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Costa Titch is originally from Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, where he was born and raised.


Costa Titch was part of a dance crew, New Age Steeze, with Phantom Steeze and Tumi Tladi.


Costa Titch’s Costa’s breakout single ‘Nkalakatha ft Riky Rick and AKA had more than 900k views on YouTube in just six months.


Costa Titch’s real name is Costa Tsobanoglou.


Costa Titch has choreographed the DSTV Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards.




C’buda M has more than a thousand monthly listeners on Spotify.


C’buda M’s most-streamed song on Spotify is Themba Kim, with 65 700 streams.


His Instagram handle is cbuda_m.


C’buda M’s song Themba Kim has received 34,286 views on YouTube.




Alfa Kat is a South African-based artist born and raised in the village of Mahikeng, South Africa. 


Alfa Kat writes his own lyrics to his songs, mostly rap songs. He even produces his songs often.


Alfa Kat is available on Instagram as @alfakat__. He has a whopping 30k followers in his account.


He set his vision to become an artist at four years of age.


He goes by the name of Phone Yam on his Twitter account.




A-Reece was first signed by P Raw to Raw X at 16 before he joined Ambitious Entertainment.


A-Reece was influenced by his older brother P-Jay from the rap duo B3nchmarq and his music.


A-Reece dropped his first album as an independent artist on October 21 2017, with “From Me To You And Only You”.


 A-Reece grew up in Pretoria with his parents and two brothers, but his father was barely home.


A-Reece  had Khuli Chana open for him at his first show at 16.




Theo Kgosinkwe was born on August 15, 1973, in South Africa.


Nhlanhla Nciza was born on March 15, 1978.


Theo Kgosinkwe separated from his first wife of 15 years in marriage, Rose, with whom he has two children.


Mafikizolo sent their demo to Oskido of the pioneering Kalawa Records and signed to the record label in 1996.


Mafikizolo’s song Mamezala featuring Simmy has received over 2 million views since being dropped in November 2021.




Simmy attended Kwa Zulu Natal University for a Social Studies degree. 


Simmy is the youngest of four children and was born in 1995.


Simmy comes from a musical family, and her elder siblings love music and are a big part of her inspiration, while her father loves Maskandi and country music. 


Simmy came into the limelight after collaborating with Sun-EL on the song Nada Ezikude. 


Simmy competed in Idols South Africa and South Africa’s Got Talent but was unsuccessful in either.




Quavo was the starting quarterback in his high school football team.However, he dropped out during his senior to pursue a rap career.


Offset gifted Cardi B a $375,000 watch after giving her six Chanel purses for Valentine’s Day.


Quavo’s full name is Quavious Keyate Marshall, Offset’s is Kiari Kendrell Cephus, and Takeoff’s is Kirshnik Khari Ball.


Takeoff started belting out cool beats and often developed unique rhythms throughout his school years, starting from seventh grade.


In 2016 The Trio’s music video ‘BAD AND BOUJEE’ received over 400 million views on the trio’s YouTube channel. 




Reece Madlisa’s song Sithi Sithi exceeded 2 million streams and achieved gold status in March on YouTube.


Reece Madlisa uses the same name on stage and on all of his social media accounts.


Reece produces his songs under the record label Black is Brown ENT and Prime Hold Consulting. His genres are dance and electronic.


Reece Madlisa has amassed 244k followers on his Instagram account.




Nomfundo Moh has released her debut album, Amagama. The album aims to make her a household name following her latest single, Phakade Lami.


Nomfundo Moh wrote her entire 13-track debut studio album herself. She started the process in 2020 during the lockdown.


Nomfundo Moh wrote the 13-track studio album while completing her qualification as a social worker at the University of KZN. 


Nomfundo Moh’s music video hit 4.5 million views on YouTube in just three months.


Nomfundo Moh was announced as a two-time number one Metro FM Top 40 charting artist.




Ami Faku’s real name is Amanda Nomqhutsu Faku.


Ami Faku was born and raised in the township of Ezinyoka, Gqeberha.


After signing a record deal with The Vth Season, Ami released her debut single, “Ndikhethe Wena”.


On January 22, she released a single, “Lala Ngoxolo,” featuring South African rapper Emtee.


In 2020, Deezer named Ami Faku, the most-streamed female artist in South Africa.




Sha Sha almost had her music featured on the popular U.S. T.V. series Empire with her song Catch Me. 


Sha Sha has lived in different countries in Southern Africa, such as Zimbabwe (her home country), Botswana and South Africa.


Sha Sha’s birth name is Charmaine Shamiso Mpambiri.


Sha Sha’s grandmother raised her after her parents separated.




NBA YoungBoy’s favourite actor is Vin Diesel, and his favourite actress is Jennifer Lawrence.


NBA YoungBoy estimated net worth is USD 4 million.


NBA YoungBoy was once arrested for kidnapping, weapons violation, and allegedly committing assault at a club.


In 2019, NBA YoungBoy won the award of BET Hip HOP in the category of the Best Impact Track.


NBA YoungBoy has over one million followers on Instagram and thousands of fans on Twitter and Facebook.




Sdala B appeared in Top Chart that measure the best South African musicians/bands, and the highest position noted by Sdala B is 43. 


Sdala B’s song Khanyisa spent nine weeks in the charts.


Sdala B and Paige’s song Khanyisa has over 3 million streams on YouTube.


Sdala B goes by sdala.b on Instagram. 


Sdala B and Paige were guests on the popular morning show Expresso in November 2021.




Paige is a South African artist known for her song “Mjolo”, which is sort of like a remix from Makhadzi’s version.


Sdala B and Paige’s Panama also did very well. By doing so, it introduced Paige to the music world.


Their song has 10 million streams on all digital platforms and is currently the most sought-after single in South Africa.


TikTok users started a challenge with the title “Panama Zulu Version”, and it has been used as the song background on over 100 000 videos shared online on the platform.




Chris Brown was banned from many countries, including the U.K., following his infamous assault on Rihanna in 2009.


Chris Brown’s self-titled debut album was produced in under eight weeks. He recorded up to 50 songs before the final 14 were chosen.


In 2007 Chris Brown had a role as Kaitlin Cooper’s band-geek love interest ‘Will Tutt, in the T.V. show The O.C.


Chris Brown’s self-titled debut album was initially called ‘Young Love’.


Chris Brown co-wrote Rihanna’s 2008 hit ‘Disturbia’ with Andre Merritt, Brian Kennedy and Rob.




French was shot in the head by two gunmen as he was leaving a recording studio in the Bronx in 2003.


French Montana was born and raised in  Morocco until he was 13  but moved to the Bronx in 1996.


French Montana’s real name is Karim Kharbouch.


French Montana loves animals so much he bought two Bengal tigers while shooting the video for his single, ‘Gifted.’


His moniker French Montana comes from the fact that he could speak Arabic and French, “Montana” came later in his adult life as a street hustler. 




Drake’s father, Dennis Graham, was a drummer who worked with Jerry Lee Lewis, while his uncle, Larry Graham, played bass for Prince.


Drake started as an actor in Degrassi’s Canadian teen drama: The Next Generation. 


Drake was mercilessly bullied at school for being a mixed-race Jewish kid with acting and hip-hop aspirations.


At 19, Drake moved to L.A. to be a songwriter and wound up as one of many writers working for Dr Dre’s Aftermath Records.


Drake played the role of a basketball star left disabled after a school shooting.


‘Drake’ is the rapper’s stage name; forget ‘ChampagnePapi’ or ‘6 God’. His full name is actually ‘Aubrey Drake Graham’.





Dj Hlo is originally from  Durban, South Africa.


Brand Fassie and Dj Zinhle inspire DJ Hlo.


DJ Hlo procured a Bachelor of Social Science certification from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal.


DJ Hlo’s song Isbani was named Ukhozi FM’s Song of the Year for 2021. 




DJ Hlo’s song ‘Isibani’ featuring DJ Manzo SA has racked up 431,215 views on YouTube.


DJ Manzo SA has 80k followers on Instagram.


DJ Manzo SA goes by djmanzosa on Instagram.


DJ Manzo SA has over 1500 posts on his Instagram.




The talented singer, DJ Hlo ft. DJ Manzo SA and Sboniso served up yet another chart-topping single titled, “Isibani“ and South Africa loves it.


The song titled “Isibani“ has received more than 400 thousand views on YouTube.




CKay’s real name is Chukwuka Ekweani.


CKay does it all. He is a writer, producer and singer. 


“Love nwantiti (ah ah ah)” is the centerpiece from his 2019 debut EP CKay The First.


In 2020, his single “love nwantiti” was featured on Diddy’s Danceathon, which raised relief funds during the COVID-19 pandemic.


CKay is the first African artist to chart three songs on the daily Spotify global chart.




Joeboy is currently one of the fastest rising artists and most influential artists in Nigeria, with an estimated net worth of $750,000.


In 2020, Joeboy was nominated for the next rated category at the Headies Awards but lost the crown to Rema. 


Joeboy is currently signed to Mr Eazi’s Banku Music Record Label. 


Joeboy grew up in a music family, his older brother was in the choir, and his dad played the keyboard in church.


Joeboy started his singing career at the age of 16 and recorded his first song, “Gbeseyin”, an Afrobeat tune, at the age of 17.




Kuami Eugene dropped out of high school because he wanted to focus on what he loved most, making music purely. 


Kuami Eugene grew up in Fadama, a suburb of Accra in Ghana. Fadama is one of the most populated slums in the country, with high poverty levels. 


Kuami Eugene furthered his education at Ghana Telecom University. It is his experiences at the university that shaped his love for music. 


In 2016, Kuami Eugene was a contestant in the reality competition show MTN Hitmaker in Ghana and finished third. 


Kuami Eugene has been in the music industry for a paltry three years. But in that period, he has won 17 awards and received numerous other nominations.


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