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Nigeria's Ayo Jay Enlists Fetty Wap For The Summer Single 'Your Number'

Nigerian up-and-comer Ayo Jay recruits "Trap Queen" rapper Fetty Wap for the hook-heavy summer anthem "Your Number"


Up-and-coming Nigerian singer-songwriter Ayo Jay has been having a fruitful 2015 that's seen the release of his debut single "Think About Me" and the addictive dance tune "Gimme Kiss." For his latest single "Your Number (Remix)," Ayo Jay's recruited stateside rapper Fetty Wap, the man behind the chart-topping "Trap Queen," for a hook-heavy summer anthem carried by the Nigerian singer's high-pitched delivery. Fetty Wap registers well over the summery Melvitto-produced beat, serving up his own request for a girl's digits. Ayo Jay will be heading out on tour across the U.S and The U.K this summer, which will feature performances from Seyi Shey, Skales, Falz, Boj and others, and stops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Washington D.C, Atlanta and Houston. Stream and download Ayo Jay and Fetty Wap's "Your Number" collaboration below.

>>>Download: Ayo Jay featuring Fetty Wap "Your Number"

Interview

Adekunle Gold Is Living His Best Life

We speak to the Nigerian star about how marriage and fatherhood have led him to find both newfound happiness and newfound freedom as an artist.

''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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