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Monday, March 14, 2016

Nigerian Singer Yemi Alade - Tangerine (video & comments)

Edited by Azizi Powell

This post showcases the official video for the Nigerian Afro-beat song "Tangerine" by Yemi Alade, featuring Selebobo.

This song & video are prequels to Yemi Alade's hit song/video "Johnny". Both of these videos are filmed like a
soap opera. In the Tangerine video Yemi sings about how her love for Johnny is sweet like a tangerine. But in the "Johnny" song & video [which was released before "Tangerine"], Yemi finds out that
Johnny has been cheating on her with three other women. Brief scenes from that "Johnny" video are shown in the beginning of the "Tangerine" video.

Click http://pancocojams.blogspot.com/2015/07/yemi-alade-johnny-nigerian-afrobeat.html for a pancocojams post that showcases Yemi Aladi's song/video "Johnny" and includes song lyrics, and explanations for some words and phrases from those lyrics.

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

All copyrights remain with their owners.

Thanks to Yemi Alade for her music and thanks to Selebobo and all others who were involved in this song and video. Thanks also to all those who are quoted in this post and thanks to the publisher of this video on YouTube.

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SHOWCASE VIDEO
Yemi Alade - Tangerine (Official Video) ft. Selebobo


YemiAladeVEVO,Published on Jul 8, 2014

Music video by Yemi Alade performing Tangerine (Official Video). 2014 Effyzzie Music Group

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SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THIS VIDEO'S DISCUSSION THREAD
These selected comments are given two categories:
Category #1: Yemi Alade & Selebobo and the song itself

and
Category #2: Comments about the character "Johnny" who appears in Yemi Alade's song/video "Johnny" and in this "Tangerine" video.
Some commenters thought that this video's story line took place after Yemi Alade's video "Johnny", but it is actually a prequel. To recap: in the "Tangerine" video Yemi sings about her love for Johnny and says that her love is as sweet as a tangerine. In the "Johnny" video, Yemi finds out that Johnny has been cheating on her with three other women.

I've included several comments that include African American Vernacular English (because I want to document how some African American slang such as the word "killing" (meaning doing exceptionally well) and "jam" (meaning "song") are now found outside of the USA. I'm also interested in documenting how some African American slang (such as "the bomb" (meaning something or someone who is very very good) is still being used in some parts of the world even though most African Americans have moved on to other terms with the same or similar meanings.

The comments within those categories are given in chronological order by year, except for replies. However, these comments may not be in consecutive order. I've assigned numbers for referencing purposes only.

CATEGORY #1:
2014
1. dingdong
"Thank you Yemi for making me discover Nigerian pidgin, Yoruba and Igbo words in your songs"

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2. a Fall
"What language is it, I like it?"

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3. sope Edwards
"igbo, english and pidgin english. Yeah I know that's quite a handful"

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4. a Fall
"I like the rhythm of it.Yeah it is handful indeed and challenging to me because I listen attentively to get the words."

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5. FearGod Okwubido-Williams
"Alex Ekubo and Yemi again! Na wa oo. Nice combo no dong anyways!"
-snip-
Alex Ekubo is a well known Nigerian actor. He plays the character "Johnny" in these videos.

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6. Lone Tirelo Kaisara
"selebobo makes killer beats always and Yemi Alade so far is releasing great music!"

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7. Raymond Pelekekae
"my jam ke ya Johnny,,,selebobo on the beat again"

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8. lilly rosetta
"im from Jamaica and i love your music alot."

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9. Reply
renee laidley
"+lilly rosetta me to african music is the bomb"

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10. Anne - Kaye [2015]
"+lilly rosetta me too, love her music and other African music, ever since i discovered her song called Johnny"

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11. Raymond Pelekekae
"SELEBOBO always killing em beats for Yemi"

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12. albert otutu
"selebobo killed it"

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13. Aberefa James
"So selebobo u fit sing!? i no know ooo."

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2015
14. T S. Kendall
"Yemi's skirt is EVERYTHING. I absolutely LOVE IT! I also love your music. Keep it up! #Blackwomanpower"

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15. Andrea Brown
"Sooooo why can't I find this in the U.S.!!! Your music is HOT!!!"

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16. Skingineer
"I'm loving this over here in Washington, DC. Smokin hot...I love it!"

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17. Joe Edwards
"One trip to Atlanta and this girl will take over the States"

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18. Maranata Edjeta
"Not really becausa most african americans here in atl cant even admit they are africans so im pretty sure they wouldnt want to listen to our music"

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19. Nina Edwards
"Umm I live in Atlanta and there are a lot of Africans and African clubs she would be fine"

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20. Argemiro Tuiran
"I'm from Colombia and I love when she say SELEBOBO ON THE BEAT!! It's so great :3........ I don' t know the languague \(._.)/ but SELEBOBO ON THE BEAT!!!"

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21. blazinghot99
"+Argemiro Tuiran Lol...selebobo is the producer of the track. They are good friends."

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22. ECNeeba
"That deep back up vocal.Whose voice is it? is it Don Jazzy's?"

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23. rockii101
"+ECNeeba It's Selobobo. He produced this track as well as featured in it
I'm guessing he deepened his back up vocals to make it go better with Yemi's vocals."

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24. crazysistaful
"Help, I want the very same dress that she wears on the market on that video...the orange,pink, yellow, white...where can I get it! Its so meeee..! <3 By the way wonderful artist Yemilady:)"

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25. angelgirl02368
"I love how her videos show authentic and places that you honestly see when walking around Nigeria."

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2016
26. faby bee
"I want all her outfits I'm so heart eye emoji over them"

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27. mylifeasnyanen
"yess yemi alade ur the bomb"

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28. Miss Yana
"Yemi the best of the best!!!"

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29. Lisa Cleopatra
"So inluv with this song. Cant get enough. #obssesed. Proudly African!"

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30. Mary Stephen
"lovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvve thz jam n never gt tired of it...."

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31. Bolaji Tunmise
"i love her music so much...she promotes African (Nigerian) Culture."

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CATEGORY #2
2014
1. Nana yaa Larbi
"Yemi, so u still dey follow Jonny?? He go leave u follow Cynthia again Oo"

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2. Lakia Brown
"Girrrllll did she take Johnny ass back? lol."

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3. Eyen Efik
"No, this is the prequel to Johnny lol"

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4. Sammy Mwase
"+Lakia Brown I think it's the events before Johnny"

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5. Nyliah Morrison
"In 3:32, she kisses the same dude that cheated on her in the music video, "Johnny." Still love you though."

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6. Reply
Océane Laurent [2015]
"It was before Johnny cheat on her"

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7. lookatrose
"NOOOO WHY ARE YOU WITH JOHNNY WHEN HE WAN MARRY NENE?"

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2015
8. Judith Mushaba
"haha +Yemi Alade your crazy hah love it
loving how you sang this for johnny before you caught him playing
heaps love from Australia:

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9. Shenglesh Lillianer
"ahahaha u did it.lol!Johnny is now back to u."

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10. Ge MIIO
"Isn't that Johnny???? Nooooooooo don't take him back! looooooooool."

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11. Margaret Anyi
"Thank God u got Johnny back +Yemi Alade .The struggle was real"This comment is followed by three smile icons.]

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12. Tanaka N
"ooooo i get it so johnny was sweet as tangerines first them he was MIA and she was looking for johnny .... whats next <3 <3 <3"

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13. achi4uuu
"Johnny is now a good boy...."

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2016
14. Sydney Nichole
"Girl you cannot take Johnny back. Remember he gave Uche bele and he wan marry Nene... xD"

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15. Mrs_KP
"lol I think this all happened before she figured out that Johnny was a player guys."

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16. Audrey Kemzang
"lol johnny again? didn't u learn from ur mistake? lol love u Yemi! U r amazing!"

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17. Dayann Magnolia
"Ehhh johnny toi encore ici??? lool"

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18. Aaron Berci
"She really love this Johnny, he's in 2of her song ! Big up Johnny the Ivorian ! ;)"

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19. Alyya London
"So Johnny finally decided to stay faithful eh? haha"

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Mrs_KP
"lol I think this all happened before she figured out that Johnny was a player guys."

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