(Photo: Janet Jackson/YouTube)
Janet Jackson Enlists Nigerian & Ghanaian Dancers For New Video, ‘Made For Now’
Three months ago, Janet Jackson basically broke the internet when she did the Akwaaba — a viral dance popularised by Guiltybeatz, Mr Eazi, Patapaa and Pappy Kojo — during her iconic Billboard Music Awards performance.
Now, the Grammy winner has taken her love for African dance a step further by enlisting dancers from Nigeria and Ghana in the stunning music video for her new Daddy Yankee-assisted single, "Made For Now".
Her first song in about three years — since the release of her acclaimed eleventh studio album, Unbreakable — the Harmony Samuels-produced "Made For Now" is an anthemic track about living in the moment.
On the song, which clearly borrows sonic elements from afrobeat and dancehall, Janet Jackson demands that we all enjoy the present, and not worry about tomorrow. "We're made for now/Not tomorrow", she opines on the chorus.
For the music video, which was directed by the talented Dave Meyers (Kendrick Lamar and Sza's "All The Stars"), Janet Jackosn, Daddy Yankee and her host of dancers — mostly clad in Ankara — kick off a vibrant dance party on the streets of Brooklyn.
Watch the stunning video below:
By Daniel Orubo, published on 17/08/2018