The ‘Shape Of You’ hitmaker has recorded a song in Ghanaian dialect Twi on Fuse ODG’s new single ‘Boa Me’ and the 28-year-old singer has revealed how Ed managed to fool locals in Ghana into thinking it was a real authentic High Life track.
Fuse said: “This one Ed didn’t speak a word of English in the song, just Twi and would only do it if he got it right. I showed all sorts of different types of music out there, he wanted to make a real authentic High Life track – that’s the old-school Afrobeats music my parents would play.
“Ed is becoming a High Life legend because when I played it to people in Ghana they didn’t even realise it was Ed, that’s how much he sounded like the real thing. We did a test where people came to the house and the reaction was, ‘This is crazy.'”
And the ‘Dangerous Love’ hitmaker – who worked alongside Ed on his track ‘Bibia Be Ye Ye’, which forms part of his ‘÷’ album – has revealed how the new track is about helping communities in Africa.