(+Lyrics + meaning + translation) Music review: Ozumba Mbadiwe remix by Reekado Banks ft Fireboy DML

Reekado Banks is an exceptional Nigerian artist currently signed to Banks Record Label, a record he owns. The remix of Ozumba Mbadiwe features another exceptional Nigerian singer, Fireboy DML. Fireboy is currently signed to YBNL (Yahoo Boy No Laptop), a record label owned by Olamide.

View the review of the original version of Ozumba Mbadiwe her-

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.

I was wondering about the correlation of Fireboy’s verse to Ozumba Mbadiwe, but, when he mentioned Oriental, the message clicked. Oriental is a famous 5-Star hotel around Victoria Island/Lekki axis. It is believed that it is owned by Bola Ahmed Tinubu, whom many people see as godfather, and who still controls Lagos State. It is believed that he had an involvement in the attack of protesters, which made Nigerians destroy some of the facilities in the Oriental Hotel.

So, Fireboy in his verse says, normally, he won’t be in Nigeria, because he has to make money traveling around the world and performing at shows. But whenever he visits Nigeria, he would be at the same scene where peaceful protesters were killed. And he says, if you have been wondering the reason for his absence, it is because he has been busy, working on his next album and touring the world. When you see him in Lagos, he will be around Oriental, somewhere close to Ozumba Mbadiwe.

 Lyrics to Ozumba Mbadiwe Remix by Reekado Banks ft Fireboy DML

Intro

Instrumental

Na na na na na na na na

Na na na na na na na na

Na na na na na na na 

Na na na na na na na 

Na na na na na na na na

Reekado Banks

I no dey move dat way (I am not moving that way)

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

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

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

Me, I no come lagos for child’s play (Me, I didn’t come to Lagos for Child’s play.)

So I hear say dem dey find me (Won wa mi, won ni won wa mi) (So, I heard they are looking for me.)

For the long time I been silent (Won wa mi, won ni won wa mi ) (For the long time that I have been silent; they said they are looking for me.)

I dey run am I be sterling (I am running it, I am sterling.)

But dey think say I’m in hiding ( But, they taught that I have been hiding.)

Cause dey don’t know how to find me (Because they don’t 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

Verse 2 (Fireboy DML)

Won l’olowo lo n s’ore olowo (They said the wealthy makes friends with the wealthy.)

One milli for my head oh (One million on my head.)

You better follow who know road (You better follow the person that knows the road.)

Since 2019 when I don blow (Since I blew/became famous in 2019.)

I been on the road, if you don’t know (I have been on the road, if you don’t know me.)

And I no get time for your convo (And, I don’t have time for your convoy)

Cause na money I dey find (Because, I am looking for money.)

E no easy for lagos ( It is not easy in Lagos.)

Do me a favour (Do me a favour.)

Pay me on time, eh eh (Pay me on time.)

If I owe you a favour (If I owe you a favour)

Make you no vex (Don’t be angry.)

If you see me online eh eh(If you see me online.)

Woni won wa mi ( They are looking for me.)

Wetin concern me? (What concerns me?)

I’m in San Francisco jamming

So’ngbo mi? (Can you hear me?)

Oya oya oya send me my money (Send me my money.)

Oya oya oya wire my raba (Wire my money.)

Owo lo le gbe mi wa le (It is only money that can bring me home.)

Owo lo le gbe me wa le (It is only money that can bring me home.)

And in case the money enter (And in case the money enters.)

I go dey Oriental (I would be at Oriental.)

For Ozumba Mbadiwe ( At Ozumba Mbadiwe.)

Chorus (Reekado Banks)

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

I’ll be on Ozumba Mbadiwe

I’ll be on Ozumba Mbadiwe

Duration: 3 minutes 31 seconds

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