Darkoo taps Mayorkun for summer-ready bop, “There She Go”

Sampling a Nigerian pop classic to enjoyable results

In November 2019, Darkoo released one of the biggest Afrobeats songs of the year “Gangsta”, which immediately fixed the UK-based, Nigerian-born singer and rapper in people’s faces. The record, which was produced by AJ Productions, featured a stellar guest verse from UK rapper One Acen and emerged as one of the most notable songs in UK Afrobeats history, earning Darkoo a crown by ​​the Official Charts Company as the Afrobeats track of 2020.


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Since then, the singer has remained in the faces of fans and listeners, as she followed up with massive hit songs such as “Juicy” and “Cinderella.” In February, she kicked off her year with the smash hit “Always,” assisted by Asaaka driller and global superstar Black Sherif. The song topped charts in the UK, Nigeria and Ghana, and it eventually earned Darkoo a spot on the billboard US Afrobeats chart. Now for her second release of the year, Darkoo has teamed up with Afropop sensation, Mayorkun for the summer bop “There She Go”, making it the second time the pair would make an appearance on a record this year—the first being the hugely popular remix to Ghanaian singer Camidoh’s hit single “Sugarcane.”

Produced by Enzo, “There She Go” sees the pair setting the mood for summer time as the mid tempo upbeat record sees Darkoo speaking to her love interest and showering her muse with romantic compliments. She quips lyrics such as “she got the body I never seen, lemme crack in your loving like I’m a fiend/Your body flow like water, coming in the shape of soda”. Mayorkun taps into the existing topic of the record and delivers a one-of-a-kind verse. On his verse, he chants standout lyrics such as “See your face card e no dey decline/I have a feeling I’m your desire, I no dey rest I no dey tire.” In true Afropop heritage, the song sample’s the 2014 smash hit, “Jack Sparrow,” by Nigerian singer Rayce.

Alongside the record, the official visualiser directed by Darkoo has also arrived today. The set, which is a vibrant and colourful video, matches the upbeat nature of the track. It sees a number of fast cars, boats and both artists with friends seeing a great time.

Watch the visualiser for “There She Go” here