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Johnny lyrics

  • Artist: Yemi Alade (Yemi Eberechi Alade)
  • Album: King of Queens
English
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Johnny

Ho ah
Ehn
Habokoto bokoto1 eh
Selebobo pon the beat
(Selebobo on the beat)
Yemi Alade
It’s Effyzzie baby
 
Johnny leave me follow Cynthia
And I don’t know what to do
And he talk say I no do am
Like the way Cynthia dey do
Johnny give Uche belle2
He talk say he wan marry Nene
Nwokem ke di fe neme3
Johnny mo, Johnny mo
 
I’m looking for my Johnny eh
Where is my Johnny... Johnny mo
Do you know Johnny (question)
If I no see my Johnny
Fefe geme4
 
I’m looking for my Johnny
I’m looking for my honey (ya ya ya)
You telling me this, you telling me that
I say this is not for me
Johnny do me corny5
Johnny do me corny
He’s doing me this
He’s doing me that
But I no go tell mummy
 
He go Canada, he go Tokyo
Yesterday he say he dey Morrocco
He dance disco, he sing Awilo6
Na lie, na lie, na Pinocchio
This one na gobe7... ayakata
Original gobe
See me see wahala8 eh
 
Johnny leave me follow Cynthia
And I don’t know what to do
And he talk say I no do am
Like the way Cynthia dey do
Johnny give Uche belle
He talk say he wan marry Nene
Nwokem ke di fe neme
Johnny mo, Johnny mo
 
I’m looking for my Johnny (ha ayakata)
Where is my Johnny... Johnny mo
Do you know Johnny (question)
If I no see my Johnny
Fefe geme
 
(Selebobo on the beat)
 
He get dollar, he get hummer
He dey drink palmi with Patience and Jonah9
He dey Toronto, he dey Sokoto10
Or the lie he dey lie, he dey sokoto ha
This one na gobe eyeh (ayakata)
Original gobe
See me see wahala eh
 
Johnny leave me follow Cynthia
And I don’t know what to do
And he talk say I no do am
Like the way Cynthia dey do
Johnny give Uche belle
He talk say he wan marry Nene
Nwokem ke di fe neme
Johnny mo, Johnny mo
 
I’m looking for my Johnny (eh eh eh eh)
Where is my Johnny... Johnny mo
Do you know Johnny (question)
If I no see my Johnny (ah)
Fefe geme
 
He go Canada, he go Tokyo
Yesterday he say he dey Morrocco
He dance disco, he sing Awilo
Na lie, na lie, na Pinocchio
This one na gobe (ayakata)
Original gobe
See me see wahala eh
 
Johnny leave me follow Cynthia
And I don’t know what to do
And he talk say I no do am
Like the way Cynthia dey do
Johnny give Uche belle
He talk say he wan marry Nene
Nwokem ke di fe neme
Johnny mo, Johnny mo
 
I’m looking for my Johnny eh
Where is my Johnny... Johnny mo
Do you know Johnny (question)
If I no see my Johnny
Fefe geme eh
 
Selebobo on the beat
Yemi Alade eh
 
  • 1. expression of amazement
  • 2. Johnny impregnated Uche (gave her a belly)
  • 3. in Igbo: "My guy what is happening?"
  • 4. Igbo: "Something will happen"
  • 5. this translates roughly to English from pidgin English to "Johnny tricked me"
  • 6. popular Afro-Pop musician from Congo. One of his most popular songs is 'Karolina' which is played all throughout Africa
  • 7. "a problem"
  • 8. word for "trouble" used throughout Nigeria but with a Hausa origin
  • 9. The ex President and First Lady of Nigeria
  • 10. state in North-West Nigeria
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Submitted by ulissescoroaulissescoroa on 2016-02-23
Last edited by ulissescoroaulissescoroa on 2017-08-25

 

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Comments
reorioreorio    Wed, 24/03/2021 - 13:25

This is such a cool song, I can't believe nobody's thanked you yet! I've been listening to it all week and didn't even realise it was mostly in pidgin until I read your lyrics!

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