There’s something of a dissonance in D’banj referring to himself as a “shy guy”, and he wields the irony on his new “Shy” single to trolling effect. Popular known as the Kokomaster and personifying Afropop’s apex rockstar image for the most part of his career, D’banj uses his latest release as a worthy reminder of his status as one of the greatest entertainers around. Over Boom Beat’s Igbo Folk-inspired beat, comprising rolling percussions and heavy 808s, D’banj’s lyrics come off as effusive, embellished by his energetic performance.
Showcasing the song’s robust nature, as well as paying homage to its sonic inspirations, TG Omori puts together a set of visuals situating D’banj in the midst of a large ensemble of men acting as vocal backups, and beautiful models, all decked in outfits particular to the Eastern part of Nigerian. Actress and former Big Brother Naija fake housemate, Eriata Ese also features in the music video. “Shy” is the first official single off D’banj’s upcoming album.
You can watch the music video for “Shy” here.
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