(+Lyrics + Translation) Ijo “Labalaba” Meaning and Lyrics Translation by Crayon

Music Review: Ijo “Labalaba” by Crayon

“Ijo, Labalaba,” is a song by Nigerian singer and songwriter, Crayon. Crayon is currently signed to Don Jazzy’s “Mavin record,” label.

Ijo in this song is a Yoruba word in Nigeria that means “dance.” Labalala is also the Yoruba word for a “butterfly.”

Hence, “Ijo Laba Laba,” translates to a “Butterfly dance,” in English.

What is the song “Ijo “Labalaba”,” by Crayon all about

In the song “Ijo: Laba laba,” by Crayon, the artist spurs people to be free-spirited, be happy, dance, and never worry regardless of circumstances. 

Crayon also sings about a lady he desires and shows interest in being a helping hand to her and others. Lastly, he brags about his musical capability and sufficiency. He says can never be exhausted lyrically and rhythmically.

“Ijo “Labalaba”,” by Crayon Lyrics Translation

Intro

Open the fire, play the gbedu let them know (Open the fire, play the music, let them know.)

E no finish o (It did not finish.)

E no finish o (It did not finish.)

Man no fit tire. Every day I’m, on the road (Man can never be tired. Everyday, I am on the road.)

No limit o

No limit o

Pre-Chorus

This na, nsogbu (This is trouble.)

Uju

Turn down for who

 Uju

 Robo robo

 Hmm many things we can do

 Hmm! Tori I’m into you (Because, I am into you.)

 Uju

 Wire for you

 Tonight

 I’ll be dancing all the pain away

 Yeah

Chorus

Ijo laba laba (Butterfly dance)

Gimme your hand and shoulder

Kosi isoro get up (There is no trouble, get up.)

Blessing for your head top

Ijo laba laba (Butterfly dance.)

Gimme your hand and shoulder

Ota no go get us (The enemy won’t get us.)

Helper go locate us (Helper would locate us.)

Ijo laba laba (Butterfly dance.)

Gimme your hand and shoulder

Kosi isoro get up (There is no trouble, get up.)

Blessing for your head top

Ijo laba laba (Butterfly dance.)

Gimme your hand and shoulder

Ota no go get us (The enemy won’t get us.)

Helper go locate us (Helper would locate us.)

Verse 1

 Loud am like vuvuzela (Loud it like Vuvuzela (South African long horn.)

No one can do you better

Jubadi, falala for me (Roll your waist so much for me.)

Whine am go-go shawty (Whine it, go shawty.)

Love the energy tonight

Kwaku dey my side (Kwaku is beside me.)

But na you dey my mind (But you are the only one on my mind.)

My uju

E don show

Pre-Chorus

This na, nsogbu (This is trouble.)

Uju

Turn down for who

 Uju

 Robo robo

 Hmm many things we can do

 Hmm! Tori I’m into you (Because I am into you.)

 Uju

 Wire for you

 Tonight

 I’ll be dancing all the pain away

 Yeah

Chorus

Ijo laba laba (Butterfly dance)

Gimme your hand and shoulder

Kosi isoro get up (There is no trouble, get up.)

Blessing for your head top

Ijo laba laba (Butterfly dance.)

Gimme your hand and shoulder

Ota no go get us (The enemy won’t get us.)

Helper go locate us (Helper would locate us.)

Ijo laba laba (Butterfly dance.)

Gimme your hand and shoulder

Kosi isoro get up (There is no trouble, get up.)

Blessing for your head top

Ijo laba laba (Butterfly dance.)

Gimme your hand and shoulder

Ota no go get us (The enemy won’t get us.)

Helper go locate us (Helper would locate us.)

Watch the video for the song “Ijo, Labalaba,” by Crayon below

Duration: 3 minutes 04 seconds

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