEN SITTIN DA BAKWAI
SIXTY EIGHT SITTIN DA TAKWAS
SIXTY NINE SITTIN DA TARA
SEVENTY SABA’IN

ENG: SHE HAS SEVENTY TRAINS!

HAUSA: TANNA DA JIRGIN KASA SABA’IN!

IT IS MUSIC WEDNESDAY ON “OGEFASH” BLOG

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TODAY, THE VIDEOS ON OUR CATALOGUE ARE “REASON WITH ME” BY RUDEBOY, “HYPOCRITE” BY FALZ AND “CONFIRM” BY PATORANKING

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