Justin Bieber sings verse on WizKid’s ‘Essence’ remix, elated fans say ‘Bieber filled the void'

The song ‘Essence’ originally belongs to the Nigerian crooner’s fourth studio album ‘Made in Lagos’

                            Justin Bieber sings verse on WizKid’s ‘Essence’ remix, elated fans say ‘Bieber filled the void'
Justin Bieber and WizKid collaborated on the 'Essence' remix (Photos by Emma McIntyre/Getty [email protected])

When Justin Bieber hopped in on the remix of Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s global hit ‘Despacito’ in 2017, it stayed on top of the charts for a record 16 weeks, and now, hoping to replicate the same success, the Canadian R&B crooner has joined hands to remix WizKid’s ‘Essence’. Bieber surprised his fans when he announced the collaboration only a few hours prior to the release of the track.

The song ‘Essence’ originally belongs to the Nigerian crooner’s fourth studio album ‘Made in Lagos’ and the remix is part of the deluxe edition. Both Bieber and WizKid took to their respective social media accounts to share the release sending their fans into a tizzy. Interestingly, Bieber had also shared a remix of Drake and Wizkid’s joint effort ‘One Dance’ back in 2016.
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Dubbing it as 'Song of the Summer’, the ‘Peaches’ hitmaker had shared the cover art of the song which simply comes with the names of the singers. The track also features a few lines from singer Tems. On Instagram, the 27-year-old crooner captioned the post as, “Thank u for letting me jump on the song of the summer. Essence remix out now.” Speaking of the song, Bieber lent his magical voice on the lyrics, “I prayed for this moment, I would be by your side/ And I don't wanna forget, Those lonely nights/ Ooh, so tell that you gon' ride with me, Tell me that you'll never lie to me (Mm-hmm)/ I just wanna make you proud of me, Want you lovin' every side of me.”

WizKid, on the other hand, too showed why he is considered as one of the top afro beats singer. On the remix, he soulfully croons, “Say na me dey mess up your mind/ And na me dey make you free up your mind/ Say your body talk to me nice/ Say na my love, you dey need for your life/ Yeah our love no be lie/ See yeah we dey together yeah day and night/ Yeah, if I leave you go kpai/ Yeah, if you leave I go kpai (Oh, oh woah).” Since, the duo did not release a music video, you can stream the audio here. For the uninitiated, the original song currently stands strong at an impressive 20 million views on YouTube whereas, on Spotify, it managed to score 34 million streams.






‘Can't listen to original properly without thinking about Justin's voice’

Music lovers were surely in for a treat as they listened to the ‘Essence’ remix on loop. Fans could not stop praising Bieber and WizKid’s smooth vocals on afro beats as one stated, “Fu**kkk you sayinnnnn...Essence remix is slapping heavy!!! Justin Bieber, Wizkid & TEMS were sliding perfect on this one. Straight Jam!” Another shared, “The Justin Bieber verse and hook already living in my head. I just stepped out my head started singing like him rush Back to play the song I’m hooked.” One user tweeted, “I didn't realize Essence was missing something until Justin Bieber filled the void with his voice. I can't listen to the original song properly without thinking about Justin's voice. Is this what feels like?”
Meanwhile, one mesmerized user asserted, “Essence remix is beautiful and Justin Bieber’s verse is perfect! What a collabo!” Another user added, “Hearing Justin Bieber on Essence made me love him again. We had fallen off after he married Hailey. While, one individual shared, “Wizkid and Tems really did do magic with Essence. The tempo, flow and feel good vibes is incomparable. Then Starboy got Justin Bieber, the chief sorcerer to take it a notch higher with the lit verse on #EssenceRemix . Top jam.” One user concluded, “Just give this song Grammy already. Justin Bieber killed it also.”