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(+LYRICS+MEANING+TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: WONDERFUL BY BURNABOY “HERE IS THE MEANING OF THIS SONG!” +HE MUST REALLY BE TAKING A SWIPE AT PRESIDENT MUHAMMADU BUHARI

(+LYRICS+MEANING+TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: WONDERFUL BY BURNABOY “HERE IS THE MEANING OF THIS SONG!” +HE MUST REALLY BE TAKING A SWIPE AT PRESIDENT BUHARI

If you are a Nigerian, I am sure you are familiar with the word “Lazy Nigerian Youths” and the person behind those words. Of course, those words were uttered by the incumbent president of Nigeria- President Muhammedu Buhari while speaking at the Commonwealth Business Forum in the year 2018. This didn’t go down well with  Nigerians who took to social media to castigate his words. Fast word to year 2020, Burnaboy releases a song that has the line “I don’t want any one to call me a lazy youth”; common they are obviously correlative. I feel he was probably taking a swipe at President Buhari; what y’all think?

 

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WHAT IS THE SONG “WONDERFUL” BY BURNABOY ABOUT

The word “Wonderful”means something that is extremely great. I am wondering if the artiste used the word “wonderful” to describe his “home” and to emphasize why he he wants to return home. I really don’t know why he titled the song wonderful…

However, the song talks about the need for people to remember their real homes, regardless of their decision to search for jobs in another man’s land that may be more favourable to them than their land..

In essence, while leaving your country for greener pastures in other countries; never forget your real country. When you finally get elevated, remember your starting point, what you have been through, people who have been supportive;  because these are part of what contributed to your success.

The artiste also talks about making melodious songs that spur people to dance even when they don’t feel like it.

Lyrically: I really don’t understand the layout of the song. I am not certain which is hook, pre-chorus, chorus and post chorus, although I apportioned the aforementioned in the lyrics. If you have an idea, kindly share via the comment box. ThanksThe lyrics are repetitive and easy to comprehend. The hook, pre-chorus, chorus and post-chorus were taken twice each. His lyrics flowed well on the beat. The artiste sang in pidgin and Yoruba; a Nigerian language.

Vocal: Burnaboy’s vocal was not clear at some point in the song. At the beginning of the song, I thought he said “Anywhere I go, moonlight ma  pada s’ile mi (Anywhere I go, moonlight must return to my home ), but with the constant replay, I figured out that it was “Anywhere I go mo ni lati pada s’ile mi (Anywhere I go, I must return to my home )

He was however consistent with his vocal quality. There was no part he went screechy as he didn’t take any high note.

Melody: The song has this slow vibe, however,it is currently topping charts, I think the song just  grew on people. It has a mid-tempo beat. The beat would be nice for salsa’ what y’all think? The major instruments used to compose the song include  drum, piano and harp.

Take a gander at the lyrics below.

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LYRICS TO WONDERFUL BY BURNABOY

HOOK

Anywhere I go mo ni lati pada s’ile mi (Anywhere I go, I must to return home )
‘Cause my mummy, wo wa ni ile mi  (Cause my mummy is home)
I no want make person tell me say I too lazy (I dont want anyone to tell me that I am too lazy)
Oluwaburna of la la ni (I am Oluwaburna of Lagos..)

PRE-CHORUS

As I dey hustle like Adebayor Ogunlesi (As I am hustling like Adebayo Ogunlesi)
No go talk say me I too lazy (Don’t say I am too lazy)
Anywhere I go mo n’ lati pada si ile mi (Anywhere I go, I have got to return home)
Cause my mummy wo wa ni ile mi) (Cause my mummy is in my house)

Wonderful, ooh ooh

CHORUS

I go show you wonder wa ri wonderful (I would show you wonder, you would see wonderful)
You no go believe wetin won happen (You wont believe what wants to happen)
No disturbance when the gbedu wan catch you o(No disturbance when the gbedu wants to catch you)
Its like you dey sleep but this one pass you (Its like you want to sleep, but this one passes you)

Wonder!

POST CHORUS

As the gbedu don start (Won jo) (As the song started; they started dancing)
From your feet all over (Won jo) (From your feet, all over; they are dancing)
With somebody daughter (Won jo) (With somebody’s daughter; they are dancing)

‘Cause I’m feeling it in my soul
Something is changing
Right in your face
Dey there; soul
Something dey scratch me (Something is scratching me)
Com be like jazz (It seems like charm)

Beatz

HOOK

Anywhere I go mo ni lati pada s’ile mi (Anywhere I go, I must to return home )
‘Cause my mummy, wo wa ni ile mi  (Cause my mummy is home)
I no want make person tell me say I too lazy (I dont want anyone to tell me that I am too lazy)
Oluwaburna of la la ni (I am Oluwaburna of Lagos..)

PRE CHORUS

As I dey hustle like Adebayor Ogunlesi (As I am hustling like Adebayo Ogunlesi)
No go talk say me I too lazy (Don’t say I am too lazy)
Anywhere I go mo ni lati pada si ile mi (Anywhere I go, I have got to return home)
Cause my mummy wo wa ni ile mi) (Cause my mummy is in my house)

CHORUS

I go show you wonder wa ri wonderful (I would show you wonder, you would see wonderful)
You no go believe wetin won happen (You wont believe what wants to happen)
No disturbance when the gbedu wan catch you o(No disturbance when the gbedu wants to catch you)
Its like you dey sleep but this one pass you (Its like you want to sleep, but this one passes you)

Wonder!

POST CHORUS

As the gbedu don start (Won jo) (As the song started; they started dancing)
From your feet all over (Won jo) (From your feet, all over; they are dancing)
With somebody daughter (Won jo) (With somebody’s daughter; they are dancing)

‘Cause I’m feeling it in my soul.
Something is changing
Right in your face
Dey there; soul
Something dey scratch me (Something is scratching me)
Com be like jazz (It seems like charm)

 WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG “WONDERFUL” BY BURNABOY BELOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k33o1IgtUEM

DURATION: 4 MINUTES 23 SECONDS

DIRECTED BY DK

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