Kah-Lo is the Nigerian-born rising star, who has enjoyed an incredible 2016 with a chart-topping hit with ‘Rinse & Repeat’; her infectious collaboration with London-based producer Riton. The phenomenal success of ‘Rinse & Repeat’ included being named one of the Top 10 most played songs on BBC Radio 1 for 2016, selling 400,000 copies in the UK and 35 million streams & counting on Spotify and a coveted Grammy nomination for Best Dance Recording at this year’s award ceremony - a testament to its enduring appeal as one of the most influential and unique club tracks of recent times, setting in motion the foundations in Kah-Lo’s burgeoning super-stardom.
Music has played a huge part in Kah-Lo’s life. Born Faridah Demola-Seriki, as a child her father and uncle would play various 80s & 90s Pop and Hip-Hop records. Artists such as Slick Rick, M.I.A, Rihanna, Madonna and Kanye West have all influenced her musical direction as well as her unique sense of style, topped off with her long flowing signature green hair. Beginning her musically journey straight out of university after making the brave decision to move from her hometown of Nigeria to the USA, the now 24-year-old decided it was all or nothing and started taking crucial steps into the development of her fearless brand. Following in the footsteps of another of her inspirations; Lady Gaga, Kah-Lo began performing in bars and coffee shops across New York City – perfecting her craft whilst also uploading tracks to her Soundcloud page.
Fast-forward to the summer of 2017 and Kah-Lo has enjoyed a festival filled summer with performances at this year’s V Festival and SW4 Festival. The ‘Electro-Beats’ musician also had the pleasure of playing at BBC Radio 1’s recent Ibiza Weekend alongside legendary DJ’s such as Fatboy Slim, David Guetta & Jax Jones and some of the country’s best acts including Disciples & Rudimental. In this time, Kah-Lo also released her debut solo single ‘Fasta’ which arguably continues much of the success earned with ‘Rinse & Repeat’ becoming BBC Radio 1’s hottest specialist record of the year, earning the title of ‘Hottest Record in the World’ by Annie Mac, ‘Tune of the Week’ by Clara Amfo and ‘Jam Hot’ & ‘Track of the Week’ by MistaJam. ‘Fasta’ also enjoyed a record five weeks at number one on the BBC Radio 1 Dance Chart and earned praise from the likes of Calvin Harris, Jax Jones, Martin Solveig, Faithless and many more key industry tastemakers.