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|The Art Of The Nonsense Remix Is The Case Of Davido And Osinachi – by Nobody: 8:06pm On Feb 02, 2016|
Article written by entertainment journalist, Chilee Agunana
The remix has always been a popular part of the music industry and adds a different flavour to an already good song or gives a new lease of life to a song that initially did not perform so well. A remix simply means another artist’s version of a song where he or she must have added something to it. And while the remix mustn’t necessarily be better, it largely involves an ‘addition’ to the original song rather than removing ‘something’ from it.
That being said, some of the songs remixed in this country in recent times have actually removed `things’ from the original songs and one xample of this is Davido’s remix of Humblesmith’s Osinachi.
The young singer had already introduced himself to the Nigerian music audience with Chairmo and then in August 2015 dropped a career-defining single which he titled, Osinachi, featuring Phyno.
The song was an immediate hit and the fact it combined excellent Hip Hop elements with didactic lyrics was a plus and in that regard somehow similar to Korede Bello’s Godwin which led to the latter’s controversial invitation to some church programmes. Osinachi had an even cleaner claim to church performances but Humblesmith may have closed that door by allowing Davido to burden it with his Dubai-infected baggage.
Osinachi, an Igbo word, literally means ‘It’s from God’ and can be figuratively adapted to mean `Destiny’ or ‘blessing’. It’s also a beautiful name which many parents have gladly bestowed on their offsprings just like Godwin. A look at the original lyrics makes for an interesting read and further highlighted the very essence of the song as originally composed:
Plenty people don dey ask,
Na which baba do the jazz,
Say the baba do well for me oh,
Now my life don better
Not because I suffer pass
Not because I pray and fast
No be osho no be jazz, okwa chinenye
Also look at Phyno’s verse with some loose translation provided in brackets:
Ibe, ekene kenelum olisa bi ne nu igwe (Greetings to God in heaven)
Daddy ne mezi nu m obi oma (Daddy has made me happy)
Nwanne inee aya, n’ime ndum o (Brother if you look into my life)
Iga fu na chukwu emego nu aka boys achaa (You will see God has blessed boys)
God I dey beg you don’t leave me oh
Okwa ikwelu nkwa si na ima rapum oo (Remember you promised you won’t leave me)
Baba obi ni’gwe o-oo-o (Father in heaven)
Wee simu golibe oooo (Told me to enjoy)
Hey, nwanne okwa ima na oke chineke di okpotopo (Brother you know God’s grace is big)
Amamihe gi kam choro (I want your wisdom)
Maka m di ogogoro (Because I’m empty)
Some dey think say na jazz how the boy came up fast
Mana ha maro na ngozi gi na di ogonogo (But they don’t know you blessing is long)
Okwa, everyday nne kpe ekpere (I pray every day)
Chineke iwee nyemu the reason m ji enye ekele (God you gave me to give thanks)
Now m nanwuli with my family and friends (Now I’m rejoicing with family and friends)
Ayin n’eme the money down ka (We are doing the money down like)
Nwanne oburo jazz (Brother it’s not jazz)
The lyrics of Davido’s remix is a sharp and confused contrast that not only presents a total deviation from the initial spirit of the song but also reduced it to a platform for advancing some personal issues which is a complete let-down to such a beautiful song.
My humble father sinachi
My loving daughter sinachi mo
My baby mama sinachi
Dele Momodu sinachi mo
No be by force to go Dubai
Abi na wetin cause the fight
And I just dey my own dey laugh eh
Because God dey my side
They want to take away my favour
They want to spoil my career
Them no know say I get flavour
You fit ask Nabania
I forgive and forget
Baba God knows the best
My papa just buy jet
And about to take off everywhere oh
Humblesmith in allowing this remix may have mortgaged his immediate progress for a few coins from the Omo Baba Olowo as this remix has stunted his immediate growth because, one, it removed attention from the main song which was doing marvellously well and redirected it to Davido. Secondly what Davido brought to the song was immediately expendable as the Baby mama drama while being stupidly negative and shouldn’t even come close to a song like Osinachi, it died once Davido moved on from it and in this sense, the Sony signing immediately took over the Davido narrative and Humblesmith is now left with the few Judas coins he made from betraying such a good song.
Apart from being one of the most hardworking and talented artists in the country, Davido is also one of the most mischievous—scheming out one publicity scheme (positive and negative in same measure) immediately after the other, and the narrative of Humblesmith’s career as regards the traction he would have gained from his hit song has now been subsumed in the shenanigans of an already made act.
This is the danger ‘upcoming’ acts face when they excitedly allow bigger artists to buy into their arrival and remix their already successful songs. This happened to Kiss Daniels when he allowed Davido once again and Tiwa Savage to guzzle up whatever attention and goodwill he had garnered with his hit, Woju, and his successive attempts to resurrect that success with new singles using virtually the same beat, have largely failed.
Another sad case is Oritsefemi whose struck gold with his version of Fela’s, Double Wahala, but he then allowed a fading D’banj to hijack his song. Not to mention what D’banj also did to Iyanya’s Kukere but by then, Iyanya had already exhausted the song’s goodwill and revenue, so D’banj’s remix never really affected the success of the song or Iyanya’s progress.
A new ‘upcoming’ artist is supposed to ride on the back of the success of the older artist he features in his song, not the other way round. Naeto C did it for Davido and Phyno has already done it for Humblesmith on the original Osinachi track, so there was no need for this remix, not at this time.
Humblesmith is no doubt a good artist and would most definitely release other good songs who knows how long it will take fortune to smile on him again with another hit seeing that he humbly threw away the `Destiny’ already given to him?
Chilee Agunannais a Lagos-based journalist and you can reach him on Twitter:@ChileeChills.
|Re: The Art Of The Nonsense Remix Is The Case Of Davido And Osinachi – by Nobody: 8:07pm On Feb 02, 2016|
lalasticlala where are u? oga seun pls send ur boys down here, food don come
|Re: The Art Of The Nonsense Remix Is The Case Of Davido And Osinachi – by nzeobi(m): 8:14pm On Feb 02, 2016|
Make una free the guy jare. he needed an artist that will help him announce his arrival which was why he choose davido.
|Re: The Art Of The Nonsense Remix Is The Case Of Davido And Osinachi – by gallantmoi: 8:22pm On Feb 02, 2016|
OP, what is your point?
You guys will just seat down in your room too lazy to check (research) the success of songs before you start passing judgement.
I tire for you...have you checked the massive airplay the song is enjoying?
The amount of view on you tube and download traffic.
OP, abeg park well na..thanks for writing and giving us the lyrics though
|Re: The Art Of The Nonsense Remix Is The Case Of Davido And Osinachi – by Nobody: 8:24pm On Feb 02, 2016|
|Re: The Art Of The Nonsense Remix Is The Case Of Davido And Osinachi – by InyinyaAgbaOku(m): 10:17pm On Feb 02, 2016|
gallantmoi:The remix is crap and trash combined.
The YouTube download volume you talked about is just from people's curiosity to see what they did in the collabo, and trust me that song has washed. Everyone is disappointed
|Re: The Art Of The Nonsense Remix Is The Case Of Davido And Osinachi – by Nobody: 10:28pm On Feb 02, 2016|
InyinyaAgbaOku:tell him bro
|Re: The Art Of The Nonsense Remix Is The Case Of Davido And Osinachi – by Awesomeking(m): 5:54am On Feb 03, 2016|
Okay,from last year when the real osinachi was released and all the numerous contest smith put up on the gram,i knew it will be a major hit in the east,i myself loved the song,but one thing,it wasnt getting airplay or tv time,i wonder why
a song thats not getting any tv time or airplay should not have been remixed,but anyhow,i still beleive he made the right decision by featuring davido,because unlike phyno,davido is ever ready to embark on any projects,so expect osinachi performances with davido in numerous places.
|Re: The Art Of The Nonsense Remix Is The Case Of Davido And Osinachi – by gallantmoi: 2:45pm On Feb 04, 2016|
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I DIDNT SAY YOUTUBE..
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