(+Lyrics + meaning + translation) Music review: My Friend by Bella Shmurda

Akinbiyi Abiola Ahmed aka Bella Shmurda is a Nigerian artist currently signed to “One World Record label/Dangbana Republik.”

What is the song “My Friend” by Bella Shmurda about?

In the song “My Friend,” Bella Shnurda is apologizing to his friends, fans, and all those who love him. His apology is based on his lack of communication and availability for them. Bella feels he has offended them, or they may think they have offended him for staying away from them.

But the artist assures them that they didn’t offend him, and he is constantly thinking about them, even though he is not in communication. He says his lack of communication and non-availability is because of his tight schedule. He is extremely busy as a top-rated musician which sees him traveling around the world and making lots of money.

Bella further implores them not to say “Goodbye,” with a voice of finality to stay away from him forever or never check up on him again. According to Bella, if he says “Goodbye,” to anyone, he is not saying with a voice of finality, but to check on them, and assure them that they are still on his mind.

Lyrics to My friend by Bella Shmurda

Intro

Instrumentals

Niphkeys

Intro

Ah

Verse 1

Don’t you say goodbye my friend

If I no text you or call (If I don’t text or call.)

No be say I don forget (Not that I have forgotten.)

No be say you don offend (Not that you have offended me.)

If I say goodbye my friend (If I say goodbye my friend)

I just wan to dey on check (I just want to be on check.)

I just want to get that cheque (I just want to get that cheque.)

And I no mean no offense (And, I don’t mean any offense.)

Pre-chorus

And if you look into my eyes and you go see I no dey lie (And, if you look into my eyes, you will see that I am not telling lies.)

Deep down for my mind, I swear I get you for my mind (Deep down in my mind, I swear that I have you on my mind.)

Chorus

Since I don dey work (Since I started working.)

I don enter Jamaica wassup (I have entered Jamaica.)

Canada, Colombia, New York

Abu Dhabi, Nairobi, mogbon oh oh ah! (Abu Dhabi, Nairobi; I am smart.)

Ah ah shi tan

Oya enter Ghana mo shitan (When I entered Ghana, I opened up.)

Mo tun sare wan China, Chinshan (I quickly entered China.)

A tun enter Sudan ni, mofo o (I also entered Sudan)

Ah ah

Post-chorus

Ah ah 

Ligali (oje) Jubadi (ose) (Be happy and shake your waist)

Askari eyan Buhari (ole) (Askari, people of Buhari)

Shagari (Ose) 

Somori (Ole) 

Somebody, so mo mi ri o (Somebody, do you know me…)

Ligali (oje) Jubadi (ose) (Be happy and shake your waist)

Askari eyan Buhari (oje) (Askari, people of Buhari)

Shagari (Oje)

Somori (Ole)

Somebody, so mo mi ri o (Somebody, do you know me…)

Verse 2

Oya fowonlenu ri o (Punch their mouth)

Eyan bash Ali (People of Bash Ali.)

Anthony Joshua ah!! (Anthony Joshua.)

S’omo Okocha, Blessing Nkechi (Do you know Okocha? Blessing Nkechi?)

Double gbosa ah! (Double salute!) 

Fowosere (Use the money to do good/play.)

Eyan Cubana (People of Cubana)

O’sa ti mo Rahman Jago na (You already know Rahman Jago)

Onyebuchi oba, BTC (Onyebuchi, king of BTC.)

Elumelu; se’ma ri fisi (Elumelu, will you add to it?)

Pre-chorus

And if you look into my eyes and you go see I no dey lie (And, if you look into my eyes, you will see that I am not telling lies.)

Deep down for my mind, I swear I get you for my mind (Deep down in my mind, I swear that I have you on my mind.)

Chorus

Since I don dey work (Since I started working.)

I don enter Jamaica wassup (I have entered Jamaica.)

Canada, Colombia, New York

Abu Dhabi, Nairobi, mogbon oh oh ah! (Abu Dhabi, Nairobi; I am smart.)

Ah ah shi tan

Oya enter Ghana mo shitan (When I entered Ghana, I opened up.)

Mo tun sare wan China, Chinshan (I quickly entered China.)

A tun enter Sudan ni, mofo o (I also entered Sudan)

Ah ah

Post-chorus

Ah ah 

Ligali (oje) Jubadi (ose) (Be happy and shake your waist)

Askari eyan Buhari (ole) (Askari, people of Buhari)

Shagari (Ose) 

Somori (Ole) 

Somebody, so mo mi ri o (Somebody, do you know me…)

Ligali (oje) Jubadi (ose) (Be happy and shake your waist)

Askari eyan Buhari (oje) (Askari, people of Buhari)

Shagari (Oje)

Somori (Ole)

Somebody, so mo mi ri o (Somebody, do you know me…)

Repeat verse 1

Don’t you say goodbye my friend

If I no text you or call (If I don’t text or call.)

No be say I don forget (Not that I have forgotten.)

No be say you don offend (Not that you have offended me.)

I just want to dey on check (I just want to be on check.)

I just want to get that cheque (I just want to get that cheque.)

And I no mean no offense (And, I don’t mean any offense.)

Bridge

Iheanacho, I enter Leicester mo score (Iheanacho, I entered Leicester and scored.)

Follow your backa concur

2Pac my brother Shakur, omoyen gbetan

Follow the money omo ogbon (Follow the money, smart child)

Enter Liberia o wo shore

Inside Italy odi don

Post-chorus

Ah ah 

Ligali (oje) Jubadi (ose) (Be happy and shake your waist)

Askari eyan Buhari (ole) (Askari, people of Buhari)

Shagari (Ose) 

Somori (Ole) 

Somebody, so mo mi ri o (Somebody, do you know me…)

Ligali (oje) Jubadi (ose) (Be happy and shake your waist)

Askari eyan Buhari (oje) (Askari, people of Buhari)

Shagari (Oje)

Somori (Ole)

Somebody, so mo mi ri o (Somebody, do you know me…)

Outro

Niphkeys

Duration: 3 minutes 3 seconds

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