Adanna Duru is an LA-based singer-songwriter and producer raised in Orange County, California. Not too long ago, she released a lyric video for her “if i was a boy 😉” single, produced by Khris Riddick Tynes (“Snooze” by SZA) and Rob Bisel (“Kill Bill” by SZA).
Adanna Duru – “if i was a boy ;)” lyric video
“If I was a boy, I’d never post my girl. I’d tell her she’s my world, then I’d go and f*** with her over there. If I was a boy, I’d swing my d*** around, I’d never eat you out. I’d always let you down I swear. I’m so sick of being hurt. How many busted ni**as will it take to know my worth? And you never ate it right, still I’d shout your name. I found out you f***** that b*tch, you said you knew nothin’ about. You telling the truth or you sh*tting in my mouth?” – lyrics
“if i was a boy ;)” is Adanna Duru’s first time working with Khris Riddick-Tynes and Rob Bisel, who encouraged her to lean into her quirky/fun online persona for which she has earned over 1.5M new TikTok followers in 2023 alone. “if i was a boy ;)” was inspired by Beyonce’s “If I Were a Boy” and Ciara’s “Like a Boy,” where Adanna wanted to create a song about what women commonly go through in relationships.
With payback on her mind, Adanna Duru sings, “I was thinking you could chain an anchor to your ankle, dive in the ocean. So, I could sit and watch you drown the way I did for all these years.” “if i was a boy ;)” is the first single leading into Adanna’s upcoming EP, “NAPPY HOUR II,” set to be released in November 2023, on the 1st anniversary of “NAPPY HOUR,” Adanna’s debut EP, which garnered over 28M streams globally across platforms. Furthermore, “if i was a boy ;)” will resonate well with fans of Amaarae, SZA, Bree Runway, BAYLI, and Tems.
“I’m over crying.”
“This song is about letting out all those feelings of being mistreated or being taken for granted by men in my life. 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).” – Adanna Duru explained
Before reaching over a million followers on TikTok for her personality, before being chosen to be on Adam Levine’s team on The Voice for her performance, before millions viewed her among the Top 10 on American Idol, both taking place as a teenager, Adanna Duru recognized the beauty in her voice before she could read.
Adanna remembers the struggle of identity and not feeling confident outside of her ability to sing simply because she was the only Nigerian girl. Whether it was the curiosity of her classmates about her skin complexion, the need to touch her hair, or the wonder on their faces about the dark lines on the palms of her hands, Adanna was made to feel outside of the norm.
Adanna Duru – “if i was a boy ;)” single
Unbeknownst to her at the time, Adanna Duru was commanding a difference by name alone. To correct the mispronunciation of her name was the first iteration of her confidence. To not see herself yet identify with Hannah Montana and the Cheetah Girls as a child and make the decision to become a singer is another. Also, to have the support of her Nigerian mother as a preteen to chase her dreams rather than force her to pursue a traditional idea of success is powerful. And because of her belief in her talent and the spaces it has taken her, Adanna has moved beyond the limited perceptions of others to champion the depth of who she is as an artist. To date, Adanna has received co-signs on TikTok from Timbaland, Ayrra Star, Bas, Alicia Keys, and Ed Sheeran.
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