I want to be part of Afrobeats – US singer, Usher

American music superstar, Usher has said he collaborated with Nigerian artistes, Burna Boy and Pheelz, in his latest album because he wants to be part of those tapping into the Afrobeats sound.

Usher featured the 29-year-old producer on ‘Ruin’, the 10th track and got Burna Boy on ‘Coming Home’ the 1st track off his latest album titled ‘Homecoming.’

Speaking in a recent interview with Apple Music, the R&B legend said Pheelz played a vital role in his getting him to work with Burna Boy.

He said; “I am all about collaboration and bringing African, you know, Nigerian culture to my own world. Their music is really popular now. I wanted to be part of it [Afrobeats], that’s why I went to Africa to make this album.

“I picked up things when I was in Ghana. I picked up things when I was in Nigeria. And working with Pheelz, he created the record [‘Homecoming’]. I just felt that Burna Boy would take it to a different level of credibility. I really do enjoy him as an artist. I just felt that this song would only be lifted better if he was part of it.”

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