Ayewada meaning, lyrics, and translation by Barry Jhay (Original version)

What is the song “Ayewada,” by Barry Jhay all about?

“Ayewada,” is a Yoruba word in Nigeria that means “Where is the space/time?”

The artist in this song sings about the incapability of being stopped in his determination to make money, achieve his dreams and rise to fame.

According to him, regardless of the obstacles, he will still find a way to break free from them. He doesn’t have time or space for people trying to stop his flow.

Ayewada Lyrics by Barry Jhay

Intro

Eh

Abi which one is this? (What is this?)

Aye-ayewada (Where is the time/space?)

Aye-aye-ayewada (Where is the time/space?)

Oh, eh-eh

Hmm hmm hmm hmm

Verse 1

Say, no be you go tell me say na fish dey sardine (You are not the one to tell me that there is fish in sardine.)

Yeah-eh

(Yo Dibs)

Say, no be you go tell me say na fish dey sardine (You are not the one to tell me that there is fish in sardine.)

Say, abi which one is this? (oh eh eh) (What is this)

I believe what I see (yeah-eh)

Omo, I believe in doings 

No be you go tell me say na fish dey sardine (You are not the one to tell me that there is fish in sardine.)

Abi which one is this? (yo-eh) (What is this?)

I believe what I see (yo-eh)

Omo, I believe in doing

Chorus

Hmm, won fe gbemi l’adeka

Ab’eori nkan, ayewada (Can’t you see something? Where is the space/time)

Emi se jeje oh, mi o kala (I am gentle, I am not wicked.)

T’eba de mi mo’le, ma ja sha (If you tie me down, I will break loose, and run)

Repeat chorus

Won fe gbemi l’adeka, mo ja

Ab’eori nkan, ayewada (Can’t you see something? Where is the space/time)

Emi se jeje oh, mi o kala (I am gentle, I am not wicked.)

T’eba de mi mo’le, ma ja sha (If you tie me down, I will break loose, and run)

Oh-oh-eh

Post-chorus

Ayewada (Where is the space/Time?)

T’eba de mi mo’le, ma ja sha (If you tie me down, I will break loose, and run)

Ayewada (Where is the space/Time?)

Woah-woah-woah, ma ja sha (I will break loose, and run)

Verse 2

Olopa! Yes sir oh (Police! Yes sir!)

Ewo ni p’ipe? Yes sir (What is the call for?)

Se arayin o ma fa? (I hope your body is not pulling (Misbehavior))

You sure say you no get fever? (I hope you don’t have fever.)

Eh, how far? (How is it going?)

Come first, never go far (Come first, don’t go far)

I go hold your hand collect my mulla (I will hold your hand and collect my money.)

I be Ibadan but I no ko’la oh (I am from Ibadan, but with no marks.)

If na money matter oh (If it is money matter.)

I no dey hear word oh (oh-oh-eh) (I don’t hear a word.)

I no dey hear word oh (oh-oh-oh) (I don’t hear a word.)

I get coconut head oh (I have coconut head)

If na money matter oh oh (If it is money matter.)

I no dey hear word oh (oh-oh-eh) (I don’t hear a word.)

I no dey hear word oh (oh-oh-oh) (I don’t hear a word.)

Me, I get coconut head oh (I have coconut head.)

Chorus

Hmm, won fe gbemi l’adeka

Ab’eori nkan, ayewada (Can’t you see something? Where is the space/time)

Emi se jeje oh, mi o kala (I am gentle, I am not wicked.)

T’eba de mi mo’le, ma ja sha (If you tie me down, I will break loose, and run)

Repeat chorus

Won fe gbemi l’adeka, mo ja

Ab’eori nkan, ayewada (Can’t you see something? Where is the space/time)

Emi se jeje oh, mi o kala (I am gentle, I am not wicked.)

T’eba de mi mo’le, ma ja sha (If you tie me down, I will break loose, and run)

Oh-oh-eh

Post chorus/outro

Ayewada (Where is the space/Time?)

T’eba de mi mo’le, ma ja sha (If you tie me down, I will break loose, and run)

Ayewada (Where is the space/Time?)

T’eba de mi mo’le, ma ja sha (If you tie me down, I will break loose, and run)

Yo

It’s STG

Yo, Yo Dibs

Duration– 2 minutes 41 seconds

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