"Kukere" (Efik for "Don't Worry") is a song by Nigerianrecording artistIyanya, released as the first single from his second studio albumDesire (2013). Upon its release, the song peaked at number 1 on Top FM's May Chart, Sound-city's Viewers Choice, rhythm FM, and the Beat FM's Blackberry Top Ten Countdown. In addition, it peaked at number 2 on Radio Port Harcourt. "Kukere", along with "Oliver Twist", was played during CEO dancers' live performance on Britain's Got Talent. To further promote his second studio album in London, Cokobar and Iyanya held a "Kukere Queen Competition". Participants of the competition were asked to upload a dance video of themselves and state three reasons why they deserve to win.
"Kukere" won the "Best Pop Single" award and was nominated for "Song of the Year" at The Headies 2012. It also won the "Hottest Single of the Year" award at the 2013 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, and was nominated for "Best Contemporary Afro (Live Beats choice)" at the 2012 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA). It was nominated for "Most Popular Song of the Year" at the 2013 City People Entertainment Awards.
During an interview with Toolz, Iyanya said that D'banj reached out to him to do the remix. He went on to say that he was honored to work with D'banj. Furthermore, Iyanya said that they would be shooting a video for the remix. The music video was never shot and Iyanya went on to released music videos for "Ur Waist" and several other singles.
Upon its release, the remix received positive reviews from music critics. Ayo of Jaguda said: "Iyanya came, saw and conquered. He gave us one of the biggest dance track ever made, props to D’tunes for the crazy beat. After having a successful song, i bet you know there will be covers and remixes, and the master of Killing Songs, koko master jumps on this song with Iyanya." 
Damilare Aiki of Bellanaija said: "When MTN Project Fame West Africa season 1 winner – Iyanya, released Kukere in March 2012, it was no doubt that the song would quickly become a national anthem as it was a breath of fresh air from Iyanya, who had previously released other buzz worthy singles including Love Truly and I’m the One. Now, the Kukere master has collaborated with the Koko Master himself – D’banj for the remix of this hit track. We are totally loving the track produced by D’Tunes with the two masters (Kukere master & Koko master) as it is definitely one all party goers will enjoy all day and all night." 
Demola OG of Notjustok added: "Wow! An already huge national track, Kukere is going to get bigger and move further. Iyanya gets D’banj on the Kukere remix and as you can imagine it is fiya. Been a long time coming, Iyanya continues to become bigger and bigger."