(+Lyrics + translation + meaning) Music review: Ozumba Mbadiwe by Reekado Banks

What is the song Ozmba Mbadiwe by Reekado Banks ft Fireboy DML all about?

Ozumba Mbadiwe (Ozumba Mbadiwe ave/bus stop) is a popular place in Victoria Island, Lagos State, Nigeria. It is a commercial area. It was named after Kingsley Ozumba Mbadiwe (1915–1990). Kingsley was a Nigerian nationalist, politician, statesman, and government minister in the Nigerian First Republic. (View more at www.wikipedia.com)

The artist titled the song Ozumba Mbadiwe to honor the peaceful protesters that were killed by members of the Nigeran Army on Tuesday, 20th of October, 2020. 

Reekado used this song to call the attention of /remind the Nigerian government of the unarmed protesters which the members of the Nigerian Army opened fire during the END SARS peaceful Protest. 

The killing of the protesters happened at the Lekki Toll Gate, Lagos State, which is located at Lekki-Ajah Expressway, Lekki Phase 1, Ozumba Mbadiwe road.

Reekado Bank in this song also replied to people asking his whereabouts that he has been in that area (Ozumba Mbadiwe) filled with the memories of the incident.

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Lyrics to Ozumba Mbadiwe by Reekado Banks

Intro

Instrumentals

Pre-chorus

I no dey move that way (I don’t move in that way.)

Don’t make me move that way (Don’t make me move that way.)

Me, I no wan sleep for highway (I don’t want to sleep on highway.)

‘Fore you cross, gaz look your sideways (Before you cross, you have to look your sideways.)

Me, I no come Lagos for child’s play (I did not come to Lagos to play.)

Verse 1

So I hear say dem dey find me (I heard they are looking for me.)

For the long time I been silent (Since I have been silent for a long time.)

I dey run am, I be sterling (I am still running it, I am a sterling person)

But dey think say I’m in hiding (But they think I am hiding.)

‘Cause dey don’t know how to find me (Because, they do not know how to find me.)

Chorus

I’ll be on Ozumba Mbadiwe

I’ll be on Ozumba Mbadiwe

I’ll be on Ozumba Mbadiwe

I’ll be on Ozumba Mbadiwe

I’ll be on Ozumba Mbadiwe

Coming to you

Coming to you

Verse 2

Well, if you think say you be giant you be giant for your pocket (If you think you are huge, your hugeness is just in your pocket.)

If you only fight for your pocket, for your pocket 

October 20, 2020

Something happen with the government (Something happened with the government.)

Dem think say we go forget, for where? (They taught we forget, we didn’t)

Hmm, for Ozumba Mbadiwe (At Ozumba Mbadiwe.)

Man I tell ya 

Pre-chorus

I no dey move that way (I don’t move in that way.)

Don’t make me move that way (Don’t make me move that way.)

Me, I no wan sleep for highway (I don’t want to sleep on highway.)

‘Fore you cross, gaz look your sideways (Before you cross, you have to look your sideways.)

Me, I no come Lagos for child’s play (I did not come to Lagos to play.)

Bridge

In the meantime, Abike mi (In the meantime, my Abike)

How you want am make you tell me (How do you want it, tell me.)

If you need speed, I be sterling (If you need speed, I am a sterling person.)

I’ll go right behind the steering (I will go right bwhind the steering.)

I go run am, kíni ise mi? (I will run it, what is my job?)

Chorus

I’ll be on Ozumba Mbadiwe

I’ll be on Ozumba Mbadiwe

I’ll be on Ozumba Mbadiwe

I’ll be on Ozumba Mbadiwe

I’ll be on Ozumba Mbadiwe

Coming to you

I’ll be on Ozumba Mbadiwe

I’ll be on Ozumba Mbadiwe

I’ll be on Ozumba Mbadiwe

Outro: Beatz

Duration: 3 minutes 32 seconds

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