Toni Braxton, October 25, 2009
total # of views as of July 29, 2022 at 6:23 PM ET = 109,177,332
Edited by Azizi Powell
This pancocojams post showcases the official YouTube video of African American singier Toni Braxton's February 2000 R&B song "He Wasn't Man Enough".
This post also showcases the official YouTube video of Nigerian singer Burna Boy's May 2022 Afrobeats song "Last Last".
Information about these songs is included in this post along with selected comments from the discussion thread for the official video of Burna Boy's song "Last Last". Included in that section is a comment that provides the original lyrics along with that commenter's standard English interpretation of that song.
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Thanks to Toni Braxton for her musical legacy. Thanks also to Burna Boy for his musical legacy. Thanks to all those who are associated with these songs and these videos and thanks to all those who are quoted in this post.
SHOWCASE VIDEO #2: Burna Boy - Last Last [Official Music Video]
Burna Boy, May 12, 2022
total # of views as of July 29, 2022 at 6:35 PM ET= 37,284,279
""He Wasn't Man Enough" is a song by American R&B singer-songwriter Toni Braxton. It was written by Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, LaShawn Daniels, and Harvey Mason, Jr. for her third studio album, The Heat (2000), while production was helmed by the former. "He Wasn't Man Enough" is an uptempo R&B song that differs in genre from Braxton's previous ballads. The song was released by LaFace Records on February 29, 2000, as the lead single from the album.
The song received generally positive reviews from music critics, many of whom praised it as one of Braxton's best works. "He Wasn't Man Enough" had international success and became one of Braxton's signature songs, peaking at number two on the Billboard Hot 100, where the single stood for several weeks, and number one on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for four weeks. As of 2019, this song is her last Top 10 appearance on the Billboard Hot 100. An accompanying music video was released for the single. The song earned Braxton her fourth Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance and was nominated for Best R&B Song in 2001."...
INFORMATION ABOUT BURNA BOY
"Damini Ebunoluwa Ogulu (born 2 July 1991), known professionally as Burna Boy, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to stardom in 2012 after releasing "Like to Party", the lead single from his debut studio album, L.I.F.E (2013). In 2017, Burna Boy signed with Bad Habit/Atlantic Records in the United States and Warner Music Group internationally. His third studio album, Outside, marked his major-label debut.
In 2019, he won Best International Act at the 2019 BET
Awards, and was announced as an Apple Music Up Next artist. His fourth studio
album, African Giant, was released in July 2019 and won Album of the Year at
the 2019 All Africa Music Awards and was nominated for a Best World Music Album
at the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards. He was awarded the African Artist of
the year at the 2020 VGMA's. Burna Boy released his fifth studio album, Twice
as Tall, in August 2020, which was nominated for the same category at the 63rd
Annual Grammy Awards, making him the first Nigerian artist with back-to-back
nominations at the Grammys. In 2021, Twice as Tall won the Best World Music
Album at the 63rd Annual Grammy Awards. In July 2022, Burna Boy released his
sixth studio album, Love, Damini."...
Here's some information about Burna Boy's song "Last Last" from https://www.songfacts.com/facts/burna-boy/last-last
"After dating Stefflon Don for three years, Burna Boy took to Instagram on December 21, 2021, to tell the world they'd broken up. On "Last Last" the Afrobeats King addresses some of the struggles he faced after splitting with the British-Jamaican rapper.
Chopstix's production samples Toni Braxton's 2000 R&B hit "He Wasn't Man Enough."...
SELECTED COMMENTS FROM THE DISCUSSION THREAD FOR BURNA BOY'S OFFICIAL VIDEO OF "LAST LAST" [Including the lyrics & standard English explanations for that song]
All of these comments are from May 12, 2022 to July 29, 2022.
These comments are given in relative chronological order with the oldest comments given first.
Numbers are added for referencing purposes only.
1. Mariam Nabaccwa
"Loving the 'He wasn't man enough' Toni Braxton sample, it's adding more depth to the meaning of the whole song"
2. SooFire TV
"Thank you Queen Toni Braxton for clearing your sample!! United!! 💪🏾🔥🔥🔥🌍🌍🌍 AFRICA TO THE WORLD!!"
3. HILLCREST PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
"Basically Burna is talking about his relationship with his ex Steflondon.
Breakfast is just a street slang for heartbreak.. Last Last is like saying at the end of the day..
Igbo and shayo is weed and alcohol
He is just saying Steff tried to manipulate his love and so he had to say bye-bye to the love of his life
She claims he did nothing for her as though she wanted him to do her every bidding
He says he isn't holy (meaning he isn't perfect) and he doesn't front
Perhaps in another life, at another time they
will get it right and get married but for now, he needs some weed and alcohol.."
4. Ojonugwa Felix Ugboja
"For those struggling to grasp what he’s saying, I will attempt an explanation because the lyrics are fire as well.
As you can tell, it brilliantly samples Toni Braxton’s 2000 hit – wasn’t man enough.
Chant: ‘’E don cast, Last last
Na everybody go chop breakfast
Igbo o (Aye!)’’
Translation: Tragedy has happened, and we all are bound to experience some heartbreak
‘’You go bow for the result o
Nothing to discuss o
Cos I dey win by default
And without any doubt o
Omo me I be adult o
I no go fit take your
I no go fit take your insult o
Omo mind as you dey talk o
I put my life into my job and I know I'm in trouble
She manipulate my love o, hmm’’
Translation: Here, he begins with a brag. Telling his competitors that they will be astonished by his results, and that the conversation about his status is over flogged – nothing to discuss. He declares himself a winner by default and won’t take any insult from anyone. However, despite his dedication to his craft, his heart is troubled because "she manipulated his love." (The subject of this manipulation, we assume, is Stefflon Don – his now ex British girlfriend)
‘’I no holy and I no denge pose
Like Baba Fryo
My eye o, don cry o
I need igbo and shayo (shayo)’’
Translation: Here, he states that he is not holy or sanctimonious, and won’t front like his feelings were not hurt, given how much he has cried. And because of this, he cannot stay sober, so he "needs Igbo and Shayo" (weed and alcohol) to get over the pain.
‘’I dey Port Harcourt when dem kill Soboma
I dey try to buy motor, one Toyota Corolla
My feelings been dey swing like jangolova
Feelings been dey swing like jangolova
Now you crash your Ferarri for Lekki, Burna
Na small thing remain, could have been all over
My feelings still dey swing like jangolova
Feelings still dey swing like’’
Translation: Burna recalls another heartbreak from 2010 when a freedom fighter and militant – Soboma George – from his troubled but oil rich hometown was killed. He also tries to reference how poor he was at the time, given that he was only dreaming of buying a sedan Toyota Corrolla, but a couple of years on, he got himself a Ferrari 458, which he crashed in Lagos in February 2022, as if to say, no matter your achievement or lack of, your feelings are always going to be swinging like a rollercoaster (jangolova).
‘’Ti ti, tim ba ni ke juru, e juru
Omo why to ki n fe ni suru?
Why you say I did nothing for you
When I for do anything you want me to do
Tim ba ni ke juru, e juru (e juru)
Omo why to ki n fe ni suru? (ni suru)
Why you say I did nothing for you
When I for do anything you want me to do
Maybe another time, maybe another life
You would be my wife and we'd get it right
E don cast
Na everybody go chop breakfast’’
‘’Have to say bye bye o
Bye bye o
To the love of my life
My eye o, don cry o
I need igbo and shayo (shayo)’’
Translation: Burna restates that he wont hold back on his feelings, and questions why his ex-lover insinuated that he didn't do anything for her when her wish was literally his command. He adds that maybe in another life, they will get it right, get married and live happily ever after but for now, he must let her go (Bye bye), still needing some weed and alcohol."
5. sofly deezy
"Love he done a song like this when the original is called Wasn’t Man Enough For Me. It’s like a reply!!"
6. J Parker
"The fact his producer was educated enough to sample this… n it came out soooo well like skills bro"
"Lol…if only you knew what Nigerians are capable of, this won’t surprise you 🤣🤣"
8. Johnny Fuchs
"When i was young, i heard a lot of 90s and early 2000s Hip Hop and RnB. Later i found for nearly all of these Songs some Motown Classics they were sampled from. Nowadays i here a good Song and recognize immediately a Sample from an 90s/2000s Hip Hop or Rnb Song. I think this means i am old now."
9. Ashley Cadet
"Yea Toni Braxton!! Thanks Burna for using her sample too to make this masterpiece 💙"
10. Abechi Joseph
"Only if you understand pidgin English and slangs you'll enjoy this to the fullest."
11. Event Planner
"Toni Braxton's He Wasn't Man Enough For Me!!!! RnB+Afrobeat=Masterpiece"
12. bodoti qwiu
"Normally not a fan of samples but dang you did Toni Braxton proud with this one 🔥🔥🔥"
13. ML Davis
"The fact Burna Boy sampled Thee Living Legend Toni Braxton for this and did it justice shows just how great of an ear for music he has."
14. Felix R
"Best use of a sample in years. Congrats!"
15. Clara C
"I just came to Bow Down to the African Giant. I love that he paid homage to Toni Braxton. Knowing where what beat came from made it instantly a hit for me! Such an infectious song! Mr. Damini is something special."
16. Ruben Altamirano
"Toni Braxton collecting them coins on this sample. Song is 🔥"
17. Tiaa T. Williams
"Come thru with THE Toni Braxton original tune🔥I Love HER & I love IT🎵🎶"
18. Mpho Molefe
"A TONI BRAXTON win...wow 60% royalties ,nice one KING"
19. Shanease Russell
"Love Toni Braxton’s vocals and beats on this track. It would be nice to see them perform together."
20. Ms Chyn
"I don't understand most of this song but I play everyday. Burna Boy this is a winner 💯"
"Nothing can beat the original by Queen Toni Braxton. Dope Remix tho.💫"
""Following his breakup with British-Jamaican rapper, Stefflon Don, Burna Boy addresses some of the struggles he faced in his relationship and how the breakup took a toll on him. He then reiterates through out the song that he needs weed and booze to take his mind of the emotional damage."
"Wait so the word for weed in Yoruba is Igbo 🥴💀"
24. E Eke
"@Riley Freeman ígbó Would be the right spelling since Yoruba is a tonal language. ígbó translates to bush/weed/forest in Yoruba."
E Eke was one of several other commenters who shared the lyrics and a full interpretation in standard English for this song.
"Ok you really helped with the translation, but just a little correction from me.. (drink/Shayo) is an understatement. "Shayo" in yoruba is not just drink, it's an extreme level of drunkenness i.e ( Shayo/drink & get drunk)"
26. E Eke
"@kola dapo Thanks. that's why I added "revel" in the first chorus. which means more than just drinking but for simplicity. Thanks for your input."
27. Akeem Balogun
"Man u tried alot, Kudos to u. The only place u made a mistake was “Tin ba ni ke juru e juru” it means “If I say you guys should dance, then u guys should dance”.. You did pretty good coz the explanation is quite difficult than it seems 👊🏿💯💕"
28. Aekinash Mallen
"Explain the lyrics that start at 1:45 sec please"
29. Tee eL
"@Aekinash Mallen tinba ni ke juru e juru - when i say dance, you dance.
Omo, why t'o kin fe ni suru? - Girl, why are you so
30. Tunde Ola
"Let me try and explain the 1:45 part. Juru is a slang in Yoruba that basically translates as "shake your tail (feathers)." It's usually associated with dancing. I think he's basically saying one should employ more patience while trying to enjoy life. In the song, he explained that his feelings were all over the place when he crashed his Ferrari. This was partly because he was high on igbo and shayo.
In the "suru" part, he was just trying to explain that people need to take things easy. Whether you're high on igbo and shayo or you're heartbroken (by a woman/man), take it easy and don't lose your life in the process. He almost lost his life due to this when he crashed his Ferrari.
Suru means patience/be patient in Yoruba. But depending on the use of the word, it can also mean "take it easy"/"take things easy". This second meaning fits more into the context of his song.
Igbo and shayo are Yoruba words and slangs for weed and drinks. The word igbo used in the song should not be mistaken for the tribe Igbo. The pronunciations are different.
If anyone has any other questions, I'll be happy to answer
with what I know.
31. Hustinx Adutwum
"He also spoke about Soboma an activist who was killed in Port Harcourt, how he almost died when he crashed his Ferrari. Deep song"
32. Olise Uzochukwu
"@Hustinx Adutwum That line where he mentioned Soboma killing, he was actually trying to compare his heartbreak with the similar feelings he had back then when his close friend Soboma was killed 😢😭💔....What a teary story. He actually loved that his Ex- girlfriend."
"I’m here cause I saw Obama this song is his summer playlist.I must agree🔥🔥🔥"
"Let's appreciate Toni Braxton as well for blessing us with such a hot instrumental back in the day that helped this song hit that much harder."
"As well as the producer - iconic Rodney “Darkchild” Jerkins!"
"Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins was the producer of Toni Braxton's 2000 song.
Chopstix is the producer of Burna Boy's 2022 song.
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