(+ LYRICS+ TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: THIS YEAR BY ZLATAN “EHEN, AND THIS ONE NA PERSON BOYFRIEND O, CHOI!”

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Lol! “Eleda mi ma mu codeine” This Zlatan is such an interesting character, walaiiiii

Thanks to Bunmi David for the translation of this song; you are fan-awesome-stic. #Kisses

Moving on, I just love this track, so inspiring, although the video get faults but we will talk about that in the main review.

Ehen, my people, I have been meaning to ask, this word “Kapaichumarimarichopaco oooooo” that Zlatan is always saying at the beginning of his songs has got me wondering what it means, what does it mean? Well, I think amma need to ask Zlatan, I really hope he answers me. When he does, I would hint you guys…

But while waiting for the meaning of “Kapaichumarimarichopaco,” why not take a gander at the lyrics to the song below

LYRICS TO THIS YEAR BY ZLATAN

INTRO

Eee eeeh eeeh, Kuro n’be (Move away from there)

Kapaichumarimarichopaco oooooo

Eee eeeh eeeh, Kuro n’be (Move away from there)

Blessing time, offering time! Zlatan, Yo Rexxie on this one

Kapaichumarimarichopaco. Oya!

PRE- CHORUS

K’eleda mi masun (masun o masun o) (My creator don’t sleep)

K’ori mi masun’le (sun’le sun’le eeeeh) (My head, don’t sleep at home)

As I dey hustle o (hustle o hustle o)

K’owo nla kowole (kowole) (Let big money enter)

K’ owo nla kowole (Kowole) Eeeh eeh eeeh

CHORUS

This year ama l’owo lowo, ama shayo mayo (This year, we would have plenty money and rejoice severally)

This year ama ko ile tutun, ama ra motor (This year, we would build new houses and buy cars)

This year ama bi ‘molemo, ani je gbese (This year, we would have plenty children and will not be in debt)

This year ani fi ori wa, ani fi gbe epe (This year, we will not use our head to receive curse)

POST CHORUS

Kuro n’be, ah (Move away from there)

Blessing time ah, offering time ah

Rexxie time, eh! Gbedu time wo!

Offering time, kuro n’be

Blessing time, ah! Gbedu time, Eh!                                                                                                     Rexxie time; kuro n’be

VERSE 1

Kuro n’be (Move away from there)

Odun yi odun ayo, (eeh eeh eeh) ah (This year is a year of joy/celebration)

Ota ma ba wa yo, (kuro n’be ) eh (The enemies will rejoice with us). Enemies won ti r’oko (Enemies have gone to farm)

Gari wa ma ta se (Our garri would sell). Konite polongo (Ibile)

Ah! Tele na omo gota (Before, I was (omo gutter) not well bred and well nourished)

Wo! Ni nsi oti di butter (See, but now, I am now (omo butter) well bred and nourished)

Wo eba mi k’owo mi pe (See, bring my money complete)

Oga ni iyamuda, Igboro de ni oga (J’omo) (….The street is the king)

Shebi tele tele won buga (Before before, they were bragging)

Tele tele won buga tori ani shi ga (They were bragging before because we had nothing)

Ni nsi mo ti gba booking ni London (kuro n’be) (Now, I am booked for a show in London)

Gba Booking London; won fi Dirham lo mi ni Dubai (They are using Dirham to entice me in Dubai)

Shebi tele mo wa l’ehin se (Before, I was at the back)

Mo wa l’ehin se olorun bi ti Peter Rufai (I said I was at the back, to God, I was at the back like Peter Rufai)

Ni nsi Oluwa gbe mi leke (Now, God has lifted me up)

Mo ti roll pelu Davido omo Adeleke (I now interact with people like Davido the child of Adeleke)

PRE- CHORUS

K’eleda mi masun (masun o masun o) (My creator don’t sleep)

K’ori mi masun’le (sun’le sun’le eeeeh) (My head, don’t sleep at home)

As I dey hustle o (hustle o hustle o)

K’owo nla kowole (kowole) (Let big money enter)

K’ owo nla kowole (Kowole) Eeeh eeh eeeh

CHORUS

This year ama l’owo lo wo, ama shayo mayo (This year, we would have plenty money and rejoice severally)

This year ama ko ile tutun, ama ra motor (This year, we would build new houses and buy cars)

This year ama bi ‘molemo, ani je gbese (This year, we would have plenty children and we will not be in debt)

This year ani fi ori wa, ani fi gbe epe (This year, we will not use our head to receive curse)

POST CHORUS

Kuro n’be, ah (Move away from there)

Blessing time ah, offering time ah

Rexxie time, eh! Gbedu time wo!

Offering time, kuro n’be

Blessing time, ah! Gbedu time, Eh!                                                                                                     Rexxie time; kuro n’be

VERSE 2

Baba ko ore da sile mo eee, ah (kuro n’be)  (Lord poured out blessings and I quickly grabbed mine)

Won bere bi moshe se (They are asking how I did it)

Bi moshe se ti mo di “A-day” money (How I did it, how I became “A-day” money)

A-day money won fe ki gbe won rin (J’omo) (The A-day money, they want me to show them my way of success)

Wo, mo ti wo store (See, now I enter the store)

Ah gbe wole kosan lamo (What I know is that our effort will be successful)

Awon were won lo mo story mi (Those mad people say they know my story)

E fi won le ki won ma fe enu won palo (Leave them let them be telling the story)

Ah! Mo ti ji ijo ope bi ti Pocolee (I have given a dance of praise like Pocolee)

Eleda mi masun jor ma mu codeine (My creator please don’t sleep, don’t take codeine)

Ahahan! Ma mu Konji c, mamu titoline (Don’t drink Konji c, don’t drink titoline)

Gbenusi, t’oba gbenu si loko ba omo elomi (Taste out of it; those that did not taste out of it, it is causing problem for them)

Awon omo girl yi o ni pami (These girls will not kill me)

Awon omo Babcock mo ri ise yin (These Babcock girls I see how hardworking you are)

Bi e se ma ji yen ni gbogbo ngba (How you wake up all the time)

Ekwesu eyan la costa (The devil, the person of La Costa)

PRE- CHORUS

K’eleda mi masun (masun o masun o) (My creator don’t sleep)

K’ori mi masun’le (sun’le sun’le eeeeh) (My head, don’t sleep at home)

As I dey hustle o (hustle o hustle o)

K’owo nla kowole (kowole) (Let big money enter)

K’ owo nla kowole (Kowole) Eeeh eeh eeeh

CHORUS

This year ama l’owo lo wo, ama shayo mayo (This year, we would have plenty money and rejoice severally)

This year ama ko ile tutun, ama ra motor (This year, we would build new houses and buy cars)

This year ama bi molemo, ani je gbese (This year, we would have plenty children and would not owe debts)

This year ani fi ori wa, ani fi gbe epe (This year, we will not use our head to receive curse)

POST CHORUS

Kuro n’be, ah (Move away from there)

Blessing time ah, offering time ah

Rexxie time, eh! Gbedu time wo!

Offering time, kuro n’be

Blessing time, ah! Gbedu time, Eh!                                                                                                     Rexxie time; kuro n’be

OUTRO

Baba ko ore da sile mo eee, ah (kuro n’be)  (Lord poured out blessings and I quickly grabbed mine)

Won bere bi moshe se (They are asking how I did it)

Bi moshe se ti mo di “A-day” money (How I did it, how I became “A-day” money)

A-day money won fe ki gbe won rin (J’omo) (The A-day money, they want me to show them my way of success)

Wo, mo ti wo store (See, now I enter the store)

Ah gbe wole kosan lamo (What I know is that our effort will be successful)

Awon were won lo mo story mi (Those mad people say they know my story)

E fi won le ki won ma fe enu won palo (Leave them let them be telling the story)

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THE REVIEW

Wowi what a lengthy song!

Lyrically, the song comes in two lengthy verses. The verses are in array. The entire song is well arranged. The artiste sang basically in Yoruba which is one of the languages in Nigeria and the song has been translated for you all on our platform for easy comprehension of the song. The Pre chorus, Chorus and Post Chorus were taken thrice.

The song is meaningful as it talks about receiving abundant blessings in terms of finance and material things from God.  It talks about God blessing people’s efforts.

The song arrangement: Intro- Pre chorus- Chorus- Post Chorus- Verse 1- Pre chorus- Chorus- Post Chorus- Verse 2- Pre chorus- Chorus- post Chorus- Outro

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the pre-chorus “K’eleda mi masun (masun o masun o) (My creator don’t sleep),” Zlatan prays for blessings from God. He hopes that his creator doesn’t sleep on his matter. He prays that as he is putting a lot of effort into his work he should realize lots of money from it.

In the chorus “This year ama l’owo lo wo, ama shayo mayo,” the artiste prays that this year people would have new houses, plenty children, not be in debts, never be cursed and would have a lot of celebrations.

In the post-chorus “Kuro n’be, ah (Move away from there),” the artist basically encourages people that are downcast about their situation. He assures them that it is their time to be favoured by God as well as appreciate God for his favours upon their life with their substance.

In the Verse 1 “Kuro n’be (Move away from there). Odun yi odun ayo, (eeh eeh eeh) ah (This year is a year of joy/celebration),” the artiste talks about his growing up and how he lacked things. He said he was not well-nourished and well-bred, but now he is. He gives insight to his childhood background and experience before he became refined.

He further encourages people by letting them know that their efforts in various endeavours would bring so many blessings that even their enemies would come and rejoice with them. He says God will busy their enemies with hardwork that they will not even have the free time to harm them, instead, they would surrender and have no choice than to rejoice with them. He also says many people were showing off to intimidate him when he did not have anything. He says God has made him supersede those intimidating him with their substance as he is even doing shows in London. He says he is now mingling with the high and mighty in the society like Davido.

In the Verse 2, “Baba ko ore da sile mo eee, ah (kuro n’be)  (Lord poured out blessings and I quickly grabbed mine),” he says when God was pouring out blessings, he quickly grabbed his. He says people are amazed at his extreme speed of success or how he became successful in the blink of an eye. He says they want to know his method so they can be like him. He tells them to keep broadcasting his story. He says his life is better now since things already turn around for him.

Finally, the artist prays that his creator should not sleep on him or forget him. He hails the students of Babcock university for being studious.

WHAT DOES THE SONG “THIS YEAR’ BY ZLATAN MEAN

The song “This Year” by Zlatan is a prayer for a great turn around in one’s life. Zlatan uses this song basically to encourage people to be hopeful and never give up because God that turned his life around will also turn their lives around this year. He assures people that God will bless them abundantly with all the good things of life that they need.

LOCATION

The video was shot in Nigeria; outdoor scenes

COSTUME

It is a party scene, like a wedding setting. They were mostly on African prints; native or Ankara.

SOUND

The beat may not be too spectacular like that, but the artiste’s vocal and use of words have uplifted the beat. It has conquered every flaw. However, the major instruments used in the song were drums, shakers and piano.

VIDEO PRODUCTION

Ha, after I watched this video, I put my prayer requests aside and started praying for people that are in the same category with the people that featured in this video. I said God really needs to bless those people; lol.

Like seriously those that featured in this video were of exceptional performance. That guy that licked the plate, im try wella. I was like “Ehen, and this one na person husband o!”

Moving on, the video complements the track. Lots of behaviours displayed by those that featured in the video showed that they were really lacking the good life and needed blessings of God urgently. Some habits include the guy that hid a white nylon in one corner and was secretly going to pour different plates of food in the nylon, the guy that stole food, people being gluttonous eating like they are reserving the food for the next three days in their tummy, people fighting over food, people trekking to the wedding locations, people hopping on bikes even though it is not comfortable for them, people being intimidated by people using a better phone than theirs; people basically showing attitudes of those that are poor.

In summary, it is a great video concept but the lightning was very poor. The ray of light coming in through the window was quite blinding. The director should have worked on that. Also what was was happening to the “video aspect ratio” it was from time to time increasing and decreasing; smh though

 

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THIS YEAR BY ZLATAN BELOW

JUST WONDERING

This na person husband o!

He really acted it well. Kudos!

IMAGES FROM “THIS YEAR” VIDEO BY ZLATAN

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DURATION: 3 MINUTES 48 SECONDS

DIRECTOR: CLARENCE PETERS

A&E ALLELUYAH BOYZ  ENTERTAINMENT

#Thisyear @zlatan #alleluyahboyzentertainment

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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.

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