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Davido Links Up With Zlatan In the Energetic Music Video for 'Bum Bum'

The Nigerian artists give us another song to hit the zanku to.

Zlatan, the bubbling Nigerian artist behind "Zanku (Leg Workanku (Leg Work)" teams up with afrobeats giant Davido for the new club banger "Bum Bum."

As you probably gathered from the title, "Bum Bum" is an ode to large derrières. The video makes this even more clear as several dancers show off their moves (and backsides)— with several hitting popular moves like the zanku and shaku effortlessly— throughout the video.

As for the song itself, we hear Davido offering his lively flow, while Zlatan comes in with an assertive verse toward the end, their sounds notably different, but both complimentary of the song's dance-worthy production by Rexx.



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Nearer the end, Davido links up with local kids, making for a colorful, feel-good change of pace. The video, directed by Twitch Visuals ends with a chill outdoor gathering with even more dancing.

The song is one of Davido's many collaborations so far this year. The star had a big 2018, with the release of "Assurance," the second most googled Nigerain song of 2018 after Wizkid's "Fever." His 2017 hit "Fall" is currently the most viewed Nigerian music video on Youtube with over 100 million views.

Zlatan has already made waves this year, as the most recognizable artist behind the zanku dance craze. He recently collaborated with afro-fusion star Burna Boy on the massive "Killin' Dem,"—which is already one of our favorite productions of 2019. We're excited to see what else the rising star has in store for the year.

Watch the music video for "Bum Bum" below.

DMW, Davido & Zlatan - Bum Bum (Official Video) www.youtube.com

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Adekunle Gold Is Living His Best Life

We speak to the Nigerian star about how marriage and fatherhood have led him to find both newfound happiness and newfound freedom as an artist.

''I'm having the time of my life,'' says Adekunle Gold over a Zoom call while seated in his office in Lagos. ''I'm making songs that are so true to my current energy, my current vibe.'' When I got on the call with the 34-year-old artist on a Wednesday afternoon, the first thing I noticed was his hair tied up in little braids, the second was his wide smile. As we speak, the crooner laughs multiple times but it's his aura that shines through the computer screen, it lets you know better than his words that he's truly having the time of life.

Born Adekunle Kosoko, the popular Nigerian singer got married barely two years ago to fellow artist Simi. Last year, the power couple welcomed their first child. As we talk, Gold points to his journey as a father and a husband as some of the biggest inspirations at the moment not just as far as music goes but as his perspective in life and how he now approaches things.

''My [artistry] has changed a lot because being a father and being a husband has made me grow a lot and more.'' Adekunle Gold tells OkayAfrica. ''It has made me understand life a lot more too. I'm feeling more responsible for people. You know, now I have a kid to raise and I have a wife to support, to be a real man and husband and father for.'' He credits this journey with both his newfound happiness and a newfound freedom as an artist.

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