Song in Review: MI ft 2baba- Nobody

Jude Abaga popularly known by his stage name MI Abaga is unarguably one of the greatest rappers alive. In this song he featured one of the worlds finest r and b singers in the person of 2face Idibia.

The song on our Review desk today is titled “Nobody”. Keep reading for the lyrics and analysis.

Lyrics and Analysis of Nobody

Intro
Uh hu huhu hu huhuhu
Heay
Oh oh yea yea
So many eyes, I realize
There is arise

Chorus
If nobody talk about you ,then you are nobody
Weda na true dem talk or na lie,
My guy, walahi
If nobody talk about you, then you are nobody
Stop existing and start living
And start to feel what we feeling

Analysis of Chorus

It is common knowledge that people only talk about what interests them. In other words people only talk about relevant things. It is difficult for people to sit and discuss what is really below them or what doesn’t have value.

The above paragraph is in tandem with the chorus of the song where 2face sang “if nobody talks about you, then you are nobody”.

Coming out from the song to our immediate society, people only talk about you when you have arrived. By “arrived” I mean when you have actually attained a particular height In life.

Having known that you must be talked about when you hit the spot light is one thing, another thing is if those things are actually true or false.

Verse 1 (MI Abaga)
I was feeling real down cos nobody said
I was nobody and nobody’s heard
I was a figment of what the media has fed
No true real talent, no street cred
And 2face said brother you feeling my pain
People gon talk but they don’t know a thing
When the goings gone bad, people disappear
When it starts going good the same people reappear
When its rough I just puff I just hold back and a tear
I tried to close my eyes and keep my eyes clear
Omo men there’s so many pomo men
Don’t even honor them, Jehova go Conner them
Am so obama men and God go Osama them
Just mc let your success hammer them
They talk behind your back cos you standing in front of them
Cos they know you never be one of them
What it is, is

Analysis of Verse 1 (MI Abaga)

MI in this verse addressed two major aspects of life. The first has to do with our already established issue in the chorus while the second connects with fare weather friends.

The artist points to the fact that the media keeps spreading alot of unconnected publications about him(very common with celebrities).

Most times when people say things that aren’t true, it makes you want to just give up but is it worth it? See what MI has to say in reply to this; “when its rough I just puff and just hold back a tear, I try to close my eyes and keep my eyes clear”.

We don’t necessarily need to give up from what people say about us, just keep doing your thing and success is sure. In connection with this paragraph the artist has this to say; “Am so obama men and God go Osama them
Just mc let your success hammer them.”

Secondly, MI has touched on his experience with selfish people who are with you because of what they will benefit. When it seems that everything is going on well with you, everybody will be so loving but what happens when tables turn?

See how the artist has captured this in his lyrics; “When the goings gone bad, people disappear
When it starts going good the same people reappear.”

Chorus
If nobody talk about you, then you are nobody
Weda na true dem talk or na lie,
My guy, walahi
If nobody talk about you, then you are nobody
Stop existing and start living
And start to feel what we feeling

Verse 2 (2face)
The beginning of your dream they don’t know bout you
Back then, they don’t even have a clue of what you want do
Some of them go hail you
Some go call you mugu
Just because them get e mouth too eh
No matter who you be them must to talk about you
Them go sit down for conner just the dissect you
The analyze you,
Some of them go criticize you
Some of them go idolize you
No be small thing o , but nfana e bad o
I say na calamity them the try to organize o
If you hear what they say you go confuse o o o oh
See me as I de hear I hear them but I no care
That’s why am just living it up today eh eh

Analysis of Verse 2( 2baba)

2face Idibia is someone who has actually seen alot in life. The artist has been on the broke side before his talent and consistency paid off.

His first 4 lines touched on an issue that is common in our society today. People tend to laugh at you when you try to pursue your dreams, they forget they also have things to focus on rather than mocking your hustle.

Some go to an extent of calling you foolish (mugu as used in the song), based on their judgment you are actually wasting your time. But should you listen to them and be hurt by their words? Listen to what 2face has to say;

“See me as I de hear I hear them but I no care
That’s why am just living it up today”. If you must succeed in life, you must learn not to give attention to everything thing thrown your way.

Chorus
If nobody talk about you ,then you are nobody
Weda na true dem talk or na lie,
My guy, walahi
If nobody talk about you, then you are nobody
Stop existing and start living
And start to feel what we feeling

Conclusively, while chasing your dreams you should expect alot of challenges. Challenges don’t come in one form, they can be anything from what has been analyzed in this song or from what you take as a challenge.

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Ransom Douglas

Am a Blockchain Analyst, Front-end web developer(wordpress), a good song writer, a comic actor, musician and also a blogger. Above all am a son of God.

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