(+LYRICS+MUSIC+TRANSLATIONON) MUSIC REVIEW: BOLANLE BY IVD FT ZLATAN “ON REPEAT!”

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This track is so on repeat for me; I just yelled that. Mad jam mhen! I don’t know why great tunes always have small views on Youtube. Is it that people don’t know that the video is out? This song should have over 10 million views, not thousands rara (at all). Click here to be among the million watcher

Among all the songs in the catalog to be reviewed for this week, my hands were itching to review this “Bolanle” song. I just played and danced to the song non-stop like say tomorrow no dey.

 

What is the song “Bolanle” about

The song is about a lady-Bolanle who was dating a very stingy man and suffered financially.

From these lines in the Verse 1, we call tell that Bolanle’s boyfriend is greatly stingy…

“She get e boyfriend, e too dey kaku. (Her boyfriend is thrifty)

She get e boyfriend, omo ijebu eh (Her boyfriend is stingy)”

Bolanle’s story however changed and her life turned around when she met a new guy who not only showered her with money but also showed her love and care. Doors started opening for Bolanle which brought more income her way.

Hence, “Bolanle pepper dem” means that since Bolanle is now rich, successful, and her level has changed beyond people’s imaginations, there would be people hating on her. So, the song encourages Bolanle to keep succeeding in a way that it would pain her haters and make them envious of her.

Why do I feel this song would be most played after a winner is declared for the Season 4 of Big Brother Naija reality show.

Anyway, still on the song “Bolanle,” I really love the beat; very  interesting to the ears and capable of making everybody including a new born baby rolltheir waste#winks. I also love the video, simple but spectacular.  I love all the dance steps of Zlatan and Bolanle especially their “komole” dance at the 11 seconds, 56 seconds and 2 minutes 32 seconds of the song.. The song comes in two verses. The chorus was sung twice while the post chorus four times. I really love Bolanle’s high spirit in the video; this video is interesting to watch, trust me.

 

 

Although, I feel this video portrays women as money lovers. It makes it look like women are only in a relationship for the sake of getting money from their men. You can see Bolanle’s reaction after she saw a rich guy on her DM and she decided to hook up with him because of his money. Perhaps, the reason her former boyfriend was stingy was because Bolanle fe reck e (Bolanle wants to empty him); winks

But all in all, I really love the song. I love the flow of rhythm; so melodious

Take a gander at the lyrics below

LYRICS TO BOLANLE BY ZLATAN AND IVD

INTRO

Ibile; Vanom, ai  Kapaichumaremarechupako

Pepper dem (Omo wobe, omo wobe)

Pepper dem o

Handkerchief e da? (Where is your handkerchief?)

VERSE 1

Bolanle get e boyfriend wey dey misbehave (Bolanle’s boyfriend misbehaves)

She get e boyfriend wey no like to spend o (Her boyfriend doesn’t like to spend)

She get e boyfriend, e too dey kaku. (Her boyfriend is thrifty)

She get e boyfriend, omo ijebu eh (Her boyfriend is stingy)

She enter her DM, she see omo ope (Bolannle is able to find a blessed guy via her DM)

Omo ope f’ola han Bolanle, Bolanle s’ope o (This guy showed her wealth and she is thankful)

She enter her DM, ori omo better o (Bolanle finds a better guy via her DM)

Bo si nu Chevrolet baby Abi o fe fese sha o (Enter the guy’s Chevrolet or do you want to keep walking on foot?)

CHORUS

Pepper dem, Bolanle pepper dem o (Pepper dem, Bolanle pepper dem o)

Pepper dem, Bolanle pepper dem o (Pepper dem, Bolanle pepper dem)

POST CHORUS (2x)

Who no like better thing? Eh eh

Who no like better thing? Ah ah

Bolanle like better thing ayi

She too like better thing; ibile

VERSE 2

All the way from Epe to Lekki (From Epe to Lekki)

Bolanle don turn person (Bolanle is now significant)

Bolanle don turn person wey dey buy Hennessy sef for person (Bolanle is so significant that she can now buy Henessy for someone)

Bolanle ma ti gbera. Bolanle ti je jackpot (Bolanle has made headway, Bolanle has won a jackpot)

To ba ri Bolanle nisin, Olouhn oti change gbogbo caucus (if you see Bolanle now, To God, she has changed the set of people she now walks with)

CHORUS

Pepper dem, Bolanle pepper dem o (Pepper dem, Bolanle pepper dem o)

Pepper dem, Bolanle pepper dem o (Pepper dem, Bolanle pepper dem)

POST CHORUS (2x)

Who no like better thing? Eh eh

Who no like better thing? Ah ah

Bolanle like better thing ayi

She too like better thing

OUTRO

BEATZ

Vanom; Spirit mix

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG BOLANLE BY IVD FT ZLATAN BELOW

DURATION: 2 MINUTES 54 SECONDS

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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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