(+Lyrics + Translation) Shekere Meaning and Lyrics Translation by Yemi Alade ft Angelique Kidjo

Music Review: Shekere by Yemi Alade ft Angelique Kidjo 

“Shekere,” is a collaboration between Nigerian songstress Yemi Eberechi Alade well known by the stage name “Yemi Alade” and Republic of Benin Grammy award winner- Angelique Kpasseloko Zogbin Kidjo known by the stage name “Angelique Kidjo.” 

This song is so dope! This song is so African! This song should be played non-stop to bring back that African lively vibes and also help people familiarise themselves with the African culture.

I love the cinematography; this video is of high quality. Thumbs up to Ovie Etseyatse the director. 

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What is the song Shekere by Yemi Alade ft Angelique Kidjo all about?

Before we tell you the meaning of the song, let us first look at the meaning of some keywords like Shekere, Tambourine, and Talking drums.

Shekere is a percussion instrument from West Africa consisting of dried gourd with beads or cowries woven into a net covering the gourd; read more from Wikipedia.

Tambourine, on the other hand, is also another percussion instrument with metal discs in slots around the edge. It has a resemblance with the shallow drum and it gives sound when you hit it with your hand or just shake it. View more from the Oxford dictionary

A Talking Drum is an hourglass-shaped drum from West Africa beaten to transmit a tonal language. View more here https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Talking_drum and here http://english.oxforddictionaries.com/talking%20drum

The artists used the song “Shekere” to basically call on people to move their bodies to great music. To achieve a great upbeat melody that would make these people yield to their call to dance, they combined different musical instruments like the “Shekere, Talking drums and Tambourine.” This, of course, made people’s bodies perk up as they heard the sound of the music. The music indeed had a deep effect on them as they danced excitedly like there was an ongoing celebration.

Shekere Lyrics Translation by Yemi Alade ft Angelique Kidjo

Intro

I see you babe

Yemi Alade oh oh oh oh (Wombolombo)

 I see you babe

 Nananana; wombolombo

Verse 1 (Yemi Alade)

I dey hear the sound of a tambourine o (I can hear the sound of a tambourine)

Talking drums and shekere combination (Wombolombo) (Talking drums and percussion combination)

I see people under the tambourine o (Wombolombo) (I see people under the tambourine)

Dancing like there’s a celebration (Wombolombo)

Pre-chorus (Angelique Kidjo)

Wa, mama logologo o, legbe odo (Mother is beside the stream)

 Hmmm, baba tiserelo na; I’m the only one at home (Father has gone for a walk; I am the only one at home)

Chorus (Yemi Alade)

All I want to do now is dance wombolombo (All I want to do is just keep moving my body to the rhythm)

 So I lock up and keep kokoro labe kondo (So I locked up and put the key in a safe place)

Post-chorus (Angelique Kidjo and Yemi Alade)

Waka enter well well igbedu dey happen ooh yeah (Enter well; the good music is happening)

 Come see small pikin ati iya arugbo dey dance. (Come and see small children and elderly women dancing)

Hook (Yemi Alade and Angelique Kidjo)

Wombolombo Wombolombo

Wombolombo Wombolombo

Verse 2(Angelique Kidjo)

Legbe ode; wombolombo (Beside the stream)

Mi ori enikan dami l’ohun; wombolobo (I did not see someone to answer me)

Ggogbo eniyan sope oni’jo kan’be (Everybody said there is really a dancer available)

Wo niboni? Mo leri enikan da mi l’ohun (They asked where? I can bet you that there was someone that yielded to my call)

 Ile oni’jo wa legbe odo; wombolombo (The house of the dancer is near the stream)

 O ninu kereko xxxxxxxxxx for Apedja

Pre-chorus (Angelique Kidjo)

Wa, mama logologo o, legbe odo (Mother is beside the stream)

 Hmmm, baba tiserelo na; I’m the only one at home (Father has gone for a walk; I am the only one at home)

Chorus (Yemi Alade and Angelique Kidjo)

All I want to do now is dance wombolombo (All I want to do is just keep moving my body to the rhythm)

 So I lock up and keep kokoro labe kondo (So I locked up and put the key in a safe place)

Post-chorus (Angelique Kidjo and Yemi Alade)

Waka enter well well igbedu dey happen ooh yeah (Enter well; the good music is happening)

Come see small pikin ati iya arugbo dey dance. (Come and see small children and elderly women dancing)

Hook (Yemi Alade and Angelique Kidjo)

Wombolombo Wombolombo

Wombolobo Wombolobo

I see you babe; legbe olo, wombolombo

I see you babe; Mori iye eni t’o da mi lohun; Wombolombo

Repeat Verse 1

Verse 1 (Yemi Alade)

I dey hear the sound of a tambourine o (I can hear the sound of a tambourine)

Talking drums and shekere combination (Wombolombo) (Talking drums and percussion combination)

I see people under the tambourine o (Wombolombo) (I see people under the tambourine)

Dancing like there’s a celebration (Wombolombo)

Outro (Angelique Kidjo and Yemi Alade)

 Waka enter well well gbedu dey happen ooh yeah

 Dance for molombo; wombolobo 4x

Watch the video for the song “Shekere by Yemi Alade ft Angelique Kidjo below

Duration: 4 minutes 32 seconds

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