Towards the end of last year, the streets churned a new sound (Zanku) which was accompanied by a dance. Shaku Shaku was the hottest dance before then and with the wave of a hand, Zlatan sent Shaku Shaku packing.
Zanku, which means Zlatan Abeg No Kill Us, was popularized by street rapper Zlatan Ibile. The sound and dance quickly became pop culture and prominent acts like Davido, Burna Boy, Olamide, adapted the sound and further pushed it to virality.
It’s impossible to hear a quality Zanku song and not lose composure and begin to move your legs and body.
Here we have compiled a list of best Zanku songs to dance to;
Ijo Ope – Rahman Jago feat. Zlatan X Chinko Ekun X Junior Boy
Joining forces on this song, Instagram personality Rahman Jago together with Chinko, Zlatan, Junior Boy drop one of the hottest Zanku songs.
Able God – Chinko Ekun feat. Lil Kesh X Zlatan Ibile
Chinko Ekun called upon some of the hottest street rappers, Lil Kesh and Zlatan Ibile to produce this banging jam. Able God is still one of the biggest hits since last year.
Killin Dem – Burna Boy feat. Zlatan
Because Burna Boy knows that Zlatan is the sauce required to achieve a seamless Zanku sound, he seeks his expertise and a hit song was borne.
Jogor – Zlatan feat. Lil Kesh & Naira Marley
These three acts Zlatan Ibile, Lil Kesh, and Naira Marley have some of the best chemistry in the game. They express their creativity on the song and it was an instant hit.
Zanku (Leg Work) – Zlatan
Proving that he’s truly the master of the sound, Zlatan Ibile connects with Rexxie to deliver a subtle Zankufied song.
Japa – Naira Marley
UK-based Nigerian singer Naira Marley is one of the biggest representations of street pop both locally and abroad. Japa is, without the splinter of doubt, one of the best songs to dance Zanku too.
Woske – Olamide
As king of street pop, it’s only right for Olamide to make a version of the Zanku sound and he definitely came through with Woske.
Bum Bum – DMW, Davido & Zlatan
After teaming up on Osanle, Davido and Zlatan Ibile work together to come up with another banger.