Zimbabwean creative Bantu plays to win so it’s no surprise he connected with frequent collaborator Dr. Chaii and the multitalented DaniLeigh for his new single, “Stretch.”
In what he calls “a blend of afro and hip-hop,” the track plays to everyone’s strengths while giving fans another song to add to their turn-up playlist. “Stretch” is a follow up to a string of singles Bantu has released since 2019. His previous drops “DiCaprio” and “Gucci Cranberry” also feature Dr. Chaii.
There’s a glowing joy in Bantu when he talks about the track and just how quickly it all came together. “This is a fun club song that we made and felt would be perfect for our friend, DaniLeigh to jump on. We sent it to her and she sent her verse back in less than 48 hours,” he tells VIBE. “Soon as we heard it all together we knew we had one! It’s a perfect blend of afro and hip-hop. We had to make a video that matched the song so we set out to make a futuristic visual that had dancers, crazy lighting and cars. Came out even better than we expected.”
Bantu stepped on the scene in 2016 with “Holiday” and a year later, released his first EP Africa for the Summer. With an electric feel mashed into his unique style, Bantu was able to work with the likes of Jason Derulo and French Montana.
He’s also featured alongside Nicki Minaj and Latinx super star Anuel AA for the track “Familia.” Featured in the Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse, the song has racked up over 74 million streams on Spotify.
Check out the video for “Stretch” below.