The Shocking Meaning Behind “eKasi” By Ace DeRoyce & Kotiion Explained + Lyrics

Ace DeRoyce, Kotiion, and Scissor penned and performed the song “eKasi,” which was produced by prominent South African-based composer 88 plug beats and mixed and mastered at Xxtension Core Music. The song incorporates Ndebele poetry for native Bulawayo listeners as well as English for foreign audiences.

The phrase EKASI is a Ndebele/Zulu slang term that simply means “in the hood, ghetto, or in my area/neighborhood.”

It’s a prevalent term among Bulawayo residents who live in the city’s western high-density suburbs.

The song’s title was inspired by the fact that all of the song’s lyricists are from the ghetto. The basic idea is that everyone comes from a certain background that they are either trying to alter or move away from, i.e. trying to hustle hard in order to live a better life in a better environment, as the ghetto (ekasi) is associated with heavy criminal activity.

Furthermore, the song was intended to be an anthem for individuals who live in densely populated areas. To be a source of encouragement that encourages individuals to do something more useful in order to improve their lives, regardless of their background.

The song also addresses the reality that we all come from humble beginnings, as well as the difficult and often misguided choices and decisions we make in order to achieve our objectives and dreams. People around us will always condemn us for the decisions we make simply because they do not view life through our eyes or from both sides of the lens. In detail, the song was written as an anthem for individuals who have come from the bottom, encouraging them to embrace where they came from and to be proud of it, knowing that one day they will rise from their modest beginnings and reminisce about their humble beginnings.

Furthermore, Ekasi addresses the hustle and bustle that most people experience in order to live a better life. What do other people think of those who drop out of school to pursue their goals? Others take life for granted and are unappreciative of the labor that others perform for them.

The Shocking Meaning Behind "eKasi" By Ace DeRoyce & Kotiion Explained + Lyrics

Ekasi Lyrics:

Intro :
88 plug got that sauce baby

Yeah

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Sky City

Chorus :
Simatasatasa siyabe s’phushi ispani,ngek’ us’thole ephansi siyay’ ding’ imali
intwan’ edope kodw’ uphume ekasi
iDing’ imali kay’ waste i skhath’
Bath’ utshiy’ iskolo kanti uzenz’ ubani wena olahl’ ichance yok’fund’ eVarsi
Ng’shiy’ iskolo ngoba mfun’ imali
Ang’kho broke mina ng’phushi ispani

Ng’phume ekasi Ng’phume ekasi Ng’phume ekasi ng’yadingi i cash
Ng’phushi ispani Ng’phushi ispani Ng’phushi ispani from u6ix ek’seni
Ng’phume ekasi Ng’phume ekasi Ng’phume ekasi ng’ysayo phandi icash
Ng’phushi ispani Ng’phushi ispani, time is money I cannot waste

Verse 1 : [Kotiion]

Kudala ngiphand’ ngepatapata
Manje ngimanzi ngibutapatapa
Ngipheth’ idrip ngoba yimi eng’sick lana
Ngigula ng’hamba awungizwanga kahle
Qale phansi mina ngizobe ngihamba
Kulamajita lemhamba phansi
Qumi ikhanda wayiqal indaba
Ngizoyiqeda nini uhlal uqaphele
Bayatatazela mina ngithath iskhathi sami ngibekezele manje bekele
Bathini ngami hayii bekele
Ngashiy’ isgcela bahlekelela
Abazi ngcono beng’phek iplan
Ngapha ngiphek’ umculo manje kucacile
Angincengi mfazi mina ngiding’ i cash
Ngivus’ ikasi wena uvuk’ emini

Hook : [Ace DeRoyce]

Ng’phume ekasi Ng’phume ekasi Ng’phume ekasi ng’yodingi i cash
Ng’phushi ispani Ng’phushi ispani Ng’phushi ispani from u6ix ek’seni
Ng’phume ekasi Ng’phume ekasi Ng’phume ekasi ng’ysayo phandi icash
Ng’phushi ispani Ng’phushi ispani, time is money I cannot waste

Verse 2 : [Kotiion + Scissor]

Kotiion :
Zwana ke mfana kithi ngiphand’ ama cent
Ngisebenz okwesgqili ngizoy’ spend okwe nkosi
Ngfun’ intomb asifuni madoda
Bamb’ intombi yami ngini bayakucina
Ngad’ idrill ngibhoda ngalo elokshin’
Zwana ke mfana kini manje sengkhona
Awumang umcimbi uyasthol eshabeen
Kugcwel ingane zifun’ amajita
Angipimpi intombi angifun omahtsha Uyayithol’ intshmpi , Mandela kamtholi

[Naaah]

Scissor:
Bradley Axis Scissor executed
I’m like social media everybody on me
I’m ready to roll with a na that’s able to keep it 1000 percent I don’t take nothing that’s less Family over the friends These nas ride with the trends
No matter how much they earn
They still got nothing within
I got a diamond within
I don’t want swagger to win
Pass me that note and a pen
Half of the page for the lin
Never mind I ain’t no fiend
I do this because of ma skin,I can do better without
Studio session I’m sober I spit on the mic and they gave me a plus
Talk to me nice

Refrain : [Ace DeRoyce]
Ng’phume ekasi Ng’phume ekasi
Ng’phushi ispani Ng’phushi ispani
Ng’phume ekasi Ng’phume ekasi
Ng’phushi ispani Ng’phushi ispani,
Time is money

Verse 3: [Ace DeRoyce]

Ha – Ha – Hot Hot [Hot]
I’m coming in hot so I need me some fans
The future is bright so I gotta get shades
If I’m making some money then I’m making sense
I don’t need drama I’m keeping less friends
And I got my streets up on lock like a dread
I got my hood up on lock like a jail
And I’m running this shit they should cut off my legs
Mfan’ omncan’ ophume ekasi, ‘phume loxion
Phush’ ikasi ngomculo , that’s passion
Ng’qede ng’represent ikasi ngefashion
Everything that I do is for the lokshin’
If I say a thing once, angphindi
I just get to the green njengecimbi
So don’t call my phone ungang’dingi
Ungang’dinga ngyakshaya ngophini

Qoh!!!

No Machiavelli [Nah Nah] I’m destined to blow I’mma be on the tele
People don’t get it [Uh Uh] used to eat dirt now I eat Fettuccine
Eating Spaghetti [Slurp Yum] I’m fetching money I’m tryna be steady
F**k twenty-twenty [What What?] it was the worst so I’ll always be ready

Outro :

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Sky City

Siding’ imali
Dingi imali kay’ waste iskhathi
Siding’ imali’
Ngishiyi iskolo ngoba ngifun’ imali
Angikho broke mina ngiphush ispani

88 plug got that sauce baby