At the risk of being hyperbolic, you can count the number of prominent Nigerian artists who haven’t worked with Zlatan since his meteoric rise, on one hand. Checking his bucket list of collaborations, though, the rapper has now worked with perennial Afropop A-list act, Tiwa Savage on their newly released single, “Shotan”, an expectedly lively jam that bears all the hallmarks of a potential hit record.
Citing her lethal ability to link salacious imagery and affluence, Tiwa Savage delivers the song’s catchy hook, alluding to her sex appeal and mocking haters in the same breath. Following suit, Zlatan delivers two self-assured verses, heavy on quotable one-liners and delivered in his infectiously vibrant cadence. “Your juju no go stop my gbedu”, he raps on the second verse, with his confidence accentuated by the cascading piano riff, squiggly horn harmonies and groovy percussion pattern Spellz produces, to make for a Zanku-adherent jam.
You can listen to “Shotan” below.
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