SEMANTIC ANALYSIS OF THE SONG TITLED“LAST LAST” BY BURNA BOY

Oluwasayo Christianah Oyewale

Abstract


This journal article conducts a semantic analysis of Burna Boy's Hip-Hop track “Last Last” using Leech's seven types of meaning as a framework. The study explores code-mixed lexical items, identifies stylistic features, and uncovers implied meanings within the lyrics. Employing a descriptive approach and content analysis method, the research reveals that Burna Boy utilizes composite sentence structures, figurative language, repetition, and cultural references to create a unique musical style. The findings emphasize the artistic and cultural value of Nigerian hip-hop, showcasing its role in reflecting socio-political and economic conditions while offering diverse thematic meanings. The article contributes to a deeper understanding of Burna Boy's artistic expression and highlights the cultural significance embedded in his music.


Keywords


Burna Boy, Semantic Analysis, Last Last, Implied Meaning, Nigerian Hip-Hop.

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