(+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.

IMAGES FROM “HYPOCRITE” VIDEO BY FALZ AND DEMMIE VEE

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