Check out some of the pics from Zakes Bantwini’s exclusive viewing of the Osama music video alongside Kasango
Fresh off the release of his highly anticipated album, Ghetto King, Zakes Bantwini hosted an exclusive viewing party for the music video for his smash hit single, Osama. Held at the stunning Houghton Hotel and hosted by Maps Maponyane, Bantwini treated fans to a sneak preview of the music video as well as a chat about the what inspired the visuals.
Osama has had an unprecedented run on radio charts in South Africa. The Afro-Tech hit single, produced alongside Kasango is a the first and only single since Radio Monitor’s establishment to retain the number one spot for 10 weeks in a row on SA radio charts. This is inclusive of both international and local charts.
Speaking on the song, Zakes mentions that people were skeptical that he could ever have a bigger song than his hit single Clap Your Hands. This has become the biggest song of both his and Kasango’s career.
With such a massive song with deep spiritual connotations, Osama deserved an epic music video
Zakes explains that had it not been for his partner, Sibo, than the music video for Osama would have been a mediocre one.
“If we hadn’t chatted about the music video, I probabaly would have shot this video that same weekend and it was just going to be a music video; a mediocre music video. It was just going to be a video. Right now it’s bigger because it involves not only myself and Kasango but it also involves countries, different cities and different people,” he explains.
Adding that the reason why the Osama video is so dope is because of the various sponsors who chipped in and contributed to the vision.
Speaking on the language element in the song, Zakes mentions that his intention with that was that he wanted the song to sound strange in each and every ear that heard it. “It must not be in any language because if it’s in any language someone would know what we are saying. So it must be strange in South Africa like it would be strange anywhere in the world,” he explains.
The music video for Osama is not out yet. Keep it locked on Zkhiphani for more.
All images by renowned photographer, Blaqsmith.