The popular Afrobeat acts have teamed up to thrill fans with a remix of Skiibii’s original single, released in November 2021 and produced by rising star beatmaker, Runcheck.
This year, Nigerian music continues to dominate the Top Triller Global and Top Triller U.S. charts.Baddest Boy’ comes hot on the heels of ‘Follow You’ by Fiokee, which leaped from the #10 spot to #1 in just two weeks, replacing another Nigerian single, ‘Peru’ by Fireboy DML and Ed Sheeran, and following CKay’s #1 single ‘Love Nwantiti’, which debuted in December.
Both U.S. and Global Triller charts on Billboard feature the biggest songs on Triller based on a formula that takes into account the number of user-generated videos featuring a particular song, number of views, and the level of engagement other users have with the videos. The ranking is based on weekly tracking from Friday to the following Thursday.
Skiibii, born Abbey Toyyib Elias, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, and stage performer who was signed to KCee’s Five Star Music in 2014, releasing a number of songs under that label, including ‘Ah Skiibii.’
He has since left Five Star Music to form his record label, More Grace Music, dropping such hits as ‘Sensima’ with Reekado Banks, ‘Daz How Star Do’ with Teni and Falz, and ‘Omaema,’ among others. He has been nominated for the Nigerian Teen Choice Award and the Top Naija Music Award for Artiste of the Year.
Davido, born David Adedeji Adeleke, is a Nigerian-American singer, songwriter, and record producer known for blending traditional African elements with global mainstream pop. He has released a number of hits since 2013 and signed a record deal with Sony’s RCA Records in 2016. His single, ‘Fall,’ released in 2017, became the longest-charting Nigerian pop song in Billboard history.
“We aim to empower Africa’s hottest and most original creatives with a global platform to showcase their work and partnerships with the world’s leading brands,” said Joel Houenou, Strategic Partnerships Director for Triller Africa said.
“Through the power of music and by redefining online content, we are setting out to provide a channel through which people from very different social and cultural backgrounds can find their true paths and speak out in their voices.”
Triller’s mission resonates with audiences throughout Africa and across the globe, inspiring a new appetite for African artists’ musical, artistic, and cultural expressions and providing an international platform for the unique talent coming out of the area. ‘Baddest Boy’ proves that African music is intensely innovative and appeals to a global audience.
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