Mavins Jantamanta: Hip Hop or Flop?


I love the Supreme Mavin Dynasty. I really do. I think Don Jazzy is an alchemist and a full-time jazzman.

But there comes that moment in every person’s life when there is a lot of buzz around a movie or film or worreva and you’re just not feeling it. Jantamanta is such a moment for me.

Jantamanta 2

I’m used to the Mavin choir or ‘gbogbo ero’ formula by now: every artiste on the label sings a verse and it all sounds like they’re all having such a wonderful time. It started with DoroBucci and although I was tardy to the doro party (I still think it’s a stupid word), I finally got with the programme months after everyone else.

Looku Looku was my song from get-go. Maybe because despite all this Jandness, I still like to be abusing people whenever I get the opportunity.

But Jantamanta? Wharrisall dis? I hear it’s an Indian god who ruins marriages by sleeping with the wife in her dreams. As you do. Iranu. Abasha.


And the lyrics?

My automibile, e dey for outside, it’s just a Rolls
Oh My God, I just remembered your name is Rose(and it rhymes with Rolls)
You lookin’ thirsty, you want some water?
I have a hose.


I know this is pop music and not meant to be War and Peace by Tolstoy, but abeg mek una try small na.

The only thing I like the song for is that it features the return of Mama Junior aka Tiwa Savage. She sounds yum on it too.

Anyway. Jantamanta. Here you go:


Get more stuff like this
in your inbox

Subscribe to our mailing list and get interesting stuff and updates to your email inbox.

Thank you for subscribing.

Something went wrong.

Leave a Reply