INTRODUCTION: Some of us thought this Fargin track was a one-off thing, but it is not looking like it at all; as Teniola releases the visuals for the song that raised a lot of buzz online when it came out.
Now, let’s briefly talk about aspects of the song before we look at the video.
GENRE, MELODY AND RHYTHM
Fargin is Afropop; its mid-tempo rhythm puts you in a groovy mood; it’s a song laced with humour that you can just chill to and unwind.
INSTRUMENTALS AND DIGITAL EFFECTS
The instrumentals of the song gives it a highlife vibe, which justifies the dance steps of Teni in the video.
VOCALS, PERFORMANCE AND RECORDING QUALITIES
Teni’s vocals are good; I cannot wait to hear more songs from her. The words are audibly delivered throughout the song, even with the intermittent beating of the konga.
Recording quality is also clear. You get to enjoy both the vocals and effects.
Teni’s delivery of the song has the ability to let Fargin grow on you.
LYRICS AND ORIGINALITY
Humour and a little bit of Niniola’s brashness are felt in the song and its lyrics. Fargin is about a girl telling her love interest to wait for her, ‘cause she’s till a virgin. She believes that if he really loves her, waiting should not be a problem.
The song preaches abstinence from sex until marriage, which is a great message considering the mirage of opposite messages we get in other songs these days. Do I see some girls playing this song for their boyfriends?
THE FARGIN VIDEO
The video tries to mix it up a bit – a little local and contemporary vine does not do it any bad at all. The video was not pretentious in trying to portray a cultural spin on it. The humour in the song itself was translated into the costume, which is why we can see Teni’s dude sporting an abeti aja on a sparkling clean white T-Shirt in a village scene in the video.
The dancing was more of freestyling than choreography.
The insertion of the comic-drama right smack in the middle of the song was rare and quite disruptive – good disruptive, though.
Did you guys see the duck waddling at the beginning of the video – do you see a resemblance between that waddle and the dance steps later on?
Picture and production quality was ok. Teni’s acting was really good too, I see her getting Nollywood deals later in life, like Chindinma just did.
So now that the video is out, I am sure there will be a renewed interested in Fargin. I hope that Teni can churn out another song soon enough so that we are not left hanging on to this one for too long.