Lyrics Translation: 9ice – Promise and Fail

PROMISE AND FAIL

VERSE 1

Ancestor ooooo, ha, Ancestor oooooo….

This is not the change that I voted for

This is not a game like a Ps4

This is not the country Madiba vouch for

Tunji iwo n’o gbowo fun (Tunji, you were given the money)

Owo Eko iwo n’o gbe fun (The Lagos Money was given to you)

Kunle iwo Lo n Pin’wo (Kunle, you are the one sharing the money)

Iwo Lo n Pin’wo Lagbole (You are the one sharing money in the neighbourhood)

Ole to gori eshin oun da, oun da (Where is the thief that mounted the horse? Where is he?)

Ole to gori eshin ton pon’wo, ton, ton fon owo ka (The thief that mounted the horse and started sharing money, distributing money)

Eni mu epini nbe egbegberun la fi san (One who shares a penny therein will pay in thousands)


CHORUS

Promise and fail awa mo ru e (Promise and Fail, We know your type)

Eti gbowo enyin elo yanju e (You’ve collected bribe, go and settle it)

Boni seri omo ola ori be (No situation is permanent)

Eni soko soja aba ra ile o (He who throws stone to the market injures one of his own stock)

Promise and Fail

Jegudu jera Ole (Bunch of Crooks, Thieves)

Ejo to gbe owo mi, Awon jegudu jera ole (The snake that swallowed money, bunch of crooks, thieves)

Obo to gbe owo mi, Jegudu jera ole (The monkey that swallowed money,  bunch of crooks, thieves)

Promise And Fail

Awon Jegugu Jera Ole (Bunch of crooks, thieves)


VERSE 2

Gbogbo owo totin gba nibo lon kosi (All the money they’ve been recovering, where are they keeping it?)

Odabi oputa panel ni ijosi (Just like the Oputa panel of those days)

Same people different uniforms

Dem be Soldier Go Soldier Come

Make dem show us the change all we see na the same

Election time is coming won ma ma perambulate

Tan ba wole tan nko won oni fun wa ni face (When they win the election, they pay no attention to us anymore)

Agbada la ri everywhere for senate (They flaunt Agbada all over the Senate – National Assembly)


CHORUS

Promise and fail awa mo ru e (Promise and Fail, We know your type)

Eti gbowo enyin elo yanju e (You’ve collected bribe, go and settle it)

Boni seri omo ola ori be (No situation is permanent)

Eni soko soja aba ra ile o (He who throws stone to the market injures one of his own stock)

Awon Promise And Fail, Jegudu jera ole (Bunch of Crooks, Thieves)

Awon ki lo tu ku ti won’ose, Awon jegudu jera ole (What else do they have to do, bunch of crooks, thieves)

Ebami bi won, ki lo tu ku tiwon’ose (Help me ask them, what else do they have to do)

Awon Jegugu Jera Ole (Bunch of Crooks, Thieves)

 


VERSE 3

Na one big party we deh operate

For our front dem go fight

But for back dem deh corporate

Fake fake trials full everywhere

If poor man steal food dem go cut him head

Killing going on here and there

Politicians stealing money everywhere

Make it simple make it unattractive

Se bon la won fe sin wa ni (Didn’t they say they want to serve us)

Gomina ese ni 20k (Let’s pay governors N20,000)

Senator ese ni 30k (Let’s pay senators N30,000)

President ese ni 50k (Let’s pay Presidents N50,000)

Kawa we ni ti o para won (Let’s see if violence will still persist)

 

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CHORUS

Promise and fail awa mo ru e (Promise and Fail, We know your type)

Eti gbowo enyin elo yanju e (You’ve collected bribe, go and settle it)

Boni seri omo ola ori be (No situation is permanent)

Eni soko soja aba ra ile o (He who throws stone to the market injures one of his own stock)

Awon Promise And Fail, Jegudu jera ole (Bunch of Crooks, Thieves)

Awon alo ki oloun kigbe, Awon jegudu jera ole (The marauders, bunch of crooks, thieves)

Ole Barawo, Jegudu jera ole (Thieves, bunch of crooks, thieves)

Awon alo ki oloun kigbe, Awon jegudu jera ole (The marauders, bunch of crooks, thieves)

Swaps………………………..

 

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