DJ AJ Features Buju On New Single, “Shakara”

A cheeky bop about transactional sex

Since emerging into the spotlight, Buju has continued to prove he deserves his reputation as one of the future prospects for Afropop with each new release. Following his breakout single, “Energy”, which was highlighted on NATIVE’s Best New Music column, and the release of the highly anticipated follow-up single, “Commander”, the singer’s third act of 2019 is the contribution of vocals to DJ AJ’s “Shakara”, a song on which Buju cheekily sings about transactional sex.

Describing the initial dramatic, verbal exchange between both parties and the relations that eventually occur, Buju’s Fuji-adjacent lyrics, carries a mischievousness that flouts the touchiness his chosen subject matter often inspires from conservative Nigerian audiences. The dancefloor-ready beat Mavin produces for the song, mixing piano chord samples and bouncy drum riffs further embellish the playfulness of Buju’s set.

You can listen to “Shakara” below.

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