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This Nigerian-American Rapper Turned Ed Sheeran's 'Shape of You' Into a Pride Anthem and We're Here For It

We're obsessed with how singer-songwriter Chika Oranika turned Ed Sheeran's "Shape of You" into a Pride anthem—take a listen.

DIAPORA—In a viral clip uploaded yesterday, rapper and singer-songwriter Chika Oranika from Alabama transformed Ed Sheeran's clubbanger, "Shape of You," into a heartfelt pride anthem. You also might remember her from her awesome cover of Luis Fonsi's "Despacito."


"Let me tell you about pride, struggle to survive. Livin' every day with you lovin' under fire. People questioning the ways that you self-identify. But who you choose to date isn't ever on your mind," she raps.

It wasn't before long before Twitter started losing its mind.

Take a listen to the full cover below.

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Photo: Single cover art courtesy of Emerald East

Rema Welcomes 2021 With New Single 'Bounce'

The Don Jazzy produced track reminds us of why the Nigerian singer-songwriter is topping charts.

Nigerian golden boy Rema took his time on deciding how to start of 2021—and we're glad he did.

The afropop hitmaker is out with his first project of the year, "Bounce", after stunning fans with word of an upcoming album, and the cooks in this kitchen have not disappointed.

Keeping it in the Mavin Records family, legendary producer Don Jazzy sprinkles his magic on the track, while undoubtedly motivating the young singer-songwriter to be his best self. And with this track being like nothing we've heard from Rema before, one could say Jazzy succeeded. "Bounce", fast-paced and fierce, is a love song dedicated to bewitchingly beautiful and blessed bottoms. The candid declaration and hip shaking beat are a force duo and we can't help but love it.

Of the single and collaboration with head honcho Don Jazzy, Rema says, "This record was inspired by the luscious and magnificent body of the African woman. Furthermore, I'm really excited about this tune because it's my first single with the legendary Don Jazzy."

Honestly, when you start the year off with a banger, you get to make songs about butts.

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