Wizkid and Burna Boy want to eat more than just food

Arthur Greene

Afrobeat superstar Wizkid has got the new year off to a rousing start by enlisting the help of the African Giant, Burna Boy, for the music video to his hit single “Ginger”.

The song first appeared on Wizkid’s celebrated 2020 album, Made in Lagos. It is now accompanied by visuals directed by Meji Alabi.

The video combines stylish minimalism with characteristic grandiosity, as the singers play mandala with diamonds in a sparse warehouse.

In the song, the duo return to their roots with an ode to the dishes of their native Nigeria.

Burna Boy introduces the track, singing “If you want make ginger give me the kokoro”.

The second line, “Ma ko je bi jollof,” translates roughly to “Will eat you up like jollof”. It is a reference to the West African staple, jollof rice.

In characteristic fashion for these two artists, food is in fact a metaphor for something a little more sensual.

The video has already been paid tribute to by the Ikorodu Bois, the four kids from Nigeria who became viral sensations by parodying the music videos of some of the world’s biggest stars.

Picture source: @Mp3bullet