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Alicia Keys Says She "Loves Wizkid" and Hints at Their Collaboration

Speaking with Ebro during an interview for his Beats 1 radio show, Alicia Keys hinted at her collaboration with Wizkid and more.

Alicia Keys is coming strong off the release of her latest album, Here, earlier this month.


This week, while talking to Ebro for this Apple Music Beats 1 show, she was asked about her thoughts on Wizkid and a certain Instagram post of her dancing to "Ojuelegba."

Her reply: "I love Wizkid. Definitely love that energy. We actually vibed on some stuff and it was dope. I think that's what's so incredible about music forever: whenever music cross-pollinates, starts to blow in the wind, come all around and be influenced by different sonics and different sounds."

"I mean, how much of Fela was influenced by James Brown? When that happens, the greatest music happens, because there's no boundary of its definition and where it can live," she mentions.

This shouldn't be much of a surprise as her love of Wizkid and other Nigerian artists has been well-documented. Wizkid himself has tweeted about the possible collaboration between the two.

Also, "In Common," one of the standout singles from Keys' new album, in many ways could be considered an afrobeats track.

Watch a snippet from the singer's interview with Ebro in the video above. While we wait to hear this elusive Alicia Keys x Wizkid collaboration, we'll leave you with this:

This song makes me happy??? #goodvibes @wizkidayo ????

A video posted by Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) on

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Watch Davido Perform 'Assurance' & 'Jowo' On Jimmy Kimmel Live

The Nigerian superstar performed for the late night American TV show.

Davido stopped by Jimmy Kimmel Live last night to give viewers a lively performance.

Backed by a full band, the Nigerian superstar kicked things off by playing A Good Time single "Assurance," which will reportedly be featured in the Coming 2 America soundtrack. After a quick interlude and set change—a king's throne appeared onstage—Davido and his band went into a medley of "Jowo," his A Better Time single.

Davido's been busy this year as he recently shared the music video for A Better Time's "The Best" alongside Mayorkun, was featured in the remix of Focalistic's "Ke Star," and collaborated with Teni on "For You."

Watch Davido's Jimmy Kimmel live performance of "Assurance" and "Jowo (Medley) below.

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