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(+LYRICS+MEANING+TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW- OPTIONS BY REEKADO BANKS AND PARKER IGHILE “HERE IS THE MEANING OF THIS SONG” +WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO REEKADO BANKS? +MY OPTIONS FOR THIS SONG…

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So, what has happened to Reekado Banks? Why are his songs not so loud again on Dj’s playlist in various media houses and other platforms? What I mean is that, why are his songs not getting frequently played again like when he was under Don Jazzy’s “Mavin” Records?

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Something is wrong somewhere and it has to be corrected. So what is wrong? It is definitely not Reekado Bank’s music but the unhealthy mindset some people have that when someone leaves a particular record label, he or she has indirectly left the entire music industry. That’s so rubbish!

Ever since Reekado Banks left Mavin Records owned by Don Jazzy, he has been releasing great and flawless tunes (Which have all been reviewed on Ogefash Photo Blog), even better than the ones that the newest Mavin act “Rhema” has been releasing (ain’t hating); but I find out that broadcast stations don’t play Reekado Banks songs as much as they played his songs when he was under Mavin Records (Although, it seems like it it is the same for other ex-mavins).

Even those DJ’s seem to have forgotten than he is still singing. It is appalling what factor really determines their selection! Anyway, biko (please), I am pleading, Reekado Banks is still singing, and he does that flawlessly, so, kindly add his songs to your most-frequent playlist. Nothing should hinder his continuous success in the music industry. Nothing should jazz his music away!

Jeez, people need to wipe off that absurd mentality that artistes can’t do better or continue succeeding once they leave a particular record label. If a song is good, regardless of the label the artiste is in, it should be promoted.

As far as am concerned, Reekado Banks is exceptional. He was when he was with Mavin Records, and he is still exceptional when he started singing under his own record label- Banks Music.

My option for this song “Play it non-stop or play it non-stop!”

 

WHAT IS THE SONG OPTIONS BY REEKADO BANKS AND PARKER IGHILE ABOUT

“Options” is a song by Reekado Banks and Parker Ighile. Parker is a Nigerian British record producer, rapper, singer, and songwriter. He was born to Nigerian parents in London on march 1st 1990. He is signed to Pink Friday Record associated with Nicki Minaj, read more about Parker on Wikipedia https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parker_Ighile

 

 

 

NOW, ABOUT THE SONG OPTIONS…

To have an option means to have an alternative.

“Option” in the context of this song means that a lady has loads of men to make a selection from. 

In the song “Options,” both Reekado Banks and Parker have intense feelings for a particular beautiful and sexy lady who is the cynosure of all eyes, men in particular. They are mesmerized by her body in such a way that they can’t concentrate on anything else except her body. The artistes as well as other men have fallen deeply in love with this lady, and her body which they describe as “sumptuous. The artistes know that a lady with such “sumptuous” body would have loads of men (Options) to make a selection from; they hope that she chooses them and returns their love.

Lyrically: I love the fact that lyrics follow a paricular sequence; they are well arranged. The song comes in two verses taken by Reekado Banks and Parker Ighile respectively. Both verse one and two have the same number of lines (4). Reekado Banks took mostly the chorus; it was taken three times. The artistes sang in pidgin.

Ighile’s verse has sexual undertone. For instance, this line Nobody don shake my antenna…Long time you play games like antenna” was referring to the power a lady has over him sexually. An antenna is also a slang for “Big dick”

The bridge which was taken by both Reekado Banks and Parker Ighile also has sexual undertones. What y’all think?

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

Love Struck: To have intense feelings for someone in such a way that you can hardly get them out of your mind for a second.

Sumptuous: Luxurious, magnificent, splendid and so on.

Sexual advance: Gestures made towards another person with the aim of gaining some sort of sexual favor or pleasure.

Vocal: Vey appealing and interesting to the ears. However, Parker Ighile’s vocal was not too clear at some point. Reekado Banks was consistent with his vocal quality and did not go out of tune.  For me, Parker’s ad-libbing was richer compared to his entire vocal in the verse and bridge.

Melody: It is tuneful. The rhythm flows well. They were consistent with the style of rhythm. The major instruments used to compose the song include drums, piano and guitar.

The video for this song was shot in Gabon. Gabon is a country in West Central Africa. The video  quality is not what I would term high.  Gush! Are those Gabon video vixens? They are so stiff!

Take a gander at the lyrics below

LYRICS TO OPTIONS BY REEKADO BANKS AND PARKER IGHILE

Oh oh eh

Ma pa mi mo
Yeah (4x)

Ma fa mi mo ra oh

VERSE 1 (REEKADO BANKS)

It’s harder to focus
Your body na focus
Just love me in return
Make you for no lost

CHORUS (REEKADO BANKS)

You no need to tell me say you got options (Eh eh eh eh)
When they see you all the boys dey dey love struck (Eh eh eh eh)
Girl I see your body say e dey sumptuous (Eh eh eh eh)
Girl I no go lie your body got me fucked up

You no need to tell me say you got options (Eh eh eh eh)
When they see you all the boys they dey love struck (Eh eh eh eh)
Girl I see your body say e dey sumptuous (Eh eh eh eh)
Girl I no go lie your body got me fucked up

VERSE 2 (IGHILE PARKER)

Nobody don shake my antenna
Long time you play games like antenna
Everybody know say that you are hot
Say you giving real loving oh gurl

CHORUS (REEKADO BANKS AND IGHILE)

You no need to tell me say you got options
When they see you all the boys they dey love struck
Girl I see your body say e dey sumptuous
Girl I no go lie your body got me fucked up

BRIDGE ( REEKADO BANKS AND PARKER IGHILE)

Puff man wanna put a ring on it
Die flying; cause I don dey die for it
Puff man wanna put the ink on it
Big back wanna put my drink on it
Whatever you have, I got the thing for you
I like looking at the things on it
Looking at the things on it
Is there anything for me?

Oh oh

OUTRO ( REEKADO BANKS AND PARKER IGHILE)

 You no need to tell me say you got options (Eh eh eh eh)
When they see you all the boys they dey love struck (Eh eh eh eh)
Girl I see your body say e dey sumptuous (Eh eh eh eh)

Girl I no go lie your body got me fucked up

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG OPTIONS BY REEKADO BANKS AND PARLER IGHILE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-G12XzzLEF8

DURATION: 3 MINUTES 9 SECONDS

DIRECTED BY OLSTR8DESIGN FX

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Born in the 80’s, Ogefash picked up writing early in her secondary school days at International School, University of Lagos (Unilag). 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. She is an educationist. 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. Ogefash is a goal getter, a pace setter and always strives for excellence. She likes to impact and solve problems in a creative way regardless how challenging they may be. She has in-depth knowledge in reporting, editing, social media and other media related works. 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 movies' plots scene by scene. Ogefash blog is also the first to translate songs, interprete and give a full detailed analysis about music and artistes in Nigeria, Africa and America before other blogs started emulating her style. While other blogs provided just music lyrics alone, we took it higher by not only providing lyrics, but translating, interpreting and analyzing as well. It is also the first blog to give detailed analysis of adverts. Interestingly, Ogefash blog also known as Ogefash Photo Blog is the first blog all over the world to blog with lots of interesting pictures to support all articles. Ogefash says "I don't keep male friends because they always say "sex" is part of friendship. I don't keep female friends because they are always bitchy. 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, Ogefash is highly energetic and creative. She is a rare gem and a gift to this generation.

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