Davido - If

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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Adeyemi Adeoye

Location: Lagos, Nigeria

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