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Listen to Teyana Taylor and Davido's New Single 'Killa'.

Listen to Teyana Taylor and Davido's New Single 'Killa'

Davido joins Teyana Taylor on the laid-back track titled 'Killa' which features on her latest project 'The Album'.

Davido and Teyana Taylor have recently dropped their joint track titled "Killa". The smooth and mellow number features on Taylor's much-anticipated project The Album which dropped today on Juneteenth—the unofficial holiday in the US celebrating the end of slavery.

"Killa" showcases Taylor's signature sound while borrowing rhythmic elements from Afrobeats in honour of Nigerian music royalty, Davido. It's a laid-back number that describes a badass woman who is unafraid to carve out her own path without being deterred by others. Taylor and Davido's synergy is effortless and makes for some really easy listening.

Taylor is no stranger to collaborating with African talents. Just last year, she jumped on the "Gimme Love (Remix)" with British-Nigerian singer Seyi Shay.

Davido on the other hand, has stayed true to his 2018 call to international artists to keep the collaborations with African artists streaming in. Following the success of his album A Good Time last year, and a great first-leg of his North American tour pre-COVID-19 this year, the artist continues to churn out hit after hit. Last month, Davido, Peruzzi, Dremo and The Flowolf dropped the energetic music video to "Mafa Mafa". Shortly after that, Davido's hit record "Fall" was certified Gold in America three years after its release.

Listen to the official audio for "Killa" on YouTube below:

Teyana Taylor - Killa (Audio) ft. DaVido www.youtube.com

Listen to "Killa" on Apple Music below:

Listen to"Killa" on Spotify below:

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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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