It’s not surprising that dance steps have served as markers for specific moments in Afropop. Shaku Shaku made way for the new Zanku dance after Chinko Ekun and Zlatan’s “Able God” went viral last year. Burna Boy quickly tapped into the bounce of rhythm when, posting videos of himself doing the dance on social media and eventually releasing a collaborative single with Zlatan titled “Killin Dem”. The single fuses Burna Boy’s polish Afro-fusion style, Zlatan’s cock-sure rap bars and the catchy “Gbe Body Eh/ Gbe Soul Eh” slang.
Zlatan just released the music video for “Killin Dem” directed by Prodigeezy and as you’d expect, it features a satisfying mix of zanku dance styles by dancers and the artists themselves. Cuts from a violent black and white Nollywood film are also included in the video to highlight the cut-throat and savagery intention of Burna Boy and Zlatan on “Killin Dem”.
You can watch the music video for “Killin Dem” below.
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