Popular Nigerian songstress, Tiwa Savage has revealed how British Singer, Sam Smith got featured on forthcoming album, “Celia”.
Tiwa Savage shared some interesting new details about her song with Sam Smith with Zane Lowe on Apple Music to talk about the collaboration.
The Nigerian singer and Universal Music Group act revealed that she never thought she could ever get the British singer on a track with her.
“When I walked in, because we had a recording session with… We had nine rooms in a hotel and I had different pieces of writing, and I walked into this particular room and I heard this record, and I heard the chorus, and I was just like, “This song is so special.”
I sat with it for days just trying to get the perfect topline. And we did everything, and my label are like, “Which songs do you want to do a feature on?” And I said, “There is this one song that I hear an artist on,” and they were like, “Who is it?” I’m like, “I hear Sam Smith.” But I know that’s never going to happen. So, that’s it.
We just walked away from it. I promise you, I wasn’t even thinking that anything was going to happen. Literally, I think maybe six months later, my manager calls me and my manager’s like, “Sam is going to do the record.” I said, “Sam who? What are you talking about?”
Even still, I was just like, no, this is impossible. Five days later, she calls me and she pulls a Khaled on me. She says, “The vocals are in.” I opened my email, I heard it, and I literally had goosebumps, because we don’t know how amazing Sam is.
I was like, wow, this is incredible. And it just changed the whole face of the project. Do you know what I mean? Because this is really happening for afrobeat, not even just with Tiwa.”
Source: The African Media