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Tourism: After Shatta Wale’s slur, Mozambican music group Yaba Buluku Boyz highlights the love Nigerian acts show to other African artistes

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Amid the recent remark by Ghanaian singer, Shatta Wale that Nigerian artistes do not support their African counterparts have been debunked by Mozambican music trio DJ Tarico, Preck and Nelson Tivane better known in music circles as Yaba Buluku Boyz.

According to The Guardian, the group who were recently in Nigeria said “We are making an impact in Nigeria and people are noticing us.” From nowhere, the Yaba Buluku Boyz have breezed in to pitch tents on the Nigerian music landscape with their Amapiano themed style of music.

At the close of the year, December 31, 2021, the trio sealed the year with a collaboration with Mama Africa, Yemi Alade titled “Tell Somebody”-a song powered by Effyzzie Music and Geobek Records. Highlighting the love Nigerian shows to African artists, Yaba Buluku Boys opened up on making the line-up of performers at Burna Boy’s Live Experience show.

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They also revealed that they headlined 2RS Fest with Focalistic from South Africa and also, Phyno and Olamide featured them on their annual show which had A-list artists performing live.

They also informed that a handful of nightclubs in Nigeria have also hosted them and given them VIP treats.

On their music collaboration with Burna Boy, they revealed that the Nigerian artiste supported them on the remix of their smash hit ‘Yaba Buluku’ which has given them global recognitions and awards for Best Song of the Year, Best Collaboration of the Year and top 100 Best songs of 2021 on Apple Music.

Their newly released collaboration with Yemi Alade is focused on African unity and the group is set on a Geobek Standard Pan-African mission to use music to unite the African nations.

“If Nigeria can accept the boys, and other African collaborations, then there shouldn’t be any feud between Ghana and Nigeria,” says George Beke aka Geobek, manager of the Yaba Buluku Boyz.

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From available statistics from Spotify, Apple Music and other platforms, Nigeria tops other African countries in music penetration. In a recent Spotify’s chart of top cities by monthly listeners, Lagos came first by a whopping 12.9 per cent, followed by Kano, Johannesburg, London, Accra and Pretoria.

In fact, the Yaba Buluku Boyz hit song had more listeners in Nigeria than anywhere in the world. Over five million streams in Nigeria alone with the United States of America coming second with over one million and South Africa third with a little over 500,000 streams.

The Yaba Buluku Boyz are signed to Geobek Records, a Nigerian-owned record label based in South Africa and Nigeria. It is a Pan-African record label owned by a Nigerian named George Beke, better known in the entertainment space as Geobek.

According to the owner, the vision of the label is to get artistes across Africa and empower them through collaborations to build up their brands to become a powerhouse on the African music scene.

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