New Music: Davido ft. Tiwa Savage - Tanana (Lyrics & Translations)

New Music: Davido ft. Tiwa Savage - Tanana (Lyrics & Translations)

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Following his 2019 album, A Good Time, Davido just released his third album titled, A Better Time - giving listeners the impression that it would be even better than the last one. In a press release, he went on to explain that the album was inspired by Africa's culture: "We (African people) always like to celebrate and A Better Time is that outlet to be free, be happy and hopeful for a better future."

The new album features several heavy-hitters in the music industry - U.S. artists, Chris Brown, Nicki Minaj, Lil Baby, Young Thug, Nas, and more. Nigerian artists, Tiwa Savage, Mayorkun, CKay, and Bella Shmurda. The Kenyan music group, Sauti Sol and Ghanian artist, Mugeez. With a wide range of featured artists, the album is perfect for those who enjoy both afrobeat music and hip-hop.

Several songs on the album gained a positive reaction from his fans but since it's still the weekend, we chose to highlight the song, "Tanana" for you to vibe to. The love ballad and charming weekend tune was produced by Kiddominant and features one of Nigeria's top female artists, Tiwa Savage.

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Disclaimer: this is not a full translation but we hope it is still helpful.

Lyrics & Translations:

[Intro: Davido]
Oh, ooh woah, oh-oh
It's Kiddo
Kiddo

Me I wan dey

Wan dey

Me I wan dey

Wan dey

Me I wan dey

Wan dey

See I wan dey

Wan dey

[Chorus: Davido]

It’s another Saturday

I ain’t come play
I no come sheré, baby, I no come waste time

[I no come sheré: I didn’t come to play]
Me I wan tanana, me I wan tanana
Me I wan tanana, me I wan mekwekwe
Me I wan kro, me I wan jogodo

[tanana, mekwekwe, wan kro, and jogodo are all rhymes and melodies. mekwe kwe could mean: to sleep together. jogodo could mean: to smoke]
Me I wan turn up, me I come table my matter to you

[come table my matter in this context means: to let you know how I'm feeling]


Oh, it’s another Saturday, I ain’t gon play
I no come sheré, baby, I no come waste time

[I no come sheré: I didn’t come to play]
Me I wan tanana, me I wan tanana
Me I wan tanana, me I wan mekwekwe
Me I wan kro, me I wan jogodo

[tanana, mekwekwe, wan kro, and jogodo are all rhymes and melodies]
Me I wan turn up, me I come table my matter to you

[come table my matter in this context means: to let you know how I'm feeling]

[Verse 1: Davido]
Girl you, oh girl you
Girl you bad, you po, you plеnty (plenty, plenty)
You are thе only one I see (You are the only one I see)
One million girls, no bad, reach you (No bad, reach you,)
Abenna, Abenna, Abenna
Abenna whine a thing for daddy (For daddy, daddy)
Wetin I go do with this kind body (Kind body)

[wetin: what]
Take all of my money, girl, it’s your money (It’s your money, your money)

[Chorus: Davido]
It’s another Saturday, I ain’t come play
I no come sheré, baby, I no come waste time

[I no come sheré: I didn’t come to play]
Me I wan tanana, me I wan tanana
Me I wan tanana, me I wan mekwekwe
Me I wan kro, me I wan jogodo

[tanana, mekwekwe, wan kro, and jogodo are all rhymes and melodies]
Me I wan turn up, me I come table my matter to you

[come table my matter in this context means: to let you how I'm feeling]

[Verse 2: Tiwa Savage]
Bobo you no be my set oh

[Bobo in this context means: this man. No be my set: not my agemate]
But this your matter be like set off
And I don’t know what else to say
‘Cause I’m feeling your type of way
My egungun don express, oh,

[egungun in this context means: feelings]
Love e don jam my head, oh, oh

[Love hit me hard]
Everything don scata, scata, yeah

[Love is making lose focus, lose control]
Black n*gga from bariga yeah, yeah

[Bariga: is a suburb area in Lagos State, Nigeria]
You wan play me like laliga

[La Liga: is a soccer league. In this context it means: you want to play me back and forth]
Oh, ooh woah
Oh baby (kprokoto)
Oh baby (kpom-kpom)
Oh baby (kpo-kpo-kpom)
Let me whine my waist for daddy
Wetin I wan talk again

[wetin: what]
Baby abeg, no let this matter enter gobe

[abeg: please, gobe: problem]

[Chorus: Davido & Tiwa Savage]
It’s another Saturday, I ain’t come play
I no come sheré, baby, I no come waste time

[I no come sheré: I didn’t come to play]
Me I wan tanana, me I wan tanana
Me I wan tanana, me I wan mekwekwe
Me I wan kro, me I want jogodo

[tanana, mekwekwe, wan kro, and jogodo are all rhymes and melodies]
Me I wan turn up, me I come table my matter to you

[come table my matter in this context means: to let you how I'm feeling]

It’s another Saturday, I ain’t gon play
I no come sheré, baby, I no come waste time

[I no come sheré: I didn’t come to play]
Me I wan tanana, me I wan tanana
Me I wan tanana, me I wan mekwekwe
Me I wan kro, me I wan jogodo

[tanana, mekwekwe, wan kro, and jogodo are all rhymes and melodies]
Me I wan turn up, me I come table my matter to you

[come table my matter in this context means: to let you how I'm feeling]

[Outro: Davido]
Oh didi, oh didi, oh didi
Oh didi ti damina
Uh, your girlfriend favorite song, yeah
Oh, oh, oh
Baddest
Cheiiiii

Listen to more songs from Davido's A Better Time album on Spotify:

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