(+Lyrics + Translation) Meaning and Lyrics Translation of Lagos Anthem by Zlatan (Original Version)

Music Review: Lagos Anthem by Zlatan

Lagos Anthem is a song by Zanku Record Label owner, Zlatan. Just like the title of the song, it ended up becoming an Anthem all over Lagos and Nigeria.

What is the song Lagos Anthem by Zlatan all about?

The song Lagos Anthem by Zlatan disputes or opposes the claims of people that live in Lagos, and often say, “there is no money.”

Zlatan believes that the four words “There is no money,” have become a popular saying among most people living in Lagos, even though they have the money.

According to Zlatan in the song “Lagos Anthem, there are a lot of wealthy people in Lagos, pretending not to be wealthy. They have hustled for their money, and are now wealthy, but are hiding their wealth. These people drive big cars like Aston Martin, Bugatti, and even the latest cars. They also have wild fun, spend a lot of money, and never forget to route Toll Gate axis every Friday night where the fun continues.

Lyrics Translation of Lagos Anthem by Zlatan

Intro

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Ibile

 Eko wengele

 Ayaya

 Astala, Astala

 J’omo (Let them know)

 Ibile, ah ah, Ibile

Arise, O’ Compatriots, Nige (Astalavi)

Pre-chorus

Every night, Bentley (Bentley)

Every night, Rolls Royce (Rolls Royce)

Lo na Toll Gate, won fe lo jaiye (On Toll Gate’s route, they want to go and enjoy life.)

Paddi mi gbe Aston Martin (Aston Martin) (My pal carried Aston Martin.)

Emi gbe Bugatti (Bugatti) (Me, I carried Bugatti.)

Lale Friday, a fe lo jaiye (On a Friday night, we want to go and enjoy life.)

Chorus

Them go talk say “money no dey Lagos” (Yet, they would say there is no money in Lagos.)

They talk say “money no dey Lagos” (They said there is no money in Lagos.)

Them dey talk say “money no dey Lagos” (They said there is no money in Lagos.)

Won fe lo jaiye (They want to go and enjoy life.)

Them dey talk say “money no dey Lagos” (They said there is no money in Lagos.)

They talk say “money no dey Lagos” (They said there is no money in Lagos.)

Them dey talk say “money no dey Lagos” (They said there is no money in Lagos.)

Won sha’na wole (They enter with blings/sparkles.)

Verse 1

Ah, ah, ah, wo (See)

Lati Yaba ti ti wo Bariga (From Yaba to Lagos.)

Awon omo iyami se, Olohun won gb’owo pa (Ay-ay) (My people are collecting a lot of money.)

Won sun le rara, won nogere (They are not sleeping/slumbering continuously, they are not dull.)

Omo ma gb’owo se, k’oto j’ogede (She would collect money, before eating banana (D))

Ah, wo (See)

L’Eko, l’Eko (In Lagos.)

Olohun wan shere (shere) (They are not playing.)

O le de lati abroad, ko de le e lere (You can return from Overseas and they can still give you a chase.)

Awo gan je iya k’ato lowo (We also suffered before becoming wealthy.)

T’aba fun e lati okan wa opolo ko lo lo (Ayiii) 

Ah, na’wo na’wo, na’wo e soke (Spray money, and raise your hand, spray it up.)

Poco Lee, oba ijo, oya ijo e loke (gbe body e joor) (Pocolee is the king of dance, now, raise your dance high.)

Pre-chorus

Ah, ah, say

Every night, Bentley 

Every night, Rolls Royce 

Lo na Toll Gate, won fe lo jaiye (On Toll Gate’s route, they want to go and enjoy life.)

Paddi mi gbe Aston Martin (Aston Martin) (My pal carried Aston Martin.)

Emi gbe Bugatti (Bugatti) (Me I carried Bugatti.)

Lale Friday, a fe lo jaiye (On Friday night, we want to go and enjoy life.)

Chorus

Yet, them go talk say “mo-ney no-dey La-gos” (Yet, they said there is no money in Lagos.)

Them dey talk say “mo-ney no-dey La-gos” (They said, there is no money in Lagos.)

Won fe lo jaiye (They want to go and enjoy life.)

Them dey talk say “mo-ney no-dey La-gos” (They said there is no money in Lagos.)

Them dey talk say “mo-ney no-dey La-gos” (They said there is no money in Lagos.)

Won sha’na wole (They entered with blings/sparkles.)

Refrain

Ah, say

Lambo truck (E dey Lagos) (There is Lambo Truck in Lagos.)

Rolls Royce (E dey Lagos) (There is Rolls Royce in Lagos.)

Motor 2020 (E dey Lagos) (There is 2020 car in Lagos.)

Wan to bi 30 (E dey Lagos) (They are up to thirty; they are in Lagos.)

Omo wire wire (E dey Lagos) (People that transact business through electronic means are in Lagos.)

 Wey dey bless my aza (E dey Lagos) (That are blessing my account; they are in Lagos.)

 Oil money nko? (E dey Lagos) (What about oil money? It is in Lagos.)

Eyan Jowi Zaza (E dey Lagos) (Jowi Zaza is in Lagos.)

Seyi Tinubu (E dey Lagos) (Seyi Tinubu is in Lagos.)

Saheed Lebanon (E dey Lagos) (Saheed Lebanon is in Lagos.)

Oloribu (E dey Lagos) (Unfortunate person is in Lagos.)

 Ati akagum (E dey Lagos) (Stingy person is in Lagos)

Ah, say

Airport (E dey Lagos) (Airport is in Lagos.)

Wey no get AC (E dey Lagos) (The one (Airport) without AC is in Lagos.)

Ijoba (E dey Lagos) (The Government is in Lagos.)

Wey no get pity (E dey Lagos) (That (The Government) don’t pity.)

Say, I wan blow (e dey Lagos) (People that want to blow are in Lagos.)

He no sabi sing (E dey Lagos) (He can’t sing; is in Lagos.)

 E wan get money (E dey Lagos) (He wants to have money; is in Lagos.)

 E no sabi hustle (E dey Lagos) (He doesn’t know how to hustle; is in Lagos.)

Ah, Zlatan (E dey Lagos) (Zlatan is also in Lagos.)

Oba lamba (E dey Lagos) (King of lies/songs of all sort is also in Lagos.)

Abrakatunba (E dey Lagos) (Voodos; it is in Lagos.)

Presido wey get style (E dey Lagos, go on) (A president with style; he is in Lagos.)

Every night, Bentley (Bentley)

Every night, Rolls Royce (Rolls Royce)

Lo na Toll Gate, won fe lo jaiye (On Toll Gate’s route. They want to go and enjoy life.)

Paddi mi gbe Aston Martin (Aston Martin) (My pal carried Aston Martin.)

Emi gbe Bugatti (Bugatti) (I carried Bugatti.)

 Lale Friday, a fe lo jaiye (On Friday niht, we want to go and enjoy life.)

Yet, them go talk say “mo-ney no-dey La-gos” (Yet, they would say there is no money in Lagos.)

Them dey talk say “mo-ney no-dey La-gos” (Yet, they would say there is no money in Lagos.)

Won fe lo jaiye (They want to go and enjoy life.)

Them dey talk say “mo-ney no-dey La-gos” (They would say there is no money in Lagos.)

Them dey talk say “mo-ney no-dey La-gos” (They said there is no money in Lagos.)

Won sha’na wole (They enter with blings/sparkles.)

Mo-ney no-dey La-gos (There is no money in Lagos.)

Outro

It’s STG

Mo-ney no-dey La-gos (There is no money in Lagos.)

Mo-ney no-dey La-gos (There is no money in Lagos.)

Them go talk say “mo-ney no-dey La-gos” (They would say there is no money in Lagos.)

 Mo-ney no-dey La-gos (There is no money in Lagos.)

Mo-ney no-dey La-gos (There is no money in Lagos.)

 P-P-P-Prime

Watch the video for the song Lagos Anthem by Zlatan below

Duration: 3 minutes 24 seconds

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