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A Collaboration From Davido and Cassper Nyovest Is on the Way

Davido described the song as a "classic."

It looks like a collaboration between two of the continent's biggest names will be coming our way in the near future.

Davido took to Instagram last night to share a snippet of him and Cassper Nyovest in the studio listening to a track that the pair had just laid down.

"Me and @CassperNyovest made a classic last nite!! WHAAAAAAAAT! πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯ Out soon!! πŸ‡³πŸ‡¬xπŸ‡ΏπŸ‡¦," he wrote in the caption. You can hear a short snippet of the track in the video below.

Both artists are coming off major wins at this weekend's Sound City MVP awards, where Davido took home trophies for Song of the Year and Video of the Year, and Casper snagged an award for Best Hip Hop Artist.

With these two heavyweights on one record, there's no doubt that the song will be a major hit, that'll probably earn them more awards in the future.

We're hoping this will lead to more dope collaborations with other artists as well. Davido mentioned late last year that he'd love to work with none other than Cardi B, and we're still crossing our fingers for that one.

We're yet to receive an exact release date, but the two have warned that the track is "coming very soon," so be on the lookout.

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A Candid Conversation With Olamide & Fireboy DML

We talk to the Nigerian stars about the hardest lessons they've learned, best advice they've ever been given and what Nigeria means to them.

Olamide and Fireboy DML have been working together for three years, but the first time they sit down to do an interview together is hours after they arrive in New York City on a promo tour.

It's Fireboy's first time in the Big Apple β€” and in the US β€” and the rain that's pouring outside his hotel doesn't hinder his gratitude. "It's such a relief to be here, it's long overdue," he tells OkayAfrica. "I was supposed to be here last year, but Covid stopped that. This is a time to reflect and refresh. It's a reset button for me."

Olamide looks on, smiling assuredly. Since signing Fireboy to his YBNL Nation label in 2018, he's watched the soulful young singer rise to become one of Nigeria's most talked-about artists β€” from his breakout single, "Jealous," to his debut album Laughter, Tears & Goosebumps, hit collabs with D.Smoke and Cuppy, and his sophomore release, Apollo, last year.

Even while he shares his own latest record, UY Scuti, with the world, Olamide nurtures Fireboy's career with as much care and attention as he does his own, oscillating between his two roles of artist and label exec seamlessly. His 2020 album Carpe Diem is the most streamed album ever by an African rap artist, according to Audiomack, hitting over 140 million streams. When Olamide signed a joint venture with US-based record label and distribution company, Empire, in February last year he did so through his label, bringing Fireboy and any other artist he decides to sign along for the ride, and establishing one of the most noteworthy deals on the continent.

Below, Olamide & Fireboy DML speak to OkayAfrica about their mutual admiration for each other, what makes them get up in the morning and how they switch off.

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