(+ LYRICS + TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: AMAKA BY #2BABA FT PERUZZI “IF YOU ASK ME, I’L SAY 2BABA DISAPPOINTED THIS LADY…!”

(+ LYRICS + TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: AMAKA BY #2BABA FT PERUZZI “IF YOU ASK ME, I’L SAY 2BABA DISAPPOINTED THIS LADY…!”

(+ LYRICS + TRANSLATION) MUSIC REVIEW: AMAKA BY 2BABA FT #PERUZZI “IF YOU ASK ME, I’L SAY #2BABA DISAPPOINTED THIS LADY…!”

First of all, that line ‘I like woman…” is just a catchy phrase which really succeeded in capturing people’s attention, because if you look at the song, there  is really nothing showing that he likes women. Ehem! If you believe that, then you will believe me if I tell you that there won’t be election come 2019 in the country ; he truly likes women, that is the summary of the gist.

“Parry” wey be say na only women plenty pass, even inside the pool those men suddenly went missing; it seems like all the men in the party can’t swim.

Ehem! Did 2baba say the lady disappointed him? Mbok, who was left standing? It was the lady. May be you should just watch the video very well from the beginning to the end,  I know for sure that you will agree with me that 2Baba was actually the one that disappointed the lady. Why you may ask? The lady promised to come around and she eventually did even though it was pretty late. So the question is, how did 2Baba disappoint her? He was not there to welcome her; shikena.

 

Hence, the chorus  “Amaka disappoint me, but iyeneke confusion (But there is no confusion) Amaka disappoint me, iyom ke disappointment o (I don’t want disappointment)”, would have been justifiable if the lady did not show up at all, but she did.

I am sure both never discussed having any party, the party was basically organised by 2Baba to show her off to his people which she was unaware of.

Imagine oo, surprise party for a girl wey never gree im own, girl wey dey play hard to get, no wonder she surprised him as well. Well, she probably had a lot of things to do and quickly fixed them up, but never mentioned it to 2Baba. Infact, from the time the girl arrived, it looked like she just came for the one side thing,like Peruzzi sang in verse 2 “And if I come through, shey you go wan go one side?” #Winks

Anyway, that’s by the way, as you know, we love to present you with the lyrics before the major review. View lyrics here

LYRICS TO THE SONG AMAKA BY 2BABA FT PERUZZZI

INTRO

Ariratatare, eeh

BEATZZZ
Speroach beat

VERSE 1 – 2BABA
I like woman, I dey straight forward. I like truth and I dey rock rumours eh
I don’t know wetin you want to do. But make you let me know if you go show up eh
Because I don buy diesel, I don buy shayo for yard o. I don call Gaaga, I don call my guys around o
I don call my Mama, I tell am say you bam o. I don call everybody, I call everybody

But I see you for Insta, you say you dey Ipaja. And anytime I holla, you go say you dey my area.
I say no wahala but I don dey wait you tire. I don wait you sotey, I don dey lose weight o

CHORUS (2BABA)
Amaka disappoint me, but iyeneke confusion (But there is no confusion)
Amaka disappoint me, iyom ke disappointment o (I don’t want disappointment)
Amaka disappoint me, iyom ke confusion (I don’t want confusion)
Amaka disappoint me, but iyeneke disappointment o (But, there is no disappointment) (Put a bang bang)

 

VERSE 2 – PERUZZI
I know 2face o, I dey straight forward too (I dey straight forward)
But you gatz tell me how e dey do you. And if I come through, shey you go wan go one side? And if I drop raba shey you go turn up?
Cos I don buy diesel, I don on gen for my house. I don call Larry, e dey set up for yard (Put a bang bang).                                                                                                                                  I don call my papa, tell am say you fine. Ah, I don call everybody, I call everybody
I see you for twitter, retweeting your Mister. I enter your matter but you don’t want to answer
I say no wahala, since that’s how you holla. I don wait you sotey, I don dey lose weight o (Put a bang bang)

CHORUS – PERUZZI
Amaka disappoint me, but iyeneke confusion (But there is no confusion)
Amaka disappoint me, iyom ke disappointment o (I don’t want disappointment)
Amaka disappoint me, iyom ke confusion (I don’t want confusion)
Amaka disappoint me, but iyeneke disappointment o (But there is no disappointment)

REPEAT VERSE 1- 2BABA
I don dey here and I dey straight forward. I like truth and I dey rock rumours eh
I don’t know wetin you want to do. But make you let me know if you go show up eh
CHORUS
A-A Amaka dissapoint me, but iyeneke confusion (But there is no confusion)
Amaka dissapoint me, iyom ke dissapointment o (I don’t want disappointment)
Amaka dissapoint me, iyom ke confusion (I don’t want confusion)
Amaka dissapoint me, but iyeneke dissapointment o (But there is no disappointment)

OUTRO

Ariratatare, eeh

Mixing Zeeno Foster. Speroach beat
Amaka dissapoint me. Amaka dissapoint me

Directed by Unlimited L.A

DURATION: 3minutes 58 seconds

THE REVIEW

Like you know, the Hypertek superior along with DMW signee Peruzzi did this melodious tune together and really I can’t help but love that chorus; especially when he sang in Ibibio. Shout out to my Ibibio friend (Follow on IG@thelastcelebrity and Ogefash on IG @ogefash_july4) who translated the chorus for me.

Meanwhile, I still wonder how this song really ended up at 3 minutes 58 seconds, because if you ask me, it does not come with too many lyrics, Okay, I get it, the repetition of the verses, choruses and interlude summed up the entire minutes.

Lyrically, the song comes in two verses, verse two was practically the same with verse 1, just a slight difference. 90% of the song was in pidgnin while 10% was in Ibibio language which was only used in the chorus

“Amaka disappoint me, but iyeneke confusion (But there is no confusion)
Amaka disappoint me, iyom ke disappointment o (I don’t want disappointment)
Amaka disappoint me, iyom ke confusion (I don’t want confusion)
Amaka disappoint me, but iyeneke disappointment o (But, there is no disappointment) (Put a bang bang)”

They sang the chorus three times; 2Baba sang twice while Peruzzi sang once.  Did the lines flow well? Partially.

The lyrics in the song are amusing and interesting to the ears. I love the fact that the lyrics are not complex and can be easily understood by all.

 

BREAKDOWN OF THE SONG

In the verse 1, “I like woman, I dey straightforward…” 2Baba describes himself as a clear-cut person, he doesn’t beat around the bush; he is specific. He wishes the lady- Amaka he has interest in is also the same; says things the way they are and if she would ever truly let him know if she she would show up after he invited her over.

“I don’t know wetin you want to do. But make you let me know if you go show up eh”
The artiste says he already set the whole place rolling just to welcome her. He goes as far as organizing an outdoor mini party, buying lots of drinks, calling his friends, mother; everybody to show her off to them. However, the artiste waits tirelessly for her and partially ostracizing himself from the party as he keeps calling her to know if she is close by. The only reply he keeps getting from her is that she is in his area, meanwhile she is still somewhere far.

Verse 2 by Peruzzi is a repetition of what 2Baba sang in Verse 1 though with a slight difference… “But you gatz tell me how e dey do you. And if I come through, shey you go wan go one side? And if I drop raba shey you go turn up?”

And when he sang “I see you for twitter, retweeting your Mister. I enter your matter but you don’t want to answer. I say no wahala, since that’s how you holla.”
Here, Peruzzi also is waiting tirelessly for a lady. The girl apparently shuns him when he tries chatting her up on social media. He also thinks the girl will show up quickly if money is involved.

“And if I drop raba shey you go turn up?”

I love the 1  seconds of the video where Peruzzi and 2Baba sang together (I don buy diesel…)

In the chorus “ Amaka disappoint me…” here, the artiste says Amaka disappointed him because after waiting for her tirelessly and eagerly anticipating her coming, he still did not see her. Even though he did not want disappointment or confusion, he was disappointed because he already told a lot of  people about her but she did not show up on time. Anyway, nothing wasted na, with or without her, they had fun and still finished all the food and drink.

WHAT IS THE SONG AMAKA BY 2BABA REALLY ABOUT

It is about a guy (2Baba) who is in love with a lady (Amaka). They agreed to see each other which made him take out time, energy and money to organise a surprise mini party for her just to showcase her to everybody. He bought drinks, called friends and families and anticipated her coming. However, the party ended, food and drink finished, the guests dismissed and 2Baba still did not see her, so he felt Amaka disappointed him. More so when she made him believe during their conversation that she was in his area, thereby raising his hope of his possibility of seeing her soon.

Meanwhile, Amaka eventually showed up, but the whole place was already evacuated. Amaka did not tell him that she would be coming in late, apparently, she also wanted to surprise 2Baba just like he wanted to surprise her too. If you ask me, she was also disappointed when she did not see anybody.

MEANING OF SOME WORDS

SHAYO– Alcholic Drink; GEN– Generator; STRAIGHTFORWARD– To be specific

Iyeneke– There is no; Iyom Ke- I don’t want

Straightforward– Not beating around the bush, being specific, precise, direct, truthful, saying things the way they are without difficulty. Not cagey or try to hide things or feelings

Disappointment– This happens when hopes and expectations are cut short, hence sadness creeps in. When expectations are not fulfilled. To let down

Rumours:  Unverified Stories circulating all round. Also seen as gossip or hearsay. News that are either made-up or true and quickly spread

Confusion: To be puzzled about a particular situation, indecision, hesitation, or unclear in one’s mind about something.

Bam– To describe someone in a good way. Other acronyms for BAM- “Below Average Mentality, Bachelor of Applied Mathematics”

LOCATION

The video was shot mostly outdoor; a party setting, pool. The only indoor scene was where 2Baba constantly peeped through the window to check if Amaka was around.

SOUND

Very interesting to the ears. There was consistency in their vocals, no screechy tones.

COSTUME

Bikini, crop top, bum shorts, off shoulder tops- no sensitive part was exposed.

VIDEO PRDUCTION

Nice video with terrific lighting; interesting to watch!

STORY IN THE VIDEO

2Baba chatted with a lady he likes-Amaka and they agreed to see each other. While 2Baba was waiting for her to come around, she was busy taking her time to do other things even though she told him she would still come around. Meanwhile, 2Baba busied himself with nothing other than sitting and anticipating her coming. He constantly called her and when the call was too much, the lady told him she was in his area whereas she wasn’t. When Amaka eventually got to where she and 2Baba had planned to meet, it was late and there was no one to receive her.

Notable faces in the video

Olisa AdibuaLarry Gaaga and DMW’s Fresh

 JUST WONDERING

I though 2baba used to know how to dance,he looked funny in this dance

But the girl ended up showing up. So?

 

 

REMARK: Lovely tune. It is one song you can’t help but keep singing to when it is aired.

PRODUCED BY Speroach Beatz, (Beat maker behind Davido’s assurance.

WATCH VIDEO HERE.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5gxF5f7uu0

Duration- 3 MINUTES 58 SECONDS

AMAKA BY 2BABA

 

 

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