In a world where the Nigerian music greats have sung cheesy lines such as “baby palanga” “prokoto prokoto prokoto kpomkpom,ashawo awusha” iskaba iskelebete iskoloboto’s” or rhyming Bridget with mini skirt, or artist getting hung on a rhyme that they repeat it on several songs i.e lamboghini and ogini.
Side note: go to the comment section and fill in the artists who used these lyrics.
OK! So we love these songs too just like you guys do and as much as this lyrics have triumphed, one cannot help but wonder if ever it is the password to penning down a club banger or it’s a myth that Nigerians are yet to disprove.
Many have said “it is what the people want”, is the basicity of these lyrics truly what the people want? Even though some artistes have managed to make club bangers with no corny or wack lyrics that are still stuck on the lips of many fans in the country and at large, the likes of tuface, sound sultan and so on are in this category. That been said, 70 percent of pop sounds have wack lyrics and make-up words just for the heck of it. But think about it. Is it the wack lyrics that catch our attention to making it memorable or is it the melody?
Let’s use nursery rhymes as a case study, twinkle twinkle little star for example is easily learnt by babies who do not even know how to fully speak yet. They can hum and nearly pronounce every word in the rhyme without even knowing what they mean. This is because the melody behind the nursery rhyme is memorable and easy to catch on. Same applies to the brains of adults; the subconscious mind picks the melody first then the lyric follows. It’s the melody that catches on to people, so let’s imagine if a worthy lyric fits into that melody replacing the wack lyrics. It would stick the same way; we just feel artists who use these wack lyrics are just being lazy to push their creativity further.
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