Edited by Azizi Powell
This is Part III of a three part pancocojams series on the song "My Sweetie".
Part III showcases Nigerian singer MoeLogo's remake of "My Sweetie". Information about MoeLogo and selected comments from that video's discussion thread are also included in this post.
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/02/bunny-mack-let-me-love-you-my-sweetie.html for Part I of this series. Part I presents information about Sierra Leonean singer Bunny Mack as well as information about and three YouTube examples of his hit record "Let Me Love You" ("My Sweetie").
Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2016/02/wale-my-sweetie-video-lyrics-word.html for Part II. Part II showcases a video of Wale's remake of the Bunny Mack song "My Sweetie". Information about Wale, song lyrics, and explanations of Nigerian words, and African American Vernacular words from that song are also included in this post.
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Thanks to MoeLogo for recording this song. Thanks to all those who are quoted in this post. Thanks also to the YouTube publishers of these examples that are featured in this post.
INFORMATION ABOUT MOELOGO AND HIS REMAKE OF "MY SWEETIE"
"MoeLogo is a talented male vocalist who is fast becoming a household name within the music industry. Originally born in Lagos (Nigeria), he relocated to London with his mother and siblings and it was there he fell in love with music. MoeLogo grew up listening to the sounds of R. Kelly and Usher, who sequentially became part of his daily routine as he liked to imitate their techniques as a method to develop his own vocal range. At the age of 14 he became a member of his school choir as he enjoyed singing for fun; using that opportunity to explore and train his voice.
In December 2010, he gained notoriety during a performance in Gambia with Jamaican reggae artist Busy Signal, winning a crowd of 60,000 people with his admirable panache and eclectic sounds... Gambia was just the preliminary for MoeLogo’s career, as in 2011 he travelled to New York City, spending six months in the concrete jungle, which inspired him to write songs in his native tongue, challenging him to use a combination of both the English language and Yoruba and allowed him to successively create his first Afrobeats track ‘She’s my Indomie’ a remix of Davido and Naeto C’s ‘Back When’. Following the success of his first single, he wowed the crowd with a mix of Afrobeats and Jazz- fusion at the Nigeria House Concert performing alongside Ice Prince, M.I Abaga and Jesse Jagz. Not long after having participated in the introduction of the 2012 Olympic Games, MoeLogo was invited to perform in Wembley at the Africa Unplugged Festival featuring artists from all over Africa including the likes of Femi Kuti, 2Face Idibia, Sarkodie, Zahara, Iyanya and many more."...
Performances at other festivals/concerts such as Destination Africa & Afro Hair & Beauty Show have turned Moelogo into household name in the UK"...
"Afrobeats has a new star on its hands by way of MoeLogo, a Londoner via Lagos, Nigeria, set to follow in the footsteps of Afrobeats’ international takeover by the likes of Fuse ODG, D’Banj, Mista Silva, Wizkid and Ice Prince. His new single ‘My Sweetie’ gives a modern day twist to an African party favourite, Bunny Mack’s 1979 classic ‘Let Me Love You’, and features the man himself.
‘My Sweetie’, produced by SOS (Ariana Grande, Wretch 32), followsMoeLogo’s massive street banger ‘The Baddest’, which fused Afrobeats and Hip Hop, and topped off by a feature from Giggs on the remix and a support slot with Davido in London. After receiving heavy support by DJ Edu and Charlie Sloth at 1Xtra and DJ Abrantee, Ras Kwame and E Plus at Capital Xtra, the track was duly added to the 1Xtra B list and peaked at #5 in the Capital XTRA Afrobeats chart."...
SHOWCASE VIDEO: MoeLogo - My Sweetie
MoelogoVEVO Published on Feb 13, 2015
'My Sweetie' the new single will be released 31 May 2015
Selected comments from this video's discussion thread:
These comments are presented in chronological order with the oldest dated comment given first. These comments may not be in consecutive order. I've assigned numbers for referencing purposes only.
1. daniel Adebayo, 2015
"Who is the Baddest, Who is their father and the don dada! Una never see anything!!!"
This is a line from Moelogo's version of "My Sweetie". Moelogo is saying that he's badder (far better) than the baddest person anyone knows. He's the father and the leader of the baddest person.
"Don Dada: [Jamaican Patwah (patois)]
The highest ranking boss in any activity; the most respected.
Patois: Mi adi don dada, mi run dem yah streets
English: I am the general, I run these streets
2. MissTeenAfrica, 2015
Great song with a nice Cinematic video. Keep it 100
3. Lashan Edeki, 2015
love what youve done with this song
4. odg emeritus, 2015
"This is an old song from barima Sidney. Nice track still"
5. Robertta F, 2015
"NO its original from SIERRA LEONE! go do your research!!!"
6. Sattia Kanu , 2015
"+Robertta Fourlagawo Thank you! Its time people realising this!"
7. Miranda Thomas, 2016
"+Robertta F yes thanks for letting them know people need to stop claiming the song is from their country when the original song is actually from Sierra Leone!!"
8. odg emeritus, 2016
"Alright calm down"
9. tatiana deseray, 2016
"+Miranda Thomas lol chill yh"
10. Jungle Lionz Muzic, 2015
"amazing... Moelogo is as talented as it can get... very lovely visuals too."
11. Darker Romello, 2015
"R.I.P TO THE LEGEND BUNNY MACK"
14. beautymel2797, 2015
"RIP Bunny Mack, I'm sure he'll be pleased with ur version of his song."
15. omar oweh , 2015
"Raa moelogo really likes lighties still"
16. omar oweh, 2015
"Every vid ders a lightie but lighties r peng still"
"Lighties" means "light skinned" (Black people with light complexions). The African American term "yellowbone" means the same thing.
"Peng" is probably a Nigerian Pidgin word. I wish I knew what it means.
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