Last week saw the release of Davido‘s highly anticipated single, Fans Mi, which featured MMG rapper, Meek Mill. It’s part of a fast-growing trend where African acts collaborate with artists from over the water in attempts to gain fans in the worldwide market . Many of Africa’s top acts like Wizkid, Banky W, Sarkodie and P-Square all have international collabos in their CVs.

Davido’s Fans Mi was a solid body of work, but came under criticism for the sub par verse delivered by Meek Mill. The verse was somehow even worse than French Montana‘s agonising verse on Ice Prince’s I Swear.

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These two rappers are actually good rappers, and those verses are probably the worst in their catalogs. But does this mean that international artists don’t bring their A-game when our acts feature them?

Thankfully, the answer to that is no. There have been plenty dope international collabos in the Nigerian musicosphere, and to show that, I’d be ranking the top 5.


Wizkid and Wale – Drop [DOWNLOAD]

Wale is Nigerian by birth yeah yeah, but he doesn’t ply his trade here, hence this qualifies as an international collaboration.

Wale has constantly reiterated his status as a Nigerian, and has spoken of coming back to Nigeria to help develop the industry here. His first feature on a Nigerian’s song was Wizkid on the hit party jam, Drop.

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Wale showed his skill and versatility as a rapper, fitting seamlessly into an afropop beat and even infusing a little Yoruba into his lyrics. And with Wizkid’s special power of freestyling, there was no way this song was not gonna hit.

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