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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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Wizkid Spoils Fans By Dropping the Music Video For 'No Stress'

Oh, you thought he was done for the day?

All in a day's work! Nigerian superstar Wizkid is climbing his way further and further up the charts (and our lists of favourites) by releasing visuals to accompany track "No Stress," off of his freshly released album Made In Lagos.

It's hard not to move to the track on its own, and now we have a plethora of beautiful African women to virtually jam out with. The release of the second single off the high anticipated MIL album comes as Wizkid toyed with fans by simply tweeting "No Stress."

So far, the album has amassed over a million streams in under 24 hours on Boomplay. The 14-track album features music heavy weights including Burna Boy, Skepta, Damian Marley, H.E.R., Ella Mai and Terri.

The album was originally meant to drop two weeks ago, but with the political and social terror occurring presently in his home country Nigeria, Wizkid chose to delay it.

Watch the music video for "No Stress" by Wizkid below.

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