Nigerian artiste and rapper, Ice Prince, has announced his collaboration (collabo) with legendary and iconic singer and music phenomenon from South Africa – Yvonne Chaka Chaka . . .
Ice Prince said that a single off his upcoming album featured iYvonne Chaka Chaka. This is Ice Prince’s third studio album to be released under his newly founded record label, Super Cool Cats. The versatile rapper is trying to work with the best in the Nigerian and African music industries.
Photo: Ice Prince
The Jos-born artiste’s soon-to-be-released studio project, J2TW (Jos to the World) had its lead single ‘Chike’, released over a week ago.
Yvonne Chaka Chaka is a singer, songwriter, humanitarian and teacher mostly popular for her songs, ‘I’m Burning Up’, ‘Thank You Mister DJ’, ‘I Cry for Freedom’ and the Hotel Rwanda-featured song, ‘Umqombothi’.
Short BIO: Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Yvonne Chaka Chaka (born Yvonne Machaka in 1965) is an internationally recognised and highly respected South African singer and songwriter. Dubbed the “Princess of Africa” (a name she received after a 1990 tour), Chaka Chaka has been at the forefront of South African popular music for 27 years.
She released to top acclaim songs like “I’m Burning Up”, “Thank You Mister DJ”, “I Cry for Freedom”, “Makoti”, “Motherland” and the ever-popular and evergreen “Umqombothi” (“African Beer”) which ensured her instant and long-lived stardom. The song “Umqombothi” was featured in the opening scene of the 2004 movie Hotel Rwanda. As a young performer Chaka Chaka was the first Black child to appear on South African television in 1981.
Nigerian-born artiste and rapper, Ice Prince Zamani, revealed that he became star struck after recording with South African music icon, Yvonne Chaka Chaka. He described Chaka Chaka as his favorite female artist..
The rapper expressed his excitement in the morning of Friday, June 3, 2016, via his Twitter handle (below) with the quote,”Never been as StarStruck as in this moment! Meeting and recording with my Mums Favorite artiste is Joy unexplainable. YvonneChakaChaka 4lyf”.
“Dreams come thru my man! Finally recorded with Mama Yvonne Chaka Chaka! My favorite female artist of all timeJ2TW”.
Listen to Yvonne Chaka Chaka’s legendary song Umqombothi below:
Watch and listen to the best of the South African music icon, Yvonne Chaka Chaka below: