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These American Artists Are Loving Nigerian Pop On Instagram

Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Jay Electronica, Drake and Jay Z are showing their affinity for Nigerian pop through a bunch of Instagram posts.


It's no secret that West African artists have been blowing up all over the American and European market for years now. A recent wave of new transatlantic collaborations has seen Nigerian and Ghanaian artists featured on tracks alongside some of hip-hop's biggest names — a trend that can be traced back to Akon's rise and Kanye West signing D'banj which has recently sparked joint efforts from Meek Mill and DavidoSarkodie and Ace Hood, Don Jazzy and Jay Electronica, Fetty Wap and Ayo, Rick Ross and P-SquareWizkid getting remixed by Drake and Skepta, and more. On top of the numerous collaborations, we've come across some Instagram gems of artists like Swizz Beatz, Alicia Keys, and Jay Z showing their affinity for Nigerian pop, check them out below.

Swizz Beatz jumping on Wizkid's "Ojuelegba" wave.

Alicia Keys also getting in on the action. 

This song makes me happy🌟🌟🌟 #goodvibes @wizkidayo 🌟🌟🌟🌟

A video posted by Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) on

Then, water dancing to Skales' "Shake Body." 

#AKwaterdance with you-know-who on the adlibs 😂😂😂😂😂👯👯🐠🐠🏊🏽💃🏽

A video posted by Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) on

And the couple dancing to L.A.X and Wizkid's "Caro."

Happy Feet jamming @wizkidayo

A video posted by Alicia Keys (@aliciakeys) on

Jay Electronica in Don Jazzy's studio while recording "Get Down."

Studio Session with rapper extraordinaire Jay Electronica @THETALENTEDMRFLOWERS #SMD #RocNation @Rocnation

A photo posted by Don Dorobucci (@donjazzy) on

Davido linking up with Future in Atlanta.

OBO X HENDRIX 😈

A photo posted by Davido Adeleke (@davidoofficial) on

(North American) Drake repping the cover art to his Wizkid remix alongside Skepta.

@wizkidayo @skeptagram

A photo posted by champagnepapi (@champagnepapi) on

And, of course, H.O.V.A. and Ice Prince.

🙏 #Roc The story Loading... Ice|Hov

A photo posted by Panshak Zamani (@iceprincezamani) on

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Tems Is Just Doing Her Thang In New Music Video 'Crazy Tings'

The Nigerian songstress is hell bent on taking over your summer playlist and it's getting harder to resist.

It has been a fantastic year for Tems. The Nigerian singer, producer, and songwriter achieved a platinum record for eternal banger Essence, her collaboration with fellow Nigerian superstar Wizkid, an MTV EMA nomination for Best African Artist, a billion worldwide video views, and over 350 million audio streams. Not to mention featuring on Canadian rapper Drake's blowout album Certified Lover Boy, the singer has also sold out every show she's booked.

The release of Tems's sophomore EP If Orange Was a Place solidified her place amongst the greats and it was received with gusto by fans and international audiences. A month after the release the Afrobeats singer has graced fans with a sultry music video to go along with equally as tantalizing lead single Crazy Tings. Conceptualized by the multitalented Tems, and directed by UAX, the music video follows a sensual Tems as she sings about needing space from a lying partner.

International audiences continue to rave over the songstress, with Tems delivering an impressive US TV debut on late-night talk show Jimmy Kimmel Live! this month. Essence continues to top international charts. While becoming the official song of the summer, the track peaked on the Billboard 100 Top 10, becoming the most Shazamed song in the United States and was remixed by Canadian musical heavyweight Justin Bieber, becoming the first song written by Nigerian artists to hit No.1 on Urban Radio.

Tems has been producing consistent hits since her debut in September 2020, and a year later, the singer's immense talent is securing her reputation as a world-class superstar.

Check out Tem's music video for single 'Crazy Tings' below

Tems - Crazy Tings (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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