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Hear Tiwa Savage's and Zlatan's New Collaboration 'Shotan'

The Nigerian artists make for an infectious duo on the Spellz-produced track.

Tiwa Savage shares another fiery collaboration, this time with buzzing Nigerian artist Zlatan.

Following the release of the bubbly "Ello Baby" earlier this month featuring Kizz Daniel and producer Young John, the singer enlists the "Zanku (Leg Work) singer for the sultry "Shotan." A bodacious track that sees the artists trading lines back and forth in Yoruba. Tiwa sings about one-upping her naysayers, and commanding a room when she walks in, while Zlatan joins in on the second verse. The song's smooth production comes from none-other than Nigerian beat maker Spellz.

The artists have been promoting the new track across social media, sharing colorful pictures that look like they may be from a video shoot, so we're keeping our eyes out for a visual to drop soon.

Zlatan has appeared on several notable tracks this year, beginning with the popular "Able God" at the start of the year, later teaming up with Burna Boy on the massive "Killin' Dem."

This is Savage's second release of the year, and it doesn't disappoint. Listen to "Shotan" below.

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Photos: Mr Eazi, Efya and Blinky Bill Brought the Heat to SummerStage In NYC

Here's what went down at the unforgettable show this past Sunday.

Everyone knows that summer time in NYC means sun, rooftops, good times, and a plethora of memorable live shows and concert series.

This past Sunday was no different, as Nigeria's Mr Eazi, Ghanaian singer Efya and Kenya's own Blinky Bill put on an unforgettable show at SummerStage in Central Park.

With several fans and music lovers gathered at the venue for the free show, headliner Mr Eazi ran through standout tracks from Lagos to London Volumes 1 and 2 with heightened energy. He also performed his latest single "Supernova" for an excited and engaged crowd.

DJ Mahogany brought the Kenyan vibes in between sets as the artists prepared to grace the stage. The night also featured art by the talented, Dapo—we handed out 700 limited edition copies of his original poster art during the show.

Not only were the performances ones to remember—but the impeccably dressed crowd stole the show as well. Check out some of the action below, with pictures from Apmworld.

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Wizkid Links with African Streetwear Brand Daily Paper for the Limited Edition STARBOY Collection

The capsule collection recently took over the Amsterdam-based flagship store for a 3-day pop-up shop.

Wizkid's STARBOY wave has been actualized through a new capsule collection by African streetwear brand, Daily Paper, The FADER reports.

The limited edition collection comprises of apparel and accessories, including socks, hats, t-shirts and hoodies. According to Daily Paper's announcement on Instagram, the collection is "inspired by both brands' heritage." This collaboration is fitting due to the brand's ethos of translating their diverse African heritage and first-generation upbringing in The Netherlands into authentic, quality tailoring since 2010.

The Daily Paper x STARBOY collection has also taken over the Amsterdam-based flagship for a 3-day pop-up shop. The line will have more products added as future pop-ups are due to launch in London, Lisbon and Accra.

The collection is available via Daily Paper's website and Instagram.

Take a look below.

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