Music is one of the globe’s driving forces. We all listen to music daily, whether on TV, radio, in our cars, offices, or public places. And one thing that has made music better is collaboration.
What a time to be alive! African and American artists are coming together like never before, and the music is incredible. Not only is the sensation popular around the world, but the collaboration has grown stronger over time.
Here are 8 of the best music collaborations between African and American artists in 2022.
Best Music Collaborations in 2022 That Will Thrill You
- Monalisa (Remix) –Lojay ft Sarz X Chris Brown
Lojay is a Nigerian-born singer, songwriter, and performer. He took his hit song Monalisa to new heights by collaborating with American singer, songwriter, dancer, and actor Chris Brown. His song is currently number 8 on the billboard U.S. afrobeat songs chart. The mind-boggling thing is that despite being dubbed the “King of R&B,” Chis Brown did not let up on his delivery and cadence; he did justice to his part.
To top it all, a Nigerian record producer, Sarz, did justice to the afrobeat. Nothing would stop you from moving with the flow.
- For My Hand –Burna Boy ft Ed Sheeran
For My Hand is yet another soul-stirring song. It means friendship, and for some people, it means self-love. It was written and sung by Burna Boy, a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and record producer who has proven to be a master of his craft. In this collaboration with Ed Sheeran, Burna gives us a taste of a perfect music match made in heaven.
- Wait For U –Future ft Drake X Tem
Wait For U is the seventh track on Future’s album, I Never Liked You. In this hit song, Future features Canadian rapper Drake and Nigerian singer, Tems.
This collaboration is a sensation! Drake delivered well, while Tems provided the perfect vocals for this hit.
- One Woman –Adekunle Gold ft Ty Dolla $ign
Adekunle Gold took it a step further in the fourth song on his most recent album, “Catch Me if You Can,” by describing himself as the kind of “One Woman Man” who enjoys learning and falling in love. He added that most people might consider this kind of love jazzed.
He featured Ty Dolla $ign, an American singer, songwriter, and record producer, who did exceptionally well with his harmony. Every word and rhythm flowed seamlessly. There is no denying that he is not only skilled in his genre but also capable of delivering whenever required.
- Attention –Omah Lay ft Justin Bieber
Award-winning Nigerian singer and songwriter, Omah Lay returns with his long-anticipated single titled “Attention” in his debut album, “Boy Alone,” featuring Canadian singer and songwriter, Justin Bieber.
Justin Bieber starting the verse feels like a cool breeze; a pure nostalgic and dreamy feeling, with Omah Lay doing his thing. You can’t help but love this song.
- Time N Affection –Rema ft Chris Brown
It’s striking how Rema flows with words to create rhythm. No doubt, he has clarity in his art. He also strives to maintain his style despite collaborating with American artists.
Chris Brown on the other hand never ceases to astound people with how easily he blends Afrobeat into his music. Together, they made this song a hit.
- Call Me Every Day –Chris Brown ft Wizkid
Call Me Every Day is the 6th track on Chris Brown’s Brezzy album. This collaboration is just pure melody as Chris Brown and Wizkid mixed their vocals so well to complement one another. The track is an astonishing piece for your listening delight.
- Stand Strong –Davido ft The Samples
David Adeleke, popularly known as Davido, blessed the world with a soulful song that touches on life’s events, “Stand Strong.” The Samples, an American rock band, were just a combination of euphonious voices, adding melody to the Afropop and Afrobeats.
People from all over the world have named Stand Strong one of the best interracial collaborations.
We are sure you noticed that all the collaborations in 2022 are between Nigerian and American artists. This list acknowledges that Nigerians have recently done a lot of work. We are eager to see what happens in 2023 because they have produced some of the best music collaborations this year.
We also hope that other African countries will top up their collaboration game.