Weeks after hinting of a remix of an African hit single by Nigeria’s Davido, U.S. pop star Robert Sylvester Kelly, known in show business circles as ‘R. Kelly’ finally released his version of ‘IF.’
Kelly had earlier on released what was a teaser to the remix via his social media handles and there was talk about whether a full track will be done.
The almost 4-minute remix maintains the beats and transitions of the original Davido work save for Kelly’s introductory bits. Then after one-and-half minutes, Kelly takes over with a rap that runs for over one-minutes and forty seconds before Davido takes over with Kelly in the background.
The part Kelly raps is exactly where Davido sings about how he seeks to reassure his lover (by name Brigette) of his unending love promising her a cash sum of 30 billion (even though he didn’t specify whether dollars or naira) in her account plus designer wear for her.
Davido’s song has been been viewed over 14.3 million times on Youtube. The track continues to enjoy massive airplay across the continent.