Mp3bullet.ng presents Foreign Artists Who used Nigerian Native Languages in songs.
Various foreign artists have been propelled to include Nigerian languages in songs over the years. This is mainly due to the fact that they have been featured by Nigerian artists.
Due to its distinctiveness and considerable reflection of Nigerian cultural features [language, style, etc.], the Afrobeats music genre has impacted a lot of foreign artists.
In this article, Mp3bullet.ng highlights international musicians who employed Nigerian native languages in songs.
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Akon on P-square’s “Chop My Money”
P-Square collaborated with Akon, a prominent American-Senegalese artist, on a remix of their song “Chop My Money.” This song was included on their fifth studio album, “The Invasion,” and was released in 2011.
When singing the chorus of the song, Akon, a well-known international performer, had to utilise Nigerian pidgin.
He sang the part which says “Chop my money” and “I get am plenty”.
“Chop my money” is a statement in the Nigerian pidgin language which means “spend my money”.
Ed Sheeran on Fireboy DML’s “Peru”
Fireboy created a remix for his hit song “Peru” which featured Ed Sheeran, a multi-Grammy Award winner from England. On the 24th of December, 2021, the highly anticipated track was released.
Many listeners were blown away by Ed Sheeran’s utilization of the Yoruba and Nigerian pidgin languages in the song.
Chris Brown on Davido’s “Blow My Mind’
Chris Brown sang a part of his verse as well as the chorus in Nigerian pidgin English.
Chris Brown said “Girl you just dey blow my mind”. This is telling the girl that she is blowing up his mind.
Stefflon Don on her song “Can’t let you Go”
Ever Since Stefflon Don started dating Burna Boy, she has become influenced by Nigeria and its culture. Her songs also reflect these influences.
She incorporated a lot of Yoruba language in her successful song “Can’t Let You Go” from 2021. Because the song was heavily based in the Afrobeats genre, it reached the top of the UK Afrobeats chart.
Justin Bieber on Wizkid’s “Essence” remix
While Justin mostly sang in English, he had to switch to pidgin to sing the chorus.
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Brandy on Tiwa Savage’s “Somebody’s Son”
Tiwa Savage did the impossible when she featured Brandy on her 2021 hit song, “Somebody’s Son“.