Fireboy, Rema, Burna Boy Enlisted For FIFA 21 Soundtrack
Fireboy, Burna Boy and Rema have been enlisted for the official soundtrack of FIFA 21, a forthcoming football video game.
EA Sports, a division of Electronic Arts (EA) developing and publishing sports video games, broke the news on Monday after it released a listicle spanning all the artistes selected for the project.
‘Scatter’, a track off Fireboy’s ‘Laughter, Tears, and Goosebumps’ album was announced as part of the official soundtrack of FIFA 21 after it was negotiated by EMPIRE Publishing & YBNL.
While ‘Scatter’ will feature on the main football soundtrack, Rema’s ‘Beamer’ and ‘Location’, a song by Santan Dave, a British rapper of Nigerian descent, which features Burna Boy, will entertain game lovers in the VOLTA (street soccer) mode of the game.
This makes Fireboy the only Nigeria-based music star featured in the in-game soundtrack which has been set for a worldwide launch on October 9, 2020, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
Other Nigerians that made the list are Ms Banks, and Nnena.
While announcing the artistes on the project, EA Sports wrote: “The Menus Soundtrack features massive new music from established artists and hot newcomers, while the VOLTA FOOTBALL Soundtrack drives street action with the latest and greatest in grime, electronic and hip-hop,”
“Together, that’s over 100 artists including international headliners like Dua Lipa, Anitta, Tame Impala, Royal Blood (a FIFA 21 launch exclusive), Glass Animals, Charli XCX, Disclosure and Stormzy, while introducing artists-to-watch that include Alfie Templeman, Oliver Malcolm, Dylan Fraser, Joesef, 박혜진 Park Hye Jin, Priya Ragu, Nnena, Celeste, Madame Gandhi and Chløë Black.”