September 20th, 2007
Multi-tasking: Didier Drogba
We like Didier Drogba. Great striker, interesting backstory, etc. We were not aware that he possessed any hidden talents.
So, when we first heard the stories that the double D was due to perform on stage, singing, at the Royal Festival Hall in London, we thought: is he, bollocks.
But perhaps not. Sept 23 is looking like the date to mark in your diaries – actually, pencil it in the day before, so you have time to pick up some ear plugs.
Didier will be performing at a charity concert for African HIV and AIDS victims – a good cause, but surely his talents could be used otherwise? We’re thinking a foundation to help those who’ve also suffered at the hands of an overzealous jar of no-lye hair relaxer.
“Yes, it’s true I can sing,‘ says Drogba. ‘But it’s not what I do best.‘
Anyhoo, in anticipation of DD’s big debut, the music Gods have provided us with an anti-racism track, out next month, featuring D and his boy Michael Essien and some band we’ve never heard of. It’s called “Skin”. And it’s quite possibly the worst thing we’ve ever heard. Watch it here, via Chelsea Pies. See if you get past the 30 second mark. We dare you.