(LYRICS+TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: AJE BY JAYWON “THIS SONG HAS A SUICIDE TONE; CAN’T RESTRAIN SUICIDE ATTEMPTERS”

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Inasmuch as I love this song, I just can’t help but think that it has the tendency to push people to commit suicide than restraining them like the artiste may have intended. Some of those lines in the song that may push one to commit suicide will be shared in the main review. But first, take a gander at the lyrics below…

LYRICS TO THE SONG AJE BY JAYWON

 BEATZ

INTRO/PRE CHORUS

Can’t lie, can’t lie, can’t wait no more.

Can’t lie, can’t lie, I can’t wait no more.

Can’t lie, can’t lie, can’t wait no more.

Can’t lie, can’t lie, I can’t wait no more.

CHORUS (2X)

Aje jowo wa mi ri. (Wealth please search for me & find me)

Owo jowo wa mi ri (Money please search for me & find me)

Iya o ki ‘n se omi obe baba (Suffering is nothing like soup)

Bless me before it gets too late

HOOK (2X)

Something must to change

Something must to change

Something must to chaaaange

VERSE 1

Feels like I am the only one.

Cell phone no dey ring at all.

Suicide na the only thing wey dey come.

And no be say I no dey try.

Every time I still dey ask.

Cos I don tire to dey cry

Eleda mi ma sun (My creator don’t sleep)

Gbe ire ko mi, ki Ire mi ma ko ja mi (Let goodness touch me, do not let my goodness pass me by)

Eleda mi ma sun (My creator don’t sleep)

Ma jen ki je ya juu (Do not let me suffer too much)

Kin to ri se laye (Before I see something to do on earth)

PRE CHORUS

Can’t lie, can’t lie, can’t wait no more.

Can’t lie, can’t lie, I can’t wait no more.

CHORUS (2X)

Aje jowo wa mi ri. (Wealth please search for me & find me)

Owo jowo wa mi ri (Money please search for me & find me)

Iya o ki ‘n se omi obe baba (Suffering is nothing like soup)

Bless me before it gets too late

HOOK (2X)

Something must to change

Something must to change

Something must to chaaaange

(INTERLUDE~ Speech by Kenny Ogungbe)

Uhn

Don’t give up.

Don’t do it, okay.

You are very close and I can see the light at the end of the tunnel

Don’t give up.

Be strong!

Hold on, okay

Victory is yours

Hmm ! Hmm!

DURATION: 3MINUTES 23 SECONDS

DIRECTED BY DINDU

 

THE REVIEW

I so love this Jaywon’s  song that I played it non-stop; like I literally the song over the number of times I usually play a song before reviewing it.  So why do I think this song has this suicide tone that can push one to commit suicide rather than restrain them? View the lines below…

“Can’t lie, can’t lie, can’t wait no more” (Discourages the patience of a person that is frustrated and is attempting suicide)

“Suicide na the only thing wey dey come” (Makes those attempting suicide think they have no other option than to commit suicide)

“Bless me before it gets too late” (If God doesn’t bless people on time, then, they can go ahead and commit suicide.)

Although, later, there was  the male voice over  by  Kenny Ogungbe where he encouraged the artiste and other people attempting suicide not to do so.  I was expecting the singer to sing a line to counter that suicide call.

Lyrically, this is a well written song. The words flow perfectly with the beat. The song has one verse. The pre-chorus, chorus and hook were taken twice each and were pretty short. The lyrics are original, deep and motivating. People may be responsive to the lyrics, they may not respond to the latter part of the song where Kenny Ogungge advised people to be patient, but in the beginning of the song where the artist sang “Can’t lie, can’t wait no more” and “Suicide na the onl thing wey dey call”

But, the song is very meaningful as it talks about enduring hardship and turning down suicide call in the midst of suffering. The artist sang mostly in Yoruba, pidgin and standard English.

The song arrangement- Pre chorus- Chorus- Hook- Verse 1- Pre chorus- Chorus- Hook- Interlude

For me, the lines below were my best…

“Eleda mi ma sun (My creator don’t sleep), gbe ire ko mi, ki Ire mi ma ko ja mi (Let goodness touch me, do not let my goodness pass me by). Eleda mi ma sun (My creator don’t sleep), ma jen ki je ya juu (Do not let me suffer too much), kin to ri se laye (Before I see something to do on earth)

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the Pre-chorus, “Can’t lie, can’t lie…” Jaywon emphasizes how tired he is of the unpleasant situation he is facing; he is tired of suffering and he is also tired of waiting. He says he can’t endure the suffering any longer as he intends killing himself

In the chorus, “Aje jowo wa mi ri” the artiste is tired of suffering. He begs wealth and goodness to locate him before he kills himself. He says suffering is not like a pot of soup

In the hook, “Something must to change” the artist yearns for a transformation in his life; from nothing to something, zero to hero, poverty to prosperity; from grass to grace

 In the verse 1, “Feels like I am the only one” we can see how depressed the artist is. He feels lonely as no one calls him again, the only thing calling him is suicide. Even though he is working hard, he feels he is not making headway in life which makes him want to attempt suicide. He however begs that his creator shouldn’t sleep on his matter or shouldn’t make him suffer too much, but bless him on time before he yields to suicide call.

 In the interlude “Don’t give up- Broadcaster- Kenny Ogungbe advises people to keep striving irrespective of the challenges they are facing because they are very close to becoming victorious.

WHAT DOES THE SONG AJE BY JAYWON MEAN

The song basically talks about the artiste being tired of his current predicament. It talks about people that are working hard but are yet to make headway which leaves them in a state of depression. In their depressed state, such people think suicide is the solution to their case.

Therefore “Aje” by Jaywon is a song where the artiste prays for wealth. The artiste implores his creator for a turn around before he yields to the constant suicide call in his heart. He implores his creator to make wealth and goodness locate him on time before he commits suicide.

LOCATION

It was shot in Lagos, Nigeria; mostly outdoor scenes.

COSTUME

I initially kicked off the black costume, but when I looked at the whole theme of the song,  I just had to agree on the costume. So it is safe to say it complements the message of the track. He was casually dressed.

SOUND: Very tuneful, memorable and original. I love the fact that he was very expressive as he sang the lyrics. His vocal was convincing  and heartfelt. His lyrics flowed well with the rhythm. He was also unswerving with the style of rhythm.  I love the piano interludes, very interesting to the ears.

Great beat drums as well. The drums were introduced in the chorus @ the 35 seconds of the song. There was also no issue with his pitch range.

VIDEO

The video complements the track.  He was very expressive which made the video interesting to watch. The roaming around the street hopelessly really was to emphasize how frustrated he was of his predicament.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG “AJE” BELOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9gVLeZKYpw

@jaywon #jaywon #aje @kennyogungbe #kennyogungbe

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