What I listen to

The Classic: Baby Girl by Nel Oliver!

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Hello my blogosphere fam! Happy New Week! Hope y’all had an amazing weekend?

So I’m doing my first post on music! I love music! Let’s just say I’m an addict. . . You need to see my music playlist, it’s what some people will call ‘unfeminine taste in music’. . . I guess I have my dad to thank for that. He loves music a lot that he basically influenced my music life unintentionally! Lest I forget, my dad loves D’banj especially that ‘Mobolowo won’ track but right now, his reigning hit single is Olamide’s ‘Melo melo’. . . You need to feel the jam in the car whenever he plays it! Oh mine! at times, it’s on repeat sef. . . He’s not ready to be an old school anytime soon I tell you.

Back to me, growing up with him made me love certain genres of music some guys would find intriguing when they hear a lady sing or whistle to it. I love reggae, jazz, soul, R n B, rock, oldies and I do a little bit of contemporaries; hiphop, not really my thing!

So I grew up listening to Bob Marley; there’s no track I can’t sing word for word! Lucky Dube, Kool n the gangs, Dolly Parton, Jim Reeves, Kenny Rogers, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and a whole lots of others. I discovered that recently, I have been jamming this song a whole lot. It’s a classic rock that I love so much; it’s that kind of song that you just want to swing your body to, move your waist a little slower, just shake the body kind of rhythm – in short, this song just needs a little salsa on a slower tempo you get what I am saying *winks*

The song is no other than ‘Baby Girl’ by Nel Oliver; a Beninese musician. Often times, I’ve found myself swinging my 24 inches waist to this song in front of the mirror; e no easy to get small waist I tell you. This song gives me goose pimples whenever I listen to it.

The lyrics of the song I’m gonna give you FOC! I’m that nice. It’s in French, English, Yoruba and Gun (Gun is a Benin Language). . . That reminds me of my trip to Benin Republic last year; Ogun State is kinda a little closer to that area. The combination of these languages in one song makes it very unique and amazing. It’s a reflection of a father’s prayers for his daughter who is about to get married. The song shows deep and great intent for tradition and love.

Trust me, this is an amazing song! I have shared lots of moments with my Dad and I can’t wait to share a dance with my Dad with this song specially playing on my wedding day; yea! Nothing can change that wish. . .

The first time I knew about this song was in ‘Abeni’ I watch films a lot; sorry. Abeni is an ‘old film’ courtesy Mainframe Productions; a popular film produced by Tunde Kelani. It has its settings in Benin Republic and Nigeria I guess. It’s about love between Abeni and a musician and this marriage, Abeni’s father doesn’t approve; I donno, hehehehehe, it’s been ages since I watched that film. It was almost at the end of the play that Nel Oliver sang that song in the film; it was an amazing moment. . . That feeling when you are watching a film and it feels like you are there or that scene is happening right now in front of you; that’s how I felt watching that scene and I guess that’s how I’d feel watching it again and again.

To cut the story short, I have decided to share that song with you! I know some people can’t wait to have that song again or if you’ve never listened to the song before, I promise you, you’d love it!

To download the song, click on download below the lyrics; then click the arrow pointing down at the upper side of the download page on the right; it’d bring two options, you should pick Direct Download. . . Viola! You have it on your phone (that’s for those who don’t know how dropbox works)!

I love you guys ehn! Keep refreshing, keep reading! Keep widening your horizon!

Till I come your way again this week, enjoy ‘Baby Girl’ by Nel Oliver. . . An amazing way to start the new week!

Don’t forget to drop your comments! I love to read your reactions and views!

Baby Girl – Nel Oliver

Mon enfant, ma baby girl

Voici venu le moment tant apprehende

Ou je dois te conduire, bras dessous, bras dessous

A celui qui pendra ta main Devant Dieu et devant les hommes

Ton prince charmant,

A qui tu diras oui pour le meilleur et pour le pire

Chrs: Jesu she, Hwelin ganto she,

Wa se de she, Ovi she we

Nin dji djo ho,

Assou dagbe,

Kpo vi dji dji

Dona dona ni she

Gbe he me mite sien

Azon she ma dike, Ma kpe nou kounwe go

Dje dje vignin baby girl

Dje die hoin be sou gnonnou eh

Omon mi baby girl, iwo ti mon feran oh,

To fe lo si ile oko

Adouwa mon gba foun e,

K’Olorun mi ma baelo

Chrs: Though I hate to see you go

I know you have your life to live and I can see love in your eyes

The sun shines brightly in your heart

You’re never been so beautiful

And you can see my joy and pride for you

Though you smile I see your tears

Take his hand my baby girl,

And be his wife forever more

The time has come for you to go

Wipe your tears and never fear

Cause I will always be right here for you.

 

Tu sais j’ai tant reve

De pouvoir te garder,

Sans jamais t’partager

Mon enfant, ma baby girl,

Ton prince charmant est arrive

I never thought you’d leave me,

Soon for anyone so hard to let you go,

Oh my child, my baby girl

The time has come to live your life.

Chrs: The English one. . . lol 

(Lyrics by Joshot1on1)

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21 thoughts on “The Classic: Baby Girl by Nel Oliver!”

  1. I love that song! It’s sooo beautiful.
    Some years ago, I was watching the video on my phone and telling my mum how my dad and I would dance to the song on my wedding day
    “So me and you will not dance abi? Let me see how that will happen” was her reply.
    While it was funny then, I think on my wedding day… I’ll just have a bride and parents dance.

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  2. The song to me is nothing but a divine inspiration. Its just out of the ordinary. It makes lotta sense n not the noise we heat ds days in place of “music”.. thanks so much for ds lyrics.. u made my weekend…

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  3. Love this song like kilode… As a child whenever this song was played i had always fantasized how that great day will be for me and my dad when am eventually given out in marriage. But my Papa never made it to witness it. This song hold so much memories of my childhood and my beloved Papa

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  4. I grew up listening to it… It’s a classic. Am sure dancing to it with my papa come November 4th 2017.thank u Nel Oliver for this evergreen song.

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  5. Thanks for the the lyrics, this song never fades, i knew it way before the Abeni film… today, it came to my head to play it again, i have always wanted to be able to sing it from begining to the end (all the 4 languages) – in rehearsal for my daughter’s wedding in future..hahahaha, though which i can sing the english and yoruba part of it, google to me here, thank you for the perfect lyrics. rehearsing…

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