It is without a doubt a proven fact that Amapiano are here to stay and Kabza De Small and his mentor DJ Maphorisa are in the cockpit of this flight to the top of South African music.
DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small top SA iTunes/Apple Music charts
Updated on Friday 13 March, eMcimbini, another DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small smash hit featuring Samthing Soweto and others, ranked at #1 on Apple Music’s SA Top 100 Chart.
The chart ranks the most-played songs in South Africa and is updated every day.
An honourable mention goes out to a rising star in the urban contemporary soul genre, Elaine, who is the only other South African artist featured in the Top 10 of the chart.
Jhene Aiko tops most-played artist on iTunes/Apple Music SA this week
In fact, DJ Maphorisa, Kabza and Elaine displayed their sonic dominance with multiple appearances on the list.
However, this is dwarfed by Jhene Aiko’s latest album CHILOMBO.
The American singer’s entire 20-track album features occupy 20% of the spots on the Apple Music SA Top 100 chart, a true testament of the yield she holds on our shores.
Phori and Kabza bring Scorpion Kings to Sun Arena
This won’t worry DJ Maphorisa and Kabza. The dynamic duo shares a chokehold on South African music with Elaine but in the Amapiano genre, the field is theirs to own.
In about a month from now, the Scorpion Kings will host one of this year’s biggest parties at the Sun Arena in Pretoria and already, only 25% of tier 2 and 3 tickets remain.
The Yano wave will surely be felt from all ends of the country and those who miss out will only live to be told about it.
Although, DJ Maphorisa, recently spotted in Cape Town, may have something up his sleeve for the Summer.