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.
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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.