Nomfundo Moh started singing when she was six years old and there wasn’t a school concert or church competition that she wouldn’t enter.
In her latest album, she has tried to cater to all people by having influences of Gospel, Maskandi while sticking to her genre of Afro-pop.
Nomfundo Moh has featured many artists in her latest album including Ami Faki, Sha Sha, De Muziqal chef, Mthuda amongst others.
Nomfundo Moh is fast becoming a sensation in the music industry with her third official radio single, Phakade Lami, sitting on almost 1-million views on YouTube.
Nomfundo Moh shares her life experiences, through relatable stories and offers some motivation and inspiration with her life story with added doses of spirituality.
Ami Faku is featured on Tresor’s latest single smoke and mirrors because of her distinctive voice, which brings a new and different sound to the song.
Ami Faku comes from Port Elizabeth and often sings in isiXhosa, but loves to explain the stories behind her music.
Ami Faku’s debut single, Imali, was released in 2018 and last year she had five different songs in the Top 100 on local radio stations.
Ami Faku shares her personal life through her songs, which is why they’re so relatable.
Ami Faku’s harmonies are influenced by the Bollywood films that she grew up watching, and attributes her sound to her exposure to multiple genres and various artists throughout her life.
Sha Sha is an introvert despite being in the music industry.
Sha Sha speaks at least four languages including Shona, English, Zulu, and Ndebele.
In 2020, she was signed to Blaqboy record label, owned by DJ Maphorisa.
Sha Sha’s biggest fears are creepy crawlies such as bugs and spiders.
Prince Kaybee is mostly known for the song “wajelwa”.
Prince Kaybee has over 1,6 million followers on Instagram.
Prince Kaybee’s real name is Kabelo Motsamai.
Prince Kaybee was inspired to be a Dj by one of his elementary school teachers.
Prince Kaybee was nominated for 5 awards at the 15th Metro FM Awards.
Busiswa is signed to Kalawa Jazmee universal records in Johannesburg.
Busiswa first went by the name Kalawa Chikita.
Busiswa wrote the track “my name is” for Dj Zinhle.
Busiswa’s ideal holiday destination is Jamaica.
Busiswa has been writing and performing poetry since 2004 when she was in Grade 11.
TNS’s real name is Nkazimulo Ngema, he is young but an exceptionally talented singer, DJ, and producer.
TNS is widely recognized for hits such as Banomoya, My Dali, and Club Controller.
In 2017, TNS said that Prince Kaybee wanted to buy his song, Club Controller. He intended to take full credit for the song, but TNS requested a 50/50 share of the song.
TNS grew up in the streets but his passion and desire to fight for what he believes in kept him going despite all these difficulties.
TNS was born on 18th July 2000 in Mandeni, KwaZulu-Natal South Africa.
Blxckie was announced as the first South African artist to be featured in Apple Music’s Up Next Program.
Sihle Sithole, popularly known as Blxckie, is a South African rapper, songwriter, and music producer.
Blxckie is a part of the rising musical movement, Clout Internet Boyz. A group of Durban rappers who release music together and share their take on Trap music.
Apart from being called Blxckie, he is also known by his fans as Somnyama Omnyama.
In December 2021 Blxckie was crowned South Africa’s best MC by the MTV Base Hottest MC crew.
DJ Stokie’s real name is Setoki Mbatha.
DJ Stokie was born and brought up in the township of Soweto where he started deejaying at a very early age.
DJ Stokie began his career in the early 2000s, performing at local bars and parties.
DJ Stokie released his debut album, Amapiano Movement, Volume 1, on December 13th, 2019, the first of more episodes to come.
DJ Stokie has an estimated net worth of $200,000 which he has earned as a DJ and record producer.
Muni Long’s real name is Priscilla Renea Hamilton and she was born September 14, 1988.
Muni Long is actually pronounced “money long”.
Under the name Priscilla Renea, her solo debut studio album, Jukebox, was released through Capitol Records in 2009.
Muni Long spent a decade co-writing songs for other artists, including the singles “California King Bed” by Rihanna, “Worth It” by Fifth Harmony, “Love So Soft” by Kelly Clarkson, “Imagine” by Ariana Grande, and the global chart-topper “Timber” by Pitbull featuring Kesha.
Since using the name “Muni Long”, she experienced major commercial success as an independent artist with the single “Hrs and Hrs”, which reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Rouge’s debut album The New Era Sessions, accompanied by a short film, received a South African Film and Television Award for Best Micro Budget Film.
Rouge is of DR Congolese descent as both her parents were born in Congo.
Rouge started songwriting at the age of 12, which resulted in her taking part in acting, public speaking and poetry.
Rouge started rapping at the age of 19, when her friend suggested she should rap to her own R&B songs she composed.
Rouge attended the University of Pretoria, where she completed her degree in Drama & Film.
LEMON & HERB
Lemon and Herb have been friends since childhood, and it has helped to have a synergy that pushes their sound.
Lemon and Herb is a music production hub comprising of Skhumbuzo Radebe and Don Sithole.
Lemon and Herb are all about Afrobeats, Techy Sounds, Futuristic melodies, and lush soundscapes are what the group is about.
Black Coffee asked the duo to name who was Lemon in the group and they explained the group name reflected neither of them and they did not want a name that will box their sound.
Lemon and Herb credit their passion for house music to the late 90’s compilation albums local DJs put out and the explosion of house music on South African radio.
TPZEE & Q,MARK
TpZee and Q-Mark’s song Paris has racked up more than 3 million views since October 2021.
Q-Mark, TpZee, and Afriikan Papi delivered impressive verses on their single ‘Paris’.
Paris is an Amapaino inspired record with lovely instrumentals and lyrical flows from the South African singers Q-Mark and TpZee.
Q-Mark and TpZee have been in the music scene for a while and has been consistent throughout the years.
Q-Mark and TpZee are gradually carving out a unique space in the global music scene.
Afriikan Papi features on the song Quantam with Just Bheki, Wunda and Assessa.
Afriikan Papi’s instagram handle is afriikan_papi.
Afriikan Pap is still relatively new to the scene and has 1,350 followers on Instagram.
KABZA DE SMALL
Kabza De Small was a pantsula dancer, he used to dance is’Puntsula with his friends in the township streets of Mabopane.
Kabza De Small earned the ‘King of Piano’ name which he was given by his fans and some music giants.
Kabza claimed the top three spots for most-streamed albums with his offerings ‘I Am The King of AmaPiano’: Sweet & Dust, Scorpion Kings Live and The Return Of The Scorpion Kings.
Kabza De Small has mostly collaborated with DJ Maphorisa, forming a duo called ‘Scorpion Kings’.
Kabza also topped the list of the most streamed South African artists on Spotify in 2020.
DJ Maphorisa topped the number 1 spot of the most streamed AmaPiano artist in South Africa on Spotify in 2021.
DJ Maphorisa took to social media to make it known that he is the only person in the world who can feature himself.
DJ Maphorisa was named on the 100 most influential young South Africans by Avance media.
He is the AmaPiano pioneer and influenced upcoming AmaPiano artists to enter the industry and start making AmaPiano genre music.
DJ Maphorisa took to social media t reveal the artist that put him on AmaPiano, being Nigerian award-winning star Wizkid.
In 2014, Doja Cat produced another album, which contained singles such as ‘So High’ and ‘Wanna Party’.
Doja Cat has four tattoos. One of them is a picture of her deceased brother’s face with the words “Shine Bright” underneath. It is on the back of her neck.
Doja Cat was born in Los Angeles, California on July 4th, 1996.
Doja Cat’s net worth is about $1 million. This makes her one of the few female rappers to have a net worth of over a million dollars at such a young age.
Doja Cat joined Wiz Khalifa on his summer tour in 2018 to promote her album “Amala”.
Nicki Minaj is of African, Trinidadian, and Indo-Asian descent. She was born in Trinidad and Tobago and then moved to the Bronx in New York City when she was five years old.
Music runs in the family! Nicki’s father, Robert Maraj, was a financial executive and part-time gospel singer.
Nicki Minaj was a Broadway star long before her career as a rapper. Before becoming a mega musician, Nicki went to a performing arts school in Manhattan.
Nicki Minaj always loved performing and was part of her church choir until she set her sights on acting. This is when she discovered that she was lyrically talented, too!
Nicki joined the band, The Hoodstars in 2004, whose track, Don’t Mess With was featured as the opening song for WWE Diva Victoria.
Lil Baby was born Dominique Jones in Atlanta in 1994.
In May 2021, Lil Baby visited the White House with the family of George Floyd marking one year since Floyd’s murder.
Lil Baby earned his first Grammy nomination at the 2020 Grammys for ‘Drip Too Hard’.
Lil Baby said Young Thug paid him to leave the hood because he recognized his talent.
Lil Baby’s song, “The Bigger Picture,” was nominated for two Grammy Awards – ‘Best Rap Performance’ and ‘Best Rap Song’.
Kamo’ Mphela is the featured voice and dancer behind the Amapiano hit songs Sukendleleni and Labantwana Ama Uber.
Kamo Mphela was born in 1999, which makes her 23 years of age this year.
She recently started her own company called ‘Kamo Mphela Entertainment’ under which she released her latest ‘Nkulunkulu’ album.
Kamo Mphela has earned the title ‘queen of the dance floor’ for her amazing dance moves.
Kamo’s father worked at YFM and at events where she would perform on stage and dance which eventually led to her getting more exposure through live performances.
Adedamola Adefolahan popularly known by fans as Fireboy DML is a Nigerian artiste born on the 5th of February 1996.
Fireboy DML is signed to Olamide’s YBNL records as a replacement of Adekunle Gold.
After Fireboy DML’s secondary education, he proceeded to the Obafemi Awolowo University Ile-Ife, where he studied the English Language.
Fireboy DML started and completed his primary and secondary education in Abaeokuta, Ogun State Nigeria.
Fireboy DML’s net worth is around $100,000.
Ed Sheeran’s birthday is in February 1991, this means the singer just turned 31 as of February 2022.
Ed Sheeran was born in Halifax, West Yorkshire which is in England. However, his father moved the family to Framlingham in Suffolk when Ed was three-years-old.
Ed Sheeran has named his fans Sheerios after the breakfast cereal Cheerios.
Ed Sheeran’s cat has his own Twitter account we aren’t kidding, it’s @GrahamShizza.
A fan loved him so much she sent him a cake full of hair. How’s that for the dark side of fame.
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.
Yanga Chief used to enter talent shows and was part of a drama club in his schooling days.
Yanga Chief taught himself the production of music videos so he could help artists represent themselves the way they saw themselves.
Yanga Chief started rapping in primary school, at the young age of 10 in grade 4.
Yanga Chief played the trumpet in a brass band in school.
Yanga Chief’s top 5 favourite South African artists are K.O; AKA; Khuli Chana; Kwesta and Kid X.