Many music icons in this ever-changing world have spoken to us via the music medium and their songs linger and echo in our memory, yet we have failed to look at the germane issues raised in the song. Many sing, making meanings out of life, spreading the gospel of change and hope for mankind, yet with little appreciation shown toward such act of patriotism born out of music, which might be innate in them or made perfect through regular practice and rehearsals. It is against this background that we respond in what could simply be called reasonable terms to the hit song ‘Implication’ by Innocent Ujah Idibia, better known as 2face. We respond to this song based on the declaration and the question he posed before all of us that he doesn’t know what he is singing right now and whether we are still “feeling his lyrics as usual. “ I don’t know what I’m singing right now, tell me if you feel me right now, come to the dance floor… let’s get implicated together… ole..le” We would like to respond to his question by affirming that he knows what he is singing right now and we are all ready to join him on the dance floor to get implicated together in appreciation of his good work…. The chorus goes thus; strong>ole le… ole le… ole jelo bunu le le, ole gwa ole gwa ole jelobunu legwa- implication. We would like to translate the above for universal acceptance and for the sake of clarity. Simply put, the chorus affirms that ‘he ate, he ate and gave to his husband to eat, she drank, she drank and gave to her husband to drink- Implication. It then implies that through the eating and the drinking perpetuated by the wife, the entire family got implicated. Many have misconstrued the theme of this hit song by limiting it to religion. 

 If we analyze critically the biblical injunction of the Adam and Eve saga that has put us in this perpetual struggle and the penetration of evil into the lives of men, we will be quick to realize the need for sanity and harmony in our thinking, our dream and our general way of life. One would like to add that if Adam and Eve had sat to discuss, looked at the pros and cons of what the snake requested of them, the case would have been different today, but for the communication gap, we all live to regret their action. The snake came to Eve, persuaded her against the will of God and she ate of the fruit even before consulting her husband. After she ate of the fruit which was termed forbidden by God, she became like the snake himself, she then possessed the power of trick and conviction wrapped in her charming and blemish appearance. Adam couldn’t have resisted her request, he could no longer reason with reason, he lost his sense of morality and all of them including you and I got implicated. 2FACE is not just looking at how Adam and Even got implicated to implicate us, he did not release this song to remind the Idoma nation of the importance of reviving an old abandoned Idoma chorus; rather, the song is simply a clarion call to duty and harmony in the family and the political environment. It implies that whatever a man does in a house is capable of making or marring the whole family and vice- versa. A woman or a man who goes to steal and comes to the house at such an odd time with wonderful items in his or company deserves to be queried by the husband or the wife who must respond negatively to those things brought to the house. 2FACE has been able to establish that no matter the seal or the oath that binds a man and a woman, they should be watchful in order to identify those things that could impede the growth of the family. We disagree with 2face on his statement that he doesn’t know what he is singing right now. It is Ironical to say you don’t know what you sing yet your music is full of messages. We not surprised at the statement since it is obvious that 2face is a man full of verbal Irony while rolling out his lyrics.

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