‘I Go Chop Your Dollar’, the video

Wow! videos.antville.org (via robotwisdom) came through with the goods. Go check out the video for Nkem Owoh (aka Osuofia) singing “I Go Chop Your Dollar”, which turns out to be pretty catchy!

Here’s the lyrics so all us oyinbos can sing along:

I don suffer no be small
Upon say I get sense
Poverty no good at all, no
Na im make I join this business
419 no be thief, its just a game
Everybody dey play am
if anybody fall mugu, ha! my brother I go chop am

National Airport na me get am
National Stadium na me build am
President na my sister brother
You be the mugu, I be the master
Oyinbo I go chop your dollar, I go take your money dissapear
419 is just a game, you are the loser I am the winner
The refinery na me get am,
The contract, na you I go give am
But you go pay me small money make I bring am
you be the mugu, I be the master… na me be the master ooo!!!!

When Oyinbo play wayo, them go say na new style
When country man do im own, them go de shout bring am, kill am, die!
Oyinbo people greedy, I say them greedy
I don see them tire thats why when them fall enter my trap o!
I dey show them fire

Lyrics from here; there’s a few other funny comments there too:

just saw the “i go chop your dollar”……i am glad we are blessed with a natural comedian as good as Nkem Owoh…..thank God say oyibo (sic) no sabi pidgin if not dis song for give them small panic……..

Heh, looks like the ‘small panic’ is now underway ;)

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  1. Posted October 28, 2005 at 22:51 | Permalink

    Here’s a more in depth translation for you! This song is by a popular Nigerian comedian. His movies are pretty funny.

    Here’s the translation: http://www.riversiderugby.com/rugbyblog/?p=8

  2. Josh DuBois
    Posted November 1, 2005 at 01:06 | Permalink

    Thanks! At first I planned to start responding to all of my spam asking for a link to a full mp3, since google only turned up the first 1:09 minutes. I never expected to get the whole movie.