Top Nigerian song remixes with International artists that were released in 2020 or later
Remixes of popular Nigerian songs by international artists that were released in 2020 or later
In the Nigerian music industry, international remixes have established themselves as a mainstay for artists as both artistic endeavours and tools for song promotion.
Nigerian artists have transitioned from including local acts and being featured by international acts to collaborating with a large number of foreign artists on remixes of their recordings.
Since 2020, a number of important remixes of Nigerian songs have impacted charts and introduced Afrobeats to previously untapped audiences.
African music has evolved into the golden sound, having a great influence on popular culture around the world. This is why more and more international artists desire to play in the Afrobeats scene.
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Based on originality and financial success, the top Nigerian song remixes featuring International artists released in 2020 or after are listed below:
Calm Down remix- Rema ft Selena Gomez
Following their well-publicised encounter at Rema’s Rave and Roses Tour, Selena Gomez and Rema collaborated on a scorching performance of Calm Down.
The Wizards of Waverly Places star contributed to the song in a way that maintains its original flare while adding a distinct twist thanks to her flawless and powerful vocal abilities.
The song did so well commercially, rising to the no. 1 slot on the Billboard Global Chart and also making waves on Billboard Hot 100.
Essence- Wizkid, Tems ft Justin Bieber
As Essence’s prominence and popularity grew in the United States, it became both a summer anthem and a symbol of being black outside of the country. Later, Justin Bieber joined a remix of the song, which helped to magnify its already remarkable successes.
The song has received more than 106 million Spotify streams and has been nominated for several awards and Billboard chart entries.
Peru- Fireboy DML ft Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran was initially a passive lover of Afrobeat music but his performance on Fireboy’s song Peru made him an active participant.
Ed Sheeran was surprisingly at ease and fluid with his delivery on the Peru record for a beginner to African music. On Spotify, the song has already received over 215 million streams.
Monalisa remix- Lojay ft Chris Brown
Monalisa, a song with danceable Amapiano influences and a catchy, repeated chorus, received a special touch from Chris Brown, a longtime collaborator in the Afrobeats genre.
The record is beautified by Lojay’s excellent delivery of his seductive vocals, and the original material is expertly enhanced by Chris Brown’s unique vocals and harmonies.
The remix was successful for Lojay and helped him spread the sound to additional countries; it has received over 43 million Spotify streams alone.
Ku Lo Sa Remix- Oxlade ft Camilla Cabello
The internet popularity of his COLORS performance of Ku Lo Sa helped Oxlade have a fantastic year in 2022. The musician recruited Camila Cabello, a Cuban American singer and songwriter, for the official remix.
The song has received over 10 million Spotify streams, and Camila Cabello added her own style to it, brilliantly enhancing Oxlade’s already exquisite voice.
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Bloody Samaritan remix- Ayra Starr ft Kelly Rowland
Ayra Starr re-released her well-known Bloody Samaritan song with the same basic arrangement but improved with Rowland’s soaring vocal runs.
The record was spun in a way that both makes you remember why you fell in love with the original in the first place and is also a completely different and rich composition, making it a significant moment for Ayra Starr.