Popcaan has released the video for “Aboboyaa”, a collaboration with Nigerian Afrobeats artist Burna Boy, off his fifth studio album, great is him.
The OVO-produced album, which was released on the digital streaming platform on Friday (Jan. 27), gave fans another treat with the release of the video for “Aboboyaa” on Friday night. In a video teaser shared on his Instagram account, Popcaan shared clips of the song that he had previously teased. We now know the name of the trike that Popcaan rode with several women.
The three-wheeled vehicle is called an “Aboboyaa” and we can now see the relevance of this unique form of transportation in a video. The video features a night scene, with the women and several brides on Aboboyaa wearing Western-style wedding dresses. The song riddim mixes drums and the famous saxophone – sounds common in both Afrobeat and dancehall music.
During part of the video, Popcaan is seen wearing a red suit with a crate on his head, before the video cuts to him driving an Aboboyaa with a woman in a green dress behind him.
Popcaan celebrated his album release by sharing a series of posts on Instagram. In one post, the artist appeared to be in Canada for an album listening party with fans.
In another post, he shared emotional notes about the album’s making process. “The process has not been easy, but my album is out now, go stream and enjoy!” Popkan wrote.
“I thank everyone who played a role in making this project possible. I just want to thank God for my talent, vision and blessings! They don’t believe us, but we will prove them wrong. #unrulyforever nah beg fren or support #GIHE More now and forever,” the artist added.
Popcaan has received many accolades, including from his rumored girlfriend Toni-Ann Singh, fellow artist Black Sherif, Jesse Royal and Protoje, who wrote “Jah Jah God”, among others.
The artist, who also dedicated one of the album’s tracks, “St. Thomas Native,” featuring Chronic Law, shared with his sister, Unruly Squid, a series of throwback photos of them both as kids and now as grown-ups.