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The song "Ogechi" by Brown Joel is a love song where the artist expresses his deep affection and devotion to a girl named "Ogechi". He reassures her of his commitment, dismisses any rumors of other girls, and declares his love in multiple Nigerian languages, combining elements of Igbo, Yoruba, and Pidgin English. The song is rich in cultural references and expresses a blend of emotions from love and admiration to apologies and reassurances.

Lyrics
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<input type="checkbox" id=toggle1><label for=toggle1><span class="annotate-lyric"> Ahhh<br/>Plenty kele for my life<br/>Na you I choose <br/></span></label><div id=content1 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> This means the singer has had many girls in his life, but he has chosen this particular one. "Kele" is Nigerian slang for girl. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle2><label for=toggle2><span class="annotate-lyric"> I don dey wonder if everything na cruise <br/></span></label><div id=content2 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> He's wondering if everything is just a joke or for fun ("cruise"). </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle3><label for=toggle3><span class="annotate-lyric"> If I do you wrong<br/>My baby boo, I'm sorry <br/></span></label><div id=content3 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> He's apologizing if he has ever wronged her. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle4><label for=toggle4><span class="annotate-lyric"> You say I getti many girls<br/>That one na story <br/></span></label><div id=content4 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> She accuses him of having many girls, but he dismisses it as just a rumor. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle5><label for=toggle5><span class="annotate-lyric"> But na you dey my mind<br/>I swear say na you dey my mind <br/></span></label><div id=content5 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> He reassures her that she is the one on his mind. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle6><label for=toggle6><span class="annotate-lyric"> I swear I no dey lie<br/>I dream about you all the time <br/></span></label><div id=content6 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> He reassures her that she is the one on his mind. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle7><label for=toggle7><span class="annotate-lyric"> Cause girl, you blow my mind<br/>And I no fit deny<br/>Hmmm girl, you do me bad<br/>Eh-ye-ye <br/></span></label><div id=content7 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> She amazes him and he can't deny it. </div></div><br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle8><label for=toggle8><span class="annotate-lyric"> Ogechi Ogechi ka nma <br/></span></label><div id=content8 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Ogechi" is a name meaning "God's time" and "ka nma" means "is better" in Igbo. Putting that together, this line means "God's time is the best" </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle9><label for=toggle9><span class="annotate-lyric"> Leenu my bebe <br/></span></label><div id=content9 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Leenu" means "look" or "see" in Igbo. In this line, the singer is addressing her as "my baby." </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle10><label for=toggle10><span class="annotate-lyric"> Oge nke m no o kanwa <br/></span></label><div id=content10 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> This translates to "My own Oge," showing possession and affection. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle11><label for=toggle11><span class="annotate-lyric"> Ololufe I no go lie <br/></span></label><div id=content11 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Ololufe" means "my love" in Yoruba. He's saying he won't lie. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle12><label for=toggle12><span class="annotate-lyric"> I need your love Ifeoma <br/></span></label><div id=content12 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Ifeoma" is another name meaning "good thing" in Igbo. He needs her love. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle13><label for=toggle13><span class="annotate-lyric"> Gwa m ife m ge'enye gi <br/></span></label><div id=content13 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Gwa m" means "tell me" and "ife m ge'enye gi" means "what I will give you." He’s asking what he can do for her. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle14><label for=toggle14><span class="annotate-lyric"> Obi m i ma na imaka <br/></span></label><div id=content14 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Obi m" means "my heart" and "i ma na imaka" means "you know you're beautiful." </div></div><br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle15><label for=toggle15><span class="annotate-lyric"> Breathing in your love<br/>Is all I do for the living <br/></span></label><div id=content15 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> He lives for her love. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle16><label for=toggle16><span class="annotate-lyric"> Ahhh, tempted to touch<br/>Your foreign booty, ahhh <br/></span></label><div id=content16 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> He is attracted to her exotic beauty. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle17><label for=toggle17><span class="annotate-lyric"> Ifenkili m oo <br/></span></label><div id=content17 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Ifenkili" is Igbo for "my beautiful one." </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle18><label for=toggle18><span class="annotate-lyric"> See the love I gat<br/>Fit to full your love bag, oh baby <br/></span></label><div id=content18 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> He has enough love to fill her heart completely. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle19><label for=toggle19><span class="annotate-lyric"> This love is real oh <br/></span></label><div id=content19 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> He insists that his love is genuine. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle20><label for=toggle20><span class="annotate-lyric"> I give you ponmo<br/>Put am with fish oh <br/></span></label><div id=content20 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Ponmo" is cow skin, and he uses it metaphorically with fish, common Nigerian delicacies. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle21><label for=toggle21><span class="annotate-lyric"> Turm am like uba<br/>Kpo ya ka abacha <br/></span></label><div id=content21 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Turm am" (turn it) like "uba" (a type of oil bean salad) and "abacha" (another salad), meaning he will take care of her needs and mix things up for her enjoyment. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle22><label for=toggle22><span class="annotate-lyric"> Ye nya ife o ga ta<br/>Baby, I know say you like am <br/></span></label><div id=content22 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Ye nya ife o ga ta" means "give her what she wants" in Igbo. He knows she likes what he's offering. </div></div><br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle23><label for=toggle23><span class="annotate-lyric"> Ima na imaka li<br/>Ima na imaka li li<br/>Ada di ora mma <br/></span></label><div id=content23 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Ima na imaka li" means "you know you're beautiful" in Igbo, and "Ada di ora mma" means "a beautiful girl" in Igbo. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle24><label for=toggle24><span class="annotate-lyric"> Turn around make I spray<br/>You all my dollar now <br/></span></label><div id=content24 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> He wants to shower her with money. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle25><label for=toggle25><span class="annotate-lyric"> Para dey for my body, eyah <br/></span></label><div id=content25 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> He’s feeling an intense emotion ("para"). </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle26><label for=toggle26><span class="annotate-lyric"> Chop my groundnut oh<br/>Make you born my pikin o <br/></span></label><div id=content26 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Chop my groundnut" means to enjoy what he offers, and "make you born my pikin" means he wants her to bear his children. </div></div><br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle27><label for=toggle27><span class="annotate-lyric"> Ogechi Ogechi ka nma <br/></span></label><div id=content27 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Ogechi" is a name meaning "God's time" and "ka nma" means "is better" in Igbo. Putting that together, this line means "God's time is the best" </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle28><label for=toggle28><span class="annotate-lyric"> Leenu my bebe <br/></span></label><div id=content28 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Leenu" means "look" or "see" in Igbo. In this line, the singer is addressing her as "my baby." </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle29><label for=toggle29><span class="annotate-lyric"> Oge nke m no o kanwa <br/></span></label><div id=content29 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> This translates to "My own Oge," showing possession and affection. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle30><label for=toggle30><span class="annotate-lyric"> Ololufe I no go lie <br/></span></label><div id=content30 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Ololufe" means "my love" in Yoruba. He's saying he won't lie. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle31><label for=toggle31><span class="annotate-lyric"> I need your love Ifeoma <br/></span></label><div id=content31 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Ifeoma" is another name meaning "good thing" in Igbo. He needs her love. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle32><label for=toggle32><span class="annotate-lyric"> Gwa m ife m ge'enye gi <br/></span></label><div id=content32 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Gwa m" means "tell me" and "ife m ge'enye gi" means "what I will give you." He’s asking what he can do for her. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle33><label for=toggle33><span class="annotate-lyric"> Obi m i ma na imaka <br/></span></label><div id=content33 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Obi m" means "my heart" and "i ma na imaka" means "you know you're beautiful." </div></div><br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle34><label for=toggle34><span class="annotate-lyric"> Ogechi Ogechi ka nma <br/></span></label><div id=content34 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Ogechi" is a name meaning "God's time" and "ka nma" means "is better" in Igbo. Putting that together, this line means "God's time is the best" </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle35><label for=toggle35><span class="annotate-lyric"> Leenu my bebe <br/></span></label><div id=content35 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Leenu" means "look" or "see" in Igbo. In this line, the singer is addressing her as "my baby." </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle36><label for=toggle36><span class="annotate-lyric"> Oge nke m no o kanwa <br/></span></label><div id=content36 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> This translates to "My own Oge," showing possession and affection. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle37><label for=toggle37><span class="annotate-lyric"> Ololufe I no go lie <br/></span></label><div id=content37 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Ololufe" means "my love" in Yoruba. He's saying he won't lie. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle38><label for=toggle38><span class="annotate-lyric"> I need your love Ifeoma <br/></span></label><div id=content38 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Ifeoma" is another name meaning "good thing" in Igbo. He needs her love. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle39><label for=toggle39><span class="annotate-lyric"> Gwa m ife m ge'enye gi <br/></span></label><div id=content39 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Gwa m" means "tell me" and "ife m ge'enye gi" means "what I will give you." He’s asking what he can do for her. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle40><label for=toggle40><span class="annotate-lyric"> Obi m i ma na imaka <br/></span></label><div id=content40 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Obi m" means "my heart" and "i ma na imaka" means "you know you're beautiful." </div></div><br/><input type="checkbox" id=toggle41><label for=toggle41><span class="annotate-lyric"> Ogechi Ogechi ka nma <br/></span></label><div id=content41 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Ogechi" is a name meaning "God's time" and "ka nma" means "is better" in Igbo. Putting that together, this line means "God's time is the best" </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle42><label for=toggle42><span class="annotate-lyric"> Leenu my bebe <br/></span></label><div id=content42 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Leenu" means "look" or "see" in Igbo. In this line, the singer is addressing her as "my baby." </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle43><label for=toggle43><span class="annotate-lyric"> Oge nke m no o kanwa <br/></span></label><div id=content43 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> This translates to "My own Oge," showing possession and affection. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle44><label for=toggle44><span class="annotate-lyric"> Ololufe I no go lie <br/></span></label><div id=content44 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Ololufe" means "my love" in Yoruba. He's saying he won't lie. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle45><label for=toggle45><span class="annotate-lyric"> I need your love Ifeoma <br/></span></label><div id=content45 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Ifeoma" is another name meaning "good thing" in Igbo. He needs her love. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle46><label for=toggle46><span class="annotate-lyric"> Gwa m ife m ge'enye gi <br/></span></label><div id=content46 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Gwa m" means "tell me" and "ife m ge'enye gi" means "what I will give you." He’s asking what he can do for her. </div></div><input type="checkbox" id=toggle47><label for=toggle47><span class="annotate-lyric"> Obi m i ma na imaka <br/></span></label><div id=content47 class="annotate-explain"><div class="annotate-text"> "Obi m" means "my heart" and "i ma na imaka" means "you know you're beautiful." </div></div><br/>

Credits
Produced by
Dawie
Written by
Ernest Favor Ekah, Favour Agubosim Brown, Sopuru Precious Odunze
Release date
May 10, 2024