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Burna Boy Says Drake Didn't Credit Him On ‘More Life’

The song in question is also called "More Life."

Drake did Burna Boy dirty according to Pulse Nigeria, as was revealed during a listening party for the Nigerian artist's upcoming album, Outside, held in Lagos.


Burna Boy reportedly submitted five songs for Drake's More Life album/playlist, which came out last year. One of the songs he submitted was titled "More Life" (coincidence?), and was the one Drake and his team confirmed would be used for the project.

"They told me they had picked it, but when the song came out it was… chopped," Burna Boy was quoted as saying by Pulse Nigeria. The website reports that the song was modified beyond recognition and was then sampled as part of the outro of "Get It Together," which features Black Coffee and Jorja Smith.

The Nigerian artist was further not credited for the song, which is just shady.

"More Life" will appear on Burna Boy's upcoming album Outside, which is out January 26. You can read the full report on Pulse Nigeria.

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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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