Afro B has teamed up with multi-platinum selling rapper French Montana to drop the brand new “Joanna (Drogba)” Remix song and video. With a previous unofficial remix via hip-hop legend Busta Rhymes and an official reworking from African megastar Wizkid, the latest remix had to feature a stellar talent. Enter French Montana, the Morrocco-born, NYC-based artist who exploded onto the charts with the Afrobeats-indebted jam “Unforgettable.” Taking Afro B’s original vocal melody and flipping the lyrics, Montana elevates “Joanna” with some bold NYC swagger.
Afro B celebrates the cultural wave his song has inspired, saying “Two summers with one song is practically unheard of. ‘Drogba (Joanna)’ continues to go viral around the world, and now I linked up with an African superstar French Montana who has joined the wave. 2 Africans, 1 song, 1 remix. Joanna Remix. Let’s keep spreading the culture worldwide. One Africa! AfroWave.”
The “Joanna (Drogba)” Remix receives a fresh new visual reworking from director Allie Avital. Shot in South Central LA, the new music video pays homage to the original and shows the power of the track to inspire and connect with fans of all ages.
The original “Drogba (Joanna),” which name checks Ivorian soccer icon Didier Drogba, was released Feb 2018 via Marathon Artists. It quickly triggered a viral dance craze and became a global underground club smash, racking up over 100M streams across platforms. Early this year the track surged to become the #1 most Shazam’ed track in New York City as fans became desperate to identify the “Jo-Jo-Joanna” banger, radio airplay kicked in sending the track to current position at No. 22 on the Billboard R&B/Hip-Hop Airplay charts.