AYINLA’S MUSIC A LESSON FOR THE YOUTH !

Ayinla had a running battle with his first son Akeem. He wanted him to go to the University to read Law, so, he could help him to vet his musical contracts and other engagements. Ayinla believed that he was being cheated. But Akeem was living a celebrity life because of his father’s popularity.

Anywhere he went, he was treated like a Prince. The adoration went into his head. He realized that no matter how much he requested from his father’s patrons, he would be given with much happiness. Akamo, one of the patrons really spoiled Akeem thinking that he was doing Ayinla a favour.

Akeem later became difficult to control by Ayinla. In anger, Ayinla sang a hit song against his first son.

The song later helped many parents to wake up and to properly train their sons and daughters. The transcript of the song is by Ayandele Rasheed Ayantayo and translated by Onibonokuta Kolawole Evans.

Non Yoruba Speakers should just go straight to the English translation.

Ireeeee kabiti !!!! Many fathers especially in Mushin area, Lagos always play this song once they have an issue with their sons especially. Also note that the talking drum will be in the background. It was not uttered by Ayinla himself but chanted by the Lead Ayan drum to support the message. Isegoju was also one of the patrons that spoiled Akeem. Elemere also was a patron. Ayinla was not directing the song to them but was only greeting them.

To me, Ayinla should have abandoned Akeem and picked at least 4 others including girls to read law. The rest is history. . . . .

OMO AFEKO SOFO by
Ayinla Omowura Eegunmagaji Oosa Mole

(From Omi Tuntun tí ru/Panṣágà Rántí Ọjọ́ ọ̀la.)
Ọmọ Af’eko ṣòfò fetí síbi o
Ọmọ Af’eko ṣòfò fetí síbi o
Oniranu ẹyin awo lo ń jẹ,
Ó ti wọlé eeee
Nibo ló wà tá ò ri lóde?
Ìyá ń bẹ f’omo tí ò gbọ́’rò
Ẹkún ń bẹ f’omo tó ń sá kiri
Talking Drum: Ọmọ kó,
Ọmọ dani dání ọmọ kó.

Af’ òwúrò ṣòfò rántí alẹ o
Ìyá lè rodo, kí baba ó roko,
Ko rántí pé a kú ẹ pẹlu ìwà rẹ,
Gbogbo ẹ̀kọ́ tó bá mọ sì’kun,
Tó j’ododo lo le rán ẹ lọ́wọ́.
TD:”Isegoju Adisa, ká sá máa sododo,
Òtítọ́ inú, ó ja jogún lọ
Ká sá máa sododo”

Ìyá ń sọ fún wọn,
Wọ́n o fẹ gbó,
Bàbá ń sọ fún wọn
Wọn kò fẹ́ gbà,
Tinú wọn ní wón máa mú ṣe,
Bó pé, bó yá,
A kú ẹ pẹ̀lu ìwà rẹ,
Ajantala ṣekú payá rẹ,
Kò gbọ́ t’obi ọmọ tó f’oko ya’wo.
TD:”Yebeere, Yebeere, Okuugbe
Abatenije,
Kò ra kèké ẹlẹmu,
Ó leri leri
Ó lòun yio ra moto
Kò ra kèké ẹlẹmu.

Ọmọ to ma j’Asamu láyé,
Kékeré lo tí gbon samusamu,
Pẹlu ẹ̀kọ́ ẹ tán bá fi ń kọ,
Mo rí dájú,
yóò gbale, yóò gbope,
A daraba lójú olosi
Isansa ọmọ to ń daleru.
TD: Ọmọ kó,
Ọmọ dani dání ọmọ kó.

Anigilaje máa wí
Ọba kii mokorin…
Ẹ wo kalami ọmọ tó fẹ́ bogun jẹ
Agogo ilé ìwé lu,
Iranu lomo mú ṣe,
Ori, burúkú kò jaguntan ó huwo,
Ẹ mi a fetí sí, Bí ó bá sì irú èyí ni
Ọmọ tó reni tó un
Ó yẹ kó gbeko ẹ dojo àle,
Ìṣe owó o(Elemere), òun là ń fowuro ṣe,
Má fowuro ṣeré kò lérè
Ṣe bí ìṣe là fi ń dẹni ńlá.

Rántí pé àbọ̀ ẹ̀kọ́ kò ṣeé ṣíṣe o
Afeni tó bá kàwé ẹ gidi,
Ìyẹn la rí,
Kí o tó lè dá gojogojo,
Má ka mẹsan lọ gboyun sikun,
Má ká mẹwa faya ṣe rọ́pò
Ká kan tó kù ọmọkunrin so gbó?

MO dúró níbi ó
Aṣojú ọ̀rọ̀ lo ń dija silẹ
Bàa bá sọ díè bóyá a ye wọn….

(From Omi Tuntun tí ru/Panṣágà Rántí Ọjọ́ ọ̀la.)

The child that is profligate with education lend me your ear
The child that is profligate with education lend me your ear
A useless person, it is guinea fowl egg that he is eating
He has entered into the house
Where is he that we don’t see him outside?
Suffering is there for an obstinate child
Weeping is there for a child playing truancy
(Talking Drum:
He is not a child
A useless child, he is not a child)

He that is profligate in the morning remember the night
The mother may go to the river, and the father to the farm
Remember that it will remain only you with your character
All the knowledge you have kept inside
That is the truth, is the one that can help you
(TD:Isegoju Adisa, let us keep saying the truth
The inner truth is more potent that charm
Let us keep saying the truth)

The mother is telling them
They don’t want to listen
The father is telling them
They don’t want to accept
They are being obstinate
In the long run
It will be only you with your character
A troublesome child that causes the death of his mother
A child who refuses to listen to his parents and used the farm as collateral to borrow money
(TD:Yebeere, Yebeere, A useless person,
A ruiner,
He does not buy a Raleigh bicycle
He is threatening
That he will buy a car
He does not buy a Raleigh bicycle)

A child that will be savvy in this world
It is from the childhood that he will be highly intelligent
With the knowledge they are teaching him
I see it clearly
He will be established, he will be deeply rooted
He will be a kapok tree in the eye of the worthless
Truant child that is disturbing the home
(TD: He is not a child
A useless child, he is not a child)

Anigilaje I will speak
The king does not arrest the musician
Look at the pen of the child that will want to destroy his inheritance
The school bell sounds
It is a useless thing that the child is doing
The bad head (destiny) does not let a sheep has horns
Be attentive to it, if there is nothing like this
A child that has someone to train him
Suppose to accept his education till the end
Lucrative business(Elemere I salute you) is what we use the morning for
Don’t play with your morning, it does not pay
It is through work that will use to be great

Remember that half education cannot be used to work
Unless someone that read his book very well
That is the one we are seeing
Before you can become extremely independent
Don’t from form 3 become pregnant
Don’t from form 4 exchange form 5 with a wife
Finish the remaining one, man do you hear?

I stop here
Being loquacious is the one that starts a fight
If we say a little maybe they will understand….

Published by chrisadelugba

Creative2concepts Incorporated is a Media Centre

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