(+LYRICS+TRANSLATION+MEANING) MUSIC REVIEW: 49-99 BY TIWA SAVAGE “GBOGBO BROWN SKIN GIRLS!” +THIS VIDEO IS SIMILAR TO IGGY IZILEA’S“STARTED”

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After watching the video for “49-99” by Tiwa Savage, the  first question I asked myself was if the video actually complements the track. To me, the video says one thing and the lyrics say another.

But before I dwell on that, I will like to commend the effort of the director of this masterpiece; he really did a terrific work. I couldn’t help but notice all the girls Tiwa Savage featured in the music video; this is what you call “Gbogbo Brown Skin girls”; Beyonce ma ti se nkan (Beyonce has done something) Her “Brown skin girl” song has really changed the face of nowadays music videos.

What do I mean, after the release of Brown Skin Girl by Beyonce ft Wizkid, Saint Jhn and Blue Ivy ( View the review here- https://ogefash.reviews/2019/07/24/lyricstranslationmeaning-music-reviewbrown-skin-girl-by-beyonce-ft-wizkid-blue-ivy-and-saint-jhn-wizkid-just-dragged-his-verse-he-was-singing-like/) most musicians have now taken interest in using vixens that are brown skinned.

Anyway back to the music, so what is this song really about? The song basically talks about the desire of the songstress to keep working hard in order to have so much money that will help her live a comfortable life rather than the life of a hustler; the kind of life that she has always envisaged. So, she is doing every work possible to get plenty of this money. She doesn’t want to be poor. She wants to live a good life, remain beautiful, buy all the good and expensive things of life like Versace, Bugatti and so on.

However, the video seems to be encouraging people to do whatever they have got to do just to get that money. What ya think?

But wait o, why does the HOOK sound so much like Dbanj

“M a fi owo yen se wan l’eshe (4x) (I will use that money to deal with them)

And why does the Intro sound so much like Burna Boy

“Ti ge ti gi te ge che; Ti ge ti gi te ge che”

Back to the question “Does the vide complement the track?” I seriously doubt that. I can’t even relate the title “49-99” with track and with the video.

In an interview, Tiwa Savage said the title of the song was gotten from late Afrobeat legend “Fela Kuti”; okay so what exactly about it?

She went further to say the song is about the people that are poor and that are suffering. So if truly that’s what the song means, then you can see that the video doesn’t complement the track.

Meanwhile, the latter part of this her video is similar to Iggy Izilea’s video for “Started. (View the review here- https://ogefash.reviews/2019/08/14/lyricstranslationmeaning-music-review-started-by-iggy-izilea-what-exactly-is-the-moral-in-this-iggys-video/) where she killed a rich man. I think Tiwa Savage may have gotten some ideas from the video because she also killed some rich men. Then the outro seems like the concept Cardi B used in the song- Press (View the review here- https://ogefash.reviews/2019/08/14/lyrics-translation-meaning-music-review-clout-by-offset-ft-cardi-b-what-does-clout-really-mean/)

 

Moving on, this song has two verses while the chorus and pre chorus were taken thrice each. It has a melodious afro beat.

I love the video concept, although I can’t really relate it to the title of the song “49-99” and to  the entire lyrics. I love the fact that she took us back to the oldies with the style of hair and costume the ladies had on them. I must really commend their costume, especially that of Tiwa Savage; I so love it!

QUOTE

I get money before no be property o  (May mean she worked hard to get her own money. That is, her money is not from property inheritance)

LYRICS TO 49-99 BY TIWA SAVAGE

INTRO

Ti ge ti gi te ge che; Ti ge ti gi te ge che  (4x)

49 sitting 99 standing oh my God o

I get money before no be property o

Waiting for danfo, waiting for Uber and Okada (Waiting for commercial bus, Uber and motorcycle)

Omo no be so, me I want to live o ( Friend, this is not how I want to live my life)

PRE CHORUS

I gat to get the dollar; ko kunle (I need plenty dollars; plenty to fill the house)

Plenty plenty mula; aje kunle (I need plenty money; plenty wealth that will fill the home)

Monkey no get skills (E no get skills)

Igi sunmo igi, l’obo fin yo (There are many trees around, that is what makes a monkey rejoice)

I thank you Lord

 

CHORUS

Mo fe ra versa; mo fe ra Versace (I want to buy Versace)

Mo fe ra buga; mo fe ra bugatti (I want to buy bugatti)

Lepa to dun lepa shandy (Sweet slim lady, so slim)

Ele mummy, ele daddy (Mummy and daddy’s pretty lady)

Dem want to yawa o; dem want to yawa me (They want to put me in trouble)

Dem want to buga; dem want to buga me (They want to control)

Lepa to dun lepa shandy (Sweet slim lady, so slim)

Ele mummy, ele daddy (Mummy and daddy’s pretty lady)

HOOK

M a fi owo yen se wan l’eshe (4x) (I will use that money to deal with them or pepper them)

 

VERSE 2

E wa ri, e wa ri ise oluwa mi (Come and see the work of my God)

People still doubting who I be.

Ma lo braga o’n shoga mi (Don’t be feeling so pompous cause you are not my boss)

What’s a nation with no army?

PRE CHORUS

I gat to get the dollar; ko kunle (I need plenty dollars; plenty to fill the house)

Plenty plenty mula; aje kunle (I need plenty money; plenty wealth that will fill the home)

Monkey no get skills (E no get skills)

Igi sunmo igi, l’obo fin yo (There are many trees around, that is what makes a monkey rejoice)

I thank you Lord

CHORUS

CHORUS

Mo fe ra versa; mo fe ra Versace (I want to buy Versace)

Mo fe ra buga; mo fe ra bugatti (I want to buy bugatti)

Lepa to dun lepa shandy (Sweet slim lady, so slim)

Ele mummy, ele daddy (Mummy and daddy’s pretty lady)

Dem want to yawa o; dem want to yawa me (They want to put me in trouble)

Dem want to buga; dem want to buga me (They want to control)

Lepa to dun lepa shandy (Sweet slim lady, so slim)

Ele mummy, ele daddy (Mummy and daddy’s pretty lady)

 

HOOK

M a fi owo yen se wan l’eshe (4x) (I will use that money to deal with them)

OUTRO

Where the money dey go?

where the money dey?

Hustling for money

Just to pay the pay

CHORUS

CHORUS

Mo fe ra versa; mo fe ra Versace (I want to buy Versace)

Mo fe ra buga; mo fe ra bugatti (I want to buy bugatti)

Lepa to dun lepa shandy (Sweet slim lady, so slim)

Ele mummy, ele daddy (Mummy and daddy’s pretty lady)

Dem want to yawa o; dem want to yawa me (They want to put me in trouble)

Dem want to buga; dem want to buga me (They want to control)

Lepa to dun lepa shandy (Sweet slim lady, so slim)

Ele mummy, ele daddy (Mummy and daddy’s pretty lady)

 

 

HOOK

M a fi owo yen se wan l’eshe (4x) (I will use that money to deal with them or pepper them)

 

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR 49-99 BY TIWA SAVAGE BELOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IOoNEi8BlgM

DURATION: 3 MINUTES 26 SECONDS

DIRECTED BY MEJI ALABI

A JM FILMS PRODUCTION

VIEW IMAGES FOR THE SONG 49-99 BY TIWA SAVAGE BELOW

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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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