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Twe Twe vs Do I: Davido vs Burna Boy – Who Dominates The Remix Game?



Twe Twe vs Do I: Davido vs Burna Boy – Who Dominates The Remix Game?

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There’s a hot topic in the Afrobeats world that’s got everyone talking. It’s a face-off between Davido and Burna Boy, two giants in the genre. They’ve each added their touch to different remixes – “Twe Twe” and “Do I.” This debate isn’t just about who sings better; it’s a clash of their unique styles and a celebration of their musical talents.

I was drawn to this debate, not just as a fan, but as someone who loves the energy and stories in Afrobeats. This genre is all about vibrant rhythms and storytelling, and Davido and Burna Boy are at the center of it all. They’re not just singers; they’re storytellers who keep reinventing the music we love.

Let’s go into these songs and really break them down. We’ll look closely at each verse, exploring the clever wordplay and cultural references. It’s more than just analyzing lyrics; it’s about understanding the stories they tell.

Join me as we share what makes Davido and Burna Boy stand out in Afrobeats. We’ll go through each line and see how they use their music to connect with us, their listeners.

Burna Boy’s Verse in “Do I” Remix

Yeah, touch down oso ga eme” – Burna Boy starts with a bang, announcing his arrival. It’s not just physical presence; it’s about making an impact in the music scene.

They know that I’m not one of them” – Here, Burna Boy sets himself apart from the crowd. He’s not just another artist; he’s unique, a theme that resonates throughout his career.

Odogwu looking like a million bucks” – Odogwu, meaning ‘Hero’ in Igbo, reflects Burna’s self-view. He’s not just confident; he’s affluent in style and substance.

Clean like a religious song” – This line is clever. Burna Boy compares his style to the purity of a religious song, suggesting a sanctity in his artistry.

Alhamdulilah, in God I trust” – Bringing in a spiritual element, he shows gratitude and faith, grounding his verse in humility amidst the bravado.

Heard them for the street dem dey corner talk” – Here, he acknowledges the street talk, the gossip. It’s a nod to his roots and the everyday conversations of his audience.

No be chyce na kolanut” – Using local references, Burna Boy connects with his Nigerian audience, blending culture into his music.

Me I no dey gree like Donald Trump” – A humorous comparison to Trump’s infamous stubbornness, adding a global and somewhat political flavor to his verse.

Makinde / Solo makinde / General solo makinde” – These lines are a bit cryptic, possibly referencing a personal or cultural element, adding depth to his verse.

Different style we dey use slap them face” – Burna Boy is talking about his unique style, a metaphorical ‘slap’ to the face of conformity.

U know my style na follow come” – He acknowledges that his style is inherent, something he was born with.

And I no go lie I dey kolo small” – ‘Kolo’ means crazy in Nigerian slang. Burna Boy admits to a bit of madness, a common trait in creative geniuses.

And you talk, say I no show love / Do I look like I give a fuck?” – Ending with defiance, Burna Boy shrugs off accusations of not showing love, embodying the rebel spirit.

Davido’s Verse in “Twe Twe” Remix

Isakaba (Baddest)” – Davido introduces himself with a local term ‘Isakaba’, suggesting a kind of raw, street energy, and then adds ‘Baddest’, his famous moniker.

Give me your bakasi oh” – He dives right into the sensual, playful territory, a common theme in Afrobeats.

Your body looking like tsunami” – Using natural disaster imagery, Davido paints a picture of a woman’s overwhelming beauty.

Explosive, hiroshima, nagasaki” – Continuing with the disaster imagery, he emphasizes the impact of this beauty, likening it to historical events known for their immense power.

Plenty omoge don make me miscalculate” – ‘Omoge’, meaning young lady in Yoruba, shows how these women have thrown him off his game, a playful admission of their effect on him.

Don make me over dey pay / Don make me dey misbehave” – Here, Davido talks about losing control, a common theme in songs about intense attraction.

With the way them twe twe twe twe” – This line is catchy, mimicking the sound of tweeting, perhaps suggesting gossip or chatter about these women.

Fit to make a man go keke na pe pe pe” – Davido uses onomatopoeia here, creating a sound that resonates with the listener, indicative of losing one’s composure.

Egbami oh Jesu” – A call for help in Yoruba, mixed with an exclamation using ‘Jesus’, showing a blend of humor and desperation.

They be feeling the boy like oleku” – ‘Oleku’ was a massive hit in Nigeria, and here, Davido suggests he’s as popular as the song, a clever way of self-praise.

Osondi owendi oh di oh di oh di oh” – He ends with a nod to a classic Igbo highlife song, showing respect to the musical heritage and connecting with a wider audience.

The Final Verdict

Both verses are lyrical gold, each artist bringing their unique flavor. Burna Boy’s verse is a blend of cultural depth, personal swagger, and a touch of humor. Davido, on the other hand, brings an infectious energy, catchy phrases, and a playful approach to his verse.

If we have to choose, it’s a matter of preference. For lyrical depth and cultural richness, Burna Boy takes the crown. For catchy, vibrant energy that gets you moving, Davido is your king.

In the end, it’s a tie. Each artist dominates the remix game in their own right. Burna Boy with his introspective and culturally rich verses, and Davido with his energetic, catchy, and playful style. Afrobeats is richer for having both of them, and so are we, the fans.

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