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Adanna Duru- “if I was a boy ;)” |Review

If I was a boy is an eclectic, fun, and fast pop/rap song. Inspired by Beyoncé’s “if I were a boy” and with the help of producers Khris Riddick and Rob Biesel, this track has come to life.

Riddick and Biesel have previously worked with SZA, and the song has those vibes, making it a complete radio hit. If I was a boy is a nod at how men disappoint women, “If I was a boy, I’d never post my girl, I’d tell her she’s my world, Then I'd go and fuck with her over there.” The lyrics continue giving examples of what men have done in the past following up with a defeated and desperate question, “how long until these boys know my worth?” After the second chorus, we receive the answer that we’ve been looking for, “Boys will never learn, I saw ya phone & can’t believe You got a split identity, I’m over cryin'.” Adanna Duru used the studio to express her emotions about being mistreated as a woman, I wanted to make a song that was super fun and spoke to feelings that all women go through in relationships (wanting to treat men the way they treat us)” With a mixture of genres together—afrobeats, contemporary R&B, pop, rap—don’t be surprised when it gets stuck in your head.

Adanna Duru is a Nigerian 27-year-old singer raised in Orange County, California. She has previously been on the top 10 of American Idol in 2015, and team Adam Levine of The Voice in 2012. Since then, in 2023 Adanna has made a comeback with her riveting EP “NAPPY HOUR” and gained over 28 million streams globally across all platforms. In the same year, she gained over 1.5 million followers on TikTok and will keep creating videos for her fans. Not only that but she received co-signs on that platform by artists like Timbaland, Ed Sheeran, Alicia Keys, Ayrra Star, Bas, and more. As “NAPPY HOUR” is her first look, the EP represents a fun, energetic, and harmonic side of her—this is only the beginning.

Written by Lia Tsvetanova

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