(+Lyrics +meaning +translation) Music Review: Celebrate me by Patoranking

Who sang the song celebrate me?

Patoranking sang it.

The Review

Yo! This is a good jam, and I have been playing it non-stop. I can’t seem to help myself with this terrific jam. Honestly, I dance and forget any turbulence at the moment, especially when I am using an earpiece. 

What is the song celebrate me by Patoranking about?

The song is self-explanatory already, even from the title. 

The word celebrate means to recognise and praise someone for their outstanding effort.

In the song, the artist tells people to recognise and praise him for his outstanding works and contributions while alive and not when he dies, which may seem like they are acting for the camera. It simply means deceit.

He also tells people to admire and value his worth and works as a living being, not when he dies, which may seem they are acting for the camera; to be deceitful.

In essence, Patoranking tells people to love, care, appreciate, and celebrate him now that he is alive and not wait till he is dead to show their love or spend hugely on his funeral to deceive people, making them believe they have always loved and cared for him.

The artist also advises people to help others when they can do so as tables may switch.

Lyrically: The song comes in three verses. Patoranking sang the chorus thrice, but he repeated the chorus making it six times. The chorus predominated the song. The artist sang basically in pidgin. 

Each line in the verses are independent; they are not interrelated; the line does not connect with the following line, except for verses 2 and 3. It may be difficult for the layman to understand verse 1.

The choice of lyrics for verse 1 is quite cheesy, though, and not connecting. 

What exactly does he mean by the words below:

“Na my mama na’im bath me (My mummy bathed me)

 Dem use excuse dey slap me (They used excuses to slap me)”

Like seriously, no be im mama go baff am before. As in, mothers, whether biological or foster, are usually the ones to bathe children. So what does he mean by that?

What does he mean by “dem use excuse dey slap me?”

Phew!

Below is what I could pick from his verse 1:

He talked about things like his hustle in his early days and how people looked down on him, insulted him, mocked him, and mistreated him. He said his hustle came with so much rejection, but he sustained himself. He was resilient.

Verses 2 and 3 are more understandable and have better lines

The artist mentions and praises high calibre people and places in the country. He admires them and prays to be big like them. He accords them with immense respect. He celebrates them and prays to be celebrated too. 

The lines in the chorus were composed in a better way than other lines in the song. It is more meaningful.

In all, the lyrics are inspiring.

Vocal:  The artist sang with so much conviction. 

Melody: The song is melodious. I love the intro in particular, so catchy. The main instruments used in the song’s composition include piano, drum, saxophone, tambourine, and violin.

Take a gander at the lyrics below.

Lyrics to Celebrate me by Patoranking

Intro

Release, File

WhaYaSay

Verse 1

If I fail, dem go laugh me (If I fail, they will laugh)

Na my mama na’im bath me (My mummy bathed me)

Dem use excuse dey slap me (They used excuses to slap me)

Same people, when I turn, dem go yab me (Same people, once they are at my back, they are insulting me.)

Alright

Tell me-Tell me where dem dey (Tell me, tell me; where are they?)

When I dey hustle, I dey try sustain (When I am hustling, I try to sustain)

Every-every Saturday (Every Saturday)

From Ilaje down to Costain (From Ilaje to Costain)

Abeg-Abeg no carry my blessing run (no carry my blessing run) (Don’t run away with my blessing)

Today na you, tomorrow fit be my turn (today na you, tomorrow fit be my turn) (Today is your turn, tomorrow may be my turn)

Show me love, no go show me python (no go show me python) (Show me love, not a deceitful one)

We be the same for Oluwa Kingdom (we be the same for Oluwa Kingdom) (We are one in Gods kingdom)

So me say (Says me)

Chorus

Celebrate me, now when I dey alive (now when I dey alive) (Celebrate me now that I am alive.)

 Appreciate me, now when I dey alive (now when I dey alive) (Appreciate me now that I am alive)

 No be say when I leave this life (Not when I leave this life)

You go dey fake am for my wife (You will now start pretending to appreciate me in the presence of my wife)

Celebrate me, now when I dey alive (now when I dey alive) (Celebrate me now that I am alive.)

Appreciate me, now when I dey alive (now when I dey alive) (Appreciate me now that I am alive)

No be say when I leave this life (Not when I leave this life)

You go dey fake am for my back (You will now start pretending to appreciate me in my absence)

Verse 2

Elema of Warri, you be big name (Elema of worry is a big name)

Ifeanyi Odi, you be big name (Ifeanyi Odi is a big name)

 Awaritse, you be big name (Awaritse is a big name)

 My brother Young Don, you be big name (My brother Young Don is a big a name.)

 Onyeoma Havey The Don, big name (Onyeoma Havey the Don is a big name.)

 Foston, Sirgila, big name (Foston, Sirgila are big names)

 Ejele One, you be big name (Ejeke One is a big name)

 Obi Cubana, you be big name (Obi Cubana is a big name)

 Arthur Eze, you be big name (Arthur Eze is a big name)

 Ben Peters, you be big name (Ben Peters is a big name)

 Tom Polo, you be big name (Tom Polo is a big name)

 Ochacho Ebelebe, you be big name (Ochacho Ebelebe is a big name)

 Okonjo Eweala, you be big name (Okonjo Eweala is a big name)

 Larry Gaga Nwannem, you be big name (Larry Gaga my brother is a big name)

 Oluwa make me a big name (big name) (Lor, make me a big name too)

 Make I put all my enemies in big shame (So I can put all my enemies in shame.)

 So me say (So, I say)

Chorus

Celebrate me, now when I dey alive (now when I dey alive) (Celebrate me now that I am alive.)

 Appreciate me, now when I dey alive (now when I dey alive) (Appreciate me now that I am alive)

 No be say when I leave this life (Not when I leave this life)

 You go dey fake am for my wife (You will now start pretending to appreciate me in the presence of my wife)

Celebrate me, now when I dey alive (now when I dey alive) (Celebrate me now that I am alive.)

 Appreciate me, now when I dey alive (now when I dey alive) (Appreciate me now that I am alive)

 No be say when I leave this life (Not when I leave this life)

You go dey fake am for my back (You will now start pretending to appreciate me in my absence)

Verse 3

Gimme-gimme wetin I deserve (Give me what I deserve)

 If I suppose dey, no put me for reserve (If I ought to be part of it, don’t keep me waiting)

 No go wait ’til I kpai (Don’t wait till I die)

 Before you gimme meat pie (Before you give me meat pie)

Mike Adenuga, you be big name (Mike Adenuga is a big name)

 Lekki Gardens, you be big name (Lekki Gardens is a big name)

 Kabiyesi Elegushi, you be big name (Kabiyesi Elegushi is a big name)

 Obafemi Martins, you be big name (Obafemi Martins is a big name)

 Dammy Oloyon, you be big name (Dammy Oloyon is a big name)

 Ibrahim Mahama, you be big name (Ibrahim Mahama is a big name)

 Sledge for Ghana, you be big name (Sledge for Ghana is a big name)

 Spoy Chukwudi, you be big name (Spoy Chukwudi is a big name)

 Chief Ikuku, you be big name (Chief Ikuku is a big name)

 NASA Research, you be big name (NASA Research is a big name)

 Alfred Temile, you be big name (Alfred Temile is a big name)

 Charlie Akpruka, you be big name 9Charlie Akpuruka is a big name)

 Big Lamz, CP, big name (Big Lamz is a big name)

 Emma Baggie, Billie Boom, you be big name (Emma Baggie, Billie Boom are big names)

 Afunsho Ferra, you be big name (Afunsho Ferra is a big name)

 Batura Long Cash, you be big name (Batura Long Cash is a big name)

 Oluwafizzy (krrr) (Oluwafizzy)

Chorus/outro

Celebrate me, now when I dey alive (now when I dey alive) (Celebrate me now that I am alive.)

 Appreciate me, now when I dey alive (now when I dey alive) (Appreciate me now that I am alive)

 No be say when I leave this life (Not when I leave this life)

 You go dey fake am for my wife (You will now start pretending to appreciate me in the presence of my wife)

 Celebrate me, now when I dey alive (now when I dey alive) (Celebrate me now that I am alive.)

 Appreciate me, now when I dey alive (now when I dey alive) (Appreciate me now that I am alive)

 No be say when I leave this life (Not when I leave this life)

 You go dey fake am for my back (You will now start pretending to appreciate me in my absence)

Gemstone still the boss

 You dun’ know

 WhaYaSay

 (Give dem, give dem)

Watch the video for the song Celebrate me by Patoranking below: 

Directed by Dammy Twitch

Duration: 3 minutes 58 seconds

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

error: Content is protected !!
%d bloggers like this: