(+Lyrics + Translation) Hustle Meaning and Lyrics Translation by Teni “I can relate!” Plus “Success is a trap meaning.”

Music Review: Hustle by Teni

Hustle is a song by Nigerian singer and songwriter. Teni. Teni is currently signed to Dr. Dolor Entertainmnet. 

The word hustle means to keep pushing relentlessly regardless of the obstacles and insults from people till you eventually get the desired breakthrough. 

Honestly, this video got me teary, Teni put real feelings in the video shoot. I love the visual, terrific digital effect. This video, the entire song deserves multiple awards.

Moving on, Teni said in the intro “I want to say my mind to anyone that can relate,” I indeed can relate because I am in the hustle too.

What is the song Hustle by Teni all about?

Teni in the song “Hustle,” is trying to make people understand her personality and accept her the way she is rather than criticize her actions and decisions. According to the singer, she may displease some people and please some people, but it is not intentional. She has a lot going on in her mind. She is pushing relentlessly to get the breakthrough she desires. At the end of the day, she is probably overwhelmed and too stressed out to attend to everyone.

Also, she further implored people not to be offended by her mistakes. It’s more like telling people that to err is human and to forgive is divine. That is, it is natural for a human to make mistakes, so accept her shortcomings.

Also, Teni talks about people learning how to live their lives and allowing others to live the way they like as well, instead of trying to force their decision or opinion on others. In essence, accept people for who they are and stop trying to forcefully change them.

Lastly, to those who feel she is pompous, Temi says it is because she puts herself, needs, and feelings first, and does what is best for her without any intention to hurt anyone. But in all, she says it is love that makes people say all they say about whether they are good or bad.

Meaning of some words

Success is a trap means when you eventually become successful, it can confine you to a place. It may limit your movements. You may not be able to go to places you used to go to or do things you used to do before. Success comes with its limitations or restrictions.

Hustle Lyrics Translation by Teni

Intro

 I wan talk my mind o (I want to say my mind.)

 For anyone wey fit relate o (For anyone that can relate.)

 Ridimahkoolayooo

Verse 1

Sometimes it feels like success is a trap

And sometimes it feels like people don’t understand

Cause the pressure e plenty (Cause the pressure is much)

And expectations high

Even your day ones wey suppose get your back sometimes day ones fight (Those that ought to have your back sometimes fight.)

And everybody has an opinion on how you suppose live your life (Everybody has an opinion about how you ought to live your life.)

And even people wey suppose to show you the way na the people dey backbite (Those that ought to show you the way are the ones backbiting you.)

Pre-chorus

No be pride, no be ego (It is not pride, it is not ego.)

Sometimes I gat change my mind (Sometimes, I have to change my mind.)

Sometimes I gat dey behind (Sometimes, I have to be behind.)

Sometimes I will have to say no (Sometimes, I will have to say no.)

Sometimes I gat pour water on top my head (Sometimes, I have to pour water on my head.)

Make this pressure no drive me insane o (So that this pressure doesn’t drive me insane.)

So if you see me outside and I no greet you (So if you see me outside and I didn’t greet you.)

No vex baba, my head e full o (Don’t be angry my friend, my head is full.)

And baba you know the level (And my pal, you know the level.)

Chorus

Na this hustle I dey so (I am still hustling.)

Aye aye ah ah, aye aye ah ah, aye aye ah

Na this hustle I dey so (I am still hustling.)

Aye aye ah ah ah, aye aye ah ah ah, aye aye ooh yeah

Verse 2

This hustle can be so overwhelming sometimes

 No add your own join my own (Don’t add yours to mine.)

 I gat so many things I dey reason (I have so many things that I am reasoning/that I am thinking of)

 No bother me o (Don’t bother me.)

 Wo ni iru pala pala wo gan gan leleyi (What kind of nonsense beating is this?)

Ki lo se t’eni kan o se ri o? (What did you do that has not been done by someone else before?)

Cause family go call, enemy go call (Cause family will call, the enemy will call.)

I don’t know who is who

Pre-chorus

No be pride, no be ego (It is not pride, it is not ego.)

Sometimes I gat stay away when I have got nothing to say (Sometimes, I have to stay away when I have nothing to say.)

Sometimes I will have to say no (Sometimes, I will have to say no.)

Sometimes I gat pour water on top my head (Sometimes, I have to pour water on my head.)

Make this pressure no drive me insane o (So that this pressure doesn’t drive me insane.)

So if you see me for show and I no greet you (So if you see me at shows and I didn’t greet you.)

No vex baba, my head e full o (Don’t be angry my friend, my head is full.)

And baba you know the level (And friend, you know the level.)

Chorus

Na this hustle I dey here so ( I am still hustling.)

Aye aye ah ah, aye aye ah ah yeah o, aye aye oh oh oh oh

Na this hustle I dey so (I am still hustling.)

Aye aye ah eh, aye aye ah ah ah eh, aye aye uh ah eh

Outro

Of course, of course, them say Teni pompous, yeah (Ofcourse, they said Teni is pompous)

Cause I put myself first (Because I put myself first.)

Woah, they say Teni pompous, yeah (They said Teni is pompous.)

But it’s all love, all love, brother, yeah, it’s all love

Woah, it’s all love, my brother, it’s all love

And I’m good with it

Watch the video for the song hustle by Teni below

Duration– 3 minutes 21 seconds

Shot and Chopped by TG Omori

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