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Obapluto explores Shallipopi's quick but prominent rise in the music industry.

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They call me Shallipopi <br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle1><label for=toggle1><span class="annotate-lyric"> Clear road, nor go dey <br/></span></label><div id=content1 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Don't go there </div></div><br/> (B... Busy!) <br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle2><label for=toggle2><span class="annotate-lyric"> Nọgbaisi mwen n'ogie mwen o, Nọgbaisi!<br/>Ogiemwen n’ekan ogiemwen ni ivie, Nọgbaisi!<br/>Ovonramwen no rioba vbe Edo, Nọgbaisi<br/>Nọgbaisi mwen n'ogie mwen oNọgbaisi mwen n'ogie OvọnramwẹnNọgbaisi mwen n'ogie, Nọgbaisi! <br/></span></label><div id=content2 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Nogbaisi that's wearing coral beads. Nogbaisi is a Bini word that means "spreads over all." Oba Ovọnramwẹn fought to maintain the independence of the Benin Kingdom in the face of mounting British pressure and resisted until the British expedition in 1897 which resulted in the annexation of his kingdom by the Nigerian colony. He is being extolled in this hook. </div></div><br/><br/> <input type="checkbox" id=toggle3><label for=toggle3><span class="annotate-lyric"> Shout out to all those squad with evian (sharp) <br/></span></label><div id=content3 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Evian is a catchy slang native to the people of Benin, Edo State in South-South Nigeria. It has different meanings. It could mean voodoo, king, clique etc. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle4><label for=toggle4><span class="annotate-lyric"> E hia le mwan le mwan (clear) <br/></span></label><div id=content4 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Be careful, don't go there  </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle5><label for=toggle5><span class="annotate-lyric"> Ma ghi gual'iwinnaO re esagien, u ren mwen ah? (sharp) <br/></span></label><div id=content5 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> We're no longer searching for work. It's in our blood, do you understand? </div></div><br/> Shallipoppi, say <br/> Small body big engine, say (see an) <br/> Small boy with big money, say (clear road) <br/> Small boy with big money, sayyy (sharp) <br/> Mr. Shalli Shalli, say (confirm) <br/> Small body big engine, say (sharp) <br/> Small boy with big money, see an <br/> Small boy with big money <input type="checkbox" id=toggle6><label for=toggle6><span class="annotate-lyric"> Clear commot for road, commot for road<br/>Comot for road na mеn dey come<br/>Commot for road, commot for road (see an)<br/>Comot for road na men dеy come<br/>Commot for road, commot for road<br/>Comot for road na men dey come, see an<br/>Commot for road <br/></span></label><div id=content6 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Move away from the road, men are coming  </div></div><br/> [Hook: Monday Edo Igbinidun & (Shallipopi)] <input type="checkbox" id=toggle7><label for=toggle7><span class="annotate-lyric"> Nọgbaisi mwen n'ogie mwen o, Nọgbaisi!<br/>(Nor go dey)<br/>Ogiemwen n’ekan ogiemwen ni ivie, Nọgbaisi!<br/>(Clear road, e ya mue obo yor)<br/>Ovọnramwẹn no rioba vbe Edo, Nọgbaisi!<br/>Nọgbaisi mwen n'ogie mwen oNọgbaisi mwen n'ogie OvọnramwẹnNọgbaisi mwen n'ogie, Nọgbaisi! <br/></span></label><div id=content7 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Nogbaisi that's wearing coral beads. Nogbaisi is a Bini word that means "spreads over all." Oba Ovọnramwẹn fought to maintain the independence of the Benin Kingdom in the face of mounting British pressure and resisted until the British expedition in 1897 which resulted in the annexation of his kingdom by the Nigerian colony. He is being extolled in this hook. </div></div><br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle8><label for=toggle8><span class="annotate-lyric"> Nọgbaisi mwen n'ogie mwen o, Nọgbaisi!<br/>(Confirm)<br/>Ogiemwen n’ekan ogiemwen ni ivie, Nọgbaisi!<br/>(Oba n'ogie)<br/>Ovọnramwẹn no rioba vbe Edo, Nọgbaisi!<br/>(Clear road)<br/>Nọgbaisi mwen n'ogie mwen oNọgbaisi mwen n'ogie OvọnramwẹnNọgbaisi mwen n'ogie, Nọgbaisi! <br/></span></label><div id=content8 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Nogbaisi that's wearing coral beads. Nogbaisi is a Bini word that means "spreads over all." Oba Ovọnramwẹn fought to maintain the independence of the Benin Kingdom in the face of mounting British pressure and resisted until the British expedition in 1897 which resulted in the annexation of his kingdom by the Nigerian colony. He is being extolled in this hook. </div></div><br/><br/> \<input type="checkbox" id=toggle9><label for=toggle9><span class="annotate-lyric"> Say, Oba Ovọnramwẹn, na men<br/>[…?] na men (na men)<br/>Chief Oliha na men<br/>Ogiamien na men<br/>Uzama na men (na men say)<br/>Dapper na men <br/></span></label><div id=content9 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Shallipopi shouts out Oba Ovonramwen, Chief Oliha (head of Benin kingmakers), Dapper (his distribution company) and himself.  </div></div><br/> Clear road for my men <input type="checkbox" id=toggle10><label for=toggle10><span class="annotate-lyric"> When you talk of men wey guard<br/>Na dem (wait, wait, what?) <br/></span></label><div id=content10 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> When you talk of loyal men, it's them  </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle11><label for=toggle11><span class="annotate-lyric"> And me, I be one of dem <br/></span></label><div id=content11 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> And he is one of them  </div></div><br/> They call me Mr. Shalli Shalli <br/> Say, small body big engine, say <br/> Small boy with big money, see (clear road) <br/> Small boy with big money sayyyyy <br/> Mr. Shalli Shalli, say say <br/> Small body big engine, say (sharp) <br/> Small boy with big money, see an (confirm) <br/> Small boy with big money say <br/> </div></div><br/><br/> <input type="checkbox" id=toggle12><label for=toggle12><span class="annotate-lyric"> Clear road for Oba, Oba PlutoRoad for Oba, Oba Pluto <br/></span></label><div id=content12 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Move aside for Obapluto which is Shallipopi himself.  </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle13><label for=toggle13><span class="annotate-lyric"> Commot for road, commot for road<br/>Comot for road na men dey come. say<br/>Commot for road, commot for road <br/></span></label><div id=content13 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Move away from the road. Men are coming.  </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle14><label for=toggle14><span class="annotate-lyric"> Nọgbaisi mwen n'ogie mwen o, Nọgbaisi!<br/>Ogiemwen n’ekan ogiemwen ni ivie, Nọgbaisi!<br/><br/><br/></span></label><div id=content14 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> Nogbaisi that's wearing coral beads. Nogbaisi is a Bini word that means "spreads over all." Oba Ovọnramwẹn fought to maintain the independence of the Benin Kingdom in the face of mounting British pressure and resisted until the British expedition in 1897 which resulted in the annexation of his kingdom by the Nigerian colony. He is being extolled in this hook.

Credits
Produced by
Busy Pluto
Written by
Crown Uzama
Release date
July 14, 2023