LYRICIST LOUNGE - Holy Holy- Innocent Idibia

        Holy Holy-   Innocent Idibia

Lyricist lounge focuses on the work of legendary Nigerian singer; 2baba as his reggae tune dubbed ‘’Holy Holy’’  came through with dashing lyrical contents. "Holy Holy"  is a conscious tune which sends a message to people who always point accusing fingers at others as though their lives are perfect. 2baba maintained his legendary status with these voluminous lyrical contents which the lounge cannot but relate to line by line.
A Bob Marley-esque beat (reggae) paved way for the chorus, which gave a clear representation of the message being passed. In Pidgin English, 2baba inquired peoples’ ‘Holy Status’. He cited Prophet Elijah and Barrack Obama as his perfectionist examples. It goes thus:
As you dey for there dey claim you holy so
I hope you holy pass Elijah sha
Hope you holy pass the Prophet sha
And as you dey for there dey form Obama so
                           I hope you get all the credential sha                                                                                                     
                                    I hope the people vote you sha

The first verse in this lyrical content talked about how he (2baba) lived his life despite what people said about him.
                                        I just like to keep my head up
                                    There’s no need for compromising
                                     There’s no time so no debating
                                         Just be maintaining the top
                             Motivating, elevating, fortified and visualizing

Despite all these, people are bound to point accusing fingers and try to bring you down so he said:
                               But ah, still they want to run me down
                               Dem (they) only want to see me frown
                                  Dem only want to see me hanging
                                   All the hypocrites and Pharisees

Verse two has some powerful advice against haters. 2baba delivered as his melodious voice resonates with the rhythm. He said:
         As you get opinion make you know say (that) other people get opinion too
                         As you dey do wetin (what) you sabi (can) do
                      Make you know say their opinion no concern you

He continued by explaining celebrity lifestyles and that paved way for the best lines in this content.
                           So he who has no sin should cast the first stone
                          No dey sit down for corner try to dirty my throne
                And anything you yarn (say) 2baba go just dey bone (ignore)
                 Because no be wetin dy for Naija (Nigeria) na em dey for Rome

The aforementioned chorus precedes the third verse which was freestyle. Here, 2baba gave some thoughtful words. He said:

 They go want to boogie down
 But dem (they) no want to
 Have to sacrifice your glory for the crown
So my dear make you no start to frown   
Because anyhow for your life na you be the bigger head.

He continued the freestyle till the beat faded away. Lyricist lounge cannot but relate with these lyrics. The lyricist lounge has made "Holy Holy"  not just a club banger but a message of life. No matter what the haters say, we should all know ‘JahJah (God’s) love is amazing, so let keep on elevating’ as 2baba said in this work.

Fasuyi Tolulope Samuel is a budding poet and novelist. He has featured in two ebook publications; Woman vs Man: A cultural difference and 'A woman's pot, a man's stomach': A collection of poem on delicacies both by Sandra T. Adeyeye. He has a B.Sc Hons in Microbiology from Adekunle Ajasin university, Akungba-Akoko Ondo state. A lover of artwork, music and football. Tolu hails from Akure in Ondo state. The single Youngman is interested in taking Africa to the world with his style of writing.      
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