The last couple of years has seen the street-pop genre grow into a major force to in the Nigerian music industry with the innovative dance and slang helping the sound go viral. Naira Marley and Zlatan are two of the new faces pushing the local sound into the mainstream and they team up for “Illuminati”, a song celebrating their passion and drive to be successful.
Over the laid-back mix of synth harmonies and traditional Afropop drum riff, Naira Marley and Zlatan spin cocky brags into a charming song, convincing listeners they’re motivated by honorable goals; “Do It For The Fam/ Nah Man, I Do it For My Mother/ Nah Man, I Do it For My Sister/ Do it For the Gang/ We Can Do This Shit Together/ Lets be Rich Gang Forever”. Scilla Owusu directs the music video for “Illuminati” in a photoshoot session where Naira Maley and Zlatan are bathed in the glow of makeup, flashing lights, pretty models, and pouring cash.
You can watch the music video for “Illuminati” below.
Featured Image Credits: YouTube/Naira Marley
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