Lala Shishi – explain the song, in Ga.
Every week, we will shed some light on the meaning of current hits in and out of Ghana: many bangers have an underlying message or social commentary, carried out using sophisticated and ever evolving wordplay – an aspect that is vastly lost in translation. The music videos don’t always unlock the true meaning or intricacies of hit songs, and lyrics alone are not always enough to understand the numerous double entendre and wordplays, so… here we go!
2Baba ft Peruzzi – Amaka
Music serves two purposes; To entertain and to educate. Some songs can make you dance others can make you think about life. 2Baba’s Amaka song makes you do both at the same time.
2Baba’s internalisation of his struggle with life and using it as fuel for his music makes him deliver songs that don’t only feel timeless, but relatable. 2Baba and Peruzzi lament being stood-up by their prospective lovers. If you have tried online hook-ups before you’d know this happens alot.
” I like woman, I dey straight forward. I like truth and I dey rock rumors 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” He made an appointment with a lady he met on Instagram, decided to throw a party for her, but she failed to show up. He talks about the girl coming to his area and seeing other people but failed to pass by his place. 2Baba talks about being straightforward ; he doesn’t like rumors and he made his intentions known to the lady ; he loves her and wants to have a thing with her but she still bailed on him. 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)”.
This Mid-tempo afropop song is going to a party banger and whiles we dance to it we can still learn a thing or two from the interesting message it carries.