Tiwa Savage drops 49-99 (video)


Tiwa Savage’s new song 49-99 is one which portrays the poverty level in Nigeria and the Universal Music Group artiste is using her creative ability to change the narrative.

In the lyrics the songstress sings ”49 sitting 99 standing oh my God o I get money before no be property o Waiting for danfo waiting for uber and okada Omo no be so, me I want to live o”

”49-99 is a phrase coined by Fela Kuti who is the godfather of afrobeat and it is a transit bus in Nigeria called the ”Molue” where you have 49 seats but you have twice as many people standing and which is a reflection again of the poverty in Nigeria where the rich is getting richer and the poor are getting poorer, so that’s what the song means, we are suffering and smiling” she disclosed.

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