From 2Face and V.I.P linking up back in ’06, to Ghanaian-originated dance crazes like the Azonto finding a second home in Nigeria earlier this decade, there’s a rich lineage of cultural exchanges and continued collaborations between both west African countries, so much so that it’s now commonplace. For his third single of this year, “Ololo”, Ghanaian Dancehall mainstay Stonebwoy traverses the same familiar bridge, recruiting Afropop’s Girl next door Teni for a spirited bop steeped in the genre’s romantic tropes.
Produced by iPaapi, who throws together a stomping blend of highlife guitar licks, summery piano chords and a rollicking percussion pattern, “Ololo” finds both artists expressing their lightweight sentiments in jovially assertive terms. The music video Prince Dovlo directs also does its part in capturing the spirit of song, including shots of Teni painting a portrait of a love interest (kinda), and Stonebwoy performing his lyrics in the company of models, under strobe lights.
Watch the video for “Ololo” here.
Featured Image Credits: YouTube/Stonebwoy
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