Ed Sheeran lends vocals to Fireboy DML’s 'Peru' Remix, fans say ‘Afrobeats safe with him’
Nigerian singers seem to be the latest fad amongst top international singers. After Justin Bieber joined hands with Nigerian crooner WizKid back in August for the remix of ‘Essence’, it is now Ed Sheeran who decided to lend his vocals on Afro beats. The British crooner collaborated with Nigerian Fireboy DML to deliver the remix of the latter’s hit single ‘Peru’.
Both Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran took to their respective social media accounts to promote the new Friday release as social media users too got excited for this unique collaboration. The original song ‘Peru’ was released in July. Interestingly, in one of the videos surfaced on Twitter, Sheeran was seen jamming with the Nigerian star while crooning the track in Yoruba - a language spoken in West Africa, most prominently in southwestern Nigeria. Ed Sheeran had dropped his fourth studio effort in October end called ‘= (Equals)’, which was a follow-up to his record-breaking album ‘Divide’ released in 2017.
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Ed Sheeran lends vocals to Nigerian singer Fireboy's 'Peru' Remix
Sheeran dropped a lengthy verse for his latest rare collaboration. While Fireboy DML opens the song with the catchy hook, “Peru para, Peru para, Peru para/ Omoge no be so, Girl you wan capture my soul/ Omoge no be so, Make me wan wombolombo”, Sheeran comes in the second verse and croons, “Pour out the bottle I wanna level up/ When I'm with you, I never get еnough/ Slow whine I'm not in a rush/ I can hear music when you'rе here/ Tonight, we’re rolling, party ’til closing/ Since I put the ring on her finger it's still frozen.”
Speaking about tapping Sheeran for the track, Fireboy DML in a press release said, “It has been a dream knowing Ed Sheeran is a fan of my sound and having him jump on a song that was inspired by me traveling the world.” He added, “Not only is this an exciting moment for me, but also for Afrobeats. I hope this is the first of many collaborations with Ed and other artists around the globe, and I can’t wait for everyone to enjoy this song during the holidays.” You can check out the full song here.
🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯🤯— ⚫️🇻🇦ටղҽلօҍӀҽʂʂβօվ ● (@OneJoblessBoy) December 20, 2021
Ed Sheeran now sings in Yoruba.
The Fireboy DML effect! pic.twitter.com/qZvDXNNCXh
'Ed Sheeran ate on this song'
Music lovers were in for a treat as they thoroughly enjoyed the new collaboration. “Ed Sheeran ate on this song, felt like he owned the song. I am in west London jamming Multiple musical notes. Fireboy X Ed Sheeran – peru”, said one fan as another chimed in, “Ed Sheeran really did his thing on the Peru remix. Song is sexy asf.” One user tweeted, “Ed Sheeran really took that Peru song personal cuz what! (fire)”.
The next one added, “FireBoy Dml is clear! His Peru remix ft Ed Sheeran is a classic. They both did what as to be done on that song. The collab was lit. Ikr that song will top on many charts. And i trust it to put Afrobeats on another dimension in the music market globally. Afrobeats is safe with him!” Another shared, “Ed Sheeran did his thing on Peru remix. Normally on remixes them people ruin it” as one concluded, “I was skeptical about the Peru Remix with Ed Sheeran but he ate the song like Nkwobi.”
Ed Sheeran ate on this song, felt like he owned the song😭🔥— Cazorla Harbey (@CazorlaHarbey) December 23, 2021
I am in west London jamming 🎶
Fireboy X Ed Sheeran - peru🔥
Ed Sheeran really did his thing on the Peru remix. Song is sexy asf.— sallie⚡️ (@_sallynat_) December 24, 2021
Ed Sheeran really took that Peru song personal cuz what! 🔥— ✭ ☘️ (@khalifaslimxx) December 24, 2021
FireBoy Dml is clear!— Iyawo Ronaldo🦅👼💜💐 (@mideopeyemii) December 24, 2021
His Peru remix ft Ed Sheeran is a classic
They both did what as to be done on that song
The collab was lit🔥
Ikr that song will top on many charts
And i trust it to put Afrobeats on another dimension in the music market globally
Afrobeats is safe with him!
Ed Sheeran did his thing on Peru remix. Normally on remixes them people ruin it— - certified lover girl. (@MargyMagz) December 24, 2021
I was skeptical about the Peru Remix with Ed Sheeran but he ate the song like Nkwobi— Voltron™ (@IamdunniLFC) December 24, 2021