Africano …The Mother of Groove – Lágbájá

    1. Drum Affirmation
      Lagbaja Olagbaja
      Lagbaja omo Tamedu
      Orin gbogbo,ilu gbogbo
      Bo ba ti ba tijo wa
      Tia ni
      Ani bo ba ti ba tijo wa
      Tia ni

      Lagbaja Olagbaja
      Lagbaja omo Tamedu
      Orin gbogbo,ilu gbogbo
      Bo ba ti ba tijo wa
      Tia ni
      Ani bo ba ti ba tijo wa
      Tia ni

      Bee fe e gbo
      Bee fe e ko
      Tia ni, tia ni.

 

    1. Africalypso
      Africalypso, Africalypso
      Some four hundred years ago
      They took away my forefathers
      From Africa to America
      My forefathers took along their music
      And some became jazz
      Some become soul
      Some became rhythm and blues, swing, big band,
      Bop, hip hop, funk, jazz, rap, reggae, raga
      And some became calypso
      The body can be enslaved but never ever the spirit
      So wherever there’s soul in the music
      Wherever the spirit moves the music
      Whether in Trinidad and Tobago
      Whether Brasilia, I say Brasilia
      America, Europa, Australia, Asia
      Wherever there’s soul in the music
      Behinde it you find the African

      Africalypso, Africalypso
      Ah! Ayan, show them Africa
      Eeeeee, Ooooo, Ayeele, Africa
      Ikira o, Eee, Eee, Eee, Eh!
      Ah! ….. Africalypso

      Lagbaja, Lagbaja
      Lagbaja Olagbaja
      Lagbaja omo Tamedu
      Tamedu omo Lamorin
      Lamorin omo Lakasegbe
      Lakasegbe omo Laado
      Laado mom Lagbaja
      Orin gbogbo,ilu gbogbo
      Bo ba ti ba tijo wa, tia ni
      Ani bo ba ti ba tijo wa
      Tia ni
      Bee fe e gbo
      Bee fe e ko
      Tia ni, tia ni, tia ni
      Ikira, Eee,Eee, Eee, Eh!
      Africalypso, Africalypso

    2.  Who Man?
      Mankind shall never find justice
      Until first we ensure justice between the sexes
      Man to woman

      Who? Who man without woman?
      He’s nothing, nothing at all

      We cannot do without her, Yet she’s disrespected
      The day she gets her due, mankind would discover
      Justice long elusive, no injustice is greater
      Than man to woman, Man oppresses woman so

      How would life be? A world without woman?
      Empty as a ghost town, Eerie as a graveyard

      Who is man? Who? Who man without woman?
      He’s nothing, nothing at all

      She bares with dignity, The stress of pregnancy
      How dare we complain, It’s a daughter not a son
      Would you have existed, Were your mother never born,
      If you call yourself the stronger sex, let me see
      Your hand in the air, Maybe you should bare the baby,
      What a site would be, To see man in labour
      Man oppresses woman so

      How would life be? A world without woman?
      Empty as a ghost town, Eerie as a graveyard

      Who? Who man? Who is man without woman?
      He’s nothing, he’s nothing at all
      Ah … orchestra

      Tell me what would you do without woman
      Adam minus Eve? Zero! Romeo minus Juliet? Zero!
      Jack minus Jill? Zero! John minus Janet? Odo  rabata!
      Kola minus Lola? Zero! Ade minus Sade? Zero!
      Femi minus Kemi? Zero! Owei minus Premo? Odo
      Rabata!
      Adamu minus Hauwa? Zero! Emeka minus Ngozi?
      Zero! Chinedu mius Ada? Zero! Gari without sugar?
      Odo rabata! Boli ti o lepa? Odo rabata!

      Who are you? Who are you re? Ah! Without woman?
      Oo ja mo nkankan
      Nothing! You are nothing man, Nothing at all

      Whoooo? Who make life sweet? Woman!
      Who make man happy? Woman!
      Yet can make man cry o? Woman!
      Woman! Woman! Respect! Woman!
      Who born your grandpa? Woman!
      Who born your father? Woman!
      So treat her nice! Woman!
      Respect the mother of the world!

      How would life be? A world without woman?
      Empty as a ghost town, Eerie as a graveyard

      Who man? Who? Who man without woman?
      He’s nothing at all
      Humankind shall never find justice
      Until first we ensure justice between the sexes
      For it is the same way the so called stronger sex
      Oppresses the weaker sex
      That the stronger man oppress the weaker man
      And the stronger nations oppress the weaker nations

      May it not come to pass, Likewise
      That someday, The extraterrestrial cometh to oppress
      humankind

    3.  Mammoney

      Ah … ailowo lowo ajanilaya baba ijaya
      After you thief thief finish
      And after committing other ungodly atrocities
      You go mosque on Friday, Allah Akbar
      You go church on Sunday, Alleluyah
      You deceive yourself that you worship God
      You can quote all the verses of the holy book
      But as long as corruption full your soul
      Verily, verily, I say unto you
      You worship not the living God
      But the biggest idol in the whole world

      Who do you worship? Orisa mammoney orisa?
      Searc your soul, you worship money?
      Dollar dollar, Yen yen …… baba cash
      Pound pound, euro euro  …. cash cash
      Cefa cefa, Cedi cedi
      Rand rand, Naira naira
      You thief all the money carry abroad
      Building foreign economy while the people suffer
      in penury
      You claim to worship God
      You fool nobody but yourself
      For the creator sees the soul

      Break it down, break it down
      Doth sayeth the Lord
      No man can serve two masters
      Either he would hate the one and serve the other
      Or else he would hold to the one and despice the other
      Ye cannot serve God and mammoney

      Do you worship God or do you worship money?
      Further sayeth the Lord
      Thou shall have no other God but me
      Is money serving you or you serving money?
      You spending money or money spending you?
      After your prosperity, do you share aplenty?
      Would you wait until your deathbed to look back
      And realize, Oh all is vanity?
      Verily, verily, I say unto you
      They worship not the living God
      But the biggest idol in the whole world
      Who do you worship? Orisa Mammoney orisa?
      Search your soul, Do you worship money?
      Dollar dollar, Yen Yen
      Pound pound, Euro euro
      Cefa Cefa, Cedi Cedi
      Rand rand, Naira naira
      Search your soul, search your soul
      You claim to worship God
      You fool nobody but yourself
      For the creator sees the soul

 

    1. Rock Me Gentle
      Take it easy, let me flow
      And you flow with me
      Flow with the rhythm, Easy
      Easy not so busy
      Enough jumping around,
      Enough prancing
      Are we dancing or exercising?

      Eeee Let me hold your hand now
      Bodies fused as one
      Sway together now
      Our bodies move as one

      Rock me gentle, rock me slow
      Let the rhythm, rock my soul

      Why do you hustle?
      Do you wanna wrestle?
      This is not a tussle
      You just rock my torso
      Can’t you see the mood is right
      Can’t you feel the groove is tight

      Eeee let me hold your hand now …… (bridge)

      Rock me gentle, rock me slow
      Let the rhythm, rock my soul

    2.  Never Far Away
      Hmmm all alone, when I think about the good times
      That we shared together baby
      I cannot understand how we ever let things fall apart
      Sipanpala iyawo towo osi bobe, sipanpala

      Uh all alone, when I think about the good times
      That we shared together baby
      I cannot understand, how we ever let things get so bad
      I shouldn’t have let you go
      Let you out of my sight baby
      I never knew how much I cared
      Never knew

      Wherever I go, wherever you are
      Baby baby you’re never far away
      You’re always on my mind

      Sipanpala iyawo towo osi bobe, sipanpala

      When I think of you, All I see is your smile
      I can feel it, Someday we’d be together again
      I can’t wait to see that day
      We’d be together again
      Baby baby baby you and I
      Let it be soon

      Wherever I go …

      I wish I never, I wish I never let you go
      I wish I made you stay right by my side
      Baby you’re always on my mind
      Always always always always
      Baby baby you’re never far away
      You’re always on my mind

 

    1.  Aisan
      Ko gbodo mu mi ju e o
      Ko gbodo mu e ju mi o
      Bo ba sesi mukan jukan
      Pagidari! Awo se kini o
      Awo fe fo niyen
      Se wipe won sope
      Abokoku ni e
      Se wipe won sope
      Mo ti ra e niye
      Se wipe won sope
      Mo ti yi e lori
      Se wipe won sope
      Ife npa e bi oti
      Se wipe won sope
      Ife ti di e, o di e loju
      Se wipe won sope
      Bigbin fa ikarahun a tele
      Iwo figbe le fagbepo
      Adimeru tiwon niyen
      Falana gbo ti e
      Tara eni la gbo
      Se wipe won sope
      Ife ti yi e lori
      En, igba na wa nko

      Oda na, so fun mi
      Ka ma tan raw a je
      Ka soro sibi toro wa
      Se won paro mo e ni

      Ife yio Aisan ni
      Ife, O ga, Aisan

      Sabokoku ko ni e
      Won o paro mo e ke
      O wa mo un to je o dara
      Bo se nse e lo nse mi
      Bo se nse mi lo nse e
      Ife yin pa emi mi oti
      O ti ko siwo lori
      O da emi ni gbese
      Ehen aisan ni
      O fo wo loju
      Ee Aisan ni o, aisan ni o
      Aisan ti o gbogun
      KOluwa ma fi se wa
      Amo eyi ti se wan a
      Temi o gbogun afi iwo
      Tie o gbogun afi emi
      Itakun to sogba to sogba
      Lo sagbe lo selegede
      Bo se mu e lo mu mi o
      Bo se mu mi lo mu e
      Ko ya moo mu wa dogba baun ni o
      Ko gbodo mu mi ju o o
      Ko gbodo mu o ju mi o
      Bo ba sesi mukan jukan
      Pagidari awo se kini
      Pagidari awo se kini, pagidari awo se kini
      Pagidari awo payin
      Awo fo
      Awo ya
      Awo tu
      Mo won lori lai sawa
      Eyi ti se wan a aaa
      Temi o gbogun afiwo
      Tie o gbogun afemi

      Ko gbodo mu mi ju e o
      Ko gbodo, ko gbodo gbodo mu e ju mi o
      Bo ba sesi mukan jukan
      Pagidari awo se kini o
      Awo ya

    2. Dream Come True
      You came along, You proved me wrong
      I thought that I could never ever find
      You are the only one, Who makes life fun
      You’re the only one of your kind

      I’d been searching for so long for a girl like you
      Someone who would make me happy every time she smiled
      Someone I could share my life, my love, my everything with
      I’d been through a lot of girls I thought I wanted
      I had looked in every nook and corner I couldn’t find
      So I lost all hope ‘cos I was sure that I could never find
      Then you came along, you proved me wrong
      I thought that I could never find
      You are the only one, who makes life fun
      You’re the only one of your kind
      You are my dream come true

      Mo momo wa
      Un o mo mo ri
      Afi wo nikan soso

      I’d been searching for so long for a guy like you
      Someone who would make me happy every time he smiled
      Someone I could share my love, my life my everything with
      I’d been through a lot of guys I thought I wanted
      I had looked in every nook and corner I couldn’t find
      So I lost all hope ‘cos I was sure that I could never find
      But then you came along …..
      Mo momo wa …..

    3. Scream
      This is Mode nine and Lagbaja on the bass
      Giving the world a taste of the African groove
      Jam the bass,jam the bass

      The game is changing now, I find the ball in my court
      Someone call the cheerleaders, I need some vocal support
      If you find it hard to feed your family one square meal
      And you’re flat broke and suddenly our kids fall ill
      Others get mocked by friends ‘cos they don’t puff els
      They make ‘em feel rejected like they don’t mix well
      Oh well if you’re in school and not lazy
      Yet your future kinda seems hazy
      Let off some steam before you go crazy
      Or you’re a baby growing up and your parents don’t
      Understand you
      Back then it was cool but now they cant stand you
      And you’ve had it up to here which is not surprising
      Or you’re chick and your guy’s pressurizing
      You feel the pressure rising
      Just fight back the tears
      Or you’ve been looking for a job for the past ten years
      Worried to a point where you grow grey hair
      I got the medicine let off some hot air
      Just scream if you’ve had it up to here

      Let it out, let it out, let it out, let it out
      Don’t stop till you see a change
      It’s dangerous to be silent

      Life is tough like hell
      The world is not well
      Evil is tough to quell
      Nuff reasons to yell
      Scream off some tension
      Scream! Get attention
      Scream!

      I scream when the law be wrongfully arresting
      Amidst the chaos my voice wont be resting
      After the silence is the wailing and screaming
      What is the meaning of all this noise pollution
      We scream out loud to start off a revolution
      I’m a proud African intellect high
      That’s why I shout out, walk chest out head in the clouds
      I’m loud that’s why you hear me before you see me
      They tried to lock me down but the hollering freed me
      I bring the good vibes your ear drums need me
      They scream feed me
      When I holla on the mike I do the opposite of whispering
      You hear me all night
      If you duct tape my mouth the war would still be fought
      With words transmitted through mental thoughts
      I shout like we do each other in traffic
      Screaming like a psycho acting erratic
      Shhhhh just kill the noise and holla back without
      A word
      If you’re telepathic
      I got the medicine, let off some hot air
      Scream if you’ve had it up to here

      Let it out, Let it out, let it out, let it out
      Don’t stop till you see a change
      It’s dangerous to be silent

      Life is tough like hell …

      Scream!
      Make yourself heard
      If they don’t wanna hear, we blow their ear
      Get their attention
      Scream!
      Till you see a change
      We’ve no choice
      Than to scream
      On the top of our voices
      Don’t stop till you see a change
      It’s dangerous to be silent

    4.  Skentele Skontolo
      Ko si fashion kan to ju tia lo
      Iro ati buba yen pelu gele skontolo
      Ah! Gele o dun bii ka mo we
      Ka moo we ko dabi ko ye ni
      Gele o dun bii ka moo we
      Ka moo we ko dabi ko ye ni
      Eyi ye e o
      Baba ta lo so pe ko ye e? Awon da?
      Baba ta lo so pe ko ye e
      Ki keke pa, ko pa mo won lenu
      Keketike paa mo baba won lenu
      Ki keke pa se, ko pa mo won lenu se
      Keketike paa mo baba won lenu
      Oro hunrun hunrun inu elede lo mi gbe
      Bo ba soju lo ndun won ka gba jigi fun won
      Se tori mi le lo ge gele skentele
      Se tori mi le lo ge gele skentele
      Abi tori won le ge gele skentele
      Bo ba se tori mi le ge eeeeee
      Emi naa a ge fila mi skontolo
      Onigele yi … sekentele, E joo ma …skontolo
      Onigele yi … sekentele, E joo ma …skontolo
      Ki lo de, O ti lo wa ju baby
      E saa ma figba wa loju
      Eyi wa nle e de ni o si nkankan
      Aaa ki lo de? Why o mama?
      Mi o mama reyin ma ah e joo
      E ba mi sun sibi, E je ki nriwaju
      Onigele yi, Ejoo ma
      Ki lo de, Ah aree aree
      E ma ma je o jabo, O ma ti fe tu leyin ke
      Abi ki nshoki e leyin nibi
      Tee ba tete shoki e a jabo
      Load yi o wa poju aunty?
      Bo ba sesi yirun seyin a tu ka
      Why ooo, so fe yi mi lori ni?
      O ti lo waju baby
      This one dey you say nothing nothing nothing dey
      Ah onigele yi … skentele, E joo ma … skontolo

      Koju soko … Umbrella … Labalaba … Ice cream
      Ceiling fan … Lukumo … National theatre …
      E wo gele genge lori aji gbo toko … woman diesel
      E wo gele genge lori aji gbo toko
      Aye ni un o je un o ni jiya
      E wo gele genge lori aji gbo toko
      Satellite … Boys follow me … Overload leleyi o

      Bee ba ge gele skentele, Ma ge fila skontolo

      Fem … Fem … kan panu won lonje bee
      Se baby yen wowo? Ko wowo,
      So wowo? Ko wowo, Ani so wowo? Ko wowo
      Ah wowo girls don finish for Naija

      E ma tori mi, e ma tori mi ree ja ajaku o .. iwo, lenu e
      E ma tori wa, e ma tori wa ree ja ajaku o
      Eni gele mi ba wori e lo mi a we
      Eni gele mi ba wori e lo mi a aaa
      E ma to ri mi, e ma tori wa, E ma tori mi ree je ajaku o

      Iwo! Gele o dun bii ka mo we
      Ka moo we ko dabi ko ye ni
      Eyi ye e o baba ta lo so pe ko ye e
      Baba ta lo so pe ko ye e
      Ki keke pa, ko pa mo won lenu
      Se tori wa le lo ge gele skentele
      To ba se tori mi le lo ge gele skentele
      Emi naa a ge fila mi skontolo
      Onigele yi … skentele, E joo ma … skontolo

 

  1.  Emi Mimo
    Emi Mimo, so kale
    Emi Mimo, sori mi
    Emi Mimo, latoke wa
    Fokan mi, se bugbe
    Fokan mi, se bugbe re

    Emi Mimo, ba le wa
    Emi Mimo, sile wa
    Emi Mimo, latoke wa
    File wa, se bugbe
    File wa o, se bugbe re

    Emi Mimo, so kale
    Emi Mimo, silu wa
    Emi Mimo o, latoke wa
    Filu wa, se bugbe
    Filu wa o, se bugbe re

    Fopin si
    Rudurudu
    Rederede
    Radarada
    Rederede

    Hilahilo hilahilo hilahilo
    Gbogbo aye nte siwaju
    Kawa naa ba won te
    Emi mimo nikan lole se
    Ba gbeke le omo Adamo
    Ee otubante
    Igi ti a feyin ti
    O fe wo luni pa
    Awe dakun ba mi feju
    O buta senu
    E jowo e kin wa leyin
    Won yegun sowo
    Be olojo o dekun kika
    Ekolo iboji
    Won nreti ran ara yi
    Ojo nlo ojo nlo ojo nlo

    Emi mimo, so kale
    Emi mimo, saye won
    Emi mimo o, latoke wa
    Fokan won, sebugbe
    Fokan won o, sebugbe re

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