Boa Me
by Fuse ODG (featuring Ed Sheeran)

Album: African Nation (2017)
Charted: 52

Songfacts®:

  • This feel-good banger finds Fuse ODG linking up with Ed Sheeran. The song was written and recorded by the pair at the same time as Sheeran's ÷ cut "Bibia Be Ye Ye." The track also features Mugeez of the Ghanaian hip-hop and hiplife duo R2Bees.
  • Ed Sheeran sings his part in the Ghanaian dialect Twi. Speaking with the Daily Star, Fuse ODG said,

    "Ed didn't speak a word of English in the song, just Twi and would only do it if he got it right. I showed all sorts of different types of music out there, he wanted to make a real authentic High Life track – that's the old-skool Afrobeats music my parents would play.

    Ed is becoming a High Life legend because when I played it to people in Ghana they didn't even realise it was Ed, that's how much he sounded like the real thing. We did a test where people came to the house and the reaction was: 'This is crazy.'"
  • The song title translates into English as "help me." Fuse said: "The concept of the track is help your neighbor."

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