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(+LYRICS+ MEANING+ TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: KOROBA BY TIWA SAVAGE “HERE IS THE MEANING OF KOROBA IN THIS SONG!”

(+LYRICS+ MEANING+ TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: KOROBA BY TIWA SAVAGE “THIS VIBE SWEET PASS DANGEROUS LOVE!” +THE MEANING OF THIS SONG!

In all honesty, of all the tracks that Tiwa Savage has dropped off her forthcoming August 28th “Celia” Album, this to me has the best rhythm. This one sweet pass “Dangerous love” and “Attention.” I really did not feel the vitality that she is known for in the aforementioned songs. Mind you, no be (it is not) because they are slow-tempo songs. Well, now, she is back in the groove, and I am really grooving to this!

WHAT IS THE SONG KOROBA BY TIWA SAVAGE ABOUT

The word “Koroba” is a Yoruba word that means bucket a pail.

“Carry your Koroba” which when translated to English means “Carry your bucket.” In essence, mind your business.

In the song, the artiste basically calls on gossip mongers (Those that like to talk about others behind their backs or spread unfounded rumors) to mind their business,  face their own problems, and look for how to solve their problems. 

She also talks about tagging along with people that are opulent; especially the politicians who have looted funds to also benefit from their opulence, regardless of how they got the money, and regardless of how people may see them afterward.  According to her, when ladies move around with such men, they are quick to call them prostitutes even if they are actually not sleeping with them.

Lyrically: The lyrics are fair. The song comes in three verses. The chorus was taken thrice. The artiste sang in Pidgin and Yoruba; a Nigerian language.

Meaning of some word (s)

Monkey dey chop; baboon dey work: This is when someone else is enjoying the good handwork of your labor. 

Vocal: The artiste has got an appealing vocal. There was consistency in her vocal quality. She did not go out of tune. She also flowed well on the beat.

Melody:  This song is melodious. The beat is solid and engaging. The instrumentals are however not varied. The major instrument used to compose the song include drum and piano

Video: I love the video, it complements the track. It is also quite interesting to watch. BBNaija housemate 2019- Tacha also featured in the video.  The stories in the newspaper Tiwa was reading caught my attention. You may need to pause the video to go through the information contained in the paper. What y’all notice?

Wondering

Was Tiwa Savage trying to do like Yemi Alade? Check her facial expression below

Similar to Yemi Alade’s facial expression or not?

 Take a gander at the lyrics below

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Take a gander at the lyrics below

Kindly feel free to correct the lyrics and translation; thanks

LYRICS TO KOROBA BY TIWA SAVAGE

INTRO

Okay

London

VERSE 1

I no come this life to suffer (I did not come to this life to suffer)

If I follow politician (If I follow a politician)

You go hear am for paper (You would hear about it on the papers)

Dem go call am prostitution (They would call it prostitution)

Who no like enjoyment? (Who doesn’t like enjoyment?)

If money dey for pocket (If there is money in the pocket)

Shebi na national budget o? (Is it not national budget)

We go blow am like trumpet (We would blow it like trumpet)

Eh

CHORUS

Koroba koroba koroba koroba

Koro, oya carry your

Koroba koro kuru koroba koroba

Koro, oya carry your

Koroba koroba koroba koroba

Koro, oya carry your

Koro kuru koroba koroba koroba

Oya everybody carry your something

VERSE 2

He say darling I’m watching you (He says; darling, I am watching you)

Small thing you turn mugu (Little thing; you turn to a fool)

You come dey shout ole (You are now shouting thief)

The money you no work for (The money you did not work for)

Bad commando (Bad commando)

You carry overload (You carried overload)

Yawa dey, igboro (There is a problem on the street)

S’owole?  K’owole (Did it enter? Let it enter)

 

CHORUS

Koroba koroba koroba koroba

Koro, oya carry your

Koroba koro kuru koroba koroba

Koro, oya carry your..

Koroba koroba koroba koroba

Koro, oya carry your               

Koro kuru koroba koroba koroba

Oya everybody carry your something

VERSE 3

I no mean to bother you, at all (I did not mean to bother you)

Monkey dey work-y bamboo dey chop (Monkey is working, bamboo is eating)

Kilamity you say you be talk and do oga (Kilamity, you said you area kind of person that talks and acts boss)

Tell me wetin you fit do; do do do (Tell me what you can do)

I no mean to bother you, at all (I did not mean to bother you)

Monkey dey work-y bamboo dey chop (Monkey is working, bamboo is eating)

Kilamity you say you be talk and do oga (Kilamity, you said you area kind of person that talks and acts boss)

Tell me wetin you fit do yeah (Tell me what you can do)

CHORUS

Koroba koroba koroba koroba

Koro, oya carry your

Koroba koro kuru koroba koroba

Koro, oya carry your..

Koroba koroba koroba koroba

Koro, oya carry your               

Koro kuru koroba koroba koroba

Oya everybody carry your something

OUTRO

I don’t mean to (24x)

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG KOROBA BY TIWA SAVAGE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5goMslKxEWs

DURATION: 2 MINUTES 42 SECONDS

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