Popular American singer and dancer, Shaffer Chimere Smith, known professionally as Ne-Yo, has revealed his intentions to have a series of collaborations with Nigerian acts.
The “One In A Million” crooner made this known during a recent press conference with Fly time music. According to him, he would love to have songs with Nigerian musicians like Wizkid, Burna Boy, Tems, and Ckay.
He also revealed that he his waiting on a phone call from the Nigerian music stars because he does not have any of their numbers.
In his words;
“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.
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.”