Popular Music: Davido - If

Popular Music: Davido - If

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The Afrobeats /R&B song, "If" by Nigerian artist, Davido can be described as a ballad with love theme.

In the song, Davido expresses his feelings for a special woman with words of thanks, while expressing his commitment to her.

"If" is Davido's first single from 2017 and one of his biggest hits so far.

Lyrics & Translations

[Intro]

My money my body na your own

[My money and my body are yours]

(It's OBO, baddest)

[Verse 1]

If I tell you say I love you o

[If I tell you that I love you]

My money my body na your own o baby

Thirty billion for the account o

[Thirty billion in the account o (In unofficial situations, Nigerians add 'o' or 'oh' to many of their sentences, mostly to express emphasis)]

Versace and Gucci for your body o baby

[Versace and Gucci on your body o, baby]

[Pre-Chorus]

No do, no do

No do, gara-gara for me

[Don't be pompous to me]

No do, no do

No do senrere o

[Don't be pompous]

No do, no do

No do, shakara owe

[Don't be pompous owe (owe is one of Nigerian words used for expressing emphasis)]

No do, so do

No do, gara-gara for me o, ehhh

['Eh' is another Nigerian word used for expressing emphasis, shock or surprise]

[Chorus]

Girl you’re beautiful too

My number one tuntun

[My new number one ('Tuntun' is a word from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria meaning 'new')]

Sipping burukututu

[Burukututu is a locally made alcoholic drink made from sorghum seeds]

For your love tutu

[Because your love is cold ('Tutu' is a word from the Yoruba tribe of Nigeria meaning 'cold')]

I go chook you chuku chuku o

[A slang to mean, 'I will sex you greatly or carelessly']

Biko obianuju

[Please Obianuju (Biko and obianuju are words from the Igbo tribe of Nigeria. Biko means 'please' while Obianuju is a female-given name meaning 'born in the midst of abundance')]

Shey you do me juju

[Did you charm me? (Juju means 'charm')]

'Cause I'm feeling the juju

[Verse 2]

Shake it o (take it)

I wanna catch it o (take it)

You can have it o (take it)

You know I got this o (take it)

[Bridge]

I love you, I love you

I love you, I love you

I love you, I love you

There’s nothing above you

There’s nothing above you

Above you above you

Bridget eh, I like your mini skirt o

Oh girl you carry sense o

[Oh girl you are good/great]

If I tell say I love you o

[If I tell you that I love you o]

My money, my body

Na your own o baby

Thirty billion for the account o, yeh

Versace and Gucci for your body o baby

[Pre-Chorus]

[Chorus]

[Verse 3]

And you know say nobody holy

[And you know that no one is holy]

But I no go tell you story

[But I won't tell you stories]

I gotta be your man, I gotta be your man

Lemme talk to you, say a few things

[Lemme - Let me]

Girl I'm feeling you

What is up to you?

Shey you know I got you

[Do you know that I got you? ('Shey' is a Nigerian word/slang used when asking a question or affirming something)]

[Bridge]

[Outro]

No do, no do

No do, gararara for me

No do, no do

No do senrere o

No do, no do

No do, shakara owe

No do, so do

No do, gararara for me o, ehhh

Your favorite boy Tekno on the beat

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About the Author

Adeyemi Adeoye

Location: Lagos, Nigeria
Adeyemi lives in Nigeria. He is a Mathematician and Digital Marketer who loves "good" music, and likes to write about them in an expressive way. To him, writing is an art, music is an art form, and to some level, all music is math. All rights to this post remain with the author. Please do not replicate this material without permission.

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