English singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran has confirmed his involvement in the remix of Afrobeats hit single Peru originally performed by Nigerian musician Fireboy DML.
The Grammy-Award winning artist made this known in a recent interview with Elton John during his 15 minutes chat via Apple Music’s Rocket Hour platform.
Ed Sheeran revealed he’s obsessed with ‘Peru’ and finds it addictive.
Speaking on how he got to work with Fireboy, Sheeran said, “So I got sent his song ‘Peru’ a week ago, to remix it. Someone, a friend of mine, Jamal [Edwards] who runs SBTV sent it to me.
“He said, ‘Fireboy DML would love you on the remix of this song and I’ve just found it really intriguing. So I recorded a verse for it and it’s a song that’s blowing up in Nigeria and Ghana at the moment and their club scene runs over Christmas’.
“So you basically put a song to the club in the middle of December, which would seem a weird thing to do in England. But yeah, so I have done the remix for this song, but the original is just an ear-worm, it’s addictive and I’m obsessed with it.
“I mean, Cherry will tell you, I’ve had this song on repeat constantly in the house for the last week.”
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Prior to this, Fireboy DML had shared a video leaving fans to wonder who could have featured on the remix. The location pointed to London and so it’s not surprising to hear Ed Sheeran confirm his involvement.
— Fireboy DML (@fireboydml) December 8, 2021