(+Lyrics + Translation) Jinja Meaning and Lyrics Translation by Tekno 

Music Review: Jinja by Tekno

Jinja is a song by Nigerian singer and songwriter, Tekno. Jinja in this song is a word for “Ginger.” It means “Motivation.”

What is the song Jinja by Teckno all about?

Tekno in the song “Jinja,” sings about his desire to spend on, take care of, support, and go the extra length for a particular lady, Amaka that drives him crazy and motivates him. He however didn’t mention in the song what this particular lady motivates him to do, or, what the motivation revolves around.

Jinja Lyrics Translation by Tekno

Verse 1

Tell me what you like

‘Cause I really-really got your time, baby

 Whatever it take to make you mine, baby

 I go make your life better (oh) (I will make your life better.)

 I go, I go treat you right (I will trat you right.)

 Swear, I go make you shine, baby (I will make you shine.)

 Gucci and the Prada every time, baby 

 I go make your life better (I will make your life better.)

Chorus

‘Cause you dey give me jinja (se) (Cause you give me ginger.)

 You dey give me jinja (se) (You give me ginger.)

 Amaka no do like Caro (se) (Amaka, don’t do like Caro.)

 Say, she no dey do me like shayo (She said she is not treating me like…)

 Say, she dey give me jinja (se) (She gives me ginger.)

 She dey give me jinja (se) (She gives me ginger.)

 My baby no be Caro (se) (My baby is not Caro.)

 She dey give me jinja oh (She gives me ginger.)

Verse 2

Tell me the koko-ko (Tell me the main thing.)

Because something is in my skull oh 

Anytime when we dance oh (Anytime that we dance.)

Say, girl, you got man moving psycho 

One man for a woman (one man)

I say, this girl no be human (I said this girl is not a human.)

Some of them get two man (Some of them have two men)

But, I know not my woman 

Chorus

‘Cause you dey give me jinja (se) (Cause you give me ginger.)

You dey give me jinja (se) (You give me ginger.)

Amaka no do like Caro (se) (Amaka, don’t do like Caro.)

Say, she no dey do me like shayo (She said she is not treating me like…)

Say, she dey give me jinja (se) (She gives me ginger.)

She dey give me jinja (se) (She gives me ginger.)

My baby no be Caro (My baby is not Caro.)

She dey give me jinja oh (She gives me ginger.)

Verse 3

Pretty oh, oh, oh, oh

Baby, come-come close to me (oh)

Baby, give me your love

Baby, come-come close to me

Say, e no matter anything them do (It doesn’t matter whatever they do.)

Girl, na me and you (Girl, it is me and you.)

Even if I confuse (Even if I am confused.)

For you, I go make excuse (For you, I will make an excuse.)

Chorus

‘Cause you dey give me jinja (you dey give me)(Cause, you give me ginger.)

You dey give me jinja (she dey give me) (You give me ginger.)

She dey give me jinja (she dey, she dey) (She gives me ginger.)

She dey give me jinja (oh) (She gives me ginger.)

Outro

You dey give me jinja oh (She gives me ginger.)

You dey give me jinja oh, I go (She gives me ginger.)

You dey give me jinja oh (She gives me ginger.)

You dey give me jinja oh (She gives me ginger.)

You dey give me jinja (dey give me) (She gives me ginger.)

You dey give me jinja (dey give me) (She gives me ginger.)

My baby no be Caro (dey give me) (She gives me ginger.)

You dey give me jinja oh (She gives me ginger.)

Ako weke weke oh

 Oh jalo, ego jalo

 Eko mami oh

 Mami, yeso shalo

Watch the video for the song Jinja by Tekno below

Duration: 3 minutes 26 seconds

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