Johannesburg, South Africa – Friday,10 September 2021 – Ghetto King Zakes Bantwini officially delivers summer hit, Osama.
Following the whirlwind from the surprise hit single, Osama by Zakes Bantwini in collaboration with Kasango. Bantwini delivers the national summer anthem ahead of the album set to define the summer, Ghetto King.
Osama is the song that no one expected during Zakes Bantwini’s Kunye set. It took one listen for the country to know that the song will define summer 2021. And now the talented all-round musician makes the song available to everyone.
Osama’s release not only marks the beginning of summer. But the single also marks Bantwini’s upcoming studio album, Ghetto King’s availability for pre-adds. Already shared from the album is a snippet of his Da Capo remixed single, Amanga featuring Nana Atta.
A teaser on Ghetto King shares that:
“In the three years since the release of his collaborative single, OUAGADOUGOU with Djeff, the musician has found his unique voice as a culmination of the two with Ghetto King.
An eleven-track listen consisting of singles which straddle and fuse house signposts including afro, electro and deep house. Zakes Bantwini takes listeners on a journey which is half prayer and half aspiration but grounded in speaking to the Black experience.”
The single is available across all DSP. Click here.
“Osama” begins with the referential theme song for hit television show, Knight Rider. The introduction is similar to the car as it transports the listener into the atmospheric world of the song. Instrumentally, the single builds into a cacophony of synthesised hi-hats and keys delivering an afro-electronic dance single.
Lyrically, Zakes Bantwini continues to use music to advance his ambition of a united African and global state. This is as the word osama, in urdu denotes lion, well-wisher or a helping hand. Bantwini layers his vocals with additional vocals to provide a single which sounds like a call to action.