Burna Boy - Omo

3 years 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:

(Chorus)
Fine like Omotola, she get money like Otedola
She wan get more dollar, she no dey find anybody whe go control am
No no, say she be foreigner and these days she don dey popular
She say she no get no time for me now, she no dey answer when I’m talking now



(Post-Chorus)
Baby show me what you can do, if I light your candle, shey you go fit handle
Make I show you what I can do, as long as you come through I give you bamboo
Baby your body dey for my eye ah eye, baby your body dey for my eye ah eye

Surely you know say you ah murder them, you are real killy killy
Girl e be you be the talk I dey turn (?)
Girl everybody dey look when you enter the building, tell me what to do, girl I’m for real
Girl I’ve been scheming, planting, planning, fu-Ck your plan A, ya move to plan B
Come anytime you’re perfect timing and you should take our chance and try me
It should be pon me that you are whining, no other girl can satisfy
Girl me and you go be vibing but you keep playing these games …



(Chorus)
Fine like Omotola, she get money like Otedola
She wan get more dollar, she no dey find anybody whe go control am
No no, say she be foreigner and these days she don dey popular
She say she no get no time for me now, she no dey answer when I’m talking now



(Post-Chorus)
Baby show me what you can do, if I light your candle, shey you go fit handle
Make I show you what I can do, as long as you come through I give you bamboo
Baby your body dey for my eye ah eye, baby your body dey for my eye ah eye



(Outro)
Fine like Omotola, she get money like Otedola, fine like Omotola, she get money like Otedola

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