This is a track from American electronic music trio, Major Lazer they titled “Run Up”. The song was inspired and created with ‘the Nigerian sound’.
A member of Major Lazer, Diplo, who played at Gidi Fest 2017 in Lagos, explained on stage how important Nigerian music is.
“You guys make special music in this country, that’s why I had to come. Your music has exploded worldwide and influenced a lot of people.” Diplo said.
During a music break, he announced to the crowd “Let me play you something I made using the Nigerian sound.” Diplo said. Before cuing the new single “Run up”, which features international music stars Nicki Minaj and PartyNextDoor. Enjoy.
*Additional info: Joey Akan