Declan Rice was unveiled by Arsenal Football Club on Saturday with the hit song of Nigerian rapper Tochukwu Ojogwu, also known as Odumodublvck. The song is titled ‘Declan Rice’.
Rice completed his move from West Ham United to Arsenal on Saturday in a deal worth a staggering £105 million, making it the highest transfer fee ever paid by the North London club for a player.
The football club shared a video of Rice’s unveiling, featuring the catchy song ‘Declan Rice’ by Odumodublvck playing in the background. The video was posted by Arsenal on its Twitter Page.
The rapper, who is renowned for fusing several musical genres, also congratulated the football player online.
“Congrats to my boy on your new adventure @declanrice with @arsenal,” Odumodublvck wrote. “Thank you to everyone who pushed the club to use the tune. You might think you did not have any impact on this but I really do feel that you guys did.
“The pressure was worse by the day. God bless you all. I AM SO GRATEFUL. ♥️ #DECLANRICE.”
The rapper released “Declan Rice” in March as a tribute to the football player. In a recent interview, Odumodublvck revealed that he and Declan Rice have developed a friendship through their mutual appreciation for the song.
“I made a video vibing to the song. I posted it, and Declan Rice was like, ‘Jeez, the song is fire.’ Now we are friends.
“He is texting me that he has to come to Nigeria, even if it’s only for two days. He said the next time I am performing, he has to be on stage with me,” the rapper shared.
Odumodublvck attributed their connection to divine intervention, expressing gratitude for the opportunity to collaborate with Declan Rice and celebrate their shared success.