Award-winning Nigerian artist Fireboy DML has tapped 4x GRAMMY award-winning global superstar Ed Sheeran to remix smash hit “Peru” via YBNL Nation / EMPIRE. Originally released in July, the new single and video arrives just weeks before Fireboy embarks on his first-ever Apollo U.S. tour, kicking off in February.
Introduced with a rhythmic and mid-tempo touch of percussion, Fireboy echoes in singing “Peru, para.” He tells the story of a woman that captures his soul then continues to grab his attention around the world as he travels from Jozi, Miami to San Francisco.
With visuals directed by Gabriella Kingsley, Fireboy and Sheeran meet up at an exclusive warehouse party in London as Sheeran enters through a staircase singing, “pour up the bottle, I wanna level up. When I’m with you, I never get enough. Slow whine, I’m not in a rush” offering a subtle dance hall influence to his signature vocals. Throughout the video, the two feed off each other’s positive energy to create an unlikely but endearing duo.
“It has been a dream knowing Ed Sheeran is a fan of my sound and having him jump on a song that was inspired by me traveling the world,” said Fireboy DML. “Not only is this an exciting moment for me, but also for Afrobeats. I hope this is the first of many collaborations with Ed and other artists around the globe, and I can’t wait for everyone to enjoy this song during the holidays.”
“Peru” continues to make strides in charting around the globe, achieving over 75 million streams and being the second most streamed song in Nigeria. The original track peaked at #1 on the UK Afrobeats official chart and #1 on Apple’s Top 100 in Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Tanzania and more.