Saturday, 19 January 2019

Paulo by Radiant


Who remembers the age-long Nollywood movie "Living in Bondage"? I think it was the first Nollywood movie I ever watched. And who remembers the scene where Andy (Kenneth Okonkwo) was asked to bring the head of his wife for the money ritual which his friend, Paul had lured him into? Andy exclaimed "Paulo, Paulo, Paul akowarolum ife a ofuma" meaning Paul did not explain this thing properly. I never forgot that line. The movie had such impact on us kids, that we formed many songs around it including the following: 

Living in bondage (clap clap clap clap)
Part 1 and Part 2 (clap clap clap clap)
Merit anwugo (clap clap clap clap)
O bu onye gburu ya (clap clap clap clap)
Andy Okeke (clap clap clap clap)
Tufiakwa! Andy Tufiakwa! Andy

(Interpretation)

Living in Bondage
Part 1 and Part 2
Merit is dead
Who killed her?
Andy Okeke
Abomination! Andy Abomination! Andy

Who remembers this song?

It's many years past and I still can't forget the lesson of that movie. One day in 2014, as I sat in a music studio, I was inspired to write a song and guess the phrase that jumped into my head - Paul akowarolum ife a ofuma. Please click to listen. To download and share with your friends, please click on the pop out icon at the top right of the box below and you will see a download icon. I will be expecting your feedback. Thank you.


Radiant- Paulo Lyrics

Intro
Radiant Radiant
Paulo Paulo Paulo
Hey...

Verse 1
You tell me say no problem
You tell me say e too easy
You say the deal na kpomkwem
You no tell me say e dey risky
Now I don enter
Na me dey suffer the pain
Why? O why you no explain


Chorus
Paulo... Paulo...
I kowarolu mu (4x)
(Hey, ikowarolu mu, Paulo)
Paulo... Paulo... (ikowarolu mu)
Paul akowarolum ife a ofuma


Verse 2
Listen, me and you no be the same
You get your own lane and I get my lane o
You carry me enter one kponge
You no tell me and you no explain o
Now yawa don gas
And my life don crash
Paulo ikowarolum ife a ofuma 
If I no say na so e go be
I for no follow you go
I don try am and e no work for me 
I no know say, na so e go be


Bridge
Lizard
Wizard
You made me follow you to the graveyard
Now you walk on water
And I'm ground here in the gutter
A si na oke na ngwere ma mmiri (They say that when a rat and a lizard enter the rain)
O ma nko n'aru oke (It doesn't dry on the rat's body) A proverb
I mere m buru onye nkiri (you've made me a spectacle)
Gi wa nozi n'ofe (while you are busy enjoying life)


Acknowledgement 
Writers: Radiant, Dekumzy
Producer: Typikl
Master: Specialty
Studio manager: Spykes

Click here to listen to another of my song titled Try ft. NC

3 comments :

D Distinguished AEO said...

Radiant taking the place of Yemi Alade.... You guys voice look alike in that beat.
Keep it up Nwanne.
See you at echelon heights dear.
Cheers!

Chinedu said...

Good stuff

Ada said...

This is beautiful