“When I wake up, no be by my power oo
Oluwa lo kuku so wa ooo
I go down on my knees and thank God ooo
Poverty Die die die die, Poverty die die die
And I step into the street for my paper”
YBNL boss, Olamide is at it again. This time with a rather different song. The song is not your regular Hip Hop song, it has this afrobeat feeling to it. Heck genres in Nigeria are so vague and broad in Nigeria that they easily overlap. In this song, he continuously emphasizes “Poverty Die”. I mean who would like to go from Grace to Grass? Not me and definitely not Olamide. This is one of the few songs that actually have meaningful messages.
We liked the intro of the song, from the lone instrumental to the trumpet and then the subtle background vocals. It was a nice experience.
The lyrics of the song does have meaning and it does resonate with a lot of people. Many people can relate to the song completely. It did not take us long to know what the song was about. In fact, from the title, we already knew this.
The melody of the song has this Cherubim and Seraphim choir feel. Even from the video, we could tell that they influenced the song a lot. Olamide also infused some Hip Hop into the song.
The Instrumentals also has the influence of the choir from the said Church above. We are not too sure about how we feel about it, it seems to be quite common.