Oro yii yio ma l’ehin

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Oro Agba as sung by Adebayo Faleti in Saworoide

 

Won ma le o 2x

They are wicked

Awon ijoye yii ma le o

Our leaders are wicked

Ajantiele

 

Won ma le o

O They are wicked

Ajantiele

Won so f’ara ilu

They told us

Ajantiele

Pe ti’won l’awon o┬áse

That they will help us fulfil our dreams

Ajantiele

Won gba’gbara tan

When they became leaders

Ajantiele

Won din’wo oniru

They make locust beans scarce

Ajantiele

Won din’wo alata

They caused pepper to disappear

Ajantiele

Won gbehin gba bariba

They use their position to enrich themselves

Ajantiele

Iya n je ara ilu

And so the people suffer

Ajantiele

 

Yio ma leyin 2x

They will reap the evil consequences of their actions

Oro yii yio ma leyin

They will definitely reap the evil consequences of their actions

Ajantiele

Yio ma leyin 2x

They will reap the evil consequences of their actions

Oro yii yio ma leyin

They will definitely reap the evil consequences of their actions

Ajantiele

 

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