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Review: Tekno – Better (Hope For Africa)

by on August 23, 2019
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Length

3;28

Plot Synopsis

A song that talks about what the dream Nigeria can be like

Verses

2

 

SONIC EXPERIENCE!

[Intro]
Shey una no send epesin
Say na me send e pesin
[Pre-Chorus/Chorus]
Dey go do like dem no see say food e no dey oo…
Dey go do like dem no see say road e no good ooo.. (Just tell me why)
Dey go do like dem no see say people dey suffer..
This e nah yawa oo
And i pray one day.. make e better pass like this
Say make e better pass like this ooo
Say make e better pass like this oo oo
And i pray one day.. make e better pass like this
Say make e better pass like this ooo
Say make e better pass like this oo oo
Money go yapa (money go yapa ooo)
Light go dey (light go dey)
Plenty fuel like lager oo (like lager oo)
Because time e no dey ooo (time e no dey)
Isi ewu for sallah (Isi ewu)
Raba ti de (Raba ti de)
Naira equal to Dollar
Because time e no dey (time e no dey ehh eh)
We dey pray for prosperity.. (we dey pray o God)
For national security… (we dey pray o)
Make we no see calamity…(we dey pray o God)
Something like jagbajanti…(we dey pray o)
[Verse]
See i no want to suffer
I no want my people to suffer..
Me i want my people to jaiye ooo…
Me i want my people to jaiye ori mi oo…
Quality education
Hospital for Operation
So we no need to fly abroad
Everytime wey body dey hot
[Pre-Chorus/Chorus]
Dey go do like dem no see say food e no dey oo…
Dey go do like dem no see say road e no good ooo.. (road e no good)
Dey go do like dem no see say people na corner oo.. (No light)
Things ma ya pa oo
But i pray one day.. make e better pass like this
Say make e better pass like this ooo
Say make e better pass like this oo oo
And i pray one day.. make e better pass like this
Say make e better pass like this ooo (Better pass)
Say make e better pass like this oo oo
Money go yapa (money go yapa ooo)
Light e go dey (light go dey)
Plenty fuel like lager (like lager oo)
Because time e no dey (time e no dey ooo)
Isi ewu for sallah (Isi ewu)
Raba ti de (Raba ti de)
Naira equal to Dollar
Because time e no dey (time e no dey eheh eh)
We dey pray for prosperity.. (we dey pray o God)
For national security… (we dey pray o)
Make we no see calamity…(we dey pray o God)
Something like jagbajanti…(we dey pray o)
[Outro]
Ja ka bo le oo
Je ka lo ile ooo
Se ka ro leoo
Ma lo lo le wa
Je ma ko le wa
Je ma so te
Shey fa sho le wa
Shey ma wo le oo

We have got to say we were really surprised about this quality of the song. We liked the fact that Tekno deviated from his more secular lyrics. Better (Hope for Africa) was released on the 21st of August. The song talks about the current situation of the economy and poor governance in the country.

 

Positives

"Better" starts with a flute-like instrument playing. Them Tekno proceeds to sing. We liked the progression and build up pf the intro into the song itself.
Oh wow, we were quite surprised by the quality of the lyrics we have to confess. When we saw that Tekno had a new song, we were expecting one of his shoddily written lyrics. The lyrical structure could have been better but we will not hold it against him because the plot development more than makes us up for it. We liked the way he painted the perfect scenario most Nigerians dream about.
We like the fact that Tekno is addressing the issues the common Nigerian is currently facing. It's only right that even more musicians should start using their music ad influence to put pressure on our current Government and even spur the people to protests for a better standard of living.

Negatives

While we like the message of the song, the melody seemed to fall flat. It was mostly bland and the song soon got boring. The song was sung predominantly in highlife-style-afrobeat

Editor Rating
 
Lyrics
8.6

 
Vocals
7.1

 
Melody
6.6

 
Originality
6.9

 
Instrmentals/Beats
7.0

Total Score
7.2

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We can only hope and pray more artiste do more of this. And even the fans to encourage them. Falz released a whole album as an activist against poor governance and corruption but that was one of his least popular albums because the people are more interested in superficial topics and sounds rather than profound courses that can change our lives immensely.

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