Nigerian music and artistes are going global with the African sound, scoring dope collaborations from and with international superstars and getting enormous attention from music listeners worldwide. We present to you the biggest and most successful Nigerian – International collaborations so far in 2017.
1. Wizkid Come Closer ft. Drake
Starboy, Wizkid came through with this solid Caribbean influenced master piece featuring OVO himself Drake. The song was released as a promo single off The Sounds from the Other Side Project from Wizkid and has gone on to become fans favourite. The track is already certified Gold in Canada, landed on impressive positions in international music charts and the two videos shot for the songs have a combined view of over 40 million. It is safe to say Come closer is the biggest jam off SFTOS.
2. Dbanj EL Chapo ft Wande Coal and Gucci Mane
Off the King Don Come album, Dbanj delivers gangstar and thrilling lines on the trap themed beat crafted by Maleek Berry and with superb support from American rapper Gucci Mane and the extremely enjoyable input from Wande Coal, the trio gives us a head bumping trap track that discusses living the boss life like the drug lord,EL Chapo. The video has over three million views on YouTube.
3.Wale Fine Girl ft Davido and Olamide
Wale decided to respect the culture and enlisted the help of Nigerian music heavyweights, Davido and Olamide to deliver a summer jam titled Fine Girl that praises the physical and facial attributes of girls worldwide. Housed on the Shine album, Fine Girl currently has over two million views on YouTube and is enjoying massive airplay and support.
4. Davido Pere ft Young Thug and Rae Sremmurd
DMW superstar, Davido enlists the help of two of the buzzing artists in the American music industry – Young Thug and Rae Sremmurd. The track which was co- written by Dammy Krane, was released under RCA records. The video has over three million views already.
5. Korede Bello Do Like That ft Kelly Rowland
Korede Bello’s Do Like That is a massive jam. With over 40 million views for the original video, Korede Bello decided to enlist the services of American singer, Kelly Rowland to deliver a top notch remix to the massive jam.