At Home With: Kah-Lo

Global club culture queen Kah-Lo joins us this week for an inside look at her listening rotation. The Nigerian singer-songwriter hardly needs an introduction with collaborations like Idris Elba, Diplo, and Selena Gomez under her belt. Her eclectic take on dance music mixes infectious dance rhythms with explosive Pop top lines that are sure to turn any living room pregame into a full blown club.

Kah-Lo graciously breaks down a few of her favorite tunes below. Happy listening!

Give At Home With: Kah-Lo a listen. You’ll learn a little more about the artist, the world, and yourself along the way.

The Breakdown

1. “Touch The Sky”- Kanye West

One of my favorite songs of all time, and my go-to for when I want to feel ‘on top of the world’. So important to me, it’s the one tattoo I have

2. “Paper Planes” – M.I.A

This song and the Kala album completely shifted my perspective on how music could be made and what it could sound like. Forever iconic immigrant anthem

3. “Boomerang” – Yebba

Her voice gives me chills every single time I hear her sing 

4. “Thunderstorm in Surulere” – Lady Donli & The Lagos Panic

One of my favorite songs at the moment. Donli shines on this track and makes a Lagos thunderstorm sound like bliss – and I’m terrified of them. 

5. “Last Last” – Burna Boy

The brilliance of this track begins with the Toni Braxton ‘He Wasn’t Man Enough’ sample that makes the entirety of it. Burna sampled one of my favorite 2000s pop songs and made it a 2022 anthem. I was sold immediately 

6. “HelGa.” – Phony Ppl 

I shamefully only just discovered them after Shazamming this while getting food after a night out. This song somehow gives me butterflies even though I’ve played it 1000 times since. The entire album is top tier

7. “Plan B” – Megan Thee Stallion 

This song. This video. The Coachella performance. Everything about this song and what it is to pop culture is everything. I wish Mugler himself was alive to see it. 

8. “Tales By Moonlight” – Tiwa Savage

This song is all that and then some. It has sex appeal, an iconic music video, and Amaarae. 

9. “Legalize” – Mr. Eazi

An ode to the love of his life, Eazi bares it all on this track with her starring in the video. I love it so much for him 

10. “Avoid Things” – Tems

A slow burn off her ‘If Orange Was a Place’ EP. I feel this the most when I’m at home and I want to soak in being in isolation. 

11. “So Nice (Summer Samba)” – Astrud Gilberto

Whenever I’m home and I want to feel bougie, expensive and at peace, I put on Astrud Gilberto and pretend my apartment is a scenic jazz bar. I cook a little, dance a little, and everything is fine! Her voice is like a cloud 

12. “Destiny” – Zero 7 ft. Sia

This is another one of my all time favorite songs. Sia’s voice and her brilliant songwriting make porn in a hotel room sound like an ideal escape 

13. “eMcimbini” – DJ Maphorisa 

I’m loving amapiano a lot lately! It’s like a more vibey version of SA kwaito, and it really taps into your gut and makes you feel something. 

14. “If I Lie” – Dan Onkar

It feels like the first time everytime I hear this. No matter how fast paced I’m feeling, this song always seems to bring me back down. Very wavy

15. “Green Eyes” – Arlo Parks

I love the way this song feels, she somehow makes heartbreak seem manageable

Be sure to check out Kah-Lo’s new single “Drag Me Out