American R&B singer, Usher has disclosed that he worked with Nigerian musicians on his most recent record because he wants to be among those who are embracing the Afrobeats sound.

Usher brought Burna Boy on board for “Coming Home,” the first single off his most recent album, “Homecoming,” and included the 29-year-old producer, Pheelz on “Ruin,” the album’s tenth tune.

The R&B icon claimed in a recent interview with Apple Music that Pheelz was instrumental in persuading him to collaborate with Burna Boy.

He said;

“I am all about collaboration and bringing African, you know, Nigerian culture to my own world. Their music is really popular now. I wanted to be part of it [Afrobeats], that’s why I went to Africa to make this album.

I picked up things when I was in Ghana. I picked up things when I was in Nigeria. And working with Pheelz, he created the record [‘Homecoming’]. I just felt that Burna Boy would take it to a different level of credibility. I really do enjoy him as an artist. I just felt that this song would only be lifted better if he was part of it.”

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