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Review: Beyonce Ft Wizkid – Brown Skin Girl

by on July 22, 2019
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Length

4:08

Plot Synopsis

A song encouraging Brown skin-coloured girls

Verses

3

 

SONIC SOUL!

Lyrics: Beyonce Ft Wizkid – Brown Skin Girl

[Intro: SAINt JHN & Blue Ivy Carter]
Brown skin girl
Your skin just like pearls
The best thing in the world
Never trade you for anybody else
Singin’ brown skin girl
Your skin just like pearls
The best thing in the world
I never trade you for anybody else, singin’…
[Verse 1: Wizkid]
She said she really grew up poor like me
Don’t believe in nothin’ but the almighty
Just a likkle jeans and a pure white tee
She never did forever be nobody wifey, yeah
So while I may not pretty boy, your heart is amiss
Play it like a villain ’cause she caught in a wave
Tonight iii I am walkin’ away
Lined up my mind, on the grind, yeah, yeah
[Pre-Chorus: Wizkid]
Tonight I might fall in love, dependin’ on how you hold me
I’m glad that I’m calmin’ down, can’t let no one come control me
Keep dancin’ and call it love, she fightin’ but fallin’ slowly
If ever you are in doubt, remember what mama told me
[Chorus: Wizkid]
Brown skin girl, ya skin just like pearls
Your back against the world
I never trade you for anybody else, say
Brown skin girl, ya skin just like pearls
The best thing in all the world
I never trade you for anybody else, say
[Verse 2: Beyoncé]
Pose like a trophy when Naomi’s walk in
She need an Oscar for that pretty dark skin
Pretty like Lupita when the cameras close in
Drip broke the levee when my Kelly’s roll in
I think tonight she might braid her braids
Melanin too dark to throw her shade
She minds her business and winds her waist
Gold like 24k, okay
[Pre-Chorus: Wizkid & Beyoncé]
Tonight I might fall in love, dependin’ on how you hold me
I’m glad that I’m calmin’ down, can’t let no one come control me
Keep dancin’ and call it love, she fightin’ but fallin’ slowly
If ever you are in doubt, remember what mama told me
[Chorus: Wizkid & Beyoncé]
Brown skin girl, ya skin just like pearls
Your back against the world
I never trade you for anybody else, say
Brown skin girl, ya skin just like pearls
The best thing in all the world
I never trade you for anybody else, say
[Verse 3: Beyoncé]
Oh, have you looked in the mirror lately? (Lately)
Wish you could trade eyes with me (Because)
There’s complexities in complexion
But your skin, it glow like diamonds
Dig me like the earth, you be giving birth
Took everything in life, baby, know your worth
I love everything about you, from your nappy curls
To every single curve, your body natural
Same skin that was broken, be the same skin takin’ over
Most things out of focus, view
But when you’re in the room, they notice you (Notice you)
‘Cause you’re beautiful
Yeah, you’re beautiful
[Pre-Chorus: Beyoncé]
Them men, them gon’ fall in love, with you and all of your glory
Your skin is not only dark, it shines and it tells your story
Keep dancin’, they can’t control you
They watchin’, they all adore you
If ever you are in doubt, remember what mama told you
[Chorus: Beyoncé & Wizkid]
Brown skin girl (Brown skin girl), ya skin just like pearls (Brown skin girl)
Your back against the world (Oh)
I never trade you for anybody else, say (No, no)
Brown skin girl (Brown skin girl), ya skin just like pearls (Brown skin)
The best thing in all the world
I never trade you for anybody else, say
[Outro: Blue Ivy Carter]
Brown skin girl
Your skin just like pearls
The best thing in the world
I never trade you for anybody else, singin’

Beyonce recently released A 27-track album which drew inspiration from Disney’s new version of the classic movie; “Lion King” features superstar artists from across Africa, ith Nigerian musicians featuring more prominently! In case by some miracle, you do not know who Beyonce is—she has been declared the second most popular Musician of all time, second only to Michael Jackson (how about James Brown eh?) by Guinness Book of World Records. She is an RnB/Pop icon, the females with the most grammy awards in history! She features our very own Wizkid ho seems to be breaking records also. Wizkid is popularly known for his Afrobeat style of music. Brown Skin Girl is a classic song that preaches body and colour positivity.

Positives

Brown Skin Girl starts with SAINt JHN & Blue Ivy Carter doing the intro acapella style. The transition into the song as great, we liked the way Wizkid started the song. It felt like he was giving his best.
The lyrics of the song is great, it preaches body ad colour positivity. This was like an open letter to the marginalised darker toned colour girls. Everyone in the country seems to be vibing to the song, we just hope the message sticks and this discourages bleaching. The lyrical structure is great also and the plot development gets an extra point from us.
The vocals of Brown Skin Girl are wonderful. This piece creates an intense, rhythmic, driving, angular sound that is quite contemporary. The freshness of sound, absence of musical clichés, colourful work, use of sonorous pedal-points. The soothing voice of Beyonce and the more edgy voice of Wizkid. The innocent sound of Blue Ivy. we were simply spoilt by a richness of sound!
The song was a crisp and intense combination of genres and melodies, splashes of percussive colour and tunes. This composition would make a good concert opener.

Editor Rating
 
Lyrics
7.8

 
Vocals
8.6

 
Melody
9.2

 
Originality
7.4

 
Instrmentals/Beats
6.5

Total Score
7.9

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Lyrics
6.4

 
Vocals
7.2

 
Melody
8.7

 
Originality
6.9

 
Instrmentals/Beats
8.3

User Score
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Bottom Line
 

At the end of the day, the song managed to surprise. We were surprised because we had mostly been getting mixed reviews on social media and some went as far as to call the song horrible. We disagree with this notion, anyone that listens o the song objectively will agree that it was a song above average. As far as we are concerned, it was a step up for Wizkid who sang better lyrics this time.

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