AKA’s Kontrol video, featuring Jozi’s Da L.E.S, debuted on MTVBaseAfrica and LiveAmp this past weekend. One week later, and it’s already made an impressive entry into the market.
Young Legends filmed AKA’s Kontrol video, shot in several locations across Johannesburg. It opens up on the South African award winning hip hop star in a bed with a young brunette minx, who has to make a slip through the backdoor.
Visual delights aside, the song started trending when the announcement of its release was made, way before anybody had actually heard it. Within the first week of its release it made #4 on iTunes’ hip hop chart. Not to mention, made numerous radio station playlists across SA.
AKA’s Kontrol video was directed by Yanga Ntshakaza and reached 10 000 YouTube hits in the first 48 hours of its release – a new personal best for AKA, and the numbers are increasing as you read these words.
According to AKA, the Kontrol video is something he’s very proud of. He explains that they wanted an authentic video that represents what Joburg life is really all about. And as a result, they paid serious attention to the styling and the locations. AKA claims that Kontrol is one of his favourite videos from his catalogue.
The excitement behind the Kontrol video comes just in time for the 19th annual South African Music Awards (SAMAs), in which AKA has been nominated under the category of ‘Best Video of the Year’ for his track ‘Jealousy’ – the first single to be released off AKA’s new album, LeveLs, due for release this July.
In the meantime enjoy AKA’s Kontrol by either clicking on the video on top, going to his Souncloud, or better yet buying it on iTunes. Support local music especially those who hard making it – like AKA who continues to exceed expectations.