(+LYRICS+TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW- OIL AND GAS BY OLAMIDE “CHOI! THESE DANCERS JUST WASTED THIS DOPE BEAT!”

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I love the beginning of this song “Igbe, igbe, igbe gbe gbe, igbe” “Egbe, egbe, gbe gbe egbe, egbe” so very captivating and catchy; there is no way this song will come your way and your attention will not be grabbed; even if you are chatting with Bill Gate. Then the little boy’s body movement in the rain to that particular line in the song was fascinating to watch.

I am still wondering why it is not getting much airplay; all these on air personalities still prefer to give much airplay to “Woske” than “Oil and Gas”; infact they hardly play the song “spirit”

About the guy that saw lots of money in a briefcase that someone forgot in his vehicle and decided to convert it to his; so is Olamide indirectly advising people to convert forgotten money to theirs? If he is not, the video says otherwise…

Kindly take a gander at the lyrics below before the main review…

LYRICS TO OIL AND GAS BY OLAMIDE

INTRO

Igbe, igbe, igbe gbe gbe, igbe,

Egbe, egbe, gbe gbe egbe, egbe

CHORUS

Oga mi enu gbe, (Oga mi enu gbe) (My boss, my mouth is dry)

Ore mi enu gbe, (Ore mi enu gbe) (My friend, my mouth is dry)

Alaiye enu gbe, (Alaye enu gbe) (Bros, mouth is dry)

Walai enu gbe, (Walai enu gbe) (Sincerely, mouth is dry)

Owo wa lowo yin, (Owo wa lowo yin) (You have money with you)

E je ka bayin na, (E je ka bayin na) (Let us spend it for you)

Epo wa lowo yin, (Epo wa lowo yi) (You have oil with you)

E je ka bayin la, (E je ka bayin la) (Let us lick it for you)

E le na’wo ye tan, (E le nawo yi tan) (Only you cannot spend all the money)

E le l’epo ye tan, (E le l’epo ye tan) (Only you cannot lick all the oil)

 

E le nawo ye tan, (E le nawo yi tan) (You can’t spend all the money)

E le l’epo ye tan, (E le l’epo ye tan) (You can’t lick all the oil)

Owo wa lowo yin, (Owo wa lowo yi) (You have money with you)

E je ka ba yin na, (E je ka ba yin na) (Let us spend it for you)

Epo wa lowo yin, (Epo wa lowo yi) (You have oil with you)

E je ka bayin la, (E je ka bayin la) (Let us lick it for you)

VERSE 1

Tony Elumelu, (Tony Elumelu), wa bami jo s’ilu, (Wa bami jo s’ilu) (Come and dance to this my beat)

Femi Otedola, (Femi Otetete), e na mi ni dollar, (E na mi ni dollar) (Spray me dollars)

Asiwaju Jagaban (Asiwaju Jagaban); Ghana must go bag (Ghana must go bag)

Oba Elegushi, (Oba Elegushi) (The king of Elegushi), e na mi ni kukushi (E na mi n kukushi) (Spray me money).

Asiwaju ti binu (Asiwaju ti binu) (Asiwaju is angry), won ni mi o mo law (Won ni mi o mo law) (They said I do not know the law).

Won ni ki’ye gbe Ghana must go wa s’ile awon ni bodillon, (Ni bodillon) (They said I should not bring Ghana must go to his house in ..)

Omo bullion van (Omo bullion van) (My friend, it is Bullion van), ni won fi gbe wa fun mi, (Ni won fi gbe wa fun mi oo) (That they used in bringing it for me).

Dapo Abiodun (Dapo Abiodun), oyibiribiri kan mi, (Oyibiribiri kan mi) (Turn around and bless me).

CHORUS

Oga mi enu gbe, (Oga mi enu gbe) (My boss, my mouth is dry)

Ore mi enu gbe, (Ore mi enu gbe) (My friend, my mouth is dry)

Alaiye enu gbe, (Alaye enu gbe) (Bros, mouth is dry)

Walai enu gbe, (Walai enu gbe) (Sincerely, mouth is dry)

Owo wa lowo yin, (Owo wa lowo yin) (You have money with you)

E je ka bayin na, (E je ka bayin na) (Let us spend it for you)

Epo wa lowo yin, (Epo wa lowo yi) (You have oil with you)

E je ka bayin la, (E je ka bayin la) (Let us lick it for you)

E le na’wo ye tan, (E le nawo yi tan) (Only you cannot spend all the money)

E le l’epo ye tan, (E le l’epo ye tan) (Only you cannot lick all the oil)

 

E le nawo ye tan, (E le nawo yi tan) (You can’t spend all the money)

E le l’epo ye tan, (E le l’epo ye tan) (You can’t lick all the oil)

Owo wa lowo yin, (Owo wa lowo yi) (You have money with you)

E je ka ba yin na, (E je ka ba yin na) (Let us spend it for you)

Epo wa lowo yin, (Epo wa lowo yi) (You have oil with you)

E je ka bayin la, (E je ka bayin la) (Let us lick it for you)

VERSE 2

Eyan Shina Peller (Eyan Shina Peller); my Honourable, (My Honourable)

MC Musuliu (MC Musuliu); eyin lenu daku, (Eyin lenu daku) (You have mouth well well; to be highly regarded in the society)

IBD Dende (IBD Dende); afun ni mawo be (Afun ni mawo be) (He gives without regretting; cheerful giver)

Seyi Tinubu (Seyi Tinubu); ogo Lagos, owun lo’ju eko, (owun lo’ju Eko) (He is the glory of Lagos and the face of Lagos)

O mo Kunle Poly? (O mo Kunle Poly) (You don’t know Kunle Poly?). O mo 1805? (O mo 1805) (You don’t know 1805?)

O mo Igbalode? Gucci Gucci eyan Hushpuppi, (Eyan Hushpuppi) (You don’t know Igbalode…?); awa la ni Lagos? (Na we get this Lagos) (We own this Lagos)

Eyin le ni’le yin, (Eyin le ni Lekki) (You own your own house)

O mo Dangote?  Cement won ni won’fi kole yin (Lo fi ko ile yin) (Omo Ase (You novice)) (You don’t know Dangote” It’s his cement that was used in building your house)

CHORUS

Oga mi enu gbe, (Oga mi enu gbe) (My boss, my mouth is dry)

Ore mi enu gbe, (Ore mi enu gbe) (My friend, my mouth is dry)

Alaiye enu gbe, (Alaye enu gbe) (Bros, mouth is dry)

Walai enu gbe, (Walai enu gbe) (Sincerely, mouth is dry)

Owo wa lowo yin, (Owo wa lowo yin) (You have money with you)

E je ka bayin na, (E je ka bayin na) (Let us spend it for you)

Epo wa lowo yin, (Epo wa lowo yi) (You have oil with you)

E je ka bayin la, (E je ka bayin la) (Let us lick it for you)

E le na’wo ye tan, (E le nawo yi tan) (Only you cannot spend all the money)

E le l’epo ye tan, (E le l’epo ye tan) (Only you cannot lick all the oil)

 

E le nawo ye tan, (E le nawo yi tan) (You can’t spend all the money)

E le l’epo ye tan, (E le l’epo ye tan) (You can’t lick all the oil)

Owo wa lowo yin, (Owo wa lowo yi) (You have money with you)

E je ka ba yin na, (E je ka ba yin na) (Let us spend it for you)

Epo wa lowo yin, (Epo wa lowo yi) (You have oil with you)

E je ka bayin la, (E je ka bayin la) (Let us lick it for you)

OUTRO

Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh, eh eh eh eh eh, eh eh

Maintain bi to Olu, k’oye jo yahooze,

To ba Sanwo Olu, wa sha san’wo toll gate, Ye!

Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh, eh eh eh eh eh, eh eh eh eh

 

Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh, eh eh eh eh eh, eh eh

Maintain bi to Olu, k’oye jo yahooze,

To ba Sanwo Olu, wa sha san’wo toll gate, Ye!

THE REVIEW

I am wondering why he titled the song “Oil and gas” perhaps just to get people’s attention quickly; after listening to the whole track I am wondering if it revolves around oil and gas….

Ehen, what does Olamide mean by “Ti o ba Sanwoolu, wa sanwo Toll gate? Is he indirectly trying to quickly woo Governor Sanwolu of Lagos State to himself after former Governor Ambode’s defeat or he is trying to say even if you don’t like the new Governor, you just have to do his bid? Just asking sha…

Ehen, again, the way he really hailed Tinubu in the song, it was like he was really trying to win him back to his side after he supported Ambode in the last governorship election when it was pretty obvious that Tinubu was not in support of him; just saying. Infact, the whole track looks dedicated to the family of Tinubu, remember the line he said Seyi Tinubu is the glory of Lagos and I am like Remi Tinubu we know, Asiwaju Bola Ahmed Tinubu we know, biko (Please) who is Seyi Tinubu? For Olamide to say he is the glory of Lagos State

“Seyi Tinubu (Seyi Tinubu); ogo Lagos, owun lo’ju eko, (owun lo’ju Eko) (He is the glory of Lagos and the face of Lagos),” then he must probably be doing something great on a low key; amma do more research…

Lyrically, the song comes in two verses. They both have 8 lines. The chorus was sung two times. The artiste sang mainly in Yoruba. The lyrics are in array.

The song arrangement: Intro- Chorus- Verse 1- Chorus- Verse 2- Chorus- Outro

The artiste uses the song “Oil and gas” to call on wealthy people to be generous with their wealth.

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the Chorus, “Oga mi enu gbe, (Oga mi enu gbe) (My boss, my mouth is dry)” Olamide basically calls on people that are extremely wealthy and have boundless resources to be generous to people that do not have since they have enough that can last a lifetime and cannot even finish spending it even if they were to live for two centuries.

In the Verse 1 “Tony Elumelu, (Tony Elumelu),” the artiste praises the crème de la crème in his country- Nigeria; Tony Elumelu, Femi Otedola, Tinubu, Elegushi king, Dapo Abiodun. He also beckons them to dance to his beat and show their generosity by spraying him money or blessing him financially.

In the Verse 2 “Eyan Shina Peller, (Eyan Shina Peller),” the artiste further praises more people. He praises Shina Peller, MC Musuliu, IBD Dende, Seyi Tinubu, 1805, Igbalode, Hushpuppi and Dangote for their generosity; the changes they have brought to Lagos as well as Nigeria. He also recognizes Dangote’s cement factory which is obviously what most builders use.

 

WHAT DOES THE SONG “OIL AND GAS” BY OLAMIDE MEAN

Usually when people hear the word “Oil and Gas” what comes to their mind next is “Plenty money” In essence anyone that has anything to do with oil and gas is seen as someone that has affluence.

Oil and gas in the context of this song basically calls on people who are living in affluence like those working in oil and gas, those in politics, business moguls and people making money genereally in the country to be generous with their wealth and help people that are in need. The artiste also uses the song to praise the crème de la crème of the country for their effort in making the country what it is today. He also calls on these big people to dance to his beat and bless him with their sufficient money.

It is also a call to people who are generous but stingy to be openhanded rather than being tightfisted when it is obvious that the kind of money they have can never even finish if they should live for two centuries.

LOCATION

The video was shot in Nigeria. It was mostly an outdoor shoot. They used a car park and the roadside. The indoor shoot was the classroom and bar they used.

SOUND

It is an hip-hop beat. The predominant instrument used in the song is the drum. I really love the intro tune and the ending tune- “Igbe, igbe, igbe gbe gbe, igbe, Egbe, egbe, gbe gbe egbe, egbe” and “Eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh eh, eh eh eh eh eh, eh eh. Maintain bi to Olu, k’oye jo. Yahooze. To ba Sanwo Olu, wa sha san’wo toll gate, Ye!”

I noticed that the end tune is similar to Falz’s tune in the song “Child of the world.”

His vocal was clear and flowed with the beat. I loved that part where he sang “Omo ase” and the way he sang the entire Verse 2 “O mo …(You don’t know)”

 VIDEO PRODUCTION

I am still trying to give an interpretation to this video especially the part where the young driver saw forgotten money in his vehicle and decided to convert the money to his personal use it. Is that not a way of advising dishonesty? What ya think?

But aside that, the video is okay to watch it is just that they really wasted the beat. Why did Olamide not get correct choreographers to do justice to this song; smh sha, dem no sabi dance. People that danced in Woske are better than those that danced in this “Oil and Gas” video.

WATCH THE VIDEO BELOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGynwNxLu2A- OIL AND GAS

DURATION: 3 MINUTES 21 SECONDS

IMAGES FROM THE “OIL AND GAS” VIDEO BY LARRY GAAGA FT WIZKID

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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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