What I listen to

The Classic: Baby Girl by Nel Oliver!

Hello my blogosphere fam! Happy New Week! Hope y’all had an amazing weekend?
So I’m doing my first post on music! I love music! Let’s just say I’m an addict. . . You need to see my music playlist, it’s what some people will call ‘unfeminine taste in music’. . . I guess I have my dad to thank for that. He loves music a lot that he basically influenced my music life unintentionally! Lest I forget, my dad loves D’banj especially that ‘Mobolowo won’ track but right now, his reigning hit single is Olamide’s ‘Melo melo’. . . You need to feel the jam in the car whenever he plays it! Oh mine! at times, it’s on repeat sef. . . He’s not ready to be an old school anytime soon I tell you.
Back to me, growing up with him made me love certain genres of music some guys would find intriguing when they hear a lady sing or whistle to it. I love reggae, jazz, soul, R n B, rock, oldies and I do a little bit of contemporaries; hiphop, not really my thing!
So I grew up listening to Bob Marley; there’s no track I can’t sing word for word! Lucky Dube, Kool n the gangs, Dolly Parton, Jim Reeves, Kenny Rogers, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and a whole lots of others. I discovered that recently, I have been jamming this song a whole lot. It’s a classic rock that I love so much; it’s that kind of song that you just want to swing your body to, move your waist a little slower, just shake the body kind of rhythm – in short, this song just needs a little salsa on a slower tempo you get what I am saying *winks*
The song is no other than ‘Baby Girl’ by Nel Oliver; a Beninese musician. Often times, I’ve found myself swinging my 24 inches waist to this song in front of the mirror; e no easy to get small waist I tell you. This song gives me goose pimples whenever I listen to it.
The lyrics of the song I’m gonna give you FOC! I’m that nice. It’s in French, English, Yoruba and Gun (Gun is a Benin Language). . . That reminds me of my trip to Benin Republic last year; Ogun State is kinda a little closer to that area. The combination of these languages in one song makes it very unique and amazing. It’s a reflection of a father’s prayers for his daughter who is about to get married. The song shows deep and great intent for tradition and love.
Trust me, this is an amazing song! I have shared lots of moments with my Dad and I can’t wait to share a dance with my Dad with this song specially playing on my wedding day; yea! Nothing can change that wish. . .
The first time I knew about this song was in ‘Abeni’ I watch films a lot; sorry. Abeni is an ‘old film’ courtesy Mainframe Productions; a popular film produced by Tunde Kelani. It has its settings in Benin Republic and Nigeria I guess. It’s about love between Abeni and a musician and this marriage, Abeni’s father doesn’t approve; I donno, hehehehehe, it’s been ages since I watched that film. It was almost at the end of the play that Nel Oliver sang that song in the film; it was an amazing moment. . . That feeling when you are watching a film and it feels like you are there or that scene is happening right now in front of you; that’s how I felt watching that scene and I guess that’s how I’d feel watching it again and again.
To cut the story short, I have decided to share that song with you! I know some people can’t wait to have that song again or if you’ve never listened to the song before, I promise you, you’d love it!
To download the song, click on download below the lyrics; then click the arrow pointing down at the upper side of the download page on the right; it’d bring two options, you should pick Direct Download. . . Viola! You have it on your phone (that’s for those who don’t know how dropbox works)!
I love you guys ehn! Keep refreshing, keep reading! Keep widening your horizon!
Till I come your way again this week, enjoy ‘Baby Girl’ by Nel Oliver. . . An amazing way to start the new week!
Don’t forget to drop your comments! I love to read your reactions and views!
Baby Girl – Nel Oliver
Mon enfant, ma baby girl
Voici venu le moment tant apprehende
Ou je dois te conduire, bras dessous, bras dessous
A celui qui pendra ta main Devant Dieu et devant les hommes
Ton prince charmant,
A qui tu diras oui pour le meilleur et pour le pire
Chrs: Jesu she, Hwelin ganto she,
Wa se de she, Ovi she we
Nin dji djo ho,
Assou dagbe,
Kpo vi dji dji
Dona dona ni she
Gbe he me mite sien
Azon she ma dike, Ma kpe nou kounwe go
Dje dje vignin baby girl
Dje die hoin be sou gnonnou eh
Omon mi baby girl, iwo ti mon feran oh,
To fe lo si ile oko
Adouwa mon gba foun e,
K’Olorun mi ma baelo
Chrs: Though I hate to see you go
I know you have your life to live and I can see love in your eyes
The sun shines brightly in your heart
You’re never been so beautiful
And you can see my joy and pride for you
Though you smile I see your tears
Take his hand my baby girl,
And be his wife forever more
The time has come for you to go
Wipe your tears and never fear
Cause I will always be right here for you.
Tu sais j’ai tant reve
De pouvoir te garder,
Sans jamais t’partager
Mon enfant, ma baby girl,
Ton prince charmant est arrive
I never thought you’d leave me,
Soon for anyone so hard to let you go,
Oh my child, my baby girl
The time has come to live your life.
Chrs: The English one. . . lol 
(Lyrics by Joshot1on1)


  1. Adaeze

    November 24, 2015 at 8:14 am

    I love that song! It’s sooo beautiful.
    Some years ago, I was watching the video on my phone and telling my mum how my dad and I would dance to the song on my wedding day
    “So me and you will not dance abi? Let me see how that will happen” was her reply.
    While it was funny then, I think on my wedding day… I’ll just have a bride and parents dance.

    1. Ebukun Gbemisola Ogunyemi

      November 25, 2015 at 7:14 pm

      Awwwwww! That’s super creative. I think I’d adopt your style. . . Mama and Papa things. . .

  2. isabelle

    May 27, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    The song to me is nothing but a divine inspiration. Its just out of the ordinary. It makes lotta sense n not the noise we heat ds days in place of “music”.. thanks so much for ds lyrics.. u made my weekend…

    1. Ebukun Gbemisola Ogunyemi

      May 28, 2016 at 5:56 am

      Awwwwwwnnnn! Thank you Isabelle. . . you have no idea how much you just made my morning and my whole day! Thanks for the positive energy and yea, that song is sodalicious. . . *winks”

  3. Gift samuel

    July 7, 2016 at 7:02 pm

    Just cant get tired if dis song

  4. Nugwa Adaji

    July 26, 2016 at 4:23 pm

    do you guys remember this wonderful song by Boy George— karma chameleon?

  5. Teanew

    October 20, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    I love the song as well .. So ooooooooooooooo much

  6. Victor

    November 23, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I wanna get to the writer of this lyric because there is something divine about this song.

  7. Funmilade

    December 28, 2016 at 9:58 pm

    Dis song is emotional.

  8. Ciramor

    January 27, 2017 at 12:53 am

    I have tears on eyes. I love you all

  9. Ciramor

    January 27, 2017 at 12:58 am

    I have tears on eyes. I love you all especially the writer

    1. Ebukun Gbemisola Ogunyemi

      January 27, 2017 at 6:09 am

      I love you too Darling!!! Thanks so much ❤❤❤

  10. Rhoda

    February 20, 2017 at 12:42 am

    Love this song like kilode… As a child whenever this song was played i had always fantasized how that great day will be for me and my dad when am eventually given out in marriage. But my Papa never made it to witness it. This song hold so much memories of my childhood and my beloved Papa

    1. Ebukun Gbemisola Ogunyemi

      April 4, 2017 at 8:32 pm

      Awwwwnnn I could imagine! So sorry about that hun.❤ I’m glad you still feel great about the song! May he continue to rest well. . .?

  11. Deji

    June 24, 2017 at 5:33 am

    I love the song alot. I first heard about around 95/96. It gives me butterflies. Lovely song and very timeless.

  12. Clementina Nnamdi

    July 19, 2017 at 8:00 pm

    I grew up listening to it… It’s a classic. Am sure dancing to it with my papa come November 4th 2017.thank u Nel Oliver for this evergreen song.

    1. Emmanuel Dominic

      September 22, 2017 at 10:07 am

      That’s nice, please invite me specially

  13. Alex Agboola

    October 26, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    Thanks for the the lyrics, this song never fades, i knew it way before the Abeni film… today, it came to my head to play it again, i have always wanted to be able to sing it from begining to the end (all the 4 languages) – in rehearsal for my daughter’s wedding in future..hahahaha, though which i can sing the english and yoruba part of it, google to me here, thank you for the perfect lyrics. rehearsing…

    1. Ebukun Gbemisola Ogunyemi

      October 26, 2017 at 4:47 pm

      Awww!? I’m so glad I was of help! Happy rehearsing?

  14. Ameenat

    November 29, 2017 at 2:35 pm

    God bless you real good. Been looking for this song. I could really hug you now. Thank you so much.

    1. Ebukun Gbemisola Ogunyemi

      December 4, 2017 at 4:04 pm

      Awwwwnnn ??? Amen! My pleasure! So glad I could help!

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