Nigerian Afrobeats artiste, Ijekimora, shares her latest single, ‘Fire’, with her Ghana fanbase. She features the South African music icon, Busiswa, with a vibrant music video.
“We came up with ‘Fire’ because Busiswa came wild and unapologetic on the beat. It was so steamy we had to name it ‘Fire’, and the chorus had that melody in it too. The song defines itself. You get to feel the energy and power behind it when you’re listening to it.
“The concept of the song is just two girls taking over. Literally, empowering ourselves as two fierce women in the music industry living the best of our lives and making money as well,” Ijekimora added.
This song is Amapiano inspired as Ijekimora was looking forward to breaking into the South African market, thus, needed an artiste she could work with. Coincidentally Busiswa came through as the one. Busiswa had a show in Lagos, and Ijekimora’s team connected with her, and everything took off from there.
“It wasn’t stressful getting her to jump on my song”, she says.
Ijekimora is still experimenting with sounds to put together her debut EP she announced as ‘Kimorality’. She promises her fans to expect the EP to be out sometime in 2023 though there were delays. She is a perfectionist and makes sure she gets her things right. Hence the little delay, but off the cuff, she has already released singles, including ‘Sexy Papa’, ‘Temptation’ and ‘Stand By Me’, featuring Seyi Vibez.
Ijekimora grew up in Dallas but is from Nigeria. She has often shuffled between Nigeria and Ghana, saying Ghana is like a second home to her, frequenting the country for promotions.
Busiswa Gqulu, known as Busiswa or Busi, is a South African singer-songwriter and poet born in Mthatha, Eastern Cape, South Africa. She gained public recognition for her feature on DJ Zinhle’s song, “My Name Is”, after being discovered by Kalawa Jazmee’s CEO Oskido. She is a vibrant artiste known across Africa and beyond and has rocked many stages locally and internationally.