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Review: D’Banj – Oliver (TBT)

by on August 15, 2019
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3:57

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A Throwback Thursday hit from D;Banj

 

SONIC SOUL!

Lyrics: D’banj – Oliver

I have a confession
Don’t take it personal
I have a confession so you got to listen
I have a confession
Don’t take it personal
See I like Beyonce, but she dey with Jigga
I like Nikki, her yansh is bigger
I like Rihanna, she dey make me day go gaga
I like Omotola cos people like her
I like Genevieve cos I think that she’s so sweet
And Nadia Buhari
Cos she no dey drink garri
It’s not her fault you know
You cannot blame me though
I wanna have them all
I know it but the truth is that
I am just an Oliver
Oliver Oliver Oliver Twist
Just an Oliver
Oliver Oliver Oliver Twist
You’re just an Oliver
Oliver Oliver Oliver Twist
I’m just an Oliver
Oliver Oliver Oliver Twist
Rebete rebete rebete
Labata labata labata
Sebede sebede sebede
Rebete rebete rebete
You got a secret but I think I know it
You want to let it out but them go call you ashy
You like to do it
Do the hmm hmmm hmmm
I know you like D’banj
And you like Don Jazzy
You like 2baba
And you like Fally Pupa
And I know you love Trey Songz
But you no fit sing his songs
I thought as much you know
I do not blame you though
You wanna have them all
You know it’s wrong
But the truth is that
You’re just an Oliver
Oliver Oliver Oliver Twist
Just an Oliver
Oliver Oliver Oliver Twist
You’re just an Oliver
Oliver Oliver Oliver Twist
You’re just an Oliver
Oliver Oliver Oliver Twist
Rebete rebete rebete
Labata labata labata
Sebede sebede sebede
Rebete rebete rebete
Hey,
Why you come dey shakey shakey bumbum
When you know say you no getey getey bumbum
Hey,
Oya shakey shakey bumbum
Cos for this gbedu you must need need the bumbum
Shakey bumbum bumbum
You must need need the bumbum
Shakey bumbum bumbum (bumbum)
You must need need the bumbum
O di dan dan (dan dan)
You must need need gan gan
O di dan dan (dan dan)
You must need need gan gan
O di dan dan dan dan dan dan dan
Must need need gan gan
You must need need gan gan
O di dan dan dan dan dan dan dan
Must need need gan gan
You must need need gan gan
O di dan dan (dan dan)
O di dan dan (dan dan)
O di dan dan (dan dan)
You must need need gan gan
O di dan dan (dan dan)
Dan dan (dan dan)
Dan dan (dan dan)

Oliver Twist, the mega-hit, one of the most sampled songs in Nigeria, with different international versions. The song was a success not only in Nigeria but around the world too. It broke into international Charts and it achieved the highest number on the UK chart by a Nigerian song back then.

You can watch the video of the song below

Positives

From the very beginning of the song, we were filled with a strong nostalgic feeling. The intro of the song is quite engaging and we liked the beat especially.
We liked the plot development of Oliver Twist, it was progressive and engaging. Also, we found some comic relief in the song.
The vocals of the song were just good enough and we liked it. The vocals were clear and crisp, we could hear what he was singing without any issues.
Oliver Twist's melody as just sublime and a pleasure to listen to. e liked the sound of the song, very memorable and tuneful. The melody was primarily influenced by the Afrobeat genre with a few infusion of Afropop. It made the song have a unique groovy sound which makes the song extremely danceable. In fact, a dance was coined out of this song and it was popular for a long time.
Oliver Twist has a unique set of instrumentals playing at different rhythms. The beat of the song made it even more groovy and likeable. Furthermore, the beat of the song makes the song distinct and recognizable immediately.

Negatives

Oliver Twist is just all types of wrong. Well not serious in particular except that he claims that he wants it all. We are not sure about the message of the song and the song lacks lyrical depth. The lyrical structure is mostly average at best.

Editor Rating
 
Lyrics
6.0

 
Vocals
6.8

 
Melody
9.4

 
Originality
7.9

 
Instrmentals/Beats
8.8

Total Score
7.8

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Oliver Twist was that song that had a very long stay in circulation back in 2011. It is one of those songs that when played at a party or club and a whole lot of people will start dancing immediately.

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