(Download Mp3) Tiwa Savage – 49-99 +Lyrics

(Download Mp3) Tiwa Savage – 49-99 +Lyrics

Tiwa debuts a new single.

“’49-99′ is a term coined from the hard life many Nigerians go through,” Tiwa Savage explains of the title of her newest track. “A transit bus serves as a case study. It ought to have only 49 seated passengers, however due to poor economic conditions, we often have nearly twice that number of passengers standing (99).”

Indeed the concept first came to prominence in 1978 when Fela Kuti uttered the line “49 sitting, 99 standing” in his “Shuffering and Shmiling” track, and decades later, Tiwa has revived those same words, underscoring the widespread poverty that continues to plague her home country.

The new cut is a welcome mix of Afrobeats and R&B influences and also comes attached to a vibrant music video, directed by Meji Alabi. The clip hosts plenty of visual references that give a nod to Africa’s cultural history. Notably, the scenes of Tiwa and company in blue schoolgirl uniforms paired with eccentric hairstyles pays homage to Eliot Elisofon’s iconic 70s portraits of Congolese schoolgirls.

Listen to “49-99” below.

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LYRICS

[Verse]
49 sitting 99 standing oh my God o
I get money before no be property o
Waiting for Danfo, waiting for Uber and Okada
Omo no be so, me I want to live o

[Pre-Chorus]
I gat to get the Dollar, ko kunle
Plenty plenty Mulla, Adekunle
Monkey e no get skills (e no get skill)
Igi su mo igi (e no get skill)
L’obo fin yor
I thank you Lord

[Chorus]
Mofera Versa (Mofera Versace)
Mofera buga (Mofera Bugatti)
Lepa toh dun, lepa shandi
Ele Mummy, ele Daddy

They want to yawa (Dem won yawa me)
Dem want to buga (Dem want to buga me)
Lepa toh dun, lepa shandi
Ele Mummy, Ele Daddy

[Hook]
Mo fi owo yen shey won le’she
Mo fi owo yen shey won le’she
Mo fi owo yen shey won le’she
Mo fi owo yen shey won le’she

[Verse 2]
Ewa! E wa ri ise oluwa mi
People still doubting who I be
Ma lo braga o’un shey oga mi
What a nation with no army?

[Pre-Chorus]
I gat to get the Dollar, ko kunle
Plenty plenty Mulla, Adekunle
Monkey e no get skills (e no get skill)
Igi su mo igi (e no get skill)
L’obo fin yor
I thank you Lord

[Chorus]
Mofera Versa (Mofera Versace)
Mofera buga (Mofera Bugatti)
Lepa toh dun, lepa shandi
Ele mummy, ele daddy

They want to yawa (Dem won yawa me)
Dem want to buga (Dem want to buga me)
Lepa toh dun, lepa shandi
Ele Mummy, Ele Daddy

[Verse]
Where the money dey go
Where the money dey
Hustling for money
Just to get the pay

[Chorus]
Mofera Versa (Mofera Versace)
Mofera buga (Mofera Bugatti)
Lepa toh dun, lepa shandi
Ele Mummy, Ele Daddy

They want to yawa (Dem won yawa me)
Dem want to buga (Dem want to buga me)
Lepa toh dun, lepa shandi
Ele Mummy, Ele Daddy

[Hook]
Mo fi owo yen shey won le’she
Mo fi owo yen shey won le’she
Mo fi owo yen shey won le’she
Mo fi owo yen shey won le’she

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