Make You No Quench

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    CHIEF UDOH ESSIET believes in rhythm. He serves it Hot-and-Spicy on this album, from the depths of his soul to the beat that emanates from his hand-made antelope-skin congas and talking drums.

    AFROBEAT HIGHLIFE CROSSING effortlessly blends the essence of Afrobeat and Highlife grooves, resulting in a sound that’s purely original.

    The percussion is out of this world, the bass is melodic, the horn arrangements are next level, the BVs are perfect and the ‘Pidgin’ language Chief Udoh sings tops it off with some Nigerian seasoning, like a dash of Hot Pepper on Stew!

    SIDE A
    Big Mistake...................5:15
    Mma Akadia Ata...........3:47
    Mo Feran Re.................3:58
    Make You No Quench...3:51

    SIDE B
    What Eye Dey See........6:55
    Wa Le Mi.......................3:54
    Help Me Now................4:18
    Uwem Iduhe.................3:38

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Pidgin or “broken” English. A man who wants to die or “quench” because of a woman problem. How stupid!

(français)
Pidgin ou « broken English ». Un homme prêt à mourir « quench » pour une histoire d’amour. Trop bête !

lyrics

Make we no fight because of woman and go and die
Make we no fight (4x)
Make we no craze because of woman and go quench

Make we no fight because of woman and go and die, brother
Make we no fight (2x)
Make we no craze because of woman and go quench

If I die tomorrow - No! (2x)
If I die tomorrow
Music maker go sing for you

If I die tomorrow - No! (2x)
If I die tomorrow
Music maker go sing for me

Ya boom sa ya wa le
Ya boom sa ya - ya wa le
Ya boom sa ya - ya wa le
Ya boom sa ya wa le

YES, YES, YES, YES !

If you fight you run away
Me and you go meet again
If you stop to talk with me
Me and you go see again

Ma lé, ma lé (5x)
Ma le le pa le le
Ma le le pa le le o le le o - le le o

Me dey look for some baby
Some baby dey look for me
She dey look for some bobo-e
Some baby dey look for me
Even the one wey e born for you
All lady na so dey be
Sometime e want to change you
All lady na so dey be

Ye wo, ye wo, ye wo – all lady na so dey be
Ye wo, ye wo, ye wo – all lady na so dey be

YES, YES, YES, YES, YES !

(français)

NE TE FAIS PAS TUER (Make You No Quench)

Il ne faut pas se battre pour une femme et se faire tuer
Il ne faut pas se battre (4x)
Il ne faut pas perdre la tête pour une femme et se faire tuer

Il ne faut pas se battre pour une femme et se faire tuer, mon frère
Il ne faut pas se battre (2x)
Il ne faut pas perdre la tête pour une femme et se faire tuer

Si je meurs demain - Non ! (2x)
Si je meurs demain, un musicien chantera à tes obsèques

Si je meurs demain - Non ! (2x)
Si je meurs demain, un musicien chantera pour moi

Ya boom sa ya wa le, ya boom sa ya - ya wa le
Ya boom sa ya - ya wa le, ya boom sa ya wa le

Oui ! - Oui ! - Oui ! - Oui ! - Oui !

Si on se bat et tu t’enfuis, on se croisera un autre jour
Si tu refuses de parler avec moi, on se reverra quand même un autre jour

Ma lé, ma lé (5x)
Ma le le pa le le
Ma le le pa le le o le le o - le le o

Je cherche une chérie
Une chérie me cherche
Elle cherche un mec
Une chérie me cherche
Même la mère de tes enfants
Toutes les femmes sont comme ça
Parfois elles veulent te remplacer avec un autre
Toutes les femmes sont comme ça

Ye wo, ye wo, ye wo - Toutes les femmes sont comme ça (4x)

Oui ! - Oui ! - Oui ! - Oui ! - Oui !

credits

from Afrobeat Highlife Crossing, released September 20, 2019
Composed and arranged by Chief Udoh Essiet & Sherry Margolin ©2019 SACEM

Lead vocals, Drums, Percussion, and Backing Vocals: Chief Udoh Essiet
Backing Vocals, Piano: Sherry Margolin
Backing Vocals: Uwem Essiet
Bass: Mawena Luc Montenary
Tenor Guitar: Oghene Kologbo
Rhythm Guitar: Julien Raulet
Trumpet: Bruno Gautheron
Tenor Sax: Roger Kom
Baritone Sax: Benjamin "Lonitompic" Kurpisz

Mixed at Uwem Music Studios by Sherry Margolin & Chief Udoh Essiet with invaluable mentorship from Mixer Mark Williams
Mastered at Studio B Mastering in Charlotte NC by Dave Harris

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Chief Udoh Essiet Paris, France

Nigerian born, Paris-based musician Chief Udoh Essiet is known for his exuberant music blending his cultural heritage and politics set over joyous beats. He was the conga soloist for Afrobeat originator Fela Kuti from 1980-83, and studied with legendary highlife musicians like Dr. Victor Olaiya and Rex Lawson. ... more

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