A Phonological Analysis of Selected Songs of Olamide

ABSTRACT

This study examined the phonological analysis of some selected songs of Olamide. It specifically determine the influence of popular music on the use of English language among Nigerian youths; ascertain the channels of exposure of Popular music among Nigerian youths and examine the lyrics and elements of some selected songs of Olamide

A content analysis research design method was employed to quantify and analyze the rhymes, alliteration, consonant, repetition and others in the selected songs of Olamide. The researched analyze some selected songs of olamide (gaza, jinja, story for the gods and others) it was revealed that there is alliteration, repetition, wordplay and others.

Based on the phonological analysis of Olamide's lyrics, it was discussed that he utilizes a variety of phonetic features and techniques to create his unique style of music. He often incorporates elements of Yoruba language and culture, which adds to the richness and authenticity of his songs. Olamide's lyrics are characterized by a strong rhythmic pattern and a distinct use of rhyme and alliteration. He frequently employs repetition and wordplay to create catchy hooks and memorable lines.

In conclusion, a comprehensive phonological analysis of Olamide's songs in the context of Nigerian English reveals a fascinating interplay of linguistic elements. Olamide's pronunciation patterns exhibit a dynamic fusion of standard Nigerian English with the rhythmic and tonal influences derived from the rich tapestry of local languages, particularly Yoruba. The pronounced intonation and rhythm in his delivery add a distinctive flavor to his lyrical expressions, capturing the essence of the linguistic diversity present in Nigeria. Furthermore, the artist's deliberate incorporation of local slang and creative wordplay showcases a nuanced understanding of linguistic versatility. Through his music, Olamide not only entertains but also shapes the phonological landscape, leaving an indelible mark on the evolving nature of language in the Nigerian cultural context.

TABLE OF CONTENTS

CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION

1.1       Background to the Study                                                                                             

1.2       Statement of the Problem                                                                                             

1.3       Purpose of the Study                                                                                                   

1.4       Research Objectives                                                                                                    

1.5       Research Questions                                                                                                     

1.6       Significance of Study                                                                                                    

1.7       Operational Definition of Terms                                                                                    

CHAPTER TWO: LITERATURE REVIEW

2.1       Conceptual Review                                                                                                      

2.1.1    Concept of Music                                                                                                        

2.1.2    Concept of Music Videos                                                                                            

2.1.3    Music and Young People                                                                                             

2.1.4    Music and Socialization of Young People                                                                     

2.2       The use of English language                                                                                          

2.2.1    Lexico-grammar                                                                                                          

2.2.2    What is Lexis in Linguistics?                                                                                         

2.2.3    What is Lexis in Grammar?                                                                                          

2.4       Competence And Performance                                                                        

2.5       Theoretical Framework                                                                                                

CHAPTER THREE: DATA ANALYSIS

3.1       Phonological Analysis of Olamide Songs                                                                      

CHAPTER FOUR: SUMMARY, CONCLUSION AND RECOMMENDATION

4.1       Summary                                                                                                                     

4.2       Conclusion                                                                                                                  

4.3       Recommendations                                                                                                       

References                                                                                                                              

Appendix                                                                                                                                


 

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APA

Mariam, A. & O, A (2024). A Phonological Analysis of Selected Songs of Olamide. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/a-phonological-analysis-of-selected-songs-of-olamide

MLA 8th

Mariam, Adeola, and Adeola O "A Phonological Analysis of Selected Songs of Olamide" Afribary. Afribary, 30 Jan. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/a-phonological-analysis-of-selected-songs-of-olamide. Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

MLA7

Mariam, Adeola, and Adeola O . "A Phonological Analysis of Selected Songs of Olamide". Afribary, Afribary, 30 Jan. 2024. Web. 13 Jul. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/a-phonological-analysis-of-selected-songs-of-olamide >.

Chicago

Mariam, Adeola and O, Adeola . "A Phonological Analysis of Selected Songs of Olamide" Afribary (2024). Accessed July 13, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/a-phonological-analysis-of-selected-songs-of-olamide