Shukuma: The Amapiano Song by Amus K and Jay Music Featuring Wara


Shukuma: The Amapiano Song by Amus K and Jay Music Featuring Wara

Shukuma is an Amapiano song produced by Amus K and Jay Music that features vocals of Amus K and talented dancer and Dancer Founder Wara. The song was released in 2020 and has an official music video on YouTube . Amapiano is a genre of South African music that blends elements of house, jazz, and kwaito.

The song is about having fun and dancing to the beat of Amapiano. The title Shukuma means “shake” or “move” in Xhosa, one of the official languages of South Africa. The lyrics are mostly in English, with some Xhosa words and phrases. The chorus goes like this:

Shukuma shukuma shukuma shukuma
Shukuma shukuma shukuma shukuma
Shukuma shukuma shukuma shukuma
Shake it shake it shake it shake it

The music video was directed by Tertius Cuyler, who is also a singer, songwriter, rapper, producer, and artist manager. The video shows scenes of Gqeberah (Port Elizabeth) Central, where the City Hall and the historic City Library are located. The video also features a model named Leodette Slamdill, who provided the picture for the thumbnail. The final scene was shot in Missionvale (Smarty Town), where Amus K and Wara live.

Amus K and Jay Music are both producers and beat makers who have been making music since a young age. They have collaborated with some of South Africa’s top DJs and artists. Wara is a dancer who specializes in dancing on African music such as Qqom and Amapiano. He is also the founder of a dance group called Dancer Founder.

Shukuma is one of the songs that showcases the talent and creativity of Amus K, Jay Music, and Wara. It is also a song that celebrates the culture and spirit of Gqeberah, a city that has been silent since the music beef between MC, Early B, and Agemi/Terrible Twins (Junant and Jacques). Shukuma is a song that aims to bring back the vibe and energy of Gqeberah’s music scene.

Shukuma is not only a song, but also a dance challenge that has been trending on social media. Many people have posted videos of themselves dancing to the song using the hashtag #ShukumaChallenge. Some of the videos have gone viral and have received thousands of views and likes. The challenge has also attracted some celebrities and influencers who have joined in the fun.

Some of the notable people who have participated in the challenge are:

  • Early B, a rapper and singer who is known for his hit songs such as Ben Ten and Leka Djy.
  • Tertius Cuyler, the director of the Shukuma music video and one of the artists on Early B’s 2021 album Funky-Kaans.
  • Respek X, a rapper and producer who dropped his latest music video Glenavelley in 2021.
  • Daylight Music, a group of singers and rappers who have released songs such as Ndiyakuthanda and Ndiyakubona.

The challenge has also inspired some remixes and covers of the song by other artists and producers. Some of the remixes and covers are:

  • Shukuma (DJ Maphorisa Remix) by DJ Maphorisa, a popular Amapiano producer and DJ who has worked with artists such as Kabza De Small, Sha Sha, and Samthing Soweto.
  • Shukuma (Acoustic Version) by Tertius Cuyler, who sang and played the guitar on this version of the song.
  • Shukuma (Afrobeat Version) by Burna Boy, a Nigerian singer and songwriter who is known for his Afro-fusion style of music.

Shukuma is a song that has brought joy and excitement to many people across South Africa and beyond. It is a song that showcases the talent and potential of Amus K, Jay Music, and Wara. It is also a song that represents the culture and diversity of Gqeberah, a city that has a rich history and heritage of music.

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