Focalistic Opens Up About How ‘Ke Star’ Remix With Davido Came About

Focalistic Opens Up About How His Ke Star Remix With Davido Came About during an interview with The Dotty Show on Apple Music 1. Cited as one of his biggest hits, it was no surprise that a remix for Ke Star was necessary and as expected the single is currently sitting on 4 million YouTube views a sign that this is a hit in the pocket for one of SA’s biggest artists.

Speaking on working with Davido and how the collaboration came about, Focalistic said ” It’s a crazy vibe. I think Davido is one of those people that is always just happy. Ten years in the game, he’s still trying to understand “what’s your story?”, “what do you do it for, and what’s this sound?”. So what happened with [their track] ‘Ke Star’ is I had met him two years before, in a club in Pretoria, which is my hometown. So he was in South Africa and they were playing another song of mine that I had at the time. And he asked the owner “Who’s on this song?” And they said, “It’s that kid”. And then they call me. So I didn’t believe that he’s calling me. So he came and he’s like, “yo, this song is really dope. And one day hopefully we can work. I hear your sound. I like your sound.” I was like, “Oh, okay. Cool.” Fast forward, two years later, ‘Ke Star’ went Number 1 on the Nigerian Apple Music chart. So we had to go there to perform and we performed on his show. And, after that, as you were just speaking, the remix became just a genuine vibe. It happened on its own and I’m so glad about that. We went back to shoot the music video in Nigeria and understanding how Amapiano was going global, seeing people dance to it, seeing people make their different variants. It’s been amazing. For me, it’s just been an amazing eye opening experience.

After dropping the album (SghubuSesExcellent) and song of the year (Ke Star), Focalistic : South Africa’s Hottest MC 2020 {As voted for by MTV Base} released the visuals for the Remix of the chart topping banger “Ke Star” featuring @davido and @vigrodeep in February 2021. The single has since reached top 5 in 9 African music charts and top 10 in the UK! Davido gives an enthralling verse over the smooth log drum of VigroDeep to seal the deal.

Watch Ke Star Remix below

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