Angelique Kidjo, the legendary African musician and multiple Grammy Award winner, has revealed that Mr Eazi initiated their collaboration with Salif Keita.
This was disclosed by Angelique Kidjo in a recent interview on Apple Music’s “Africa Now” on Monday, June 14th, 2021.
Mr Eazi sent Angelique a DM, stating that he had the music for her, Angelique told the host, LOOTLOVE.
The song had a sample from a song by legendary Malian musician, Salif Keita and Angelique insisted he must be part of the song.
“Mr Eazi was the one that sent me a DM. He said Mama I have a song for you. He sent the song and of course, Salif’s voice was sampled.
An I was like, oh, that’s what I’m talking about. All that transmission is the backbone of our history. Our history is not written, you know?
When I received the song and I recorded it, I said to myself, why use a sample? Salif is there. He can sing. He asked me if I’m sure Salif gonna sing, he said he doesn’t wanna sing anymore. I said he can’t say no to me.”
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Angelique Kidjo’s song ‘Africa, One Of A Kind,‘ featuring Mr Eazi and Salif Keita, is taken from her upcoming album ‘Mother Nature.’ The album is set to be released on Friday, June 18th, 2021. The title track, ‘Mother Nature,’ starring Sting, is the other song from the album that has been released.
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