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Sunday, November 29, 2015

"Double Double" (African Gospel Song with lyrics)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases two videos of the African Gospel song "Double Double" - the original version by Nigerian vocalist Uche Agu and a Ghanaian cover of that song by Atta Boafo.

In the context of these Gospel songs, "double double" means that God gives twice the amount of blessings that people pray for.

In 2014 Bishop McPherson, a commenter in the discussion thread of the video of Atta Boafo's rendition of this song gave the Biblical verse which inspired this song:
"Isa 61:7 Instead of your shame you shall have a double portion, instead of dishonor you shall rejoice in your lot; therefore in your land you shall possess a double portion; yours shall be everlasting joy. (Revised Standard Version)".

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/11/evangelist-chimere-nwenu-jehovah-na-god.html for a pancocojams post about the Nigerian Gospel video "Jehovan Na God - Double Double". The song "My Lord Is Good (Double Double) which begins at 18:23 has the same theme as the "Double Double" song that is showcased in this post.

The content of this post is presented for religious, cultural, and aesthetic purposes.

Thanks to the composer and original vocalist of this song Uche Agu. Thanks also to Atta Boafo for his rendition of this song. And thanks to all those who commented in these videos' discussion threads. Thanks also to the publishers of these videos on YouTube.

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LYRICS (English version)
(Uche Agu)

From http://m.museke.com/node/8040
"Artistes Atta Boafo
Year 2011
Language English [and], Twi

Hey, yɛ Nyame ɔye o!

Hey, my God is good e o!

Everything na double double o

Promotion na double double o (na double double o)

Your money double double o (na double double o)

Your business double double o (na double double o)

Your health go double double o (na double double o)

Your children double double o (na double double o)

Your anointing double double o (na double double o)

Somebody scream, Hallelujah

In the morning when I wake up,

I will sing my praise unto You my Lord

I will shout, I will dance to You

You have been my help, forever and ever

Hey, yɛ Nyame ɔye o! (Hey, yɛ Nyame ɔye o! ) (2x)

Everything na double double o

Promotion na double double o (na double double o)

Your money double double o (na double double o)

Your business double double o (na double double o)

Your health go double double o (na double double o)

Your children double double o (na double double o)

Your anointing double double o (na double double o)

Hey, my God is good o! (Hey, my God is good o!) (2x)

You are worthy Lord

Praise the Lord!"
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Although the lyric page that is quoted ascribes this song to Atta Baofo, commenters in the discussion thread for videos of this song indicate that the original song was written by and sung by Uche Agu. Commenters also indicate that Atta Baofa's recording of this song has the same lyrics as Uche Agu's composition, but perhaps that original version doesn't include the Twi (Akan) r referent for God ("Nyame") that Atta Baofo's version has.

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SHOWCASE VIDEOS
Example #1: Uche Agu - "Double Double"



seyicrown2k10, Uploaded on Nov 21, 2011

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Example #2: Atta Boafo - Double Double (Blessings)



Atta Boafo Uploaded on Dec 2, 2010
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Selected comments from this video's discussion thread:
Olivia-Zara B, 2011
"This is Yoruba Right?

Im Jamaican so dont cuss me dudes! x_x"

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kindomofghana, 2011
in reply to Olivia-Zara B
"@oliviazara He is speaking English, Broken English, Twi, Yoruba and Igbo all West African languages except the English of course. Hope that answers ur question."
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"Broken English" is more formally referred to as pidgin English. In the context of this song this is Nigerian pidgin English. Twi is a form of the Akan language. Akan is spoken in eastern Ivory Coast, south-central Ghana, and central Togo.

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Emmà Akuffo, 2011
"Ise baba and adupe baba, oluwa is yoruba, a nigerian language . ye nyame is from Ghana"
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"Oluwu" is a Yoruba (Nigerian) name for the Supreme God. "Nyame" is an Akan (Ghanaian) name for the Supreme God.

estee4ever, 2012
"please can someone tell me if he is the songwriter?"

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Ghanasentertainment1, 2012
in reply to estee4ever
"@estee4ever he's actually not the writer , its Uche a nigerian but he remixed it and made it gr8t"

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Felito Antonio, 2015
"God bless you, Atta. I`m a Colombian brother in Jesus Christ. Where are you from?"

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chris Maloney, 2015
Reply
"He's a Ghanaian"

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Caesar Adomako
Reply
"+Felito Antonio Atta means TWIN"

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