The song features Mugeez, a member of Ghana’s foremost pop group – R2bees.
The video for Pose was shot on location in Nigeria and Ghana by Paul Gambit.
Popular Omo Baba Olowo crooner, Davido and South African Afro-pop duo, Mafikizolo are both tied with Uhuru as the most nominated artistes in this year’s MAMA, notching up 4 nominations each, and going directly head-to-head in Song of the Year, Artiste of the Year and Best Collaboration. Additionally, Davido is nominated for Best Male, while Mafikozolo leads the contenders in Best Group.
The 2014 awards are set to feature stunning performances from African and international artistes, including the awards’ signature collaborations between artistes of different genres and cultures – a high point of every show.
Nominees from the length and breadth of sub-Saharan Africa are represented in the nominations for this year’s music categories, including 2Face, Burna Boy, Chidinma, Clarence Peters, Danny K, Davido, Diamond, Don Jazzy, Dr Sid, Efya, Fally Ipupa, Flavour, Fuse ODG, Ice Prince, KCEE, Mafikizolo, Olamide, P Square, Professor, Phyno, R2bees, Sarkodie, Tiwa Savage, Uhuru, Wizkid, Zakes Bantwini among many other local and international acts.
In this year’s newly introduced lifestyle award categories, Chimamanda Adiche, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Trevor Noah, Lupita Nyong’o and Yaya Toure are nominated for Personality of the Year. Clarence Peters, Leti Arts, Rasty and Anisa Mpungwe are nominated in Transform Today by Absolut. The nominees for the MTV Base Leadership award and Best International are still to be revealed.
The popstar, who has been nominated for ‘Best African Act’ at this year’s MOBO Awards, recently, released his single “The Thing” in the UK via Ministry of Sound.
“Clap Clap” was produced by Mix-Master Garzy (Sarkodie, R2Bees, 4×4).
The video was directed by George Guise for Visionnaire Pictures, whose directorial credits include Azealia Banks, Tiwa Savage and Mark Morrison among others.
The colourful visuals for “Clap Clap” see Atumpan in his elements as he makes an ode to the beauty of urban African men and women of our generation irrespective of size, height of colour, while giving a subtle visual nod to the late great Michael Jackson.
The infectious “Clap Clap” was also premiered by DJ Abrantee on Choice FM and on BBC 1Xtra by DJ Edu.
“Clap Clap” will be out on iTunes on October 27, in the meantime, enjoy the exciting new music video below.