Obiora

Obiora

BandR&BSoul

Urban African Music - R'n'B/Soul/Hiphop from a contemporary African view

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Onyinye

Written By: Obiora Obiwon

It was late, October
At the local shop just stopping over
Met her there somewhere in the heart of the east
Mother nature's work of art, she's just a masterpiece

My eyes and my heart couldn't let her be
She just wore a smile so unassumingly
Looking so innocent and so sweet
Could this be, she's nature's gift so young and so free

Onyinye...You came and stole my heart away
Onyinye...Don't make me over, baby

Onyinye

Onyinye, I looked into your eyes I saw so much love inside
You promised to love me for the rest of your life
Would you please let go of these wordly cares
Don't let the past come between what we share
I'm far from perfect but I cannot bear
If you breaking my heart over and over again
I'll give you one more chance, you're so young and so free
But please don't move too fast for me

Onyinye...You came and stole my heart away
Onyinye...Don't make me over, baby

Onyinye

Onyinye years later you will understand
Don't be a hard rock cos you really are a gem
Onyinye you got the hearts of men right in your palms
Just like your name
Please stay Heaven's gift to this man

Don't go away...
Cos you are a gift Onyinye
Don't go away...
Baby, cos you are a gift Onyinye
Yeah (Don't make me over)

Onyinye...You came and stole my heart away
Onyinye...Don't make me over, baby

Onyinye

Baby...Lady

Onyinye

Written By: Obiora a.k.a Obiwon

It was late, October
At the local shop just stopping over
Met her there somewhere in the heart of the east
Mother nature's work of art, she's just a masterpiece

My eyes and my heart couldn't let her be
She just wore a smile so unassumingly
Looking so innocent and so sweet
Could this be, she's nature's gift so young and so free

Onyinye...You came and stole my heart away
Onyinye...Don't make me over, baby

Onyinye

Onyinye, I looked into your eyes I saw so much love inside
You promised to love me for the rest of your life
Would you please let go of these wordly cares
Don't let the past come between what we share
I'm far from perfect but I cannot bear
If you breaking my heart over and over again
I'll give you one more chance, you're so young and so free
But please don't move too fast for me

Onyinye...You came and stole my heart away
Onyinye...Don't make me over, baby

Onyinye

Onyinye years later you will understand
Don't be a hard rock cos you really are a gem
Onyinye you got the hearts of men right in your palms
Just like your name
Please stay Heaven's gift to this man

Don't go away...
Cos you are a gift Onyinye
Don't go away...
Baby, cos you are a gift Onyinye
Yeah (Don't make me over)

Onyinye...You came and stole my heart away
Onyinye...Don't make me over, baby

Onyinye

Baby...Lady

Streetz Of Lagos

Written By: Obiora Obiwon

Rap
Chics sell flesh just to get they “C.R.E.A.M”
not the hustlers with the phone cards in the streets
Pack bags in the heat, when the sun burns
And the cops come then you get stopped in the streets

Verse 1
It’s not like I was really born in these streets
But like these fly-overs and bridges I gotta make my ends meet
5 early morning off to pursue my dreams
Weekday up in my crib I never seen no sun beam
I’m a hustlin’ man, up in this land, no time to stop, I got big plans
It ain’t easy, gotta hit the streets
If I want to feed or chill between the sheets

Refrain/Chorus 1
So I, join the millions moving fast forward
Lekki to Ikeja, Oshodi to Ojuelegba
When we, converge in the “go-slow”
‘put down your window’, so we can relate
Start the business of the day
Credit, gala, cd, buy what you may
And if we play a little game, don’t matter if you win or lose
Cos your life or your money you may have to choose (you may have to choose)
I guess you know the rules (guess you know the rules)
Better not be told, the streetz is cold (the streetz is cold…and I’m)

Hook
Surviving the Streetz of Lagos
amidst the hustlers and haters and playas that I see…
Living everyday in the streetz of Lagos
Though I work the valley of shadow of death, mercy me…
(Still I work these streetz…)
(I still run these streetz…)

Verse 2
You slap or ride the water you’ll have to endure
So watch the flood and watch yours and watch me
Cos this might be my “area boy"
Ain’t got no mountain views but these refuse heaps
And these mosquitoes and flies serve for your birds and bees
So why you pull me over Mr. Police
You’re right, I’m wrong though my papers are all complete
So come with me and we can make more money
"4-1-9" the richest road to your poverty
I’m a hustlin’ man, up in this land, no time to front, I got big plans
So so stress everywhere it seems, but I
Reject this defeat and so I…

Refrain/Chorus 2
Join the millions moving fast forward
Lekki to Ikeja, Oshodi to Ojuelegba
As we, converge in the “go-slow”
‘put down your window’
One day I’m late by Ozumba Mbadiwe
this Lagosian step to me for the business of the day
“Your watch, phone and money let’s play this game
If you win or lose, it don’t matter
Cos your life you may have to choose" (who wants to choose!)
“Then you know the rules” (Yes I know the rules!)
“Better not be told” (I won’t be told, the streetz is cold…)

Hook
Surviving the Streetz of Lagos
amidst the hustlers and haters and playas that I see…
Living everyday in the streetz of Lagos
Though I work the valley of shadow of death, mercy me…

Rap 2
The hustle goes on and you don’t stop, road blocks
Just to get the fortune stacks, brothers down round
From the mainland down to "V.I", just to get the B.I
Walk the streets then sweat on your brow and its like wow
Gotta make a dough, cos we gotta blow, cos its grimy…
(You know now)… you find them making moves
Faking grooves if you get broke then that’s no go
Streets up and down like ridges, even peeps under bridges

(Repeat Hook, Ad lib)

Slang translations
"Area Boy" = Street hoodlums
"4-1-9" = Advance fee scam
"Go-slow" = Traffic jam
"V.I" = Victoria Island
Lekki, Ikeja, Oshodi, Ojuelegba = Some popular districts in Lagos

Streetz Of Lagos

Written By: Obiora Obiwon

Rap
Chics sell flesh just to get they “C.R.E.A.M”
not the hustlers with the phone cards in the streets
Pack bags in the heat, when the sun burns
And the cops come then you get stopped in the streets

Verse 1
It’s not like I was really born in these streets
But like these fly-overs and bridges I gotta make my ends meet
5 early morning off to pursue my dreams
Weekday up in my crib I never seen no sun beam
I’m a hustlin’ man, up in this land, no time to stop, I got big plans
It ain’t easy, gotta hit the streets
If I want to feed or chill between the sheets

Refrain/Chorus 1
So I, join the millions moving fast forward
Lekki to Ikeja, Oshodi to Ojuelegba
When we, converge in the “go-slow”
‘put down your window’, so we can relate
Start the business of the day
Credit, gala, cd, buy what you may
And if we play a little game, don’t matter if you win or lose
Cos your life or your money you may have to choose (you may have to choose)
I guess you know the rules (guess you know the rules)
Better not be told, the streetz is cold (the streetz is cold…and I’m)

Hook
Surviving the Streetz of Lagos
amidst the hustlers and haters and playas that I see…
Living everyday in the streetz of Lagos
Though I work the valley of shadow of death, mercy me…
(Still I work these streetz…)
(I still run these streetz…)

Verse 2
You slap or ride the water you’ll have to endure
So watch the flood and watch yours and watch me
Cos this might be my “area boy"
Ain’t got no mountain views but these refuse heaps
And these mosquitoes and flies serve for your birds and bees
So why you pull me over Mr. Police
You’re right, I’m wrong though my papers are all complete
So come with me and we can make more money
"4-1-9" the richest road to your poverty
I’m a hustlin’ man, up in this land, no time to front, I got big plans
So so stress everywhere it seems, but I
Reject this defeat and so I…

Refrain/Chorus 2
Join the millions moving fast forward
Lekki to Ikeja, Oshodi to Ojuelegba
As we, converge in the “go-slow”
‘put down your window’
One day I’m late by Ozumba Mbadiwe
this Lagosian step to me for the business of the day
“Your watch, phone and money let’s play this game
If you win or lose, it don’t matter
Cos your life you may have to choose" (who wants to choose!)
“Then you know the rules” (Yes I know the rules!)
“Better not be told” (I won’t be told, the streetz is cold…)

Hook
Surviving the Streetz of Lagos
amidst the hustlers and haters and playas that I see…
Living everyday in the streetz of Lagos
Though I work the valley of shadow of death, mercy me…

Rap 2
The hustle goes on and you don’t stop, road blocks
Just to get the fortune stacks, brothers down round
From the mainland down to "V.I", just to get the B.I
Walk the streets then sweat on your brow and its like wow
Gotta make a dough, cos we gotta blow, cos its grimy…
(You know now)… you find them making moves
Faking grooves if you get broke then that’s no go
Streets up and down like ridges, even peeps under bridges

(Repeat Hook, Ad lib)

Slang translations
"Area Boy" = Street hoodlums
"4-1-9" = Advance fee scam
"Go-slow" = Traffic jam
"V.I" = Victoria Island
Lekki, Ikeja, Oshodi, Ojuelegba = Some popular districts in Lagos

Obi Mu O

Written By: Obiora a.k.a Obiwon

Obi mu o, I’ll love you
All of my life
Obi mu o, I’m gonna love you
For the rest of my life

Every time I think how love supposed to be
I look into your eyes girl and what I see
Is you loving me and I’m loving you
As long as I breathe, that’s how it should be

Obi mu o, I’ll love you
All of my life
Obi mu o, I’m gonna love you
For the rest of my life

Every time I dream how love supposed to be
I simply close my eyes boy and what I see
Is just you and me (I treat you like my queen)
I treat you like my king, that’s how we should be

Obi mu o, I’m gonna love you
For the rest of my life

Can never think of no one else
This is that feeling that I never felt
So I’m not gonna let it die, I’m gonna work hard
Love I promise thee, my fidelity

I know this will never die
So I’m gonna get on my knees for the rest of my life
Praying for my heart, Cos you are my heart

Obi mu o (uso mu o)
Obi mu o (baby mu o)
Nwanyi oma, (nwoke oma)
Omalicha nwa

Obi mu o (ezigbo oyi mu o)
Obi mu o (enyi m oma)
Love mu o, onye m huru n’anya
Said I’m gonna love you forever and ever and ever...
My my my my...

(Nke mu o, nke chi nyere mu o)

Uu huh uu...

Igbo to English Translations
Obi Mu O = My heart
Uso Mu O = My sweetheart
Nwanyi oma = Good woman
Nwoke oma = Good man
Omalichanwa = pretty/beautiful one
Ezigbo oyi mu o = my good friend
Enyi m oma = my best friend
Onye m huru n’anya = The one I love
Nke mu o nke chinyere mu o = My love sent from above