“Daddy Yo”, a 2017 hit song by Nigeria’s Afro-pop singer Wizkid, is one of the soundtracks in a new Hollywood flick, “Pacific Rim Uprising”.
The movie, which is co-produced by British-Nigerian actor John Boyega, and written and directed by Steven DeKnight, is set for release on March 23.
Boyega via @johnboyega tweeted about Wizkid’s song in the oncoming movie.
“One of the most exciting things about producing ‘Pacific Rim Uprising’ was the opportunity to influence the creative choices.
“So I put @wizkidayo song “Daddy yo” in the movie. Jaegers need afrobeats too! Oh yeah… here’s a video of me listening to this very song.”
“Pacific Rim is very important to me because
Pacific Rim will actually be the first movie that I have done that I would heavily target Nigeria as a main marketing spot,” he had said.
The film follows ‘Jake Pentecost’, son of ‘Stacker Pentecost’, rises up to stand against the evolved ‘Kaiju’ and the rogue ‘Jaeger’ to prevent humanity’s extinction and preserve his father’s legacy.
While Boyega stars as lead character ‘Jake Pentecost’, his company ‘Upper Room Entertainment’ produced Pacific Rim Uprising, a sequel to the 2013 film.
Wizkid achieved international recognition in 2016, following his collaboration with Drake on the global hit, ‘One Dance’.
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