Best South African Music Of 2022

Best South African Music Of 2022

This year 2022 has been loaded with fantastic back-to-back South African music as artists, DJs, and Piano artists made a significant push toward the growth of South African music. The sound continues to travel and make waves across the world and, though it won’t happen overnight, the globalization of ‘the piano is in full effect. “AmapianoTo The World” is no longer just a phrase but many artists are working towards it and has been made popular by this genre.


  • “ZiwaNgale”

ByKabza De Small ft DJ Tira, Young Stunna, DladlaMshunqisi, Felo Le Tee, Beast, and DJ Exit_sa:

Kabza De Small has been outstanding this year. Before he released his highly anticipated sophomore “King Of Amapiano (KOA)”, He released a 4-track EP(Extended Play). He featured “DJ Tira, Young Stunna, DladlaMshunqisi, Felo Le Tee, Beast, and DJ Exit_sa” on one of his tracks in the EP titled“ZiwaNgale”. The track was an explosive element of amapiano and gqom.

  • “Bambelela”

By DBN Gogo ft. YoungStunna,Pabi Cooper&FeloLeTee.

DBN Gogo has been on hit ever since her big performance on Channel O Knockdown House party in 2020. DBN Gogo released a new track In February titled “Bambelela” under her record label “Zikode Records”. The song first made waves on the social media platform “TikTok” long before it was dropped. Thanks to “Pabi Cooper” for his well arrange dance challenge, which he is also featured on the hit track alongside “Young Stunna and producer Felo Le Tee”. The song has been trending on the airwaves of South Africa. Check it out.

  • “Manca”

By Felo Le Tee x Toss

The young talented producer “DJ Felo Le Tee” released his second amapiano EP titled “Contagious”. The EP had a stand-out track titled “Manca” which was assisted by “Toss”. Toss encourages the audience to let loose and enjoy. The song is accompanied by its dance step.

  • “ZulaZula (Hub Way)”

By Villosoul x Khanyisa x Focalistic ft. Acutedose

Khanyisa is a known Artist and TikTok star. She teamed up with Focalistic and Villosoul for her hit song titled “ZulaZula (Hub Way) which became viral. She shows case her amazing vocals and was joined by Villosoul and Focalistic to deliver the verse of the song. The song has been trending and buzzing the airwaves.

  • “Abo Mvelo”

By Daliwongaft. Mellow & Sleazy and M.J

The talented, creative, and sensational South African serial hitmaker”Daliwonga” recently released an impressive hit song titled “Abo Mvelo”. He connected with M.J. and producer duo Mellow & Sleazy on these hit tracks. The song was viral before its official release date which prompted its name change and subsequent drop of the first name picked. This track has been outstanding and loved by the audience and fans.

  • “Megalo”

ByReece Madlisa&Zuma feat. Spura& Classic Deep.

The young South African star has been outstanding after the astounding success of his hit track titled “Iy’ntsimbiZaseEnvy,”. He teamed up with “Zuma” to release another track titled “Megalo.” In the song, the duo sang about the popular restaurant and hangout spot inMegalo. Don’t miss out on this track. Check it out.

  • “Kancane”

ByMusa Keys &Konke feat. Chley, Nkulee501 & Skroef28

The amazing star “Musa Keys” continues to rise to the top. On his track “Kancane” he teamed up with Konke, who shows up with his soothing vocals and featured Chley and was co-produced by PianoHub duo Nkulee501 and Skroef28.

  • “BanyanaKeBafana”

By Pabi Cooper, Focalistic and Ch’cco feat. LuuDadeeja&NobantuVilakazi.

PaballoBasetsanaMothapopopularly known by her stage name Pabi Cooper. She is a South African dancer and singer known for her hit track “Isphithiphithi“, in which she featured “Joocy, Reece Madlisa, and Busta 929”. Pabi Cooper released a new track titled “BanyanaKeBafana“, joining forces with Focalistic and Ch’cco to release the heart-throbbing single.  The single is the first official release under her label “Cooper Entertainment”. She has been entertaining and as well figured out a way of making her songs trend on TikTok by creating dance challenges and routines for them and “BanyanaKeBafana” has proven that, yet again.

  • “uMlando”

By 9umba, TOSS &Mdoovar ft. SinoMsolo,Lady Du,  Sir Trill, Young Stunna& Slade

The track “Umlando” was carefully written by 9umba with combined efforts from TOSS, Mdoovar, Sir Trill, Sino Msolo, Lady Du, Young Stunna, and Slade. The track is been translated to “today, we’re making history (namhlasenz’ umlando), which also has a dance that involves thrusting your hips side to side, it has been one of the biggest cultural moments of 2022. A social media dance challenge was initiated after the initial dance video clip went viral. The track had been buzzing the airwaves and they have been a lot of dance challenges on Tiktok. The artist all gave in their very best vocals to make the track a huge success and was worth it in the end. The audience loved it and the song gave him the South African Music Award for Tiktok Viral song of the year.

  • “Bells”

By DBN Gogo, TNK MusiQ, DJ Stopper ft. Eltonk SA

The South African star ‘DBN Gogo’ has been on top performance and hasn’t relented on her efforts.  She joined forces by teaming up with upcoming talent “TNK MusiQ, Eltonk SA, and DJ Stopper” in her track titled “Bells”. The track has been a hit and is loved by the audience. The track showcased new upcoming artists with their amazing talent. Check it out and enjoy the track.


The Amapiano genre is one of the finest genres this year that has been thrilling and making some artists stars. The Amapiano song is traveling all around the world and “AmapianoTo The World” is no longer just a catchy phrase but many artists are working towards making it true and so far it has been seen. It becoming true of what Nigerian artist“Burna Boy” said in his recent podcast, “it [amapiano] will change your life!” has become a reality.

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