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."
i turned @edsheeran's "Shape Of You" into a Pride Anthem. ♥️ Happy #PrideMonth. Never be ashamed of who you are. 🏳️🌈✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/kAwdMfIQel
— chika (@oranicuhh) June 13, 2017
"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.
Yo @edsheeran do another version with this talented soul 😍🎶 Happy #PrideMonth y'all. I stand with you. https://t.co/IRW2kfZIof
— Madisen Beaty (@madisenbeaty) June 14, 2017
Ed and pride?! I'm in love got bars too 🔥🔥 https://t.co/Godp7Amoe3
— 🤷🏾♂️ (@whoa_its_niko) June 13, 2017
Thisbis amazing! Can we get a full version?
— Max Maiers (@max_maiers) June 14, 2017
Take a listen to the full cover below.