(+Lyrics + Translation) “New Born Fela,” Meaning and Lyrics Translation by Bella Shmurda 

Music Review: “New Born Fela,” by Bella Shmurda

“New Born Fela,” is a song by a talented Nigerian singer and songwriter, Bella Shmurda. Bella is currently signed to “Oneword Global,” Records Label.

“New Born Fela,” premiered on August, 4th 2022, and has garnered over a million views. It has two verses. The chorus and pre-chorus were taken twice. The song references popular afrobeat legend- Fela.

Who is Baba Fela?

Olufela Olusegun Oludotun Ransome-Kuti aka Fela aka Fela Anikulapo Kuti, was a popular Afro-beat Nigerian singer known all over the world. He was born on October 15, 1938, and died

August 2, 1997. He had many wives and concubines. He was also a chronic weed smoker.

Fela was a fearless musician who boldly criticized corrupt government officials in his songs.

What is the song “New Born Fela,” by Bella Shmurda all about?

In the song “New Born Fela,” by Bella Shmurda, the artist sings about his desire to fill the late legend’s shoes satisfactorily. He intends to emulate Fela’s lifestyle. Some of Fela’s famous lifestyles were the act of womanizing, marrying different women at the same time, smoking weed, being fearless, and so on,

Bella Shmurda also sings about his desire to live a good life, stress-free life, and wealthy life. He desires to keep moving till he has more than enough.

Check out “New Born Fela,” by Bella Shmurda Lyrics Translation below

Intro

Aya-ya-ya, aya

Uhn

Verse 1

Used to the good life

I never pray for the bad time

You know money good sha

Anythin’ wey stress, I no like sha (Anything stressful, I don’t like.)

No thank me, don’t mention (Don’t thank me, don’t mention.)

I just wanna love you intentional (love you intentional)

No pressure, no tension

I just wan love you exceptional (love you exceptional) (I just want to love you exceptionally.)

Pre-chorus

Motherfvckin’ Babylon

I no stop ’til I get enough (I won’t stop till I get enough.)

I no wait, my journey long (I am not waiting, my journey is long.)

Make the money full pass bourdilon (take your motherfvckin’ go) (Make the money that is more than bourdilon.)

I know girls wey dey use toy (I know girls that use a toy.)

I no care, baby, na your choice (I don’t carte, baby, it is your choice.)

And, I fit buy you Don Perignon (I can buy you Don Perignon.)

Nobody go run your marathon (No one would ruin your marathon.)

Chorus

I be the new born Fela (I am the newborn Fela.)

Story teller, battery charger

Baby pana, for my matter, use kayamanta (Baby, use kayamanta on my matter.)

I know the matter, the matter don’t matter

I be Naija don dada (dada) (I am a Nigerian)

Baby, s’owapa? (Baby, I hope you are fine?)

A new born Fela (Fela)

Call me jigga (jigga), I no get dada (dada) (Call me jigga, I don’t have dread.)

Love my cigar, do re mi fa so

Kalakuta ni mo wa sha (I am in Kalakuta.)

Hello oh

Verse 2

Oya, kilotun fe so? (What else do they want to say?)

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Kulu-kulu so o, mi o gbo won (I can’t hear them.)

Oya, kilonso oh? Mi o ran wan (What are you saying? I don’t give a damn.)

Mi o l’ejo, mi o konto (I don’t have any conversation for them.)

Gongo aso, kutupa awu (The drum would speak.)

Wangelewa t’oba rimi l’oru …(If you see me at midnight.)

Aye nlo t’oba rimi l’Osun (The world is going if you see me at Osun.)

Kos’ewu, na me go ball you (There is no risk, I am the one that would ball you.)

(Take your motherfvcking go.)

Pre-chorus

Motherfvckin’ Babylon 

I no stop ’til I get enough (I won’t stop till I get enough.)

I no wait, my journey long (I am not waiting, my journey is long.)

Make the money full pass bourdilon (Make the money that is more than bourdilon.)

I know girls wey dey use toy (I know girls that use a toy.)

I no care, baby, na your choice (I don’t care, baby, it is your choice.)

And, I fit buy you Don Perignon (I can buy you Don Perignon.)

Nobody go run your marathon (No one would ruin your marathon.)

Chorus

I be the new born Fela (I am the newborn Fela.)

Story teller, battery charger

Baby pana, for my matter, use kayamanta (Baby, use kayamanta on my matter.)

I know the matter, the matter don’t matter

Outro

Jesu go to Calvary (Jesus went to calvary.)

 No alawee, just for your sins (No payment/salary for your sins.)

 Don’t make me your enemy

 Many things I see, life k’oma easy (Many things that I have seen. Life is not easy.)

Watch the video for the song “New Born Fela,” by Bella Shmurda below

Duration: 2 minutes 22 seconds

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