Best Amapiano Artists

Best Amapiano Artists

Best Amapiano Artists

Amapiano is a style of music that originated in South Africa in 2012. This style of music involves the use of piano and drums. The genre gained its popularity in Katlchong, Johannesburg. Some people have been debating that it began in Pretoria, Johannesburg. This debate is based on the fact that the genre is similar to Bacardi. It has been impossible to trace who formed the genre as well as making it difficult to pinpoint its main origins. This genre has made some celebrities have risen to prominence.

Artists like, DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, Focalistic, and Major League DJz have become continental superstars, with their music blasting loudly and proudly in places like Nairobi, Lagos, etc.


There have been a lot of great artists this year performing great Amapiano songs. Some of the best artists are;

  • DJ Maphorisa & Kabza De Small:

These two have been on top performing great Amapiano music and there have been at the forefront of Amapiano music. Their hit Amapiano album “The Scorpion Kings” had over a 10milion Online Streams. It was a good one from the famous DJ, producer, and songwriters’ duo. They have been working hand in hand together. The pair have made a significant contribution to Amapiano Music over the years. Fans know them as one of “the hardest working duos” in South Africa. These two have made Amapiano known within South Africa and the world. People know them to be one of the best (if not the best) Amapiano Artists in South Africa.

  • Busta 929:

Mfana Thupa popularly known as Busta 929 and is a South African. Busta 929 is an Amapiano DJ and producer and as well one of the top South African piano recommendations for this year. Busta 929 is talented and keeps his audience on track and captures their attention until the very end of his song. His album “Umsebenzi Wethu EP” has been outstanding and as well one of the best Albums. He has been dominating the airwaves with the third chapter of his project titled, “Undisputed Vol 3,” and fans couldn’t get enough of it. The artist has been pushing the Amapiano genre forward with every of his track. He has been known to be one of the best Amapiano Artists and as well his songs have been certified gold in South Africa.

  • Young Stunna:

Young Stunna is a young talented South African Amapiano artist that took the spotlight out of nowhere last year. He was under the wings of Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa the help him become popular and one of the year’s biggest successes. He received a lot of praise for his debut album “Notumato.” young Stunna began in the year 2022 with “Adiwele (ft. Kabza De Small)”. The artist’s song has been the most-played song on South African radio. And, yes, he has appeared in a lot of new entries.

  • De Mthuda:

De Mthuda, a Mzansi DJ and producer with magnificent talent, is one of the complete hitmaker and everything a hitmaker need to be. Mthuda, one of the most consistent producers on the scene, has released new songs and collaborated with Sam Deep, Nomfundo Moh, and others. In addition, he recently contributed to the majority of the tracks on Kwiish SA’s new album titled “Umshiso, Vol 2.” He has been one of the South African Artists that has made Amapiano known with his songs and Mix.

  • Major League DJz:

The Major League DJz is known to be one of the most entertaining hit makers in the country. They have maintained their status for a while. After their successful tour earlier this year, the talented duo continued with their “Amapiano Live Balcony Mix” series with new episodes featuring artists like DBN Gogo, Kabza De Small, and others. They collaborated with Luu Da Deejay and Balcony Mix Africa to release a new track titled “War”. There are known to be the best DJs with the Amapiano Mix.

  • Lady Du:

Lady Du was crowned the Queen of Amapiano by De Mthuda last year. Lady Du continued to work hard this year not letting the crown slow her down. She has collaborated with other artists like; DJ Hlo, Pabi Cooper, and more. Her hit track “I Did It (Bum Bum)” gained more love from her fans and audiences this year.

  • Boohle:

Boohle is a “Siyathandana” star who has remained an amazing singer to listen to this year. Her fans have supported her for her work in the industry, collaborating on her new songs with Kabza De Small, Mdu aka TRP, Gaba Cannal, and more. Recently she collaborated with Mellow & Sleazy on her song titled “Ungowami” (featuring Dinky Kunene & Dj Ma’Ten). She has been of great importance in promoting the Amapiano genre with her outstanding talent.

  • DBN Gogo:

DBN Gogo as popularly known by her Stage name goes by the real name “Mandisa Radebe”. She is a South African female DJ and producer. DBN became known after being featured on the Channel O Lockdown House Party in 2020. Her outstanding performance on the show drew a lot of attention to her. It also made her one of the most talked about female DJs in South Africa from 2020 into 2021. People knew her for the popular online Quarantine Sessions, “Quarantines Live” which has given only positive comments from fans.

  • Nkosazana Daughter:

Her fans know Nkosazana Nolwazi Kimberly Nzama by her stage name “Nkosazana Daughter”. She is 21-year-old of age. The singer is also a young talented South African Amapiano vocalist best known for her magnificent voice in Master KG’s hit single “Dali Nguwe”. Nkosazana collaborated with several Amapiano artists including Master KG, Tyler ICU, Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa, and Soa Mattrix. She is categorized among some of the fastest-rising South African Amapiano artists in 2022.


Amapiano originated from South Africa. Ever since then it has been one of the trending genres in music. Right now,  a lot of fans and audiences have been in love with the genre.  A lot of artists have been rising and becoming popular. Check it out and enjoy.

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