Top Afro-pop singer, Yemi Alade, has said that she might never do a music project with fellow Nigerian star Tiwa Savage.
The most popular Nigerian songstresses who have amassed influence worldwide may never collaborate because of the “troubles” from their fans.
In an interview with a popular TV station, Alade said a collaboration might not attract positive reactions from the public, reported Daily Post Nigeria.
“All my life when have been choosing collaborations, it is not based on how I feel. It’s unfortunate that with the feelings and troubles that people keep stirring in our ways, it probably will never allow us to ever have a collaboration. Because you’re not sure the outcome would even be positive or be overrun by negative things and all the fights.
“When we do music, we do it so people can be happy, so when we do a song together, what are we fueling? What are we encouraging? That’s the most important question when I do collaborations, there is an aim. I think what would be would be,” Alade said.
In December 2018, the two who have an unspoken beef had engaged in a heated war of words on social media, after Alade claimed some female artistes enlarge their buttocks in photos to deceive fans.
Tiwa Savage who recently released a new single dubbed ‘49-99’ as reported by The Sauce sent out a shout out to Yemi Alade and other African artists for their commendable jobs during a listening party for the song in London.
“Oh man, there’s many many queen, man. Come on, like Yemi Alade just dropped an incredible body of work, huge shout-out to her. Errrm, who doesn’t like Teni The Entertainer? Like, she’s incredible. Simi, Niniola, Waje, Omawumi. We even have Vanessa Mdee from the east, we have Becca whom I have done records with as well. And even the females from the UK, like you have Tomi… There’s so many… Lola Rae…” said Tiwa.
‘Mama Africa’ recently released an album Woman of steel which features American rapper Rick Ross in one of the songs.Yemi explains the album was as an appreciation to the woman she has become over time.
Popular Tanzanian musician Nandy’s new song dubbed ‘Kiza Kinene’ featuring Kenyan boy band Sauti Sol is currently trending highly on YouTube.
The song which premiered on YouTube on Friday (06.09.19) gained over 400,000 views and more than 1,500 comments within 24 hours.
Kiza Kinene which is full of poetry is a slow romantic song that talks about the state of the relationship between two lovers. The two lovers go their separate ways after listening to too much ‘advice’ from the people around them. The song has an Taarab,Afro-pop feel which appeals to many East African fans according to Nandy in a press release.
Taking to her Instagram page on Saturday, the self-declared African Princess appreciated her Kenyan fans for the support that they have given the song pushing it to top on YouTube’s trending chart.
The collabo between Sauti Sol and Nandy comes a few days after the Kenyan band toured Tanzanian where they cemented their fan base at the country with their energetic performances. Sauti Sol appears to be focused on collabos for this year as they have not released one of their own songs but instead released one collabo after another.
They previously released a collabo dubbed ‘Kamasutra’ with Tanzanian songbird Vanessa Mdee.
Nandy on the other hand also seems to be widening her following in Kenya as the collabo with Sauti Sol comes a few months after she released another collabo with Willy Paul dubbed ‘Hallelujah’ who has also expressed his support for the new song on Instagram.
The song was produced by top Tanzanian producer Kimambo and the video was directed by the most sought after South African video director Justin Campos.