For almost a decade, sharp ears have been amused by South Africa’s relentless township groove of Amapiano. Hundreds of hopeful artists have persistently dove into new sounds in spades of experimentation to create an endless supply of unconventional tracks, which has fueled the genre’s exponential growth and evolution. As a result, the music industry is becoming more dynamic, with many runaway singles.
As a result of the steady supply and growing demand of listeners, amapiano has become the most popular music genre in South Africa. And hitmakers like JazziQ, De Mthuda, and Focalistic, who have all belted out an outstanding repertoire rocking local airwaves, have tipped the scale. In the meantime, amapiano heavyweights Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa have been late to catch on in 2021, despite contributing to a host of current chart toppers.
The list will be updated on a daily basis to represent the most recent hits from the vibrant amapiano scene.
Umsebenzi Wethu by Busta 929 and Mpura ft. Mr JazziQ, Zuma, Lady Du and Reece Madlisa
The unhurried single, which was released during the December lockdown’festivities, has kept the baton as one of the hottest amapiano songs to date. Busta 929, Mpura, JazziQ, and Reece Madlisa are included on the first of several hits.
Ke Star Remix by Focalistic and Davido ft. Vigro Deep
Focalistic enlisted Naija Afrobeats singer Davido for the remix of his 2020 mega hit “Ke Star,” which was released in February. Diddy, Alicia Keys, and Swizz Beatz, all of whom were seen dancing or performing the song, left amapiano fans speechless.
Nkulunkulu by Kamo Mphela
VSOP by Mr JazziQ and Busta 929 ft. Reece Madlisa, Zuma, Mpura, Riky Rick and 9umba
Gcina Impilo Yam by DJ Cleo ft. Bucy Radebe
Emathandweni by DJ Zandimaz ft. Nokwazi
Right Here by Mapara A Jazz ft. Master KG, the Soweto Gospel Choir, Mr Brown and John Deling
Woza by JazziQ ft. Kabza De Small, Lady Du and Boohle
Bathandwa by MFR Souls ft. Bassie
Dakiwe by DBN Gogo and Lady Du ft. Mr JazziQ, Seekay and Busta 929
John Wick by De Mthuda ft. Ntokzin and Sir Trill’
Makazi by Busiswa ft. Mr JazziQ
Woman by Rema
Woza by Sha Sha
Amaneighbour by Killer Kau and Mr JazziQ ft. Reece Madlisa, Thackzin DJ and Zuma
Superman by DJ Stokie ft. Kabza De Small, Masterpiece YVK and Madumane
uLazi by Mr JazziQ ft. Zuma and Mpura
Ipiano e’Soweto by DJ Stokie, DaliWonga and Nia Pearl ft. Themba Sekowe and Kabza De Small
Dakwa Yini by De Mthuda, Ntokzin ft. MalumNator
Nguwe by Josiah De Disciple and Major League ft. Boohle
Idlozi Lami by DJ Obza ft. Nkosazana and DJ Freetz
Catalia by Junior De Rocka and Lady Du ft. Mr JazziQ, Mellow and Sleazy
Elon Musk by Da L.E.S ft. Focalistic, Kamo Mphela and Jobe London