Remarkably top 10 International Collaborations with Afrobeats artistes
These are remarkably top 10 International Collaborations with Afrobeats artistes
Without a question, Nigerian singers particularly afrobeats musicians have positioned the nation on the international stage through their work.
Nigerian singers now work with their international counterparts. These partnerships frequently benefit all parties involved since they broaden each other’s fan bases.
Wizkid featuring Tems and Justin Bieber — Essence
Wizkid, a Grammy-winning musician, and Tems collaborated with Canadian superstar Justin Bieber on a remix of the song Essence, which was also a massive worldwide hit and a summer anthem in 2021.
The song, which was published in August 2021, has received over 460,000 YouTube views.
DaBaby and Davido — Showing Off Her Body
Rapper DaBaby from the United States collaborated with Davido, a multi-award-winning musician from Nigeria, to create the song “Showing off her body.” On Friday, the music was made public.
DaBaby flew into Nigeria for the first leg of the video shoot while the second leg took place in America, which created quite a stir for the song video.
The Nigerian component of the shoot, which took place on the streets of Lagos, generated a sensation since onlookers were eager to see the celebs in person.
Furthermore, while in Lagos, DaBaby posted on his social media platforms to say that he was having a fantastic time. Over 3 million people have viewed the song on YouTube.
Future featuring Drake and Tems — Wait For U
Drake and Tems, superstar singers from Nigeria, are featured in the song, which was released in April 2022. The song debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 songs chart not long after it was released.
Additionally, according to Luminate through Billboard, “Wait For U” received a total of 40.2 million streams, 7.9 million radio airplay audience impressions, and 6,400 download sales for the tracking week of April 29–May 5.
The song celebrated Drake’s ninth consecutive No. 1 position on the Hot 100 chart. Tems adds the No. 1 to her increasing collection of hits in a joyous first. After Wizkid’s “Essence,” which peaked at No. 9 on the list in October 2021, this is Tems’ second top 10.
Fireboy DML featuring Madonna — Frozen
Legendary American singer, songwriter, and actress Madonna teamed up with iconic Nigerian artist Fireboy DML to release a remix of one of her timeless hits, Frozen.
Frozen, the original song, is a track from Ray of Light, Madonna’s seventh studio album (1998). It was made available on January 23, 1998, through Maverick and Warner Bros. Records as the album’s lead single.
The song was also a huge commercial hit all over the world. As the artist with the most number-two hits in the chart’s history at the time, it became Madonna’s sixth single to reach the second spot on the US Billboard Hot 100. Additionally, “Frozen” marked her first track to debut at the top of the UK Singles Chart, peaking at number one.
Omah Lay featuring Justin Bieber — Attention
Omah Lay has not demonstrated any signs of slowing down since he first entered the Nigerian music scene. To the surprise of their fans, the singer this time works with Canadian superstar Justin Bieber to create the smash hit song, Attention.
The popular song was the lead single from Omah Lay’s next album, Boy Alone, and it was released in March 2022. The vocalists use their incredible vocals in the song to implore the women in their lives to pay them more attention. The song’s official YouTube video, which was posted in March, has been viewed more than 13 million times by its followers.
Lojay featuring Chris Brown — Monalisa
As soon as Lojay and Sarz’s song Monalisa hit the airwaves, it immediately became popular. It’s not surprising that it quickly reached the top of the nation’s music charts. The song, which featured American celebrity singer Chris Brown’s voice, became another smash for the artist.
Because Chris Brown included a reference to the imprisoned internet scammer Hushpuppi in his lyrics, the song gained attention quickly in the Nigerian digital community.
Radio stations continue to play the song a ton. Additionally, it is still listed on the music charts of other streaming services, including Apple, Spotify, and Audiomack.
Fireboy DML featuring Ed Sheeran — Peru
In an interview, the singer, Fireboy DML, revealed that his record label boss, Olamide, leaked his smash hit song, Peru. However, the singer cannot be mad at his boss over the latter’s action as the song is one of the biggest records of 2022.
Fireboy takes the success of the song a step further as he teamed up with international British sensation, Ed Sheeran, for the remix of the song. No doubt it became an instant global hit with over 84 million views on YouTube.
DJ Tunez Feat Ashanti and Adekunle Gold — Energy
In November 2021, prolific disc jockey, DJ Tunez, had collaborated with American Grammy award-winning artiste, Ashanti, as well as Nigerian superstar singer, Adekunle Gold, for the project, Energy.
Drake featuring Tems — Fountain
Multiple Grammy-award winners from Canada, Drake, enlisted the vocals of Nigerian songstress, Tems, for the smash hit, Fountain.
The song was off Drake’s previous album, Certified Loverboy. While the song has no visuals yet, it still has been viewed over seven million times on YouTube.
Tiwa Savage featuring Brandy — Somebody’s Son
Iconic Nigerian singer, Tiwa Savage, teamed up with legendary American singer, Brandy, to deliver the hit song, Somebody’s Son.
The song did not only do well in the Nigerian music industry but also internationally. Both music divas also enjoyed fame from some social media platforms like TikTok as the song was used by content creators.