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Burna Boy Just Dropped Two New Collaborations With Lilly Allen and Fall Out Boy

We weren't sure what to expect, but as usual, Burna delivers.

Burna Boy has never really been one for conventionality when it comes to his sound and his latest collaborations prove just that.

The Nigerian dancehall artist appears on a new song from none other than American alt-rock group Fall Out Boy from their latest album, Mania called "Sunshine Riptide." Though we were decidedly unsure about how exactly the collaboration would work out at first, after finally hearing the full track, we must say that Burna Boy did his thing.

That's not the only unexpected collaboration that he's been a part of recently either, the artist dropped a new song today featuring British pop singer Lily Allen called "Heaven's Gate," which fuses Burna's quintessential dancehall delivery with Allen's airy vocals.

We think it's pretty cool that Burna Boy is expanding his already unique discography with these new collaborations, no matter how unforeseen they are. If one thing's for certain, it's that Burna never ceases to surprise us, and we're not mad at that.

Listen to both "Sunshine Riptide" and "Heaven's Gate" below via Apple Music.

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Falz’s ‘Squander’ Remix Will Get You Dancing In No Time

The single features Niniola and South African amapiano acts Kamo Mphela, Mpura and SayFar.

Nigerian award-winning rapper, songwriter, and actor Falz makes his debut into the South African music scene with a remix of his hit single "Squander" featuring South Africa's Kamo Mphela, Mpura, and SayFar alongside the Nigerian Afro-House queen Niniola, who was on the original.

Produced by Young Willis and SayFar, the single has an infectious energy that will get you dancing in no time. We didn't expect anything less from breakout vocalist Mpura whose single "Umsebenzi Wethu" is currently topping multiple streaming charts. Amapiano singer and choreographer Kamo Mphela, known for her striking dance moves and collaborations with prominent artists like Busiswa & DJ Maphorisa, also continues to solidify her name in the industry with this feature.

Falz's ability to create music that reflects on the realities of many Nigerians has made him one of Nigeria's boldest voices. This is, however, one of the first times we see him pique interest in collaborating with South African artists. "I love South Africa, I love the culture and the food. I am really excited about this remix with Kamo Mphela, Mpura & SayFar because it's a great blend of South African & Nigerian music."

While he is not in the studio producing hits, Falz is a judge in the third season of The Voice Nigeria. The other judges include Nigerian singer and vocalist Waje, Afropop singer Yemi Alade, and the creative director of Livesport360, Dare Art Alade.

"Squander" remix is now available on all streaming platforms.

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