The beauty of musical collaborations is in the way artistes contribute their gifts and resources to form a fine piece that is then served to the listener. It is the true test of synergy between artistes. It’s an old traditional that still thrills music lovers till today and it does not look like it will go out of style.
Asa is an artiste that understands the language of the soul and she uses her skill to make soul-touching music. 9ice is a sage, a man of wisdom who digs deep for the lyrical content of his music. Individually they are brilliant but together they created magic on Pete Pete. From time to time, collaborations produce classics like Pete Pete and for 2018, here is a list of potential magical music collaborations:
The coming together of a potential superstar & a full-blown superstar on a track is usually a thing joy. We’ve heard the teaser of the Flyboy & Starboy collaboration already and it’s a must-drop in 2018.
Pictures of two working in the studio are online, reports about 3 recorded tracks have been heard and it’s already good music to the ear. The first is likely to be a song titled ‘Ole’ and it is a collabo that might turn out to be hot like fia (pun intended).
Masterminds of two kinds, Brymo is a vocal powerhouse who sees the society from a clear lens, Asa is a soul searching songstress whose music can heal a broken man. They look like a pair that can produce a song that would lift their listener to a higher realm.
Two masters of different music genres, imagine what an urban highlife and heavily traditional soul music can form. Two of the best in different fields, ‘Dekunle & Tope Alabi would produce the best blend of two genres.
Deep inside of me I feel a Simi-2Baba collaboration can produce a cross-generational music that can be presented to people of the coming ages as the perfect blend of two beautiful eras of Nigerian music.
A beef between two looks more likely but a collaboration of the rap giants has the potential to produce that elusive timeless Naija hip-hop material and hopefully, it would happen in 2018.
Characters that would rather make the headline for unpopular reasons but inside of them is the vibe of life. Burna Boy is a walking vibe machine, Mr Eazi is an embodiment of diverse musical flavours and together they can create a song that the whole industry is vibing to in 2018 and beyond.
Feel free to add yours. Let’s see!
Written by Oluwatobi Ibironke