Lala Shishi :Mr Real ft Obadice & Idowest – Legbegbe

Sep 28, 2018

This is one of the biggest Afrobeats song on the african continent today. The song has an afrohouse vibe to it and you cant help but ” Shaku Shaku ” when you hear it. There’s an interesting story behind this hit song and that is why we feature it on Lala Shishi this week.

Seun Egbegbe is a popular film-maker in Nigeria. On November 23, 2016 he was nearly lynched to death by an angry mob when he was caught stealing 8 iPhones at a shop in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. Reports reveal that Egbegbe had gone to the shop around 10am on Tuesday and had told the sales boy he met in the shop that he wanted to buy some iPhones. Egbegbe, who had been linked with a popular  movie actress, Toyin Aimakhu, was said to have left the shop with the phones, telling the seller that he wanted to pick money from his Car.  He, however, attempted to leave in the waiting car without paying for the phones when the sales boy raised the alarm, drawing the attention of other traders in the area who stopped the vehicle and dragged him out.

Legbegbe translated into English, means ‘side by side’. It’s a slang for when people stand beside you, and pick your pocket. They stand ‘side by side’ with you, and then your ‘Phone’ disappears.  Seun Egbegbe went after 8 iPhones, Hence the chorus

iPhone 1 – legbegbe
iPhone 2 – legbegbe
iPhone 3 – legbegbe
iPhone 4 – legbegbe
iPhone 5 – legbegbe
iPhone 6 – legbegbe
iPhone 7, o ma lo – legbegbe (the 7th iPhone is leaving oh)
iPhone 8 – legbegbe

Surprised Right? Me Too. Next time we dance to this song, we might as well acknowledge the wonderful story behind it..

 

 

 

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!

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Lala Shishi :Mr Real ft Obadice & Idowest – Legbegbe

This is one of the biggest Afrobeats song on the african continent today. The song has an afrohouse vibe to it and you cant help but ” Shaku Shaku ” when you hear it. There’s an interesting story behind this hit song and that is why we feature it on Lala Shishi this week.

Seun Egbegbe is a popular film-maker in Nigeria. On November 23, 2016 he was nearly lynched to death by an angry mob when he was caught stealing 8 iPhones at a shop in Ikeja, Lagos, Nigeria. Reports reveal that Egbegbe had gone to the shop around 10am on Tuesday and had told the sales boy he met in the shop that he wanted to buy some iPhones. Egbegbe, who had been linked with a popular  movie actress, Toyin Aimakhu, was said to have left the shop with the phones, telling the seller that he wanted to pick money from his Car.  He, however, attempted to leave in the waiting car without paying for the phones when the sales boy raised the alarm, drawing the attention of other traders in the area who stopped the vehicle and dragged him out.

Legbegbe translated into English, means ‘side by side’. It’s a slang for when people stand beside you, and pick your pocket. They stand ‘side by side’ with you, and then your ‘Phone’ disappears.  Seun Egbegbe went after 8 iPhones, Hence the chorus

iPhone 1 – legbegbe
iPhone 2 – legbegbe
iPhone 3 – legbegbe
iPhone 4 – legbegbe
iPhone 5 – legbegbe
iPhone 6 – legbegbe
iPhone 7, o ma lo – legbegbe (the 7th iPhone is leaving oh)
iPhone 8 – legbegbe

Surprised Right? Me Too. Next time we dance to this song, we might as well acknowledge the wonderful story behind it..

 

 

 

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!

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in and out is about all those times of finding yourself in between the 'here', the 'there' and the 'nowhere' while trusting you will eventually find your way and the peace within. The visuals depict that very state of mind and lure you into that special space. Take a...

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