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Chikito from Makoko

by Princes of Nigeria

Her pitch black hair is shining Like a lid of a brand new grand piano She's walking down the ghetto walkways Holding up her head so high, so proud Her pearly eyes are catching glances And countless unknown dreamy whispers She's hovering past the moldy hovels Acting up like a self-made outskirt queen She laughs at the cooing men desperately trying to impress her But winks at the young girls peeking shyly behind their fussy mothers She steps down from the wharf and disappears in the streets of Lagos Many many months to come, the whole slum sings the song of the chikito from Makoko She's walking slow jazz counting good cash She's holding high hopes climbing steep slopes She's blowing big brass In major chords She's walking slow jazz… Come on, chikito! She bring wahala! You find out the bag is full of dollars. My dollars. Bring suya, bring suya, na cow body dey suffer am! Mm-hmmm. Na from clap dem dey enter dance. Holding high hopes Climbing steep slopes Thrashing poor dopes The way she goes Holding high hopes Thrashing poor dopes She's the chikito from Makoko Blowing big brass In major chords


The queen of the slum takes a walk by the river.


released February 17, 2017


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