CONSENT preached via Music
The song starts with “If you no give, I no go take oh. Only your love I appreciate. If you give, I no go take, we gon fight and quarrel, we gon settle to the body of the song”.
The refrain is "If you no give, I no go take oh
Only your love I appreciate o
If you no give, I no go take oh,
Baby girl let’s relate o
Chorus: No kissing baby
No touching baby
No kissing baby
No calling baby…
Going ahead into the song Sarkodie asks Baby I wanna Kiss you, Can I touch you?
In this fast paced world, the discussions and lines around Consent are very blurred with people thinking if you are in a certain position or place with another you definitely must be asking for it or even wanted it. It is very refreshing to hear a song that preaches consent (maybe even unknown to the artists).
Even though the probability of getting carried away by the beats, the wanya wanya , the Ghanaian rap (I still need someone to translate that for Me) and the way Patoranking was dancing (if you watched the video) , the part that says If you no give me, I no go take oh, No kissing babe hits home and makes you want to really listen to what these guys are saying.
Consent is important and will never go out of fashion and everyone must learn to seek consent at every step of the way. Don’t assume based on your own perceptions and mindsets, know what the other person wants, permits or is willing to permit at a certain period.
The lack of respect and outright disrespect of consent is one thing that has led to many cases of rape, sexual violence, sexual harassment etc.
No kissing Baby is a song from the album God over everything by @Patorankingfire. The dance hall king sings this lovely song with Ghanaian rap god @Sarkodie1.