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Listen to Tory Lanez Cover Wizkid & Davido In 'International Fargo'

The new mixtape features covers of "Soco" and "Fall."

Tory Lanez comes through with the surprise drop of his International Fargo mixtape.

The Canadian artist had recently teased the project while on tour with Drake in Europe. "I was on the couch wondering if I should make the most out of my Europe experience and drop a free tape full of the remixes to the hottest international songs right now!?! ... I'd call it #InternationalFargo," Lanez wrote on Instagram.

The 5-track mixtape includes covers of two massive Nigerian songs: Wizkid's "Soco" featuring Terri, Ceeza Milli and Spotless, and Davido's "Fall,"which has become the most watched Nigerian music video on Youtube and the longest charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history.

It also features covers of tracks from French-Malian singer Aya Nakamura, Jamaica's Koffee (who has her own great cover of Burna Boy) and Stylo G's "Touchdown" remix featuring Nicki Minaj and Vybz Kartel.


"Just dropped 5 remixes to some songs I like," Lanez added, "International Fargo is out now for free!!! Not on Apple or Spotiry cuz it's not an official release but it was fun and I hope my fans enjoy it while we wait for new music."

Listen to International Fargo 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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