Nigerian Afrobeat golden boy in the US, Davido, has dropped his latest single “All I Want“. The Columbia Records signee Russ, (real name Russell Vitale) is the latest international star featuring a top Nigerian artist, Davido. It’s a welcome trend for Naija which has been moving in reverse lately; that is, US/UK stars featuring our very own A-Listers in what used to be the other way around.
Russ, as we know, is no stranger to the Billboard Hot 100, with prior hits like “What They Want” and “Losin’ Control” comfortably break-in. Davido‘s up the American urban market raising his stock higher and higher, one could see this as a collaboration between peers at the same level. You could even make a case for Davido being the bigger star. This is reflected in the song itself, as Davido pretty much controls most of it.
As a result of this new rise in status, we expect more and more OBO collaborations Stateside shortly. For example, Sean Kingston is set to release a track with Davido and Tory Lanez. Keep your ears and eyes open for that one.