(+LYRICS +MEANING +TRANSLATION)  MUSIC REVIEW: SUBIRA BY  IBRAAH SKIIBII “HERE IS THE REALEST MEANING OF THE WORD SUBIRA”

 (+LYRICS +MEANING +TRANSLATION)  MUSIC REVIEW: SUBIRA BY  IBRAAH SKIIBII “HERE IS THE REALEST MEANING OF THE WORD SUBIRA”

 (+LYRICS +MEANING +TRANSLATION)  MUSIC REVIEW: SUBIRA BY  IBRAAH SKIIBII “HERE IS THE REALEST MEANING OF THE WORD SUBIRA”

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Subira is a melodious song by Kondeboy artiste- Ibraah ft Nigerian artiste- Skiibii. Subira is one of the songs in Ibraah’s EP titled “Steps.”

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WHAT IS THE SONG SUBIRA BY IBRAAH FT SKIIBII ABOUT

The word Subira means to be patient.  But in the context of this song, “Subira” may mean someone’s name.

Subira is a love song to a lady. The artistes pour out their hearts to a lady they love. They have strong feelings for this lady. They so love this lady that they can’t stop thinking about her; they can’t get her thoughts off their minds. They implore this lady not to deceive them or hurt them. They equally vow not to deceive her. They also implore this lady to act well towards them as they vow to support her financially and otherwise, as well as be available for her always.

The artistes seem to have been hurt in their past relationships, so, because they don’t want to suffer the same faith again, they talk about the hurt they feel when they see this lady with another man.

Lyrically: The song comes in two verses taken by Ibraah and Skiibii respectively. Ibraah’s verse was lengthier than that of Skiibii. The chorus was taken twice. The artiste sang mostly in Swahili, but Skiibii fused his verse with words in Pidgin and Yoruba; a Nigerian language. Skiibii also sang in Swahili effortlessly that you won’t be able to tell that he is not a Tanzanian

Vocal They were consistent in their vocal quality. Their vocals are clear, sweet, and interesting to the ears.

Melody: This song is tuneful.  I love the intro in particular; very catchy. The most melodious part of the song is the chorus. The major instruments used in the composition of this song include drums and piano.

As of the time of penning down thoughts on this song, the video has not yet dropped…

Take a gander at the lyrics below

Kindly feel free to correct the lyrics and translation. Also feel free to share your thought on the song via the comment box

LYRICS TO SUBIRA BY IBRAAH FT SKIIBII

VERSE 1 (IBRAAH)

Oh na na

Subira imeniponza, natokota

Kwote kupambana tatu bila

Langu penzi tamu tamu, wameliokota

Eh moko uwa malenge lenge umeota vido nda eh

Nimefuba hali ni shiwenge wivu nakonda yeah

Anipita mbali kama kigege

Aniacha hoyi mi mlege lege

Nazhalami kala niona bwege, oh inauma

Kama asali nishapokonywa masege

Kaniachiaga homa ya dege dege

Leo mlezi bichi mi wa mla ndege

Hakumbuki nyuma

Tena sikudhubutu, umfanya ajutie kunipenda

Niliamini wa milele daima, daima

Kwake sikuaga zumbukuku

Japo yangu ya kitochi, alimulikiaye

Anavyoiweka kando inaniuma, inaniuma


CHORUS (IBRAAH)

Eh yangu akili,

Ameichanganya changaya, Ameidanganya

Hakuna tena siri

Ameichanganya, moyo ameugawanya

Ye kumbe alipita kunusa

Ameichanganya

Penzi amelipangusa

Lipangusa aah, aah nalia

VERSE 2 (SKIIBII)

 

Baby no be moto, but you drive me crazy gan ni

Now, I can’t get you off my head

Can’t get  you off my head
Umeniachia kidonda kidonda

Mi mwenzako ninakonda

Kidonda kidonda

Skiibii Mayana nakonda
Do cunny? Baby you know say me I no do cunny oh

Enjoy my money; I go stand by your side gan ni

I wish you treat me right

I wish you do me right

I wish you do the right

My heart is beating I love you die

CHORUS (IBRAAH)

Eh yangu akili,

Ameichanganya changaya, Ameidanganya

Hakuna tena siri

Ameichanganya, moyo ameugawanya

Ya kumbe alipita kunusa

Ameichanganya

Penzi amelipangusa

Lipangusa ah, ah ah nali oh

BEATZ

 

WATCH THE VIDEO FOR THE SONG SUBIRA BY IBRAAH SKIIBII BELOW

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V74XNwsODVY

DURATION: 3 MINUTES 2 SECONDS

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