2014 started with a great collaboration track: Tanzanian Diamond Platnumz created a remix of his ‘Number One‘ hit – together with Nigeria’s Davido (‘Skelewu‘,). It is wonderful to see that Nigerians will be introduced to the East African’s Bongo Flava genre, after Nigerian artists have so far focused more on projects with West African Artists. If you watch and listen carefully you can watch both dancing the Skelewu dance (2:24). Does it remain the only blockbuster East-West collabo in 2014? We hope not.
The video was directed by popular Nigerian cinematographer Clarence Peters. According to my memory, the last huge East-West collaboration was ‘Sweetie‘ with the Kenyan band Ma3 and Nigerian artist 9con.