Ed Sheeran has collaborated in a remix of the Nigerian singer-songwriter Fireboy DML’s hit song, “Peru”. In which Sheeran sings Yoruba in the Niger-Congo language, Fireboy DML, on December , revealing his phone screen grab of his phone on December on December .
Fireboy DML – the stage name of Adedamola Adefolahan – tweeted a snippet of the song alongside a screen grab of his phone on December 21, revealing Sheeran’s input on the track, following a tweet featuring a video of the pair vibing to the song’s melody the day prior.
Ed Sheeran now sings in Yoruba.
The Fireboy DML effect pic.twitter.com/qZvDXNNCXh
— ttghchlo”`chssbov (@OneJoblessBoy) December 20, 2021
Earlier today (December 23), Fireboy dropped another tweet teasing the accompanying music video to the remix.
“peru” official music video | 24th of December, 3pm / 2pm pic.twitter.com/djJbt0eqVQ
— Fireboy DML (@fireboydml) December 22, 2021
Sheeran, as reported by RNN, confirmed his work with Fireboy in an interview with Elton John on the Rocket Hour, where he said he found ‘Peru’ “really intriguing”. He explained that he recorded a verse for the song “Peru” and that it was a hit in Nigeria and Ghana, where their clubs are busy over Christmas. “So basically, you put a song in the club in December,” he explained. “That would seem strange to do in England
Sheeran stated that the track is “an addictive track, and it’s earworm”, adding, “I’m obsessed with” it. I mean, Cherry [Sheeran’s wife] will tell you, I’ve had this song on repeat constantly in the house for the last week.”
An official music video featuring the pair premieres on Christmas Eve (December 24).
‘ Peru’ was originally released in July. It became a huge hit in many countries, especially in Nigeria and Ghana. To date, Fireboy has released two studio albums, ‘Laughter, Tears and Goosebumps’ and ‘Apollo’ in 2019 and 2020 respectively, the 25-year-old R&B artist dropping from them a slew of singles, such as ‘Eli’, ‘Tattoo’ and ‘New York City Girl’.
In recent Sheeran news, the artist’s 2017 ‘Divide’ cut ‘Shape of You’ became the first song to hit three billion streams on Spotify, a feat the pop star called “absolutely insane”.
“[‘Shape Of You’] was not meant to make the album,” Sheeran stated, “I wanted ‘Castle On The Hill” to be the single. We released both songs simultaneously and… I was wrong. Here we are with ‘Shape of You’ at three billion.”