(+LYRICS + TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: BEFORE YOU WAKE UP BY ADEKUNLE GOLD “ HERE IS WHY PEOPLE ARE UNDERRATING THIS SONG”

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So moving on, what is wrong with music lovers? Why is this dope track underrated? Common, I am asking you, yes you? Because, I really do not know why it is underrated; this song is cha-cha and I need more views for it here

Meanwhile, you can take a gander at the lyrics below before the main review

LYRICS TO BEFORE YOU WAKE UP BY ADEKUNLE GOLD

INTRO

BEATZ

VERSE 1

I know you need a holiday. Let’s go away for 6 months twice in a year, baby
I know you want a fancy wedding yeah. I don call Beyonce and Jay-Z
They go come sing for you my lady; oya baby oh
I know we met yesterday. See girlie e no matter.
Plenty girls for my phone but na you I dey answer.
Omo shey you know say your love e dey cool my temper (Odo).
I go give you my life oh.

CHORUS

Before you wake up
My mind is made up
Baby let me love you love you love you
I no go mess up oh baby
Before you wake up (wake up)
I don dey love up oh
Baby let me love you love you love you

I no go breakup oh baby

VERSE 2                   

Hard guy hard guy; na me dey fall in love and this no be plan.
Bad boy bad boy; ordinary love, e don fall my hand.
See me na me find trouble. This love e burst my muscle
Cos anytime I dey think about you girl, e be like say ka jo lepo ko ma lo (It is like we should just cuddle)
Fayabomi Baby fayabomi oh oh oh oh oh (Cuddle me baby)
Fayabomi baby jo jo, Oyi na tumo (Cuddle me baby, I am cold).                                                 Fayabomi baby fayabomi (Cuddle me baby, cuddle me). Fayabomi baby jo (jo) (Cuddle me baby, please)

CHORUS (2X)

Before you wake up
My mind is made up
Baby let me love you love you love you
I no go mess up oh baby
Before you wake up (before wake up)
I don dey love up oh
Baby let me love you love you love you
I no go breakup oh baby

CHORUS/OUTRO

Before you wake up (Let me be your lover)
Baby let me love you love you love you (Love you like no other)
Oh baby before you wake up
I don dey love up oh

Before you wake up

Baby let me love you love you love you
I no go breakup oh baby
Before you wake up

THE REVIEW

Those people underrating this song do not have good listening ears for dope music; shikena. And all those DJ’s that are not putting this song on their playlist, all their other songs will abrakataba (magically) change to “Before you wake up” by Adekunle gold and that will be the only thing playing from their music mix.

Lyrically, The song comes in two verses. The chorus “Before you wake up…” dominated the song. It was sung four times. The artist sang in pidgin, English and Yoruba. The lyrics are well written and are in array. The words flow perfectly. Both verses 1 and 2 have the same number of lines which is a sure way to go. The song is capable of creating affection in one. It is also meaningful as it talks about the kind of elaborate treat and surprises a guy wants to give to the lady he so much loves. Or just say it talks about how a guy intends to shower a lady with love and surprises before she wakes up.

Song arrangement- Verse 1- Chorus- Verse 2- Chorus (3x)

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the verse 1, “I know you need a holiday” Adekunle Gold tells us how he picked his significant other over other girls. He also lets us know that though many girls are on him trying to get his attention, but she is the only that interests him. He says she is the only one that can make him calm or relaxed. He talks about how far he is willing to prove his love for his significant other. For instance, he will make their wedding elaborate and go as far as inviting the biggest music celebrity couple in the world- The Carters (Beyonce and Jay Z).

The artiste lets us know that he desires to spend eternity with his significant other “Six months twice in a year”.

In the Chorus “Before you wake up” The artist lets us know how he intends to surprise his significant other before she wakes up; may be a vacation to somewhere she has always loved or never being before or some other treat. He is filled with love for her and wants to show her how much he loves her. He vows never to do anything that will ruin their relationship or ever leave her.

In the verse 2 “Hard guy hard guy; na me dey fall in love and this no be plan” the artiste reveals the effect his significant other has on him. He is the kind of guy who doesn’t date ladies for “Keeps” but ever since this significant other crossed his part, it is hard to “smoke” her. Anytime he thinks about her, he just wants to wrap his arms around her.

WHAT DOES THE SONG “BEOFORE YOU WAKE UP” BY ADEKUNLE GOLD MEAN

It is a love song that talks about the sweet things the artiste wants to do to his significant other to prove how much he loves her; such as taking her on a surprise trip, giving her an elaborate treat, lots of cuddling and so on.

LOCATION

It was shot in an hotel in Nigeria. The artist used both indoor and outdoor scenes.

COSTUME

Eyes rolling; okay nothing spectacular about their outfit, especially that of Adekunle Gold. Infact his appearance was like that of an engineer working on the field.

SOUND

Great tune! It is a slow tempo song. Adekunle Gold’s vocal was pleasing to the ears. The various instrumentals used (piano, guitar, shakers, tambourine) blended well and enhanced the beauty of the song. I love the flow of rhythm; he was consistent with the style of rhythm.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

The video is interesting to watch. It complements the theme of the song. Terrific lighting; quality video!

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DURATION: 3 MINUTES 1 SECOND

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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.

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