The song I picked for my first blog is a song called Ojuelegba by Wizkid featuring Drake and Skepta. Wizkid whose real name is Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun is a Nigerian recording artist, songwriter and performer. I heard this song after a friend had played it for me in our car ride home. I really like the beat as it sounded like a traditional African/reggae song but has more of an upbeat sound to it. On top of that two of my favorite artist are on the track , Drake and Skepta which I feel helped the song gain more popularity here in the states.
I had to translate some of the song as I couldn’t really pick up all of the words, but from my understanding Wizkid talks about how he had a tough time making it out to get to where he is now. he is also trying to get his word out that he had to work hard and it’s all about working hard and praying to God to help you out with tough times. He states that we shouldn’t see life as a hardtime and take it too seriously because we only have one life to live.
At his last verse he states how money has made like easier for him and his family but he also reminds that praying can help better our situation. In the song Drake just talks about what he usually does, rappers hating on him, people only calling on him when they need something, but he only needs a close set of friends to keep him right. Skepta talks about his hard time growing up in England saying how being called an African was a diss to him but him mom assured him he was a king and then continues to talk about his rough up bringings. Overall I really like the song and the meaning behind it and I look forward to listening to more music by this artist.