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Tekno Is a 'Threat to Security,' After Releasing Pole Dancing Video, Nigerian Authorities Say

Nigeria's Coucil of Arts and Culture says it wants to "scapegoat" the artist in order to "teach others a serious lesson."

Nigerian artist Tekno, has been accused of "threatening security" after the release of his latest music video "Agege," BBC Africa reports.

The singer was brought in for questioning last Wednesday, after Lagos police claimed he breached public decency laws after a video of him in a truck with semi-nude women went viral after someone spotted the scene in Lagos traffic. He was taken in for questioning over allegations that he was doing promotion for a strip club.

The artist apologized for the incident, releasing a statement explaining that the setup was for an upcoming music video he was shooting, and that he and his friends were simply "having fun" as they moved between locations for the shoot.

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Listen to Tekno and Zlatan's New Single 'Agege'

Zlatan continues to solidify his spot in the music game.

Zlatan is perhaps this year's biggest breakout star. The talented Nigerian artist has strategically ensured that he works with some of the best in the game. He teamed up with Tiwa Savage on "Shotan", collaborated with Davido on "Bum Bum", Joined Burna Boy on the track "Killin Dem" and most recently, joined forces with fellow Nigerian musician Tekno on the new single "Agege". With a resumé like that and from this year alone, we don't doubt that the artist continues to solidify his spot in the music game.

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Watch the Music Video for Tiwa Savage's 'Shotan,' Featuring Zlatan

Check out the colorful video for Tiwa Savage's latest single.

Tiwa Savage shares another fiery collaboration, this time with buzzing Nigerian artist Zlatan.

Following the release of the bubbly "Ello Baby" earlier this month featuring Kizz Daniel and producer Young John, the singer enlists the "Zanku (Leg Work) singer for the sultry "Shotan." A bodacious track that sees the artists trading lines back and forth in Yoruba. Tiwa sings about one-upping her naysayers, and commanding a room when she walks in, while Zlatan joins in on the second verse. The song's smooth production comes from none-other than Nigerian beat maker Spellz.

The artists have been promoting the new track across social media, sharing colorful pictures that look like they may be from a video shoot, so we're keeping our eyes out for a visual to drop soon.

Zlatan has appeared on several notable tracks this year, beginning with the popular "Able God" at the start of the year, later teaming up with Burna Boy on the massive "Killin' Dem."

This is Savage's second release of the year, and it doesn't disappoint. Listen to "Shotan" below.

UPDATE 7/16:

Tiwa and Zlatan share the music video for their latest collaboration "Shotan," directed by TG Omori. Check it out the colorful clip below.

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Mr Eazi and Legendury Beatz Share 3-Part 'Zanku Leg Riddim'

The Nigerian artists just dropped a pulsating new soundtrack for us to hit the zanku to.

The zanku is the dance of the moment, and with that comes several beats and "riddims" catered for the intricate dance.

Mr Eazi and popular producer Legendury Beatz are the latest Nigerian artists to offer a song tailor-made to hit the zanku to.

On their new project "Zanku Leg Riddim" the musicians share 3 versions of the core track "Zanku Leg." Mr Eazi is joined on Mr Real on the first iteration of the song, and Zlatan on the second. The third version is a pure instrumental, allowing for Legendury's production to shine on its own.

READ: Mr Eazi: "Music Has Made Me Understand & Investigate What It Means to Be African"

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