(+LYRICS+TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: NARA EKELE MO BY TIM GODFREY FT TRAVIS GREENE “LIKE SERIOUSLY, IS THIS REALLY THE OFFICIAL VIDEO?”

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I don’t know if this is really the official video for Narekele by Tim Godfrey and Travis Greene, but that was the available video on YouTube channel and that’s what is currently being reviewed on our platform. Kindly let us know if this is the official video or not, thanks…

So, while we are waiting for a feedback on that, kindly take a gander at the lyrics below…

LYRICS TO NARA EKELE MO BY TIM GODFREY AND TRAVIS GREENE

VERSE 1

You’ve done so much for me, I cannot tell it all
Narekele mo (Receive my praise)
If I had ten thousand tongues, it still won’t be enough
Narekele mo (Receive my praise)
Chukwu na gwom’oria le (The God that heals my sickness)
When you heal, you heal completely
Narekele mo (Receive my praise)
Chukwu mar’obimo (God that knows my heart)
Isi ikendu le (The living water)
Narekele mo (Receive my praise)

PRE CHORUS

What shall I render to Jehovah?
For he has done so very much for me
What shall I render to Jehovah?
For he has done so very much for me

CHORUS

(Nara nara) Nara, nara eh (Receive, receive)
Narekele  (Receive praise). Narekele mo (Receive my praise)

(Nara nara eh) Nara, nara eh (Receive, receive)
Narekele  (Receive praise). Narekele mo (Receive my praise)

Narekele n’jiribia (Receive the praise I came with). (Narekele n’jiribia). Nara, nara eh (Receive, receive)
(Narekele n’jiribia). Narekele  (Receive praise). (Narekele n’jiribia). Narekele mo (Receive my praise)

(Nara nara eh). Nara, nara eh (Receive, receive)
(Narekele n’jiribia). Narekele, Narekele mo (Receive my praise)

(Narekele n’jiribia). Nara, nara eh (Receive, receive)
(Receive all our raise) Narekele, Narekele mo (Receive my praise)

PRE CHORUS

What shall I render to Jehovah?
For he has done so very much for me
What shall I render to Jehovah?
For he has done so very much for me

(Lift your hands, nara ekele mo)

CHORUS

Nara nara eh (Receive, receive)
Narekele  (Receive praise). Narekele mo (Receive my praise)

Nara nara (Nara, nara eh) (Receive, receive)
Narekele  (Receive praise). Narekele mo (Receive my praise)

One more time, join me church…

(Naraekelem o) Nara, nara eh (Receive, receive)
Narekele  (Receive praise). Narekele mo (Receive my praise)

(Lift your hands, you alone deserve the glory Jesus)

(Nara, nara eh) (Receive, receive) (You alone deserve the praise)
Narekele  (Receive praise). Narekele mo (Receive my praise)

(For the last time)

PRE CHORUS

What shall I render to Jehovah?
For he has done so very much for me (He has done so much for you)
What shall I render  (To Jehovah) to Jehovah?
(For he) For he has done so very much for me

DURATION: 4 MINUTES 44 SECONDS

THE REVIEW

This song is what you call succinct! Hence this review will be succinct!

Mhen, ain’t kidding, this would be the shortest song I have ever reviewed on this platform. It did not take the ample hours other reviews take perhaps because it is just one verse with a repetition of the chorus and the pre-chorus.

Lyrically, the song comes in one verse. The chorus “What shall I render” and pre chorus “Nara nara eeh, narekele…” were taken twice and thrice respectively.

The artistes’ sang mostly in English but it was fused with one of the major languages in Nigeria- Igbo. The song is interesting and meaningful as it talks about giving back to the lord “praise” for his goodness upon one’s life.

The beginning though may be confused with the old worship song “What shall I render to the Lord (2x). I will render my soul, I will render my life, I will render what I have, what shall I render to my life”. Hence,  you may find believers in Christ singing one of the above instead of the other that they intended singing.

The song arrangement: Verse 1- Pre chorus- Chorus- Pre chorus- Chorus- Pre chorus.

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the Verse 1 “You’ve done so much for me, I cannot tell it all,” the artistes are appreciative of God’s abundant goodness in their lives. They are eager to narrate to the world all that the Lord has done for them. However, they say what the Lord has done is so much that they can’t finish recounting even if they had ten thousand tongues. In essence, God’s goodness upon their lives is overflowing. They say God heals their sickness, grants their heart desires and so they have come to give back to him in thanksgiving; they call on God to accept their praise.

In the Pre-chorus “What shall I render to Jehovah?” the artistes are asking what they can give back to the Lord for his abundant mercy and goodness upon their lives.
In the Chorus “(Nara nara) Nara, nara eh (Receive, receive),” having concluded on giving Praise to the Lord for his goodness upon their lives, they pray to the Lord and implore him to accept their praise.

WHAT DOES THE SONG “NAREKELE” BY TIM GODFREY AND TRAVIS GREENE MEAN

“Nara ekele” which can also be written as “Narekele” is an Igbo word that means “Receive praise.” The song basically talks about the artistes who are grateful to the Lord for his abundant goodness upon their lives and have come to give back to the lord abundant praise and thanksgiving.

LOCATION

Not sure of the country, but I know this is obviously a church building. Perhaps, the artistes went for a ministration and decided to use the coverage for the official video of the song.

COSTUME

They were all unified in their white attires and black foot wears; they all looked terrific!

SOUND

This song is memorable and melodic.  They were very expressive as they sang.  The major instruments used in the composition of this song are the piano, drum, guitar and trumpet. It is a slow tempo beat. They also took high-notes which is commending because they did not go screechy. The back-up singers were also unified in their voices and their vocals were very much interesting to the ears.

VIDEO

So like I said in the intro, I don’t know if this is the official video, but it is what we reviewed for the song. It is okay. At least they were well coordinated.

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG NAREKELE BY TIM GODFREY FT TRAVIS GREENE BELOW

IMAGES FROM THE VIDEO “NAREKELE” BY TIM GODFREY AND TRAVIS GREENE

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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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