No Medicine – Riky
No Medicine by Riky is a love song that acquires a traditional beat to it. It gives this expression of traditional African love which gives the song a unique feel. Unlike songs that just express pointless themes, No Medicine expresses the singers feelings as regards her lover. she also states her expectations from her lover as she would have him take her to the Alta. She pursues a till-death-do-us-path future through this song. Riky is so confident in the love they share that she declares that no force can dare put asunder. She further joyfully laments that the love kill but we can depict that its a death she will gladly die to. Even though in pain she still acknowledges that no medicine can cure the appealing pain of love. From her tone, we can tell that she enjoys every bit of the love sickness and will never want to be cured.
The lyrics are clear. Its not complex and can be understood by a layman. its a song that can be enjoyed by people from all sphere of society depending on ones music fancy. she further uses broken English to pass her message. This singular act portrays how she is so willing to bare and humble herself to be accessible by her lover. Its a rare approach as most singers would want to model after foreign musicians instead of promoting ones culture and style.
Listening to this song, I can depict that Riky is a bold and daring lady. She doesn’t hold back as she expresses her hearts cry. The beat is calm. calm enough to be enjoyed by both the young and old.
My rating (1 – 10) on the track:
Overall Rating: 5