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Listen to Black Coffee and David Guetta’s New Song ‘Drive’

Black Coffee and David Guetta connected on 'Drive.'

South African house music DJ and producer Black Coffee just released a new collaboration with famed French DJ and producer David Guetta. The song, which is titled "Drive," features the vocalist Delilah Montagu. She impressively sings about driving a thousand miles into the dead of the night till she runs out of love for her bae.


"Drive" is electronica meets South African house—Black Coffee's drum patterns anchor some subtle synths and pads. The South African DJ mentioned on Twitter how the single was a "very unique and cool experience" that saw him stepping out of his comfort zone.

He told Kaya FM on Friday:

"I'm very excited also about getting this far and sticking to my guns. One of the biggest fears we had about the song is do we announce who's on the song, or do we let people just hear the song first? And, I'm always about the music so I'm like 'let's not tell the people. So, we went for the song first, and then announced who we're working with."

The single comes with two iterations of the song—the radio version and the club mix.

Listen to "Drive" below:


Read: Black Coffee is Creating a Streaming App for African Artists Shut Out of the Music Industry

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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 — and in the US — 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 — 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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