The Nigerian music scene has mostly been dictated by dance steps. Year in year out, whether it is Suo, Galala, Azonto, Shoki, Shaku Shaku and the recent Zanku, dance steps have mostly dictated pop culture, and then the charts.
— officialdanboi_ (@BoyYahaya) December 2, 2018
Fast-forward to 2019 and we have the recent dance craze, Zanku, and I kid you not when I say ‘Zanku’ stands for ‘Zlatan Abeg No Kill Us’, Zlatan being the one that popularized the dance. I guess he wasn’t joking when he said ‘mo gbe Zanku wo le, mon i ke fade shaku shaku’ (i brought Zanku in, and I told you to fade Shaku Shaku).
Zanku has gained notoriety and it has now been etched in the viral dance steps that have come for your dancing shoes museum. Before the Zanku trend ends and another one takes over, here are 5 essential videos you should be Zanku-ing to right now:
Zlatan – Zanku (Leg work)
Burna Boy ft Zlatan – Killing Dem
Chinko Ekun & Lil Kesh & Zlatan – Able God
Slimcase ft Larry Gaaga & 2 baba & Peruzzi
Sarz – Good Morning Riddim