Innocent Ujah Idibia, better known by his stage as 2Baba, has explained why his 2004 hit tune, ‘African Queen,’ is both a blessing and a curse to him.
In the fifth episode of Showmax’s ‘Journey of the Beats,’ the singer said that his debut single success, ‘African Queen,’ is both a blessing and a curse for him.
“African Queen” was a blessing for the pop performer, who has had countless hits and successful albums under his famous talents, he said, and he credited it with launching his career and gaining him international exposure.
‘King of R and B’ in Nigeria also gained him the moniker and established a pattern for delivering an Afrobeats song.
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.
During the mid-2000s, Afrobeats was influenced by a variety of factors, which were examined in an episode on Showmax. It was also examined the Urban Kings, such as Style Plus and P-Square, the first Nigerian pop boy band, as well as the Bariga boys like ID Cabasa, Da-grin, and Olamide, who brought the street sound, a combination of street slang and local languages, and originality to the public.
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