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Abu Dhabi, UAEWednesday 21 November 2018

True Story ASA’s Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar release first single

Adam Saleh, Sheikh Akbar and Mumzy Stranger. Courtesy TrueStoryAsa
Adam Saleh, Sheikh Akbar and Mumzy Stranger. Courtesy TrueStoryAsa

YouTube sensations Adam Saleh and Sheikh Akbar are branching out into music.

They might be best known for the offbeat, hidden camera pranks which have seen them clock millions of fans across the world – but the duo are shaking things up and preparing to unleash their first single on the world.

Diamond Girl is set to be released on May 3, recorded alongside British-Bengali Mumzy Stranger as a featured artist.

The song is billed as being “Presented by True Story ASA” - the name of duo’s YouTube channel, which has attracted more than 750,000 followers.

Their most popular video, Ferrari Pick Up Prank, has clocked more than 13 million plays.

Despite the association, from the brief snippets currently circulating on the internet, about a guy with “money on his mind”, it’s not clear if this slab of R&B is meant to be funny, or just copping the conventions of the genre.

One thing we can be certain of however is that the duo will perform the song in Dubai in December. While a date and venue for that gig are yet to be confirmed, a representative of the funnymen has already promised the tune will be on the setlist, amongst stand-up, skits, rap battles and more.