Lala Shishi : Tekno – Rara

Lala Shishi : Tekno – Rara

Rara Means No.

[Verse 1]
My Country people
Them dey talku talku
Them just dey perambulate
So so story, story every year oh ah
Nepa no bring light oh ah (x2)
Generator wan tear my ear (x2) oh oh oh
Plenty greedy men (x2) for there oh
Take project oh, forget na the matter

Tekno is talking about his country people (Nigerians), how they like talking and complaining about things but do nothing to change it. He also makes reference to how they walk about aimlessly and don’t like working (perambulate) . When people ask them why are they not working they complain about electricity . Nepa no bring light oh ah . NEPA -National Electric Power Authority – is the electricity provider in Nigeria. The entire line highlights the persistent power outages Nigerians face, which affect the economic life of people. Generator wan tear my ear – Due to power issues the use of generators is very common in Nigeria . Here he says the generators make noise and are tearing his ears. Plenty greedy men – Talking about politicians who are greedy and corrupt.

[Hook]
Forget about the big things oh
Say make we talk about the small things oh
Eh Aye aye oh, aye o pe meji oh
Forget about the big things oh
Say make we talk about the small things oh
Eh Aye aye oh, aye o pe meji oh

” People should forget about the big things and focus on the small things which is very important.”

[Chorus]
Rara oh, Rara oh yeah
Agbada, jangbaja, gbangban molagbada
Rara oh, Rara oh yeah
Agbada, jangbaja, gbangban molagbada

These ones lack meaning. Agbada is a type of dress worn in Nigeria.

[Verse 2]
Oluwa wey dey bless me “amen”
Shey e go bless you too “amen”
Bless your papa oh “amen”
Bless your mama oh “amen”
Oluwa wey dey bless me “amen”
Shey e go bless you too “amen”
Bless your papa oh “amen”
Bless your mama oh “amen”

Highlights his religious side by saying “Oluwa”, which means God, who blesses him, will bless you too and your family.. Amen..

See me I see you
Gbadura fun mi eh
Loke loke oh, baba adeleke oh
International something
Its a big situation
Them pack our money oh
Take to other nation
Invest for your country oh, make it a better place
Spend money for your country oh, make it a better place

Here he says ” Pray For Me” Gbadura fun mi eh. He also talks about how multinational companies exploit Nigeria to make money and take it back to their countries without investing in Nigeria. He also advices Nigerians to spend the money they make in the country.

[Hook]
Forget about the big things oh
Say make we talk about the small things oh
Eh Aye aye oh, aye o pe meji oh
Forget about the big things oh
Say make we talk about the small things oh
Eh Aye aye oh, aye o pe meji oh

[Chorus]
Rara oh, Rara oh yeah
Agbada, jangbaja, gbangban molagbada
Rara oh, Rara oh yeah
Agbada, jangbaja, gbangban molagbada

[Verse 3]
I go obodo oyibo, I go dey hurry to come back oh
And when I come back oh, I go dey hurry to go back oh
I no get charge oh, my phone don die
No fuel for generator oh, everyday situation
Pem pem pem pem pem pem pem pem pem
Pem pem pem pem pem pem pem pem pem
oh no no no no no no no no
oh no no no no no no no no
My Country people
Them dey talku talku
Perambulation
Story story oh, story everyday

Many people leave the country. While others nurse the desire to, those who come back do not spend much time at home. “I go obodo oyibo, I go dey hurry to come back oh. And when I come back oh, I go dey hurry to go back oh. I no get charge oh, my phone don die. No fuel for generator oh, everyday situation.”

 

 

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Lala Shishi : Tekno – Rara

Rara Means No.

[Verse 1]
My Country people
Them dey talku talku
Them just dey perambulate
So so story, story every year oh ah
Nepa no bring light oh ah (x2)
Generator wan tear my ear (x2) oh oh oh
Plenty greedy men (x2) for there oh
Take project oh, forget na the matter

Tekno is talking about his country people (Nigerians), how they like talking and complaining about things but do nothing to change it. He also makes reference to how they walk about aimlessly and don’t like working (perambulate) . When people ask them why are they not working they complain about electricity . Nepa no bring light oh ah . NEPA -National Electric Power Authority – is the electricity provider in Nigeria. The entire line highlights the persistent power outages Nigerians face, which affect the economic life of people. Generator wan tear my ear – Due to power issues the use of generators is very common in Nigeria . Here he says the generators make noise and are tearing his ears. Plenty greedy men – Talking about politicians who are greedy and corrupt.

[Hook]
Forget about the big things oh
Say make we talk about the small things oh
Eh Aye aye oh, aye o pe meji oh
Forget about the big things oh
Say make we talk about the small things oh
Eh Aye aye oh, aye o pe meji oh

” People should forget about the big things and focus on the small things which is very important.”

[Chorus]
Rara oh, Rara oh yeah
Agbada, jangbaja, gbangban molagbada
Rara oh, Rara oh yeah
Agbada, jangbaja, gbangban molagbada

These ones lack meaning. Agbada is a type of dress worn in Nigeria.

[Verse 2]
Oluwa wey dey bless me “amen”
Shey e go bless you too “amen”
Bless your papa oh “amen”
Bless your mama oh “amen”
Oluwa wey dey bless me “amen”
Shey e go bless you too “amen”
Bless your papa oh “amen”
Bless your mama oh “amen”

Highlights his religious side by saying “Oluwa”, which means God, who blesses him, will bless you too and your family.. Amen..

See me I see you
Gbadura fun mi eh
Loke loke oh, baba adeleke oh
International something
Its a big situation
Them pack our money oh
Take to other nation
Invest for your country oh, make it a better place
Spend money for your country oh, make it a better place

Here he says ” Pray For Me” Gbadura fun mi eh. He also talks about how multinational companies exploit Nigeria to make money and take it back to their countries without investing in Nigeria. He also advices Nigerians to spend the money they make in the country.

[Hook]
Forget about the big things oh
Say make we talk about the small things oh
Eh Aye aye oh, aye o pe meji oh
Forget about the big things oh
Say make we talk about the small things oh
Eh Aye aye oh, aye o pe meji oh

[Chorus]
Rara oh, Rara oh yeah
Agbada, jangbaja, gbangban molagbada
Rara oh, Rara oh yeah
Agbada, jangbaja, gbangban molagbada

[Verse 3]
I go obodo oyibo, I go dey hurry to come back oh
And when I come back oh, I go dey hurry to go back oh
I no get charge oh, my phone don die
No fuel for generator oh, everyday situation
Pem pem pem pem pem pem pem pem pem
Pem pem pem pem pem pem pem pem pem
oh no no no no no no no no
oh no no no no no no no no
My Country people
Them dey talku talku
Perambulation
Story story oh, story everyday

Many people leave the country. While others nurse the desire to, those who come back do not spend much time at home. “I go obodo oyibo, I go dey hurry to come back oh. And when I come back oh, I go dey hurry to go back oh. I no get charge oh, my phone don die. No fuel for generator oh, everyday situation.”

 

 

Lala Shishi – explain the song, in Ga.

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“With the success of Senrenre, I was inspired to continue exploring different sounds. Sounds that are not typically fused with African beats. I came across the synth you hear in the chorus of Gbono, and myself and Headphones [the other half of Studio Magic] knew we could work with it. Our aim was to create a unique beat, fusing the international sound with the background elements of AfroBeats. Various elements of the beat came together with time, Ajebutter22 & Dr Sid beautifully laid down their catchy vocals and the final product was made.”

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12. E.L ft Donaeo-LifeSaver
13. DJ Cleo-Facebook
14. Liquideep-BBM
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39. Kaakie-Toffee Pon Tongue
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