(+Lyrics + meaning + translation) Music review: Economy by 9ice “Same here–“

“Economy,” is a song by Nigerian artist, 9ice. 9ice is currently signed to Alapomeji Ancestral Records (AAR), a record label he owns.

Honestly, I just can’t get enough of this song. I just want to keep listening to it non-stop. It is not only 9ice that the economy is driving crazy; it is equally driving me crazy. I am sure it is driving so many Nigerians crazy too.

What is the song Economy by 9ice all about?

In the song, “Economy,” 9ice laments about the bad economy, the terrible situation of the country, which he says is distressing, driving him crazy, and making him bored. The situation faced in the country that he mentioned include- hunger, epileptic power supply, lack of water, fuel scarcity, bad products, inflation, hardship, and so on. 

He also talked about the corruption of the leaders who he says are liars, and clueless about how to make the economy better.

But rather than make the situation make him downcast or depressed, he opts to rejoice.

Meaning of some words

Political Masquerade: Politicians that are disguising or pretending, and are not showing their true nature. They promise this but do another thing. They never fulfill their promises.

Lyrics to Economy by 9ice

Intro

Ah ah ah

Yeah eh     

Ibile, ibile ibile       

Chorus

Boredom is killing me, yeah eh eh

Boredom is killing me, yeah eh eh

Pour me holy water make I find my square root (Pour me holy water, and let me find my square root.)

Emi o s’ere (I am not playing.)

Ko s’ina, ko s’omi (There is no light, there is no water.)

Economy yi ti fe so mi di were (This economy wants to turn me into a mad person.) 

Ah ah ah ah won fe so mi di were (They want to turn me into a mad person.)

Ko s’epo, ko s’owo (There is no fuel, there is no money.)

Economy yi ti fe so mi di were, ye eh (This economy wants to turn me into a mad person.)

Ah ah ah ah won fe so mi di were (They want to turn me into a mad person.)

Sugbon, emi o ni je k’economy kill me oh (But, I won’t allow this economy to kill me.)

Post chorus

Ma jo o, ma yo (I will dance and rejoice.)

Economy no go give me heart attack oh (This economy will not give me heart attack.)

Ma jo o, ma yo (I will dance, and I will rejoice.)

Economy no go give me high blood pressure oh (This economy will not give me high blood pressure.)

Ma jo o, ma yo (I will dance and rejoice.)

Ye ye ye ye  

Ah ah ah ah ma jo o, ma yo o

Oh oh oh oh

Verse 1

Nothing dey work for Naija anymore (Nothing works again in Nigeria.)

Light no dey I for dey watch football (There is no light, I would have been watching football.)

Ai s’owo eran, lo je ki n je pomo yeah (Because there is no money for meat, that is why I am eating cow skin.)

Odo mi n’ikun wa, ti n ba yo mo mo (I am the owner of the tommy,so, I know when I am filled.)

Am so blown out of my mind

Am losing it 

Like staphylococcus

Am losing it

Boredom is killing me

Killing me yeahhh

Chorus

Boredom is killing me, yeah eh eh 

Boredom is killing me, yeah eh eh

Pour me holy water make I find my square root (Pour me holy water, and let me find my square root.)

Emi o s’ere (I am not playing.)

Ko s’ina, ko s’omi (There is no light, there is no water.)

Economy yi ti fe so mi di were (This economy wants to turn me into a mad person.) 

Ah ah ah ah won fe so mi di were (They want to turn me into a mad person.)

Ko s’epo, ko s’owo (There is no fuel, there is no money.)

Economy yi ti fe so mi di were, ye eh (This economy wants to turn me into a mad person.)

Ah ah ah ah won fe so mi di were (They want to turn me into a mad person.)

Sugbon, emi o ni je k’economy kill me oh (But, I won’t allow this economy to kill me.)

Post chorus

Ma jo o, ma yo (I will dance and rejoice.)

Economy no go give me heart attack oh (This economy will not give me heart attack.)

Ma jo o, ma yo (I will dance, and I will rejoice.)

Economy no go give me high blood pressure oh (This economy will not give me high blood pressure.)

Ma jo o, ma yo (I will dance and rejoice.)

Ye ye ye ye  

Ah ah ah ah ma jo o, ma yo o

Oh oh 

Verse 2

Economy bad, tomato na gold (Economy is bad, tomato is gold.)

My people dey worry oh (Worry o) (My people are worried.)

Eyi t’o ta yo, wahala enu ni (The tooth that removes, is the trouble (pain) of the mouth.)

Abalajo, ti petrol fi gb’owo l’ori (No wonder the price of fuel went up.)

Gbogbo idile many people ti d’ejo, ejo ageku (Many people’s family have turned snake)

You dey promise and fail (You are promising and failing.)

All these na charade (All these are a charade.)

Promise and fail, so, so charade 

If I see your lies, political masquerade

If I see your lies, political masquerade

Chorus

Boredom is killing me, yeah eh eh 

Boredom is killing me, yeah eh eh

Pour me holy water make I find my square root (Pour me holy water, and let me find my square root.)

Emi o s’ere (I am not playing.)

Ko s’ina, ko s’omi (There is no light, there is no water.)

Economy yi ti fe so mi di were (This economy wants to turn me into a mad person.) 

Ah ah ah ah won fe so mi di were (They want to turn me into a mad person.)

Ko s’epo, ko s’owo (There is no fuel, there is no money.)

Economy yi ti fe so mi di were, ye eh (This economy wants to turn me into a mad person.)

Ah ah ah ah won fe so mi di were (They want to turn me into a mad person.)

Sugbon, emi o ni je k’economy kill me oh (But, I won’t allow this economy to kill me.)

Post chorus

Ma jo o, ma yo (I will dance and rejoice.)

Economy no go give me heart attack oh (This economy will not give me heart attack.)

Ma jo o, ma yo (I will dance, and I will rejoice.)

Economy no go give me high blood pressure oh (This economy will not give me high blood pressure.)

Ma jo o, ma yo (I will dance and rejoice.)

Ye ye ye ye  

Ah ah ah ah ma jo o, ma yo o

Oh oh 

Outro

Swaps 

Coublon

Won m’address e (They don;t know your address.)

Won o le wa e wa, ma worry (They can’t come and look for you.)

Mo cover e, Coublon (I cover you Coublon.)

O sa a mo? Coupon (You know.)

Coublon m’ile

— won o b’iya iyan (They dare not)

Anybody 

Duration: 3 minutes 55 seconds

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