Nigerian superstar Mr Eazi who previously assembled a Pan-African team on his 3rd single of the year Patek, has added Falz to the lineup of the Amapiano banger. Last month, Mr Eazi enlisted Mozambican producer DJ Tárico and Ghanaian rapper Joey B to create the amapiano bop.
With Patek already a runaway hit on TikTok—where videos soundtracked by the song have amassed over 131 million views—Mr Eazi has now doubled down with an all-star African squad on the Patek remix we definitely didn’t see coming. The new version, out today on all DSPs, features a fresh verse from Nigerian rapper/entertainer Falz, and a beefed-up sound assisted by South Africa’s hottest DJ duo, Major League DJz.
Patek is Mr Eazi’s first dive into amapiano, the genre that’s exploded out of South Africa’s dance music underground to become a global phenomenon of late. Eazi recorded an early version of the song on a whim in South Africa with DJ Tárico, whose amapiano smash Yaba Baluku took Africa by storm last year, and recruited Ghanaian rapper Joey B to help him crystallize its banger status. Falz’s Pidgin verse on the remix brings the icy-cool track back to Eazi’s home country of Nigeria, while Major League Djz — creators of the Balcony Mix series that has become practically synonymous with the genre — bring an undeniable layer of amapiano authenticity.
Listen to the Falz and Major League DJz -assisted Patek (Remix) below: