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The Meaning Of Burna Boy’s Verses In ‘Do I’ Remix



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When Phyno, Nigeria’s highlife star, and Burna Boy, the music powerhouse, came together for the “Do I” remix, they created something special. This remix, crafted by the talented Jaysynths, isn’t just a song; it’s a conversation starter. Especially Burna Boy’s verses – they’re like a puzzle everyone wants to solve.

Let’s talk about one line that’s got everyone talking: ‘Makinde, Solo makinde, General solo makinde.’ This isn’t the first time we’ve heard it in Nigerian music. Remember Reekado Banks in ‘Arise’ or Di’ja saying ‘Solo makinde abosi. I no mind make you see. As baba God dey bless we’? It’s a line with history.

So, what’s with “Solo Makinde”? It’s a phrase that Fuji star Wasiu Ayinde Marshal made famous back in 2004. It’s about people who love to gossip and poke their noses into others’ business. When Burna Boy uses it in “Do I,” he’s not just singing – he’s making a statement about society.

Now, let’s break down what Burna Boy is saying in each line of the song:

Burna Boy’s “Do I” Remix: Every Line Explained

Burna Boy’s Lyrics in “Do I (Remix)”

Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

The Intro: Classic Burna Boy, setting the mood with a relaxed, confident vibe.

Yeah, touch down oso ga eme

Touching Down: Here, Burna Boy talks about arriving with impact, a metaphor for his influence in the music scene.

They know that I'm not one of them

Standing Out: This line is all about Burna Boy’s uniqueness in the industry. He’s not just another artist; he’s different.

Odogwu looking like a million bucks

Odogwu: A title in Igbo, meaning ‘great man.’ Burna Boy is saying he looks and feels like a success.

Clean like a religious song

Pure Style: His style is impeccable, pure, and untainted, just like a religious hymn.

Alhamdulilah, in God I trust

Faith: ‘Alhamdulilah’ is Arabic for ‘praise be to God.’ Burna Boy acknowledges his faith and trust in the divine.

Heard them for the street dem Dey corner talk

Street Talk: He’s aware of the gossip and talk on the streets, a nod to staying connected with his roots.

No be chyce na kolanut

Cultural Symbol: The kolanut is a significant symbol in Nigerian culture, often used in traditional ceremonies. It’s a metaphor for something deeply rooted and authentic.

Me I no Dey gree like Donald Trump

Stubborn Stance: A humorous comparison to Donald Trump’s infamous stubbornness. Burna Boy is saying he’s just as unyielding.

Solo makinde
General solo makinde

Solo Makinde: This phrase, popularized by Fuji music, symbolizes someone overly concerned with others’ affairs. Burna Boy uses it to comment on gossip culture.

Different style we Dey use slap them face

Unique Approach: Burna Boy’s style is distinct and impactful, like a metaphorical ‘slap in the face.’

U know my style na follow come

Innate Style: His style isn’t forced; it’s natural, something he was born with.

And I no go lie I Dey kolo small

A Bit Crazy: ‘Kolo’ is Nigerian slang for crazy. Burna Boy admits he’s a bit unconventional.

And you talk, say I no show love
Do I look like I give a fuck?

Unbothered: Despite accusations of being unloving, Burna Boy remains indifferent, true to his feelings.

What It All Means

In “Do I” Remix, Burna Boy isn’t just singing; he’s telling us about his life, his style, and how he sees the world. It’s more than music – it’s like he’s having a chat with us, sharing bits of his world.

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