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Buhari Watches As Asa Sings ‘Fire On The Mountain’ At Aso Rock

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Multiple award-winning singer and guitarist, Bukola Elemide better known as Asa, on Tuesday performed her song ‘Fire on the mountain’ at the unveiling of the Nigerian National Petroleum Company Limited (NNPCL).

The event, which held at the Old Banquet Hall of the Presidential Villa, Abuja had in attendance several dignitaries, including President Muhammadu Buhari.

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Asa’s performance at the event comes at a time when there have been several complaints about the state of the nation.

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The singer had her finger on the pulse all the way back in 2007, with one of the standouts from her titular debut album, ‘Fire on the mountain’, and 13 years later, virtually all she said in the song rings true.

Social media users are reacting to her performance, with many saying the song suits the current economic situation of the country.

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See some of the reactions below:

Tweeting via @OmonxLugard0, one Fredrick Lugard said, “‘One day the river will overflow, and there’ll be nowhere for us to go, and we will run! run! Wishing we had put out the fire’. Unfortunately, Mr. President and his handlers won’t understand the message. God bless @Asa_official.”

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@THE3NG: “If these people had any sense at all, they’d understand that this isn’t a performance but a protest.”

@KingRoyce007: “Spit it to their face. Am sure a lot of them don’t even understand the meaning of the song.”

@darefams12: “Always shining my ever favorite singer!!! So amazing to hear you sing fire on the mountain to those politicians even to the president himself. He needs to hear that Nigeria is really burning. Nigeria Greatest Singer!!!Love you so much @Asa_official.”

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@luvinxtin: “Best song for such an occasion. Hope they understand the lyrics.”

Below is the lyrics of the song

There is fire on the mountain
And nobody seems to be on the run
Oh there is fire on the mountain top
And no one is running

I wake up in the morning
Tell you what I see on my TV screen
I see the blood of an innocent child
And everybody’s watching

Now I’m looking out my window
And what do I see
I see an army of a soldier man
Marching across the street

Hey Mr. soldier man
Tomorrow is the day you go to war
But you are fighting for another man’s cause
And you don’t even know him

What did he say to make you so blind
To your conscience and reason
Could it be love for your country
Or for the gun you use in killing

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There is fire on the mountain
And nobody seems to be on the run
Oh there is fire on the mountain top
And no one is running

Hey Mr. Lover man
Can I get a chance to talk to you
Cause you are fooling with a dead man’s corpse
And you don’t know what you do

So you say you have a lover
And you love her like no other
So you buy her a diamond
That someone has died on
Don’t you think there’s something wrong with this?

Tell me who’s responsible
For what we teach our children?
Is it the internet?
Or the stars on television?
Why oh why oh

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So little Lucy turns sixteen
And like the movie she’s been seeing
She has a lover in her daddy
She can’t tell nobody
‘Til she makes the evening news

There is fire on the mountain
And nobody seems to be on the run
Oh there is fire on the mountain top
And no one is running

One day the river will over flow
And there’ll be nowhere for us to go
And we will run, run
Wishing we had put out the fire

There is fire on the mountain
And nobody seems to be on the run
Oh there is fire on the mountain top
And no one is running

Hammed Tajudeen is the Editor-In-Chief of Blaze Newz Nigeria, graduated from Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication.

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