2Baba Reveal Why His ‘Africa Queen’ Is A Blessing And A Curse
The pop musician, who has had numerous hit singles and successful albums under his famous talents, said that he considered his 2004 hit single, “African Queen,” to be a blessing for establishing his career and garnering him recognition in a national and international scale.
The song also earned him the title ‘King of R and B’ in Nigeria and became a template for delivering a quintessential Afrobeats song.
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However, for 2Baba, the song’s success feels like a curse because it has functioned as a yardstick against his subsequent efforts, which appear to pale in comparison. He also stated that it appears that the popular song would always outperform his other efforts in terms of success.
The episode on Showmax also explored the angles and momentous events that contributed to Afrobeats during the mid-2000s. The Urban Kings, such as the first Nigerian pop boy band, Style Plus and the iconic duo, P-Square, to the Bariga boys such as ID Cabasa, 9ice, Da-grin, and Olamide, who brought the street sound, an infusion of street slang, local dialects, and originality that spoke directly to the audience were also explored.