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.’

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

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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Nigerian music producer, Philip Kayode Moses better known as Pheelz described his recent collaboration with American R&B singer, Usher as a dream come true.

Speaking in a recent interview with Apple Music about his experience working with the American music star, Pheelz said the work they did is a testament to the power of dreams and how far Nigerian music has gone.

Pheelz told the interviewer that Usher was his role model growing up in Nigeria, and he listened to his songs almost everyday.

He said; “I would listen to Usher almost every day growing up. I literally dived into his albums and learned from him. And to be able to write, produce, and teach him [Usher] in a way, it shows me how far the [Nigerian] music has gone. It shows me how far dreams can go as well”.