A video of Kodak Black, the US rapper, vibing to ‘African Queen’, a hit track by 2Baba, Nigerian music star, has surfaced online and gone viral.
In the clip, the 24-year-old singer and songwriter could be seen in an ectastic mood as he danced to the song in an undisclosed location.
Clad in an African print outfit, Black sang the chorus of the song word-to-word in an open-air space while playing it out loud on his phone.
“And you are my African Queen, the girl of my dreams. You take me where I’ve never been, you make my heart go ting-a-ling, oh ahh. You are my African queen, the girl of my dream and you remind me of a thing and that is the African beauty yahhhh”. he sang.
‘African Queen’ is a track off ‘Face 2 Face’, 2Baba’s 2004 hit album.
Since its release, the song has gained international prominence and snagged positive reviews from music lovers.
It has also been at the subject of a lingering controversy as Blackface — a member of the defunct Plantashun Boyz, a Nigerian hip hop group he shared with 2Baba and Faze — had claimed to own the song.
In 2019, Blackface had dropped his own version of the song amid his legal battle with 2Baba over the project.
“There’s no reason why anybody should ask me why I should sing my own song. There’s no case of hard feelings here. I wanted to sing the song the way I feel like,” he had said at the time.
“I was excited last week when I saw Johnny Drille singing ‘You and I’, a song that was in the Plantashun Boiz first album.
“It doesn’t really mean that they own the right to that song. I wrote the song, I decide who sings it and I decide who doesn’t sing it.”
Watch Black’s rendition of ‘African Queen’ below:
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