Following AKA’s surprise street single release of Dreamwork on Friday April 22 which broke the internet after trending on Twitter for more than a day, and went on to reach the No#1 position on iTunes across all genres. This morning, the 3RDWRLDBOSS, in his signature ‘double release’ style started trending in South Africa shortly after the worldwide premiere of One Time on BBC1Xtra Radio last night – making this his second single release in four days – and #OneTime has been trending on Twitter for the last 10 hours.
The UK premier, preceded the Pan African launch of One Time across radio broadcast stations in South Africa, Tanzania, Swaziland, Botswana, Uganda, Kenya and Nigeria to coincide with the release of the single today.
One Time is produced and written by AKA, and is his first single to be categorised in the POP genre – as revealed by City Press yesterday in their cover headline “Pop Goes AKA” – and in so doing, thrusting the Supa Mega into a whole new realm.
AKA’s manager and label head for VthSeason says, “AKA displays his raw and now refined talent in this pop track. The song embodies all the elements of a great song, a classic. We have had unprecedented requests from radio stations all around Africa and a worldwide premier of One Time in the UK. One Time is the soundtrack for the urban movement across the continent and will be a favourite song of this generation. It has everlasting appeal… AKA is ready for the world.”
AKA’s first performance of One Time on the largest music show in South Africa a few weeks ago, LiveAMP, was reportedly the most watched episode and trended worldwide.