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EBONY’S MAAME HW3- ONE DEVOID OF PROFANITY !! ( A Review)

As a broadcaster and an aficionado of Ghanaian music, I open my ears, my mind and heart to every bit of lyrics of locally produced songs.

In recent times, one artiste whose songs and music style have erupted a volcano of argument and controversies is Ebony Reigns. The very first time this self-styled dancehall artiste caught my attention was when she released the single entitled ‘poison’. The lines in the song generated a whole of hot debates in media circles as to what the lines ‘Call it Poison’ meant in the song.

Since then Ebony is known for coining terms and phrases that make music lovers talking. Some easily detect ‘mischievous’ profanity in her lyrics.
Later she added to her discography another controversy – shredded hit song ‘Sponsor’. The ‘sponsor’ track has a very real and genuine them which portrays happenings in our ‘socio-moral’ set ups today.

It is even well rendered as we are all aware that ‘broke’ guys of today wouldn’t mind setting up their ravishing looking girlfriends to lure and siphon wealth (money) from well-to-do men who fancy young girls who are old enough to be their daughters. The song was very timely and from my own lenses of objectivity, it resurrected the dead spirit of Ghanaian music.

I am fully aware the likes of Kofi Kinaata, Kwame Eugene, Shatta Wale, Kidi and King Promise are different pedestals, Ebony rocks in her own world.

Just recently, a controversial Facebook post by a friend and colleague in the industry caught my attention. He posted that Ebony’s is enshrined Gizo GH of www.gizoshowbiz.com comment is seen by me as untrue and disappointing. I am in absolute disagreement with the blogger and anyone who shares the same sentiments. It was very pathetic in his post he never exposed the part of the lyrics of the songs jam- packed with profanity but I strongly believe he was or may be referring to the part that renders the title, “Maame Hw3” which literally means ‘Mother Look!’.

Before I convinced you and others who feels that Ebony’s song is devoid of profanity, let us take a cursory look at the lyrics and analyze it careful to ascertain the true and deeper meaning of the song.
First and foremost, Ebony introduced the song by telling us her hatred for someone so much (I hate you so much right now).

This part alone wets appetite to know who she hates and why?. She explained by showing regrets for refusing to heed to her mother’s advice about the very person she hates right now.

She continued by letting us know that she’s parking her tools to go back home. These words alone prompt that she’s parking out of a relationship. She threw more light by saying “A young girl like me shouldn’t be caught with an old school fool”.

To further reveal the character old school fool, she sang ” He told me he was banker not knowing bank robber”. “This man is a gangster, Bukom Banku Boxer”. These lines explained she was caught in a web of wrong relationship with an old school fool who claimed he was a banker not knowing he was a robber.

She further darkened the image of this man by describing him as a stubbord drug addict and an abuser who beats her everyday. She continued by saying, ”you use to warn me but I didn’t wanna know” referring to the advice she refuted from her mother against this old school fool. So the hook line “Maame Hw3” was drawing the attention of her mother that she ( Ebony) regrets refusing her advice when she made attempts dating this man.

Below are the full lyrics for your perusal.

INTRO
I hate you so much Right Now
I hate you so much right now
I hate you so much Right Now
I hate you so much right now

One day you will know
These are the words of my mother
As I’m getting Old, ebi now wey I remember
So I’m parking all my tools, I’m going back a home
A young girl like me
shouldn’t be caught with an old school fool
He told me he was a banker, not knowing bank robber
This man is a Gangster, Bukom Banku Boxer
Osori anopaaa, bolabo bodambo Oo. 3duru awiah ahh
Soccer ne ganja nkoaa Oo

Now he dey beat me, every Night and Day
Maame Hwe
You use to warn me, but I didn’t wanna know
Maame Hwe
Maame Hwe Oo, Maame Hwe
Maame Hwe Oo, Maame Hwe
Maame Hwe Oo, Hwe nia Akwaa nu de y3 me
Na pikin no dey hear Mama
Pikin no dey hear papa
3nd3 nkwalaa ya ba, Social Media y3da
b3ye na yabo obra pa
B3ye na y3ya Odo pa
Nanso akwalaa no di3 – Wohu koto ani aa wo se abaa Oo

He told me he was a banker, not knowing bank robber
This man is a Gangster, Bukom Banku Boxer
Osori anopaaa, bolabo bodambo Oo. 3duru awiah ahh
Shocker ne ganja nkoaa Oo
Now he dey beat me, every Night and Day
Maame Hwe
You use to warn me, but I didn’t wanna know
Maame Hwe
Maame Hwe Oo, Maame Hwe
Maame Hwe Oo, Maame Hwe
Maame Hwe Oo, Hwe nia Akwaa no de y3 me

From the above, it would be very shallow to opined that these lyrics is enshrined in profanity. Well, one may hypocritically deduce profanity from it but I asserts it isn’t the real case. I would appreciate it if anyone exposes the profanity in this beautiful piece of art.

It is interesting to know that this piece reiterates the deceptions guys employ to lure ladies into ‘ wonderlands’ of beautiful relationships but may end up facing the wrath and harshness of hell. Is this not a good piece of music?? Its not surprising the singer is admired by all and sundry including highlife legend Oheneba Kissi and Nana Kwame Ampadu. Let’s appreciate good work. Remember there’s no profanity in the song.
LONG LIVE RUFF TOWN RECORDS!
LONG LIVE EBONY REIGNS!!
LONG LIVE GHANA MUSIC!!!

Authored by By Allan Baidoo
(Broadcaster & Creative Writer)

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