Justin Bieber Joins Wizkid And Tems On Sultry Remix Of ‘Essence’

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Through the likes of Afropop’s frontrunner’s Davido, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and more, the genre’s growth and saturation worldwide has been nothing short of explosive especially with Wizkid’s Made In Lagos standout, Essence, currently making waves and doing record-breaking numbers in the United States. With the Tems-assisted single’s explosivity, comes opportunities for artists all around to plug into Afropop’s bashfulness.

Top on this list is Justin Bieber, whose, album standout, Peaches, recently got treated to a Masterkraft remix here in Nigeria. Today, he leverages Essence’s current relevance with a simmering remix that comes right after a video of him working an Afropop instrumental, surfaced on the internet. This remix also sits on the eighteenth spot of the soon-to-be-released deluxe version of Made In Lagos.

As with his demeanour in the video currently making rounds on Twitter, Justin Bieber relaxes into Legendury Beatz and P2J’s timely bass drops, segueing into Tems’s now anthemic chorus toting his silky vocals as his major instrument. He spins both the story and sound with a flawless take on reciprocated romance that gives Essence a much-needed RnB and Soul twist we never knew it needed. This added verse prefaces Tems and Wizkid’s talked about harmony, pitting the well-suited trio as love avengers with their sultry take on the emotion.


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    […] You cannot talk about Afrobeat without mentioning West Africa as this is where it originated from. Developed in the early 1920s in Ghana and later in the 1960s by Fela Kuti and his drummer Tony Allen, what used to be just a local sound has since travelled outside the continent and is now influencing the international music scene. As a result, it’s becoming the norm to see international artists sample Afrobeat songs or collaborate with African musicians.  […]

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