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Franko’s Massive Cameroonian Club Banger ‘Coller La Petite’

Cameroon's Franko shares the infectious club banger 'Coller La Petite,' which has been co-signed by soccer stars Didier Drogba and Alex Song.


Cameroonian artist Franko’s newest song “Coller La Petite”, is an unmistakable club banger. The uptempo track is gaining serious heat in the West African club scene thanks to its infectious hook and ceaseless beat. Co-signs from soccer stars Didier Drogba and Alex Song, haven't hurt the song’s reputation either.

“Coller La Petite” is a single made for the dance floor. The song’s music video only further proves this by following Franko as he gets hype in a packed night-club filled with dance crews and lively party-goers, all moving along to the track’s drum-filled rhythms.

Check out the music video for "Coller La Petite" below and purchase the single on iTunes. Also, peep the videos underneath to see Drogba dancing to the song in his locker room with a group of young players, and Song jamming out to it in his car. 

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Interview: Terri Is Stepping Out of the Shadows

We talk to the Wizkid-signed artist about the story behind the massive hit "Soco" and his latest Afro Series EP.

Certain afrobeats songs have made in-roads in international markets and paved the way for the genre's ceaselessly-rising widespread recognition. Among these history-defining songs were D'banj's "Oliver Twist," Tekno's "Pana," Davido's "If" & "Fall," Runtown's "Mad Over You," and of course, Wizkid's "Soco." Wizkid released "Soco" under his label imprint, Starboy Entertainment in March 2018, and the song spread like wildfire across Africa and beyond. "Soco" was an Afro-pop wonder delivered at a time when the 'afrobeats to the world' movement was gathering steam, further cementing its electric nature. The Northboi-produced song was co-signed by celebrities across the world like Rihanna, Cardi B, and Paul Pogba and has accrued well over a hundred million streams across streaming platforms worldwide.

"Soco" was not only a trailblazer amongst mid-2010s afrobeats records, it was also the introduction of the first Wizkid-signed artist, Terri. Just weeks before "Soco" was released, Terri was discovered by Wizkid's longtime producer, Mutay, who saw him covering the song "Oshe" on social media.

Before "Soco," Terri Akewe was well on his way to fame. At fifteen, he had performed at street carnivals in his neighbourhood and, one time, was carried all the way home by neighbours after winning a Coca-Cola sponsored singing competition. Before his life-changing meeting with Wizkid, Terri had a seven-track EP ready for release, as well as a viral song titled "Voices." "One time I was on set with the video director T.G Omori, he told me that 'Voices' was the first time he heard of me" Terri tells me as we settle on a plush couch at his home in Lagos.

Regardless of Terri's initial career trajectory; signing to a label headed by afrobeats' biggest superstar was bound to accelerate his musical journey, and at the same time, cast a huge shadow of expectation on his career, especially given a debut as spectacular as "Soco." With his latest EP, Afro Series, powered by the sensational single "Ojoro," one thing is clear: Terri is stepping out of the shadows into his own spotlight and he is doing it on his own terms.

This interview has been edited and condensed for clarity.

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