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What my ‘Cucumber’ collabo with Akon cost me – B-Red

BY IYABO AINA

HKN artiste and drummer B-Red, is set to drop a new song title “Cucumber”.

Releasing his debut collaboration with Akon, HKN artiste B-Red has described the smashing hit-single as the biggest collaboration of all time.

According to him, “The song is telling a story of me liking a girl, and she liking me too. But she does not want any serious relationship; she just wants to sleep with me. All she wants is the ‘Cucumber’. I’m saying I don’t want one night stand, but that’s what she wants.”

The artiste, who also happens to be Davido’s cousin aside from being a record label mate, feels his greatest dream as regards music was to feature Akon, as only few Nigerian artistes have done collaboration with him.

“I’m happy to be precise; it’s only a few people that have a smashing collaboration with Akon in Nigeria; Psquare, Dbanj, Wizkid, Tubaba, Davido and me.”

When asked how he met Akon and what he paid for the song to be done, he said: “Interestingly, I wrote it and did it alone at first. But after the Meek Mill video with me and Davido in America, we went to Akon’s studio because Akon is on Davido’s album too.

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“While at the studio, after Davido played his songs for him, I also played ‘Cucumber for Akon and the way he reacted, he was like please play that song again. Even Davido and his manager were surprised that what’s going on! Then he made me play it for him like four times. He fell in love with the jam and said I should leave it with him and the next day, I collected it.

“Normally you have to pay for something like this, but I got it for free. Akon is a legend so I was happy and thankful to God.”

Addressing the delay of releasing songs, B-Red disclosed that he’s doing something different from what he has always been doing. “I want to release both audio and video of the song at the same time. And I’m going to shoot the video in two weeks.”

Recall that Adebayo Adeleke popularly known as B-Red is second out of four families. He plays the drums, sing and produce music, and an artist signed his cousin label HKN record label.


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