Little boy ashore letting down his net on a canoe

Where Will These Plans Berth?

The viral song “Egungun be careful na express you dey go”¬† evokes laughter many years after its release by¬†maverick Fuji music artiste, Abass Akande Obesere. Its follow up lyrics, “…motor go jam you” is a warning cloaked in humour amid the energetic dancing that accompanies the song. To the more discerning audience, the advice embedded in the musical expression is not lost. In fact, it could pass for a proverb: one that can be employed by a parent to admonish a recalcitrant child or a teacher to a student towing the wrong path.