Tiwa Savage has recently released the video to “Malo”, a track off her Sugarcane EP , featuring Wizkid. Fresh off the album’s official release, “Malo” received positive raves from critics and fans owing to it’s perfectly sexy flavor. With Tiwa’s ability to curate songs that feel anthemic and has catchy choruses, for her albums. it’s no secret, she is considered one of Nigeria’s best artists, and has enjoyed quite an amount of success in the industry. But oftentimes it feels like there is, a difference between Tiwa the curator/singer and Tiwa the performer, a contrast an avid fan would notice, in, not just her video progression, but her concerts as well. Her newly released “Malo” to an extent, also proves that, for Tiwa the performer, there’s more room for Improvement.
The video directed by Meji Alabi, boasts an upbeat lifestyle vibe, in a tropical shrine setting. Tiwa and Wizkid carry out that concept, with the former showing off her sultry fashion forward style, by dressing in dark and bright hued outfits, accentuated with bright colored wigs. And the latter serving some serious looks, straight off a bad boy’s wardrobe. At some point, Tiwa steps out too in leather, kinda matching outfits with Wizkid. This perhaps is in reference to “Bonnie and Clyde” mentioned in the song.
As a pleasant three minute visual vacation, it’s nice, notable mostly, for every poly-chromatic look Tiwa delivered in addition to the sheer thrill of seeing African’s baddest girl and Starboy in a video. Compared to it’s trailer though, some would think it a little underwhelming. But “Malo” is the kind of song, that continuously plays in your head, after the first listen, with that “Roboskeske, Roboske” ad-lib, and just like not knowing what that means, doesn’t stop you from singing it when the beat drops, then not having unlimited data shouldn’t stop you from watching the video below.
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