After a long hiatus, musician Zakes Bantwini played a set at one of DJ Shimza‘s Kunye events and the rest was history when he previewed Osama, a single featuring Kasango, for the first time.
The snippet instantly took off and entered the Song of the Year conversation before it was officially released.
When the video of Bantwini’s set went viral, the artist shared a video on his social media to answer all the burning questions fans had about the song.
In a voice filled with disbelief, the hitmaker informed his fans that he did not expect the song to become a success so quickly. Rather, he was expecting a gradual growth of the song.
Here’s how to download Osama
The countdown ended earlier than expected and Osama is officially available to download. The initial release date of the song was 17 September 2021, but the demand was too high and the people had to get what they wanted.
You can tap into all the feel-good vibes and download Osama on all digital platforms right now.
Fans reaction to the long-awaited ‘Osama’ release
The song was crowned the national anthem even before the official release and nothing has changed. The response has remained overwhelmingly positive, and we can expect to have an Osama week in South Africa.
Here are some of the reactions we picked out on social media:
This song is spiritual , with some hope giving effects ❤️#Osama— ツ Ø ͏ Ʀ ͏ ł ™ ͏ ͏ ❼ (@Ori_Debig_Beats) September 9, 2021
Yazi this #Osama song will wipe COVID-19 away… you can feel it ukuthi Zakes Bantwini ft shadrack, meshack and abednego ku le ngoma, uJeso be ka busy ayi mix— Caven Babs (@caven_babs) September 10, 2021
Futhi osonakoluna, osonakoluna. Ohh hoo hooooooo, ohh hoo hoooooo… lilongwe sawuaa… pic.twitter.com/dKJWQ0jUxY