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Iyi eri oba Song – Lyrics and Meaning

Iyi Eri oba Song – Lyrics and Meaning

Recently, the search on the trend is about iyi eri oba song and the meaning. There are queries on our dashboard on this keyword. So, we decided to break down the meaning and the lyrics, especially for the non Igbo speakers. Iyi eri oba Song, meaning, Lyrics and VIDEO.

Who Sang Iyi Eri Oba Song?

It is Vikifire. He is the composer and the original owner of Iyi eri oba song. Iyi Eri oba Song  by Vikifire – Lyrics and Meaning. 

First of all, this is not the original post. We made a post sometimes last year when we saw a video of a little girl on a crusade ground. She was ministering to the congregation and there was a great move of the power of God. At the end of the video, she sang the Iyi eri oba worship while ministering.


in our previous post, we captioned it this way ; “See  Little Girl who Displays Raw Power of God VIDEO. However, we saw need to rewrite and caption the post when a song Iyi eri oba began to trend. And people are asking the meaning of the song. You can check here for compilation of Igbo songs – Praise and Worship songs in Igbo language.

Iyi eri oba Song – Lyrics 

Now, listen to the Iyi eri oba song in this video. The song was sang towards the end of the video. 

Here is the lyrics of the Iyi eri oba song.

  • Iyi eri oba, Iyi eri oba moo, bia

Iyi eri Oba, iyi erioba moo, bia o,

Isioma m ji aga-igwe,

Iyierioba moo, Biaaoo!

Isi oma m ji aga igwe, iyierioba moo,

Biao o.


Chukwu nenye nwa,

Chukwunenye nwa oo, bia oo!

Chukwu na-aza ekpere, Chukwu na-aza ekpere, Biao o!


Iyierioba o! Iyierioba moo, bia oo!

Iyierioba, iyierioba moo, bia oo!


What is the Meaning of Iyi Eri oba?

Iyi eri oba when translated from the surface, means the river that doesn’t drown bucket (local gourd). Iyi means River. Eri  or e ri in Igbo means cannot swallow, eat up, consume (in a layman term) or cannot drown. Oba is word meaning bucket or items used for water fetching.

Oba – Meaning

Oba is a general name for an item used in the olden days to fetch water or liquid. As a native girl, I grew in a neighborhood where there were plants that sprout gourds (oba). This gourd are cut open and have the seeds like melon removed. They are placed in the sun to dry.

In the olden days, Oba, a pot from a tree or a molded clay pot, is used to fetch water from the stream or river. In the most cases, the oba is drown by the river if the owner is not careful. So, in this context, God is likened as a kind river that can never drown a pot that wants to fetch from it.

Iyi eri oba or iyierioba has two meanings. It gives two different meanings when approached from the angles. But first, Iyi eri oba is an age long proverb used in praising or in the worship of a strong deity. As a little child, I have witnessed a masquerade festival in my town where the “mmarigos and the umu nkwu” (members of the masquerade cult) used iyi eri oba to hail a particular masquerade anytime it made public appearance.

It is also a title used mostly to praise God. The emphasis is on the “Iyi” and “Oba”. When you address God as the Iyi eri oba (m). You are making emphasis on the Oba which represents what belongs to you. You are also referring to God as a kind Ocean that does not drown what you came to fetch with. On this note, He is a protector.

On the second meaning, when the emphasis is on the “oba”, it means undrownable. God is referred to an Oba (a local gourd) which by nature can never be drown in the river whether full or empty, heavy or light.

So, on this note, God is the Iyi eri oba. He is like the Oba that can never drown. Literally, it means alot. God is an indomitable God (agha eri). He is indestructible and immortal God, etc.


Iyi eri oba means, a river that cannot swallow or drown my pot or bucket.

Who is the Originator of  Iyi Eri oba?

Iyi eri oba is an age long Igbo proverb or praise name or title. It has been existing. 




Forget Indabosky, what this little Girl Did in Crusade Ground Will Make you Love God More. See this Little Girl who Displays Raw Power of God VIDEO.  I know that writing this post means to stir sleeping bees. This is what it is but this is also the plain truth.

No matter how I write it here, I may not be able to win some people to my opinion. But seeing is believing. You need to watch the video of the Little Girl as she ministered on the Crusade ground and church.

Forget Indabosky; this Little Girl carries Raw Power. Watch the Moment she appeared in a Crusade Men and Women Fall under the anointing.

Perhaps, you haven’t seen this girl perform in a crusade. She is an example of raw and great power in a small body.

Her case is an example of the train up a child in the way he should go, when he or she grows up, he will not depart from it. I bet she wasn’t born this way.

Her parents nurtured her in the way of God and she follows it. This is not to deny the fact that the Spirit of God is upon her life and she is a mighty instrument in the hands of God.

She is called Little Praise. She looks a little physically but spiritually, she is a giant.

Little Praise is among the people whom God said that in the end, a Kingdom Army will be raised. Those who will burn for God. These people will not be a noisemaker but in the thing of the Spirit.

See Little Girl who Displays Raw Power of God VIDEO

Iyi eri oba Song - Lyrics and Meaning
Iyi eri oba Song – Lyrics and Meaning




Iyi eri oba Song - Lyrics and Meaning

Iyi eri oba Song – Lyrics and Meaning


After watching the video, you will agree with me that falling under anointing during ministration shouldn’t be done mechanically. It is not a WWE ring affair.

In the case of Little Praise, the power of God is seen as raw. Even those who were filming her with her phone didn’t know where their phones were when the power of God came down.



I tap into her anointing and I connect all my children to this great oil.