Nigerian music going global: Ludacris and wife rock to ‘Pana’ by Tekno

Pana by Tekno of Made Men Music Group is one of the hottest songs on the continent and in the African diaspora right now. Tekno dropped the audio visuals a few weeks weeks ago and the You Tube count is already past 2 million views.

I am not a fan of the video and that is no surprise. I can always tell when Clarence Peters directs a video these days. He typically finds away to spoil the video for me. I just wish he would be innovative. Thankfully, his lackluster video does not diminish the infectiousness of the song.

In addition, Africans are not the only ones digging it. American hip-hop artist Ludacris and his wife Euxodie, among others, also love the song. In fact Luda’s wife is such a big fan of Nigerian/Afrobeat music he had to let the world know. Watch the clip he shared on social media, and then watch what others have been doing with the song.

‘Pana’ is just about a guy trying to get with a girl he fancies and promising heaven and earth. It was produced by KrizBeatz.

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