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Dem Mama

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About “Dem Mama”

Created by FrankyLouis 11 month s ago

The artists has narrated his painful 1999 experience in his home town, when the people of his village was brutally raped and murdered by Nigerian soldiers under the Nigerian government. He also talked about the deterioration of the Nigerian government and police. The story are true life stories which the artist has experienced himself.

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INTRO

I say they done come [iyo (x6)] Nothing we do them [iyo (x6)]
I say they done come [iyo (x6)]
Nothing we do them [iyo (x6)]
 
 
They are here!!! [iyo (x6)] We have done nothing to them [iyo (x6)]
They are here!!! [iyo (x6)]
We have done nothing to them [iyo (x6)]
 
 

VERSE
The artist narrates his 1999 experience as he decides to sing about it.

Nigeria na my country oh Bayelsa na my state oh This na reality Well e bin happen for Bayelsa oh Nineteen Ninety nine oh I swear I no go forget am oh When them kill the people oh And they make the children them orphans oh Any time wey I think am oh Water dey pour from my eyes oh Somebody say make I leave am oh But I say me I must talk am oh
Nigeria na my country oh
Bayelsa na my state oh
This na reality
Well e bin happen for Bayelsa oh
Nineteen Ninety nine oh
I swear I no go forget am oh
When them kill the people oh
And they make the children them orphans oh
Any time wey I think am oh
Water dey pour from my eyes oh
Somebody say make I leave am oh
But I say me I must talk am oh
 
 
Nigeria is my country Bayelsa is my state This is a reality When it happened in Bayelsa 1999 I swear, I will not forget When they killed people And make the children orphans Anytime I think about it Water pours from my eyes Somebody said I should let it go But I said I must talk about it
Nigeria is my country
Bayelsa is my state
This is a reality
When it happened in Bayelsa
1999
I swear, I will not forget
When they killed people
And make the children orphans
Anytime I think about it
Water pours from my eyes
Somebody said I should let it go
But I said I must talk about it
 
 

CHORUS
The artist laments about the massive killings that occurred in his village.

I say them don kill them mama eh [eh eh] Them don kill them papa eh I say them don kill them mama Them papa them mama them papa them mama eh I say they done kill them mama eh them papa eh ah Them mama eh ah Wetin we go do iyo Do iyo Say do iyo
I say them don kill them mama eh [eh eh]
Them don kill them papa eh
I say them don kill them mama
Them papa them mama them papa them mama eh
I say they done kill them mama eh them papa eh ah
Them mama eh ah
Wetin we go do iyo
Do iyo
Say do iyo
 
 
They have killed their mothers They have killed their fathers They have killed their mothers They have killed their fathers They have killed their mothers Their mothers What can we do? Do iyo Say do iyo
They have killed their mothers
They have killed their fathers
They have killed their mothers
They have killed their fathers
They have killed their mothers
Their mothers
What can we do?
Do iyo
Say do iyo
 
 

VERSE
The killings may have been instructed by the then Nigerian government. Some series of crisis was occurring at the South-south of Nigeria around this period. This location is known to be the major source of crude oil and pipe vandalisms.

Na so them march dey go iyo Ten thousand soldiers for road iyo Ask them where them dey go Them say them dey go Bayelsa oh Which place for Bayelsa One village they call Odi oh Na im them enter our village And rape our young girls And make us homeless oh [chai] Them kill our mama iyo Them kill our ppaa iyo Them kill our brothers Them kill our sisters And make us homeless oh Wetin we go do iyo Do iyo Say do iyo Everybody dey cry oh I say Government them bad oh
Na so them march dey go iyo
Ten thousand soldiers for road iyo
Ask them where them dey go
Them say them dey go Bayelsa oh
Which place for Bayelsa
One village they call Odi oh
Na im them enter our village
And rape our young girls
And make us homeless oh [chai]
Them kill our mama iyo
Them kill our ppaa iyo
Them kill our brothers
Them kill our sisters
And make us homeless oh
Wetin we go do iyo
Do iyo
Say do iyo
Everybody dey cry oh
I say Government them bad oh
 
 
They were marching on Ten thousand soldiers on the road Asking them where they are going They said they were going to Bayelsa Which place in Bayelsa? One village they call Odi That’s how they entered our village And rape our young girls And make us homeless They killed our mothers They killed our fathers They killed our brothers They killed our sisters And made us homeless What can we do? Do iyo Say do iyo Everybody was crying Government is bad
They were marching on
Ten thousand soldiers on the road
Asking them where they are going
They said they were going to Bayelsa
Which place in Bayelsa?
One village they call Odi
That’s how they entered our village
And rape our young girls
And make us homeless
They killed our mothers
They killed our fathers
They killed our brothers
They killed our sisters
And made us homeless
What can we do?
Do iyo
Say do iyo
Everybody was crying
Government is bad
 
 

CHORUS
The artist laments about the massive killings that occurred in his village.

I say them don kill them mama eh [eh eh] Them don kill them papa eh I say them don kill them mama Them papa them mama them papa them mama eh I say they done kill them mama eh them papa eh ah Them mama eh ah Wetin we go do iyo Do iyo Say do iyo
I say them don kill them mama eh [eh eh]
Them don kill them papa eh
I say them don kill them mama
Them papa them mama them papa them mama eh
I say they done kill them mama eh them papa eh ah
Them mama eh ah
Wetin we go do iyo
Do iyo
Say do iyo
 
 
They have killed their mothers They have killed their fathers They have killed their mothers They have killed their fathers They have killed their mothers Their mothers What can we do? Do iyo Say do iyo
They have killed their mothers
They have killed their fathers
They have killed their mothers
They have killed their fathers
They have killed their mothers
Their mothers
What can we do?
Do iyo
Say do iyo
 
 

VERSE
The artist narrates the deterioration and the corruption of the Nigerian police. Unfortunately, this is even at a worse state today, which is ten years from the artist’s experience.

I don die oh Poverty no good at all oh [chai] Everyday for Nigeria Na so the people them dey die oh Eeeehhh, our government oh Na why una make us dey cry oh OOooh, everyday for Nigeria Na so the people dem dey die oh Them commot for house for morning oh Money no dey for your hand oh Police go stop you for road Them go collect the one wey you get oh Them lay allegation for your head oh For wetin you no do iyo Before you go know My brother, you don dey inside cell oh
I don die oh
Poverty no good at all oh [chai]
Everyday for Nigeria
Na so the people them dey die oh
Eeeehhh, our government oh
Na why una make us dey cry oh
OOooh, everyday for Nigeria
Na so the people dem dey die oh
Them commot for house for morning oh
Money no dey for your hand oh
Police go stop you for road
Them go collect the one wey you get oh
Them lay allegation for your head oh
For wetin you no do iyo
Before you go know
My brother, you don dey inside cell oh
 
 
I am dead! Poverty is not a good thing Every day in Nigeria People die Our government Why are you making us cry? Every day in Nigeria People die They left our house in the morning There was no money on us Police will stop you on your way They will even collect the little you have Them lay allegations on your head For what you didn’t do Before you know it My brother, you are in the cell
I am dead!
Poverty is not a good thing
Every day in Nigeria
People die
Our government
Why are you making us cry?
Every day in Nigeria
People die
They left our house in the morning
There was no money on us
Police will stop you on your way
They will even collect the little you have
Them lay allegations on your head
For what you didn’t do
Before you know it
My brother, you are in the cell
 
 

CHORUS
The artist laments about the massive killings that occurred in his village.

I say them don kill them mama eh [eh eh] Them don kill them papa eh I say them don kill them mama Them papa them mama them papa them mama eh I say they done kill them mama eh them papa eh ah Them mama eh ah Wetin we go do iyo Do iyo Say do iyo
I say them don kill them mama eh [eh eh]
Them don kill them papa eh
I say them don kill them mama
Them papa them mama them papa them mama eh
I say they done kill them mama eh them papa eh ah
Them mama eh ah
Wetin we go do iyo
Do iyo
Say do iyo
 
 
They have killed their mothers They have killed their fathers They have killed their mothers They have killed their fathers They have killed their mothers Their mothers What can we do? Do iyo Say do iyo
They have killed their mothers
They have killed their fathers
They have killed their mothers
They have killed their fathers
They have killed their mothers
Their mothers
What can we do?
Do iyo
Say do iyo
 
 

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About “Dem Mama”

Created by FrankyLouis 11 months ago

The artists has narrated his painful 1999 experience in his home town, when the people of his village was brutally raped and murdered by Nigerian soldiers under the Nigerian government. He also talked about the deterioration of the Nigerian government and police. The story are true life stories which the artist has experienced himself.

“Dem Mama” Song Facts

Written by Timaya
Produced by K-Solo
Primary artist Timaya
Release Date Jan 01, 2007
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