Tue 18 Apr 2017, 10:43
British-born Ugandan soul musician Michael Kiwanuka is one of a kind. His contribution to the hit miniseries Big Little Lies has turned him into a global sensation in less than a month. You see, that beautifully haunting ballad that plays during the opening credits of Big Little Lies is Cold Little Heart, a song by Kiwanuka off his 2016 album Love and Hate.
Boasting some of Hollywood's finest - Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravitz - Big Little Lies aired on M-Net on DStv. If you didn't watch this masterpiece, take a long, hard look at the choices you have made so far in 2017. Now go download the DStv Now app and make sure you catch the final episode, which is currently available on DStv Now.
Kiwanuka's official video of Cold Little Heart has since spiked in views from about 400k to more than 900k on Youtube in a span of one week. At least from when I started obsessing over it. And yes, I was keeping track.
That's not all, Cold Little Heart was the most shazamed song from the moment the first episode of Big Little Lies aired.
And in case you haven't heard, Kiwanuka's single Home Again was featured on the soundtrack of Queen of Katwe, among other Ugandans like Bobi Wine, Chameleone, Eddy Kenzo and Joanita Kawalya. Queen of Katwe will be available for renting on BoxOffice from Friday 21 April.
In other news, Bebe Cool is creating waves all over the internet with his new single. Just a few days ago, he released a new collabo with Sauti Sol called Mbozi za Malwa, a dancehall hit that has spurred an online dance challenge between Kenyan and Ugandan girls.