Watch CKay, Davido & Focalistic team up in the video for “WATAWI”

A potential song of the summer song produced by Abidoza.

CKay, in the last year, has emerged as one of the biggest African acts. The Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer’s 2019 hit song “Love Nwantiti” took over Tiktok last year, renewing its commercial impact on a truly global scale and setting the record as one of the biggest Afropop songs ever. The song has now garnered almost 300M views on youtube and over a billion streams across all platforms, ushering CKay into the path of international superstardom.


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Towards the end of 2021, CKay shared with listeners his emo-afrobeats single “Emiliana,” which also became a viral hit across social media as soon as it was released. He also teamed up with South African rapper and songwriter Blxckie for the amapiano-infused record “By Your Side”, an upbeat and experimental record which saw CKay tapping into a different genre, showcasing his versatility. In that experimental ‘Piano vein, CKay has arrived with “Watawi,” a collaborative effort with ultra-reliable hit-making duo of Focalistic and Davido.

Produced by acclaimed South African producer Abidoza, the new single sees all collaborators on the song in their playboy elements as their sing to their respective love interests over heavy log drums. On the chorus of the track, CKay chants: “She tell me what are we, I tell her we are what we are, baby no reason am too far. Davido steps in and delivers a subtle and collected verse, which Focalistic breathes a different life into the record with his also stellar verse. On his verse, he quips standout lyrics, “baby I ain’t no window shopper and I can buy you Balenciaga/I’m not a window shopper, I’ll buy you Prada when I’m proud of ya, letting his muse know the sort of things he is ready to do for her even without being in an official relationship.

With the record, all the collaborators brought a different energy and vibe and it might be fitting to say CKay has another summer on lock with this potential monster hit. The accompanying video is just as vibrant, featuring all three artists in ostentatious apparel serenading muses in front of brightly coloured backgrounds.

Watch the video for “Watawi” here.

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