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(+LYRICS+MEANING+TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: KPALANGA BY MR EAZI “HERE IS THE REAL MEANING OF KPALANGA +I DON’T REALLY UNDERSTAND THIS…”

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I am trying to understand the arrangement of the song “Kpalanga.”  Which one is the chorus, verse, and pre-chorus? Any idea, kindly fill us in cause I just used my discretion to select which is which.

 

ABOUT THE SONG KPALANGA BY MR. EAZI

The word “Kpalanga” means to drive someone crazy. Kpalanga by Mr. Eazi is no doubt a love song whereby the artiste implores his love interest to consider as well as accept his proposal to be his lover. The artiste says this lady drives him crazy and heals his soul. He has uncontrollable feelings for her and wishes the girl would also return the love. He is ready to go the extra mile to prove his love for her. He is willing to empty his account as well as cry profusely to prove his love for her and make her accept him.

I love the cinematography; very nice and different from the norm. All that featured in the uniform were in Military uniform except the girl though. It would have been so nice if the song ended with the lady wearing the uniform also to prove that she already accepted his proposal.

I love the theme the artiste picked for the visual; soldiers shouldn’t only be seen as those that are rigid and engage in battle only but should be seen also as people that have emotions running through them and can love someone truly without any coercion. I love the beat also; not a slow tempo song which makes it one that people can dance to. However, the arrangement of the lyric is still confusing to me. Also, I feel the lyric could have been better. The artiste sang basically in pidgin and fused it with Yoruba; a Nigerian language. His vocal was clear and brought melody to the song. The major instruments used in the composition of the song include drums, guitar, piano and percussion.

I muust say that I am feeling their choreography!

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Pata means Pant; S’ere means to play; Kolobi means different things like to relate with someone, take over or to have sex with someone.

Take a gander at the lyrics below

LYRICS TO KPALANGA BY MR EAZI

INTRO

Ose

I’ve been waiting for you all day (Shabalistic)
I’ve been waiting
I’ve been waiting

VERSE 1

I’ve been waiting, I’ve been waiting, I’ve been waiting for you all day
Say you go look my face
Tell me where you dey, make I come that place
(I’ve been waiting, I’ve been waiting)
Baby no delay; oya kolobi, j’a sere

As you dey totori me like this o; na you go cure my craze

PRE CHORUS

Girl if you want, I go cry you a river o, I go cry you a river o
Just to show you, just to show you; your love dey make me Kpalanga
If you want, I’ll empty account o, I’ll empty my account o
Just to show you, just to show you; your love dey make me Kpalanga

CHORUS

Oya kpalanga pa ku ru pa pa
No be say I want to see your pata
Oya ja ju ju pa ju ju pa pa pa
Gimme love o, gimme love o

Pa ku ru pa ku ru pa pa
No be say I want to see your pata
Oya ja ju ju pa ju ju pa pa pa
Gimme love o, gimme love o

BEATZ

Girl if you want, I go cry you a river o, I go cry you a river o
Just to show you, just to show you; your love dey make me Kpalanga
If you want, I’ll empty account o, I’ll empty my account o
Just to show you, just to show you; your love dey make me Kpalanga

OUTRO

I’ve been waiting, I’ve been waiting for you all, for you all day
Day, day, day, day, day
Tell me, tell me where you, where you dey
Dey dey dey
I’ve been, I’ve been waiting
Baby no delay
Lay, lay, lay, lay, lay, lay, lay                                                                                                                   As you dey totori me like this o; na you go cure my craze

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR KPALANGA BELOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MHHCX_Y1blM

DURATION: 2 MINUTES 28 SECONDS

SHOT AND CHOPPED BY TG OMORI

VIEW MORE IMAGES FROM THE SONG KPALANGA BELOW

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