Burna Boy - Collateral Damage

1 year ago

“Saying ‘African Giant’ goes [to] a lot more than music,” Burna Boy tells Apple Music. “It’s a symbol of strength. That’s what I want my people to feel like, to realise that they are.”

On the Nigerian Afrofusion kingpin’s fourth studio album, that credo of understanding your worth and truth rings through songs which address success (“Gbona”), respect (“Anybody”), love and desire (“On the Low”) and poverty, aspiration and the daily grind (“Dangote”).

Burna Boy might talk of ancestral influence overtaking his messaging and songwriting—“When it’s time for music to be made, it’s almost like my ancestors just come into me and then it’s them,” he says—but he continues to skilfully consolidate the new with the old. Leading-edge pop, hip-hop and R&B fuse with Afrobeat and reggae traditions in vibrant grooves that are rich but never overcooked.

His vocals demonstrate a matching versatility, shifting gears with supercar precision and ricocheting between English, Yoruba and Nigerian Pidgin.

“Music is supposed to be a universal language,” he says. “You understanding what I’m saying is secondary. The primary thing is what does the person inside of you hear? What does your spirit hear? That’s the job of music—that’s what it’s supposed to do.”

Attached File:

[Intro]
Oya dey dere oo
Ambassador go dey chop
Dey Dere o, And Governor go dey chop
Dey Dere o, And President go dey chop
Brother dey dere o, When dem say make we jump, we go jump (O Dey Dere)
E Dey Dere o, Ambassador go dey chop
Dey Dere o,And President go dey chop
Dey Dere o, And Governor go dey chop
Dey Dere o, When dey say make we jump, we go jump


[Verse]
No be for here wey dem born Jesus ehee
My country problem e pass Jesus
Because na we be our own problem ehee
Na who go come reason well? (well, well, well)
Oya dey dere o, Ambassador go dey chop (dey there ooo)
And Governor go dey chop (dey there ooo)
And President go dey chop (dey there ooo)
When dey say make we jump, we go jump (dey there ooo)
Some people go somersault (dey there ooo)
Dem get headache we go drink Panadol (dey there ooo)
Meanwhile president go dey chop (dey there ooo)
And Governor go dey chop

[Verse 2]
Now who? now who dey here?
Money dey here
The Thiefi thiefi come major
Wey make the suffer come dey here?
Suffer yapa mukutun, brukutum
Wey dey make people sukun
Tukutum, won ni inu won o dun
Brukutum, suffer yapa mutukum
The people do you well well
And dem dey laugh you well well
And dem dey see as e deh sele
Them sef dey flenjor well well
Yeah, yeah ooh
My people suffer well well
Police dey slap here well well
Hungry dey wire dem well well
Oluwa oluwa oluwa ooo
Oya dey dere o, Ambassador go dey chop (dey there ooo)
And Governor go dey chop (dey there ooo)
And President go dey chop (dey there ooo)
When dey say make we jump, we go jump (dey there ooo)
Some people go somersault (dey there ooo)
Dem get headache we go drink Panadol (dey there ooo)
Meanwhile president go dey chop (dey there ooo)
And Governor go dey chop


[Verse 3]
My people sef they fear too much
We fear the thing we no see
One day all of us go die
We always get reason to fear
Fight for your right o you go to fear
Police go slap you, you go to fear
Fight for your pikin dem, you go to fear
You go to fear fear fear


[Chorus]
Oya dey dere o, Ambassador go dey chop (dey there ooo)
And Governor go dey chop (dey there ooo)
And President go dey chop (dey there ooo)
When dey say make we jump, we go jump (dey there ooo)
Some people go somersault (dey there ooo)
Dem get headache we go drink Panadol (dey there ooo)
Meanwhile president go dey chop (dey there ooo)
And Governor go dey chop

[Outro]
(dey there ooo)…..

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