(+Lyrics + Translation) “Cloak and Dagger,” Meaning and Lyrics Translation by Burnaboy ft J Hus

Music Review: “Cloak and Dagger,” by Burnaboy ft J Hus

“Cloak and Dagger,” is a song by a Nigerian Grammy Award winner, Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu aka Burnaboy. The song features British rapper and singer, Momodou Lamin Jallow aka J Hus

The song “Cloak and Dagger,” premiered on July 8, 2022. It is one of the songs in Burnaboy’s just-released 19-track album titled “Love, Damini.”

What is the song “Cloak and Dagger,” by Burnaboy ft J Hus all about?

What does “Cloak and Dagger,” mean?

“Cloak and Dagger,” are like instruments used/worn by one who is secretly planning an attack. You wear the “cloak,” which is a long robe, and then hide the “dagger,” which is a short knife with a pointed and edged blade, inside the robe. You can also wrap the robe around your arm for protection.

In the song “Cloak and Dagger,” by Burnaboy ft J Hus, the artists sing about being alert and prepared to launch on anyone or anything earnestly aspiring for their downfall or trying to act as an obstacle to their success. They will come in Cloak and Dagger looking disarmed. Meanwhile, they are plotting to attack their career villain.

What do you all think?

Cloak and Dagger Lyrics Translation by Burnaboy ft J Hus

Intro (Burna Boy)

Ma lo ro se

Oh my God

Success is, all I want 

Yes, indeed

Oh! oh! Mo la ka o

Pre-chorus (Burna Boy)

Oti pe n’be (You have stayed long there.)

Shebi e le ma sun (You insist on sleeping there.)

Oti pe n’be (You have stayed long there.)

Shebi e le ma duro (You insist on standing there.)

Chorus (Burna Boy)

Them dey pray make I fall and stagger (They are praying that I should fall and stagger.)

So I move in cloak and dagger

Might see me in a black bandana

In a lambo with Jowi Zaza

Diamond teeth with a pocket full of rubbers

No shirt n#gga, looking like I’m a robber

Since I start, dem dey carry my matter (Since I started, they have been carrying my matter.)

No be now we go scatter my dada (You can’t scatter my dreads now.)

Pre-chorus (Burna Boy)

Oti pe n’be (You have stayed long there.)

Shebi e le ma sun (You insist on sleeping there.)

Oti pe n’be (You have stayed long there.)

Shebi e le ma duro (You insist on standing there.)

Verse 2 (J Hus)

Yeah! Yeah

Thеm dey pray we go fall and stagger (They are praying that we would fall and stagger.)

Arе you mad?

You know why dem man call me baba? (You know why they call me boss?

To catch I, you gon need one bigger (To catch me, you would need one bigger..)

And a taller ladder (big one)

Just there dancing, dagger

I’m outside chilling, ragga

What’s all the higgy hagger?

When I come with the Ninki Nanka (big one)

Now my jacket was shining like Bianca

Now dem man there wish they never done that (what?)

Now everybody Ray Charles, Stevie Wonder

N#ggas doing 8 mile when they hear the thunder

Make a n#gga wake up, rise from your slumber

I ain’t even green yet, man, I’m still on Amber

Why you wanna see me fall down, see me under?

Sometimes I gotta think hard, and I ponder

They can come close, come here but they want to

Just stay far, stay there, smoke your ganja

(Okay, okay, okay)

24 hours ain’t enough for gangsta 

No sleep, now my eyes looking like a panda

Do dem man there really wanna passa-passa? (what?)

When we pull up, they gon have to call for Jah Jah

Go and call for yah Allah

See, me ah! Maga

When your time has come, n#gga, don’t make it harder

Can’t catch him today, we gone see tomorrow

Only witness was Tia and Tamera

Chorus (Burna Boy)

Them dey pray make I fall and stagger (They are praying that I should fall and stagger.)

So I move in cloak and dagger

Might see me in a black bandana

In a lambo with Jowi Zaza

Diamond teeth with a pocket full of rubbers

No shirt n#gga, looking like I’m a robber

Since I start, dem dey carry my matter (Since I started, they have been carrying my matter.)

No be now we go scatter my dada (You can’t scatter my dreads now.)

Chorus/Outro (Burna Boy)

Them dey pray make I fall and stagger (They are praying that I should fall and stagger.)

So I move in cloak and dagger

Might see me in a black bandana

In a lambo with Jowi Zaza

Diamond teeth with a pocket full of rubbers

No shirt n#gga, looking like I’m a robber

Since I start, dem dey carry my matter (Since I started, they have been carrying my matter.)

No be now we go scatter my dada (You can’t scatter my dreads now.)

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Duration: 3 minutes 32 seconds

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