Award-winning American R&B singer, Ne-Yo, has revealed that he intends to work with Nigerian artistes like Wizkid, Burna Boy and a few others.
Speaking during a press conference with Flytime music on Wednesday, Dec 22, Ne-Yo said he is however unable to collaborate with either Wiz, Burna, Tems or Ckay because he has no way of contacting them, so he is just waiting for any of them to reach out.
The U.S. songwriter who headlined the Flytime music festival on Wednesday night, also said he never knew he had such a fan base in Lagos.
“I remember being pleasantly surprised the first time I came to Lagos, Nigeria. I genuinely had no idea that I had such an amazing fan base here,” he said.
The ”Because of You” hitmaker then talked about the Nigerian style of music, and his intention to delve into the Afrobeats genre.
Ne-Yo said; “For me to sit with producers and go and be like, ‘Let’s do some afrobeat today’, I’ll feel like an imposter.
“If I want to get into it, I want to be invited by an artiste who’s already there. Let me feature on an artiste who’s already there or I get an artiste who’s already there to feature on something of mine, so that’s authentic and real.
“I’ll love to collaborate with some African artistes. Wizkid is on the list, Tems is on the list, Burna Boy is on the list, and Ckay is on the list.
“I’m just waiting on a phone call basically. I don’t have anybody’s number for me to call. I’m waiting for them to call me.”