Bantu is a rap artist, songwriter, and producer from Zimbabwe. Not too long ago, he released an appealing music video for his “Leaving” single.

Bantu – “Leaving” music video

“For this video, we wanted to make a one-take style video. Really paint the picture of that moment when your girl had enough and say she’s leaving and you’re begging her to stay. It’s a fun, colorful, and relatable video. The video was directed by myself and my guy—James Davis II. James has co-directed all my videos with me including ‘Jackie Chan’, which was in FIFA19. Also, it has amassed almost two million views.” – Bantu stated

‘Leaving’ is a mid-tempo love song that fuses bright electronic club sounds with African rhythms. The music video features a one-take style edit emblazoned with bold colors and performance shots. Bantu revealed the song at FIFA 21’s World Premiere virtual show, which featured a star-studded lineup of artists featured on the game’s soundtrack.

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Bantu press photo

“I wrote this song with my friend and frequent collaborator Johnny Yukon (Roddy Rich, Don Toliver, J Balvin, PartyNextDoor). The idea of losing somebody special inspired the story for this song. I think sometimes we get complacent and only realize how much somebody means to us when they say they are out. So the whole time in the song I’m like, Man, I was tripping, my bad. I’ve just been hustling and didn’t mean to hurt you.” – Bantu stated

Not too long ago, Bantu featured on the Grammy-nominated single, “Familia”, with Nicki Minaj and Anuel Aa, taken from “Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse”. A few of Bantu’s producing and writing credits include Jason Derulo’s “Tip Toe”; “Whiskey” by Maroon 5; “Hey Ma” by J Balvin, Camila Cabello, and Pitbull; “Say My Name” by Tove Styrke; and “Getting Over You” by LAUV. Also, he has past cuts with Rita Ora and Chris Brown.

“Leaving” single

Bantu - “Leaving” cover

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