How Buju pleaded to be featured on Finesse – Pheelz

Ace Nigerian music producer, Pheelz has recounted how the hit song, Finesse was made with Afrobeats sensation, BNXN (formerly Buju).

He said the singer reached out to him via Instagram and showed interest after he heard an unofficially released snippet of the song and wondered if it was a TikTok sound.

Pheelz, who made this known during an interview, said he informed BNXN that it was his mixed and mastered song which he was preparing to drop but he offered him a verse on the track.

He said the song was already complete but he suggested that he could remove a verse if BNXN wants and the ‘Traboski’ crooner accepted the offer.

Pheelz said that was how they linked up in the studio to record the second verse and the 2022 hit, Finesse was birthed.

He also said that BNXN revealed he had always wanted to work with him since he heard that he produced Fireboy DML’s debut album, Laughter Tears and Goosebumps.

Watch him speak below:

In other entertainment news, founder of Mavin Records, Michael Ajereh, popularly known as Don Jazzy, has said he advises his signees to learn from Portable’s controversial personality.

Don Jazzy said he uses the Zazuu star as an example whenever he is talking to his artistes about how to remain relevant in the music industry.

The music executive stated this while being interviewed by Joey Akan on Afrobeats Intelligence Podcast.

He also did a comparitive analysis of BNXN (formerly Buju) and Portable who both became big stars in 2021.

Don Baba J noted that at the time Portable hit the limelight with his breakout song, Zazuu Zeh, courtesy of Olamide, BNXN already had 7 songs on the charts but the controversial singer’s followers grew to a million faster.

He further explained that it is the fact he always does controversial or debatable things that puts him in the news which makes him to still be relevant even if he does not release songs.

The Mavin boss said when he’s having meetings with his team, he makes them it is not jut about dropping good music and relaxing. He said that he makes realise the algorithm will favour them if they put themselves out there and do things that will make their names come up in conversations like Portable does.