(+LYRICS+MEANING+TRANSLATION)  MUSIC REVIEW: AYE BY NAIRA MARLEY “A SAMPLED BEAT FROM…”

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Naira Marley may be a staunch Muslim but having listened to this song from beginning to the end, I can categorically tell you that Naira Marley sampled one of the Christian tunes. Here goes the tune below

The Christian tune NM sampled

“Talo dabire? (2x) (Who’s like you? (2x)”

“Ninu gbobgo alagbara l’aye (Among all the powerful ones on earth)”

“Talo dabire Oluwa oh (Who’s like you; oh Lord)”

If you are a Christian that goes to church regularly or if your church still has this archaic style of worship; you would know the above song.

So, now that I have reminded you about the old gospel song Naira Marley sampled, what’s your opinion? Do they sound alike?

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WHAT IS THE SONG AYE BY NAIRA MARLEY ABOUT?

So based on the request or this song; here, you now have Aye by Naira Marley on Ogefash Photo Blog. The visual for this song is quite simple and for the first time, Naira Marley hasn’t got anything too erotic on this visual. No ass display or breast display, no twerking, no camera focus on the ass, and so on. I actually saw Davido in the latter part of the video; he was really looking cute especially when those that surrounded him treated him like a king. I also saw Tingasa crooner-CBLVCK in the video.

SO ABOUT THE SONG AYE

Aye is a Yoruba word in Nigeria that means Life, World or Earth; the usage of either of them depends on the context.

In the song, Naira Marley talks about how human beings are the main causes of the problems on the earth. According to him, if human beings were not problematic, there won’t be problems on earth. If human beings were not difficult or evil, the earth too won’t be difficult or filled with evil.

This he emphasized in the chorus “Aye yi o le o, aye lo m’aye le” which translates to “This earth is naturally not difficult, but the human beings on earth have made it difficult.”

In essence, it is what the people are feeding the earth with that is manifesting; if people were good; the earth would also be good.

Lyrically, the song comes in two verses. The chorus was taken twice. The lyrics are in sequence though, but they are quite cheesy; very weak. Naira Marley just composed his lyrics like he was composing them for his cliques; people whom he usually chats with daily and may have an idea of what he was saying. The lyrics are really not connecting and comprehensible. The only comprehensible part was just the chorus. I can’t relate verse 1 to verse 2. In all honesty, I don’t even know what he was talking about in verse 1 but I just translated it to English (If you have a better translation; hint us), and it really doesn’t relate to the entire song. Then verse 2 was just out of it, he kept repeating one line “Oku iya ni…” blablabla; ko ni meaning.

Fine, I know he might have used slangs, but slangs in songs at times do connect; but this particular one is not connecting. Even if he comes out to say verse 2 was talking about him not giving a damn if anything happens to evil people; it is still not connecting.

It is high time Naira Marley reminded himself that he is no longer the Naira Marley on a Nigerian level, but Naira Marley on an international level. I mean I have a girlfriend in Florida- Markeeda that is crazy about him.

Vocally: Naira Marley was consistent with his vocal quality all through the entire duration of the song. His vocal is not really the extremely appealing kind of vocal-like that of Celine Dion or Justin Bieber, but it is cool to the ears. He sang expressively on the beat. However, at some point, his vocal wasn’t clear. Can someone kindly help complete this missing line in the chorus via the comment box “Ninu aye lo ti  xxxxxxxxx; aye lo m’aye le.”

Thanks in advance!

Melody: The melody is tuneful and unoriginal. It is one tune that can be easily remembered owing to the fact that it is a sampled beat. The artiste doesn’t employ a variety of instrumentals to compose the song, but the ones used were well arranged, balanced, tuneful, and compelling. There was consistency in the style of rhythm.

The major instruments used to compose the song include drums, piano, shakers. Naira Marley sang mostly in Yoruba; a Nigerian language.

Take a gander at the lyrics below.

LYRICS TO AYE BY NAIRA MARLEY

INTRO

Yo!
Yo Rexxie pon this one

VERSE 1

S’ebi tele tele, l’ama fo fun won wipe (It was before that we used to believe them that)
K’oma wa l’oru, toripe awa ti jade (They shouldn’t come in the middle of the night, because we have gone out)
Amo nisi yi o, (But now)
T’oba wa losan, t’o ba wa loru, (If they come in the afternoon, if they come in the middle of the night)
Awa n be ni be, awa o de le fo fun won ( We are available there; we can’t tremble because of them)
Toripe awa Tingasa, awa o de le sa fun won (Because we are already entering the place; and we can’t run away from them)

 

CHORUS

Aye yi o le o, (Aye yi o le) (This life is not hard)
Aye lo m’aye le, (Aye lo m’aye le) (It is this life that made life difficult.)
Ninu aye lo ti xxxxxxxx; aye lo m’aye le.

Aye yi o le o, (Aye yi o le) (This life is not hard)
Aye lo m’aye le, (Aye lo m’aye le) (It is this life that made life difficult.)
Ninu aye lo ti  xxxxxxxx; aye lo m’aye le

VERSE 2

O n pe, oku iya yi ni; eyin le ma sin iya yin  (So, it’s your mother’s corpse, you are the ones to bury your mother’s corpse)
Oku your mother; eyin le ma sin iya yin (Your mother’s corpse, you would be the ones to bury your mother)
Oku momsi yin; eyin le ma sin iya yin (It’s your mother’s corpse, you are the ones that would bury your mother)
Oku your mama o; eyin le ma sin iya yin (Your mother’s corpse, you are the ones that would bury your mother.)
Nigba ti ‘n’ jale, ti  m’o ba teni kan je, ti mo ni ti’re ma da, (When I didn’t steal, when I did not destroy someone’s life; that I said your life would be good)
Won binu ori lasan ( They are just envious in vain)
Ori ma mu won (Their evil wish would backfire)
Owo ma ba won ( They would be dealt with)
Ti Olorun ba ti gba’dura mi, bukata mi a fu’ye (When God answers my prayers, my responsibilities would be lighter)

CHORUS

Aye yi o le o, (Aye yi o le) (This life is not hard)
Aye lo m’aye le, (Aye lo m’aye le) (It is this life that made life difficult.)
Ninu aye lo ti xxxxxxxx; aye lo m’aye le,

Aye yi o le o, (Aye yi o le) (This life is not hard)
Aye lo m’aye le (It is this life that made life difficult.)
Ninu aye lo ti xxxxxxxx; aye lo m’aye le

Ninu aye lo ti xxxxxxxx; aye lo m’aye le

OUTRO
Yo!
Aye yi o le o, (This life is not difficult)
Aye lo m’aye le ( This life made life difficult)

(Yo! Rexxie one this one)
Ninu aye lo ti di xxxxx

(Yo!) Aye lo m’aye le
Yo! Yo!
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