Yes you’re just confused, Kiss Daniel’s “Yeba” has nothing on sexual assault on women

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    It has become a norm for people to follow a conversation they saw online, especially on Twitter, and make their opinions without even thinking about it. Nigerians are especially fond of this. It tickles their fancy.

    January 2018 greeted us with some sexual assault claims on Kiss Daniel’s 2017 hit “Yeba”. All of a sudden the song is promoting sexual assault on women. It is very sad when some musicians make songs that degrade the very existence of women, making them vulnerable to the male folks. This is very bad. The question however is: Is Kiss Daniel’s single “Yeba” doing that as Nigerians have suddenly claimed? To answer that lets take a look at the lyrics of the song.

    “[Verse 1]
    Eh, eh baby, (coughs) pele
    Babe, you no wan relate, okay bring out the bay
    Down down, go down down
    Baby, sound sound, sound to our ear, daun
    Am in love oh, am in love oh
    I said am in love oh, am in love oh
    Baby let me cover you
    When you stand am under you oh, oh nananana

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    Uncle stop touching, sorry madam sorry”

    “[Hook]
    Lego, chinono chinono chini ah
    Down down, go down down
    Baby, sound sound, sound to our ear, daun
    Am in love oh, am in love oh
    I said am in love oh, am in love oh
    Baby lemme cover you, when you stand am under you, oh nananana
    Uncle stop touching, sorry madam”

    The only sentence Nigerians have problems with is “Uncle stop touching, sorry madam sorry”.

    "Yeba" does not promote sexual harassment in any way - Kiss Daniel

    Apart from the first verse and the hook, there’s no other mention of the phrase “Uncle stop touching, sorry madam sorry”. Kiss Daniel in his own defense has said “the song teaches our ladies to speak out”. Poor guy! When Nigerians come for you it takes only the grace of God to remain alive. This song was everyone’s favorite from October 2017 when it was released up until December. Did Nigerians suddenly grow sense in 2018? It’s unlikely. What happened is a repeat of what has always happened on twitter. One person raised the idea of sexual assault and another jumped in on it without thinking twice. And then another and another until it became a thing.

    Do you see the point now? You are an “Oh Yes” member in the country Nigeria. You don’t even have your own say. How sad!  You have been duped.

    “Yeba” is a love song. It’s a feel good song and yes you can call it whatever you please but it’s not a song made to sexually assault women. You’re just confused, yes very confused.

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