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10 Biggest Nigerian-African Collaborations 2010 – 2019

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The African music industry has experienced a lot of massive music collaborations that have changed its outlook and many of these collaborations have the Nigerian touch.

Looking at these collaborations, we would be pointing out those that had a Nigerian artiste’s impact. i.e the biggest songs in Africa that has the efforts of a Nigerian artiste and other African artists.

In order to refresh your memories with these songs, we have highlighted for you below the 5 biggest collaborations between a Nigerian artiste and another/other act(s) from other African countries.
1. Diamond  Plantnumz “Number One” Ft Davido: This song till today is one of the biggest collaborations between a Nigerian artiste and an African artiste to have ever been done. The song belongs to Tanzanian singer; Diamond Plantnumz and it became a major African hit song just few days after its release. Thanks to the massive support both artists were having then in the continent. it was released on the 14th of January, 2019 and it won numerous awards.
2.R2Bees “Kiss Your Hand” Ft Wande Coal:This powerful jam was released in 2010 to a brilliant reception from music fans. R2bees who are a major music group in Ghana & Africa at large, sought the assistance of the Black Diamond on this track and the outcome was a blast. The effect of the song was important in further enhancing the music relationship between Nigerian artistes and Ghanaian artistes.
3. DJ Maphorisa “Soweto Baby” Ft Wizkid & DJ Buckz: This would arguably pass as the biggest song of 2016 and definitely one of the biggest Nigerian-African collaborations of all time.  The song which was released on December 15, 2015 didn’t really meet enthusiastic reactions, but it gradually became the love of many as weeks passed by until it established itself into a fully blown banger. “Soweto baby” won best song collaboration at the MAMA awards in 2016 and many even regard it as one of the biggest song collaborations Africa ever made.
4. Runtown “Said” x Nasty C: Could there be anyone who would be asked about the biggest Nigerian-African collaborations of all time and not mention “Said”? This track is just pure bliss and it is a combination of Nigerian singer, Runtown and South African superstar; Nasty C. The song although has been widely reported to be owned by a major world beverage brand, however, It hasn’t deterred the awesomeness in the song. This song was released in August 2017.
5. Davido “Tchelete” Ft Mafikizolo: Mafikizolo were having a great buzz in Africa in 2014 and Davido thought it as a great idea to put them on a song. The decision was taken by the superstar and that decision produced “Tchelete.” The song upon release made a serious wave in Africa and with the help of the South African Mafikizolo, it quickly topped music charts in the country. “Tchelete” topped charts in Nigeria as well and other African countries.
6. 2face “My Love” Ft VIP: This song is part of 2baba’s sophomore album; “Grass To Grace.”My Love” featured then raving Ghanaian music group; VIP. The number 12 track of the “Grass To Grace” album did really well in Africa and with the help of its quite hilarious video, it turned out to be a smash hit even without it being a single. This song was one of those factors that aided the artists’ relationship between Nigerian and Ghanaian acts. The “Grass 2 Grace” Album was released in December 2006.
7. Emtee “Roll Up” Ft Wizkid & AKA: Almost every Nigerian-South African collaboration seem to always be a hit and this is evident in the appearances in number that these collaborations made while this list was being compiled. And this is also evident with the remix to “Roll Up” which is a collaborative effort from two SA artistes and Wizkid. “Roll Up” is a rap single that became a huge record and the favourite of many. It definitely deserves a spot on this list. “Roll Up” was released in November 2015.
8. Patoranking “No Kissing” Ft Sarkodie: “No Kissing” is a really huge record that left Nigeria and Ghana to spread across other African countries. It was always blasted in the speakers present in clubs, parties and many more places the service of a DJ is required. Patoranking called on Ghanaian rapper; Sarkodie, to bless the track with some really hot bars which turned out to be an extremely creative move. “No Kissing” is a certified banger, there isn’t no argument about that and it deserves a spot on this list too.
9. Davido “The Sound” Ft Uhuru: Davido kick-started his 2015 music journey with the song which he released in January and it features South African music group; Uhuru and another SA artiste; DJ Buckz. “The Sound” became an instant hit when it dropped and quickly swam through the shores of Nigeria to other African nations. The song was dropped along with with side a crisp video which is a blessing to the eyes.
10. Runtown “The Banger” Ft Uhuru: Runtown featured Uhuru on this massive hit which was a darling of a lot of African music fans during its most explosive era. The song was released in December 2014 and became an instant “banger.” It was heavily streamed in South Africa and Nigeria as well as other parts of Africa. It sneaked into our list of the biggest Nigeria-Africa collaborations.

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Mr Eazi proposes to Temi Otedola!

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For what seemed like a long while, celebrity power couple—Mr Eazi and Temi Otedola—are finally engaged as Oluwatosin Ajibade better known as Mr Eazi pops the heartwarming “Will you be my wife?” question to his girlfriend of 2 years Temiloluwa Otedola and she responded favourably in the affirmative “Yes” tone.

Fashion mogul and Icon Temi Otedola began dating artiste and music label CEO Mr Eazi in the year 2020 and have been living together ever since in their London apartment, sharing intimate moments, even meeting respective family members. This they’ve both shared in detail on their How Far? With Mr Eazi And Temi Otedola podcast.

Temi announced her engagement by posting the sea-side proposal of Mr Eazi on one knee asking the important question. The video goes by the simple caption of the infinity logo connoting they’re both locked in for life.

Congratulations to Temi Otedola and Mr Eazi!

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Nicki Minaj agrees “Essence” should be song of the year at the Grammys

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American superstar rapper, Nicki Minaj, shares the same sentiments as myriads of Wizkid fans and well-wishers worldwide, in that she concurs to the argument the trendsetting crossover record-breaking single from Wizkid’s 2020 released “Made In Lagos” album, Essence should be in the conversation for the coveted “Record of the Year” plaque at this year’s Grammy Awards.

Although “Essence” did not receive the much desired nomination in the category for “Record of the Year” at the 2022 Grammy Awards, it did get a nod for Best Global Music Performance, the first of its kind.

Irrespective of the snub, Nicki whilie on Joe Budden TV (YouTube) as a guest on the special episode tagged A Conversation With Nicki Minaj & Joe Budden agreed with the host (Joe Budden) when he said “We need people on the Grammy board that know that “Essence” was song of the year” with an exclamatory “Right! Right!” response. She even proffered, “We should have our own Grammy Board“, in support of many and the popular believe that Black Americans or black artistes in general are always stereotyped to a particular category at the award show, if indeed they made it to the top categories, they barely win; Nicki Minaj does not have a Grammy Award herself and that is still a shock to many, especially when considering her refined catalogue of music.

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Pheelz & Buju (BNXN) live the carefree lifestyle on “Finesse”

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After much teasing, the anticipated Finesse by Pheelz and Buju (now BNXN) hit DSPs across the globe and just like the teaser gave off, Finesse is a banger! It is produced by young producer under Pheelz’s wing known as Miichkel.

On Finesse, Pheelz and Buju live their life to the fullest, the carefree lifestyle is what they desire and they are determined to stay on that track for the time being. “I’ve been living the fast life but I see it in slow mo / And you see my lifestyle, I got Gs in the turbo / . . . / Bad girl sey she want Netflix & Chill / So I ja ticket give her warning / If you fall in love, girls it’s certain / You go chop breakfast, I’m not capping“, Pheelz explains on the first verse, even saying love and relationship cannot stop him from living the ‘ballers’ lifestyle; “I’d be dammed if there’s anybody that could be like me / I be like Mo’ Salah, coming up the right wing / I cut through your defender, you no need to tell me / I must finesse / And you know sey me I must net“, Buju braggingly adds on the second verse, saying he can score any chick that catches his eye and dish her the next minute.

listen to the popular joyous chorus “Ah finesse / If I broke na my business / Ama shana e go bright o / Folake for the nighr ohere or on Apple Music.:

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