What is in a song?

I was listening to some old school music this weekend and it was funny how some songs had a Nigerian version in my head. I guess as kids we never knew the proper lyrics or we always wanted to have that Nigerian connection with the songs, so we always made up Nigerian(READ RAZZ) versions. I just kept laughing and decided to share some with my blog fam, do you guys remember any of these? do you any more?

Backstreet Boys( I want it that way)
Tell me why
Ain't nothin' but a heartache
Tell me why
Ain't nothin' but a mistake...

Naija Version
Tomiwa,
aint nothing but a heartach
Tomiwa, aint nothin but a mistake.....
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Chaka Damus and Pliers(Murder she wrote, The bridge of the song)

Yuh pretty face an bad character
Dem the kinda livin can Hold Chaka (Follow me!)
Yuh pretty face an bad character
Dem the kinda livin can Hold Chaka


Naija version
Ogoni people and their mama.....LMAO(PH people know this is real)

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Ruff Ryders Anthem
Stop, drop, shut em down open up shop oh, no
Thats how ruff ryders roll

Naija version
SAP, SAP, SAP Is all about hunger, oh,no
Stomach adjustment program(hahahaha! I DIED)

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Notorious B.I.G.(Mo money Mo problems)
Now, whos hot whos not
Tell me who rock who sell out in the stores
You tell me who flopped who copped the blue drop

Naija version
who sha who na
tell me who sha who shallanda store
tell me who drop who drop the blue drop.(loool my OTTAWA people know about this one)

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Busta Rymes- Dangerous
This is serious
We can make you delirious
You should have a healthy fear of us

Naija Version
this is serious.
ayangba girls are dangerous
so dangerous so dangerous.(loooool)
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Ok I know a whole lot more, but these are the ones in my head right now. hehe! Have a good weekend fam..:)

25 comments:

Andrea said...

Girl... laughing out loud and I am at work.. I remember these songs.. The nigerian version is funny.

Andrea said...

"who sha who na
tell me who sha who shallanda store"... very funny.

Myne Whitman said...

You guys murdered my BSBs? LOL

You know that Ayangba was an official naija song? I remember it had a nice dance in the video. Wonder ehere those guys are now.

Azazel said...

I envy thy layout

Neo said...

OMG, seriously lmao @ 2am in the morning!

As a PH born and bred i can def relate to "ogoni people, bad xter!" Had ogoni neighbours and they never heard the last of that song.

There was this Kris Kross songm y bros and I used to murder, think it was "kris kross will make u jump" U dont wanna hear our version!

goodnaijagirl said...

ROFL! More, more.

"Tomiwa" instead of "tell me why" - hilarious! I've never heard any of these o, but they are cracking me right up.

Original Mgbeke said...

ROTFLMAO. Girlll you totally got it, the kind remix wey we dey carry remix songs back then ehnn. Na wa o. Totally get the Ogoni people reference too. Hahahaha.

~Sirius~ said...

LWKMD!!!!

ayangba was just the height!!!!

Omotee! said...

I don die o! i know all about this, nice!

Ms.O said...

@Andrea Glad I could make you laugh!

@Myne- haha! It was?!?!?1 NO WAY!!! I am soo goign to find it!

@Aza- Lol thanx!

@Neo- Please now! I want to know your version!! PLEASE!!!

@GNG- When Ever I think of more, I'll put them on twitter for you!

@OM- Lool! Yo I just just amazed at what we were capable of.

@Sirius- I know oo!

@Omotee- lool! Glad to amke you laugh!

lucidlilith said...

I remember R Kelly's "I believe I can fly" the yoruba version. Mo believe mo le fo

Nice Anon said...

LMAO!

Yinkuslolo said...

honestly, i still do not know the right lyrics to the aynagba girls one. haha, good times mehn

Yinkuslolo said...

honestly, i still do not know the right lyrics to the aynagba girls one. haha, good times mehn

Ms.O said...

Rosie!! HAHAHAHAH OMG! I didnt even know that one!

N/A- lol that laugh though?!?

Yinku- haha. I just found out it was an actual song1..omg!

mizchif said...

LMAO! The only one i know is the ayangba song and me i loved it as for the rest, all i can say is my naija people are very creative.

Do you remember those books with lyrics to every song that people used to feel cool with , even though the lyrics were wrong.

I miss naija joo.

neefemi said...

lol esp the last one - i love Naija men - we get A for creativity o jare

Ms.O said...

@ Mizchif!! LMAO!!! I know eh! sigh! I need to move back home!

@Nefi- Yep very creative people we are!

Ms.O said...

@ Mizchif!! LMAO!!! I know eh! sigh! I need to move back home!

@Nefi- Yep very creative people we are!

Gee said...

hahahahah i sooo remeber, just 2days ago we were singing the murder she wrote one..
lmao!
PH in the building!!
Ohitaaaaaaaaaaaa!

aloted said...

LOL..nice one!

I remember MJ's Am bad, the end of the chorus...i think the naija version goes something like:

"Am bad am bad, you know it am bad. My papa said to mama and my mama said to me- kill am"! LOL

I dont even know the MJ's version cuz u never hear what the guy is saying sef...

Meanwhile why is your date showing Apr 17?? Abi na my "compura"

Harry-Rami Itie said...

Love this blog..

Third World Profashional said...

Lord! i remember the mo' money, mo' problems one. lwkm! too funny

Ms.O said...

Glad I could make y'all laugh!!!..funtimes!

Samuel said...

I was in high school in Nigeria and remember that ayangba song it's by a duo called something like black reverendz!!