Nigerian Afrobeats prince Oxlade releases the new version of his global viral smash KU LO SA with GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-platinum, and chart-topping singer/songwriter Camila Cabello.
“Camila was the only option I wanted on the remix because she is music and she also is a pure person, a pure soul, it was to me just a dream come true. KU LO SA is a special song to me personally, so it was something of a joy to see her resonate with the way I love the music itself and being excited as I am to put out the song. This made me feel extra special. She even called it “our” song.” [Oxlade]
“I was so excited when Oxlade asked me to be on his remix for “Ku Lo Sa” because I have been such a huge fan of him, his music, and Afrobeats. Writing my part of the song was so easy and I knew this was going to be something special as soon as we started recording and working on the remix together.” [Camila Cabello]
Camila Cabello’s bewitching vocals naturally joins Oxlade’s smooth flow furthering track’s sensual and pop appeal. The remix will come together with a music video starring both artists to be released next week.
Released in June this year, KU LO SA rapidly became a viral phenomenon on TikTok. The hashtags #kulosa and #kulosachallenge have amassed over 1.2 billion views on TikTok where fans replicate Oxlade’s passionate COLORS set and make the song their own in 3M+ creations! Gathering 170M+ streams, the track turned into the new afropop global hit and peaked #5 both in the Billboard US Afrobeats chart and the Global Shazam Charts. Charting across 21 markets on Spotify and 48 markets on Apple Music both including Global charts, “Ku Lo Sa” is now GOLD in France, Netherlands, Canada, Sweden, Switzerland and Ireland.
Moreover, KU LO SA has incited widespread tastemaker enthusiasm. Rolling Stone included the track as one of “The 100 Best Songs of 2022” and UPROXX named it among “The Best Songs of 2022” and attested, “His slick charm and heartfelt performance made the world feel connected to this irresistible track.”
Oxlade first introduced KU LO SA through A COLORS SHOW – watch it here. With over 49M views, the session became the most viewed video on the COLORSxSTUDIO channel over the past 4 years and one of the top 10 viewed of all times.
Oxalde is part of the 20 faces you need to know from VEVO Artists to Watch 2023, with a first performance for “Away” out now. Taken from his EP Oxygene, “Away” was the first song that brought him international attention – the track got shared by the likes of Drake and was named one of the “Top 50 songs of the year 2020” by Rolling Stone.
“Anyone who listens can connect to my lyrics, and in turn, it connects me with anyone who is listening. My music is for people who take what I’m saying personally because it truly is representative of day-to-day life.” [Oxlade]
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