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Listen To Afro B's Hot New Single, 'Shaku Shaku'

The Afrowave hitmaker is back with a new track that's beyond a vibe.

The wait is over.

Afro B has been teasing fans and listeners alike with his follow-up single to "Drogba (Joanna)" lately on social media and it's finally here to dive into—exclusively on OkayAfrica.

"Shaku Shaku," another banger produced by Team Salut, is not your typical song utilizing one of the most popular afrobeat dances of 2018. Afro B effortlessly visualizes what happens when a woman's shaku mesmerizes a man to want to be more than her dance partner for the night.

"I want listeners to get in their zone and element whilst listening to this and feel my authentic African vibe," the Ivorian-British artist tells OkayAfrica. "I didn't want it to be the exact same vibe as 'Drogba'—they're two very different sounding tracks. I also wanted to showcase this biggest dance of this year, the shaku shaku."

Take a listen to "Shaku Shaku" on Spotify or via the lyric video below.


Keep up with Afro B on Instagram and Twitter, as well as Team Salut on Instagram and Twitter.

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Interview: Wavy The Creator Is Ready to See You Now

The multidisciplinary Nigerian-American artist on tapping into all her creative outlets, creating interesting things, releasing a new single and life during quarantine.

A trip canceled, plans interrupted, projects stalled. It is six months now since Wavy the Creator has had to make a stop at an undisclosed location to go into quarantine and get away from the eye of the pandemic.

The professional recording artist, photographer, writer, fashion artist, designer, and evolving creative has been spending all of this time in a house occupied by other creatives. This situation is ideal. At least for an artist like Wavy who is always in a rapid motion of creating and bringing interesting things to life. The energy around the house is robust enough to tap from and infuse into any of her numerous creative outlets. Sometimes, they also inspire trips into new creative territories. Most recently, for Wavy, are self-taught lessons on a bass guitar.

Wavy's days in this house are not without a pattern, of course. But some of the rituals and personal rules she drew up for herself, like many of us did for internal direction, at the beginning of the pandemic have been rewritten, adjusted, and sometimes ditched altogether. Some days start early and end late. Some find her at her sewing machine fixing up thrift clothes to fit her taste, a skill she picked up to earn extra cash while in college, others find her hard at work in the studio, writing or recording music.

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