‘Yaba Buluku’ remix finally gets an official music video and as expected, it comes off as another big win for African music, paving the way for more mega cross-cultural collaborations on the continent in the years to come.
It has been well over two weeks since Mozambican star, DJ Tàrico featured Nelson Tivane and Preck on the remix of his sought-after Amapiano single ‘Yaba Buluku’, done together with ‘’Best World Music’’ Grammy award-winner, Burna Boy, thanks to the pan-Africanist vision of George ‘Geobek’ Beke: the ‘’Geobek Standard’’ for African music, talent, culture, and entertainment.
Today, following its critical success on all major streaming platforms worldwide, an official music video that was long overdue swoops in to celebrate the spirit, as well as the unity of African culture, dance, language, music, and most notably, to push Amapiano as a prime Afro-genre on the global market; a journey right on the course thanks to American rapper, Sean ‘Diddy’ Combs, who shared a video of Burna Boy dancing to the song at hand.
Unanimously the biggest collaboration on the African continent right now, ‘Yaba Buluku’ remix retains its crown in the video department as well, boasting an engrossing set of visuals from the director, The Alien, as he zooms in and out of the intense street dance standoff between Mozambican and Nigerian factions.
Beyond the Yaba Buluku Boys and Burna Boy, however, lies a cameo from Poco Lee.
The famed dance influencer can be seen amid the nighttime frolics, revving hype behind the ‘’Twice As Tall’’ artist in bursts that read: ‘’Odogwu you bad!’’
The all-new clip’s beauty lies in its portrayal of the electrifying ambiance between two vastly different cultures, as both sides revel in the frenzy, undeterred by their language barrier, nor comprehension of the music on blast.
There’s an equally intriguing set of dance moves on display too; one that brings the two cultures together as they enjoy and appreciate quality music on Geobek Standard.