Set 30-plus years after the original film, which captured the hearts of millions around the world, Coming To America 2 is already proving to be an even bigger body of work than its predecessor. With two albums accompanying the film: Coming 2 America: Music From the Motion Picture and Rhythms of Zamunda, some of Nigeria’s finest, including Davido, Burna Boy, Tiwa Savage, Larry Gaaga, and Tekno, who went down this road on The Lion King: The Gift album, along with Larry Gaaga and Alpha P join a select group of artists from around the world who bring the emotions in the movie to life by way of sound.
For Tekno, who is still riding high from the December 2020 release of his debut album, Old Romance, having Waka Waka and Skeletun added to the soundtrack album, is a great addition to the growing number of feats Old Romance has afforded him.
Tiwa Savage graces both soundtracks with the empowering Koroba and the hypnotic Dangerous Love taken from her album, Celia. She continues to solidify her position as one of the leading artists in the forefront pushing Afrobeats to a global audience.
Rising star, Apple Music’s Artist of the Month, and Headies Rookie of the Year nominee, Alpha P has had a very productive 2020. With the inclusion of his single Jiggy Pop, which features TMXO, in the compilation, it’s clear that he’s only just getting started with this impressive feature.
Also appearing on the compilation albums is the enterprising, Larry Gaaga with his single Owo Ni Koko featuring Umuogbilibo, making the cut, Davido by way of Assurance, topped with a cameo along with Burna Boy who joins John Legend on the titular Coming 2 America.
Both Coming 2 America: Music From the Motion Picture and Rhythms of Zamunda are Pan-African projects that bridge the gap between countries and cultures. They both trace a musical roadmap through Western, Eastern, and South African soundscapes and introduces this synergy to listeners worldwide.