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There Might Be a Davido and Cardi B Collaboration In The Future, and We're Here For It

Davido and Cardi B met at the MOBOs last night, and now they might "make money moves" together.

Davido and Cardi B met a the MOBOs last night and now they're best friends who want to take over the music world together. Ok, so that might be a bit of an exaggeration, but it looks like it was all love and mutual respect between the two artists as they posed for a picture backstage.

Davido, who took home the award for Best African Act last night, shared the photo on his Twitter page, adding that he's a major fan of the now grammy-nominated artist, to which she responded, "Your music is amazing!! Congrats on your win!!!"

Check out the delightful exchange between two of our favs below.

And it didn't stop there. Davido, then replied, dropping a hint that he'd like to work on a collaboration with Cardi in the future—and now, we're over here imagining how some fiery Cardi B bars would sound accompanied by pidgin ad-libs from Davido, and we absolutely want this to become a reality.

We're not the only ones who think that a collaboration between the two would make for a potentially game-changing hit either. Fingers crossed that the two stars deliver!


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Photo: Lex Ash (@thelexash). Courtesy of Simi.

Interview: Simi Is Taking Risks

Nigerian star Simi talks about the successes & risks of this year, her thoughts on the #EndSARS protests, and how her husband, Adekunle Gold, inspired Restless II.

Simi is restless. It has nothing to do with the year she has had, in fact, she reaffirmed her status as one of Nigeria's most successful musicians with a single music drop, "Duduke," which enjoyed widespread appeal as the nation went into lockdown earlier in the year.

The 32-year-old singer's restlessness is a reflection of the organised chaos that has defined her recording process this year as she combined the rigours of being an expectant mother with an examination of her place in the wider world. It, more accurately, reflects her re-negotiation of the parameters of her stardom.

"I've never really been a big fan of the spotlight," she whispers silently early in our Zoom conversation. "I know that it comes with the territory, but when I got my big break and more people started to recognise me, I realised that I had to edit myself, my life, and most of the things that I'd do or say because I wanted to be careful to keep a part of me for myself."

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