Ed Sheeran Featured in New Song “Boa Me” by Fuse ODG

Ed Sheeran revealed that he has once again worked with Fuse ODG to create a new song called “Boa Me.”  The collaboration was inspired by his work with Fuse ODG on “Bibia Be Ye Ye,” the song from Ed’s latest album ÷.

Ed’s Instagram Post of the “Bibia Be Ye Ye” Music Video

The song and video for “Boa Me,” like “Bibia Be Ye Ye,” was recorded in Ghana and also features Mugeez from Ghanaian hip hop duo R2bees.  “Boa Me” means “help me” in the Ghanaian twi language and Ed sings only in twi on this hi life influenced Afrobeats song.

In the video, the TINA acronym that can be seen on shirts and hats stands for “This Is New Africa.”  This saying represents a movement that works to change the way Africa is seen by the rest of the world.  It is also the name of Fuse ODG’s debut album as well as a track on the album.

Watch Fuse ODG’s “Boa Me” Music Video with Ed Sheeran and Mugeez

The lyrics and translation for the song can be found below:

Chorus

Ye ne boa me (help me now)
Ye ne boa me, wai (try and help me now)
So me mu na boa me (Hold me and help me)
Ye ne boa me, wai (try and help me now)
Ye ne boa me, wai (try and help me now)

Verse 1

You give me life (yayy yayy)
You help me see when I’ve been blind (yayy yayy)
Even when I’m feeling paralysed yeah (yayy yayy)
You help me seek so I can find
Happiness on a rainy day
Wo ama me ni agye oh (You’ve made me happy)
Wo ama me ni agye oh Awurade yeah (You’ve made me happy my God)
Me nma wa ni mmbre oh (Don’t fall into envy)
If you want something for your body
Kakra bi kraa mpo a somu oh (Even if little, appreciate)
Coz it be something for somebody
Se wo nni hwee kraa (Even when you have nothing)
Help your brother in every way

Chorus

Ye ne boa me (help me now)
Ye ne boa me, wai (try and help me now)
So me mu na boa me (Hold me and help me)
Ye ne boa me, wai (try and help me now)
Ye ne boa me, wai (try and help me now)

Se wo hu me na me se ma te ahwe a boa me abrantee (Ye ne boa me wai)
(When you see and I tell you I’ve fallen, help me my neighbour)
Se wo hu me na me se me nni hwee a boa me na me nua ne wo (Ye ne boa me wai)
(When you see me and I tell you I have nothing help me coz you’re my brethren)
Se wo hu me na me se me hia wo a boa me me nua baa ayy (Ye ne boa me wai)
(When you see me and I tell you I need you help me coz you’re my sister)
HEY HEY (Ye ne boa me wai) (Make time and help me)

Verse 2

Anko nam eeyy (Loner)
I am calling so give me your hand uhhhh
Eni nsuo nye me hyebre ayyyy (tears is not my destiny)
Me ho atete nkyere se ma bo dam uhhhhh (My clothes ripped don’t mean I’m insane)
Yeah..
When I request for water
You for give me your champagne oh yeah
Things I no go fit too talk, only God wey know my pain oo ayy
As the sun dey shine wey the wind dey blow things be okay
And if I owe you some, time dey run, my brother go come pay

Chorus

Ye ne boa me (help me now)
Ye ne boa me, wai (try and help me now)
So me mu na boa me (Hold me and help me)
Ye ne boa me, wai (try and help me now)
Ye ne boa me, wai (try and help me now)

Se wo hu me na me se ma te ahwe a boa me abrantee (Ye ne boa me wai)
(When you see and I tell you I’ve fallen, help me my neighbour)
Se wo hu me na me se me nni hwee a boa me na me nua ne wo (Ye ne boa me wai)
(When you see me and I tell you I have nothing help me coz you’re my brethren)
Se wo hu me na me se me hia wo a boa me me nua baa ayy (Ye ne boa me wai)
(When you see me and I tell you I need you help me coz you’re my sister)
HEY HEY (Ye ne boa me wai) (Make time and help me) x2

Outro

It’s Fuse
Ay
It’s a worldwide movement
Killbeatz let’s go

Wo boa me (help me) x8

You can stream “Boa Me” on Spotify below:

What do you think about Ed Sheeran singing another song in twi? Do you like his new song with Fuse ODG? Let us know by tweeting us @CelebMix!

Written by Miguel