Popular English singer, Sam Smith, has announced a collaboration with Nigerian singer Damini Ogulu popularly known as Burna Boy.
Smith on his Twitter page shared a short snippet of the new song titled My Oasis which is also the first track off his third album yet to be released.
“New song ‘My Oasis’ with @burnaboy, released 7.20pm BST tomorrow!!” he tweeted.
The Grammy nominee also acknowledged Smith quoting his tweet with, “You killed Sam.”
Nigerians who are excited about the news have taken to social media to react to the news.
On 13 February 2020, Smith revealed that a third studio album, then titled To Die For, was scheduled to be released on 1 May 2020. Later on in the promotion, the album’s release date was pushed back to June 2020.
On 30 March 2020, Smith announced that, due to the ongoing effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, they would be delaying the release of their third album and would include a number of changes to the album track list and the title, as they would continue to work on it.
However, they did state that it would still be released sometime within 2020.
“I’m Ready”, a collaboration with American singer Demi Lovato was released on 16 April and charted well in the top 40 of several countries.
On 6 July, Smith released their cover of Coldplay’s “Fix You”. They had originally performed the song earlier in May for the iHeartRadio Living Room Series.