Mo Sori Re by Paul Play

Saturday, 1 May, 2021

I just love the rhythm and melody of this afro fusion with pop song. The song was a hit at the start of the new millennium. It was a fresh take on pop and afrobeat elements.

The original song was done by the father of Paul Play, an afrojuju musician named IK Dairo and his was  a hit back in its time. When the remix came on the scene, old timers who knew the original applauded the attempt to revive a good old song with a modern sound. Before the advent of the remix, songs with afrobeat and pop fusions were not so appealing to a wide range of millennials. This is one of the songs that broke that mould nationwide.

The song is in Yoruba but it was when I heard the English translation of the lyrics that the song had a deeper meaning of gratitude for me.

The title Mo Sori Re means ‘ I have met with good fortune’.

musixmatch.com gives an English translation of the lyrics.

My Creator, I hold on to You ( Father)

I hold on to You

My Creator, I hold on to You

I must not fall

I thank You for yesterday’s blessing

Father I thank You

I thank You for today’s blessing

Father I thank You

I also thank You for tomorrow’s blessing

Father I thank You-(7 times)

If I wake up early in the morning I will hold my head, I am fortunate

My Creator I thank you

Lord of the whole world  ( 3 times)

It’s only You I put my trust ( 2 times)

When a child gives thanks for yesterday’s blessing, he will receive another one

No one else can do it if not You

When I wake up early in the morning

I will hold my head, I am fortunate

My Creator I thank You

Father I am fortunate

My Creator I thank You…..

Source: musixmatch.com

(Below is a YouTube video of the song)

 

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