Once in a while, some lyrics from your favorite Nigerian artists’ songs will have you giggling like little kids. You will shake your head in laughter and wonder if it was really your favorite artist that wrote those sleazy lyrics.
Well, artists are also imperfect humans like us. They are allowed to fumble once in a while. Remember this Black Sherif’s line, ‘Who never fuck up hands in the air’? Of course, no hands in the air!
In this article, therefore, I highlight the 15 worst lyrics of all time by Nigerian artists.
Note: the number is in no particular order!
15. Naira Marley: ‘Soapy’
“Inside life, L’oó ti rí Five Alive (L’oó ti rí Five Alive)”
Those lines are from Naira Marley’s song Soapy. The translation in English is, ‘Inside life, you will see Five Alive’. In Nigeria, Five Alive is fruit juice. Naira Marley needs some explaining to do!
14. Davido: ‘D&G’
“When I look into your eyes, All I see is your waist”
Lyrics from D&G by Davido. It must be Davido’s funniest lyrics of all time! Like, how do you look into a girl’s eyes and all you can see is her waist? Davido, you must have supernatural eyes!
13. Wizkid: ‘Joro’
“This kind love, e dey do my body ta-nana, E dey make me wan dey your life for wa-nana
From Joro by Wizkid. ‘Ta-nana’ and ‘wa-nana’ must be some words in an alien language. Because only Wizkid understands what exactly he is singing here.
12. Tekno: ‘Wash’
“If you like Karate, I’ll teach you mathematics”
Lyrics from the song Wash by Tekno. Please, guys, forgive Tekno this one time. He won’t repeat it again!
11. Tiwa Savage ft. Duncan Mighty: ‘Lova Lova’
“After I whine am well, Make you no go leave your girl for inside well oh”
From Lova Lova by Tiwa Savage. Tiwa Savage nearly spoils a good song.
10. Rema: ‘Dumebi’
“Omalicha kan ye wu ewo, I go manya you”
9. Phyno ft. Olamide: ‘Ghost Mode’
“I’m just like a calendar, See I’ve got all your dates”
Phyno’s lines from Ghost Mode featuring Olamide. It’s not easy to be a rapper. But it must be even harder to be like a calendar, Phyno. Lol!
8. Iyanya ft. Don Jazzy: ‘Gift’
“Baby let’s get naughty, maybe solve mathematics, I know you like logistics, we go do some chemistry today”
Lyrics from Gift by Iyanya. Iyanya must be a whizkid in science subjects. Well done, Professor Iyanya!
7. Wizkid: ‘In My Bed’
“I want your body sleeping in my bed… Tinubu eleniyan”
Lyrics from Wizkid’s In My Bed. One moment Wizkid wants a girl in his bed, the next moment he wants ‘Tinubu eleniyan’. This can’t be funnier. Ha ha ha!
6. Burna Boy ft. Victony: ‘Different Size’
“Monica, Mona Lisa, oh-oh (Monica, oh-oh) My baby, your body, e be like knicker o”
Burna Boy is often regarded as Nigeria’s modern-day greatest lyricist. However, once in a while (just once in a while), even the greatest lyricist shows flaws. ‘Your body, e be like knicker o’ is just not the best Burna Boy can do!
5. Mayorkun: ‘Che Che’
“Girl I wan poke you like pokemon, I wanna pack you like pacman”
Lyrics from Che Che by Mayorkun. Mayorkun needs to explain these lines!
4. Omah Lay: ‘Soso’
“Give me vitamins wey go take these pains away”
Lyrics from Soso by Omah Lay. Here, Omah Lay is asking for vitamins to take his pains away when he should be asking for painkillers instead.
3. Yemi Alade ft. Flavour: ‘Crazy Love’
“Boy you be di hook, Na me be di fish o”
Lyrics from Crazy Love by Yemi Alade. When did Yemi turn a fish? This slaps hard tho. Bars!
2. Phyno ft. Olamide: Onyeoma
“Chicken no dey fly for night, Bar beach water no dey dry”
Lyrics from Onyeoma featuring Olamide. This part of Olamide verse in Onyeoma is the weakest bar he has ever dropped, right?
1. Davido: ‘Like Dat’
“Hossana sussana sutana, Sister life is deeper, Deeper life is sister, No Skuki, no brooklyn”
Lyrics from Davido’s Like Dat. I will leave you to guess the meaning of those lines. I give up! Lol!
Do you think some lyrics should have made the list?
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