UK newcomer oShamo releases viral TikTok track ‘Life of the Party’

After weeks of dominating TikTok with over 9,000 user-generated videos and amassing four million views, vibrant UK-based Nigerian afrobeats artist oShamo has officially released his new single, ‘Life of the Party,’ via Mr Eazi’s record label, emPawa Africa. This viral TikTok sensation marks oShamo’s first release of 2024 and follows his breakout singles from last year, ‘Into You’ and ‘Why You Lying,’ which collectively garnered over eight million streams worldwide.

‘Life of the Party’ was written by oShamo and produced by SkeellzGotBeats. The track is an infectious blend of afrobeats and amapiano, infused with contemporary influences. Its bass-driven beats and catchy melodies capture oShamo’s charismatic persona and are set to become a staple in summer party playlists. The song’s vibrant soundscapes and relatable lyrics resonate with audiences, embodying the essence of nightlife and camaraderie.

For oShamo, ‘Life of the Party’ is more than just a song; it reflects his personal experiences and perception of social life as a twenty-year-old in London. The track narrates his journey from being an introvert to embracing sociality, encapsulating the joy of living in the moment and celebrating life’s simple pleasures. oShamo’s authenticity and cultural richness shine through his music, solidifying his position as one of the most promising new talents in afrobeats for 2024.

Born in Lagos and now residing in London, oShamo’s musical style is influenced by afrobeat and fuji pioneers such as Fela Kuti and Ayinde Barrister. Inspired by contemporary afrobeats giants like Wizkid, Mr Eazi, and Burna Boy, oShamo began his musical journey at the age of 14. His unique blend of languages, including Yoruba, English, and Arabic, creates a multicultural tapestry that appeals to listeners globally.

oShamo’s previous singles have garnered significant attention, resulting in over eight million plays online and more than 200,000 social media followers in less than two years. His ability to craft infectious melodies and captivating hooks has quickly established him as a standout artist in the afrobeats genre.

With ‘Life of the Party,’ oShamo invites listeners to join him on a journey of celebration and self-expression. The track is a testament to the joy of living life to the fullest, reflecting the vibrant spirit of modern afrobeats music. As the youngest Nigerian artist to make a significant impact on the UK music scene, oShamo continues to push boundaries with his genre-defying sound, blending elements of afrobeats, fuji, afropop, and hip-hop.

Listen to ‘Life of the Party’ below!