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About

Is there anyone who doesn't love Kabza De Small? Christened "King of Amapiano", Kabza has proven that he can handle any event and provide the very memorable experience fans go looking for. From not having sufficient resources to make music to the top of Amapiano, here's the A-Z about "The King"

Personal Life

Kabza de Small was born in Mpumalanga, South Africa, and raised in Pretoria. Not much is known about his early life, but he attended high school in Pretoria. Music was his first love and he focused more on it than academics. 27 November 1992 is Kabza De Small’s birth date. He will be turning 29.

Career 

How did Kabza De Small become the King of Amapiano?

Kabza De Small is among the most streamed Amapiano artists in South Africa. He has made a name for himself having been recently crowned the King of Amapiano. Passionate about making music, the artist has released tracks that have gone viral on YouTube. With very humble beginnings, his star has only just begun rising.

The King of Amapiano began his career as a teenage DJ back in 2009. He later revealed in an interview that although he had few resources back then, he was certain about becoming a DJ. Over time, he honed his skills as he ventured into different genres such as Afro-house and EDM.

What was Kabza De Smalls first album?

In 2016, he released his debut album, Avenue Sounds, under the production label, House Afrika Records. This Kabza De Small album was an instant hit and got the approval of fans and critics alike. The album features one of his greatest songs yet, Uber Everywhere, which has now become iconic.

Who has Kabza De Small Collaborated with?

In November 2018, he released two songs featuring guest vocals by fellow Amapiano artists Leehleza; first “Amabele Shaya” and then “Umshove”, which were both received well by fans. The two went on to collaborate on another single, “Bamba La”. Taking his career forward, Kabza De Small released a collaborative studio album with DJ Maphorisa on July 5th, 2019.

De Small released three albums in 2019, Scorpion Kings, PianoHub, and The Return of Scorpion Kings. Piano Hub and Scorpion Kings were his collaborations with his partner in crime, Maphorisa. 

The two planned to host a live show in May 2019 at the Sun Arena, Times Square in Pretoria after the album shook the airwaves and caused havoc on the streets of Mzansi. Unfortunately, plans had to be cancelled because of the pandemic.

What are the most popular Kabza De Small songs?

Featuring the hit single “Koko”, the album sold over 100,000 copies. This saw him receive certified diamond recognition from the Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA). The DJ duo went on to release their sophomore studio album on October 1, featuring the single “Nana Thula” with guest vocals by Njelic. That same month, De Small released his second studio album, “Pretty Girls Love Amapiano”. 

Smash hits such as Kabza De Small Sponono, Masupa, Phoyisa, Buyile and Emcimbini have been making the rounds and lighting the streets. The Kabza De Small Emcimbini song has over 5 million views on YouTube.

Who is the founder of Amapiano?

Many believe that DJ Stokie was the first artist to discover Amapiano. Inspired by the MFR Souls from the east rand, he developed the sound into the popular genre we know today. Kabelo Motha has risen to become one of the best–selling Amapiano artists. As a pioneer in the genre, he played a big role in popularizing Amapiano and bringing it into the mainstream.

With the popularity of his latest albums, Kabza De Small is known as the King of Amapiano. He commands the stage when he fuses deep house with upbeat jazzy piano beats.

What is Kabza de Small’s latest album?

After Scorpion Kings, Return of the Scorpion Kings and Once Upon A Time kept fans amused during the lockdown necessitated by the pandemic. Kabza De Small and Maphorisa, along with Tresor, released Rumble In the Jungle on April 9th 2021. The album draws inspiration from Muhammed Ali’s win over 25-year-old Geroge Foreman at the iconic Rumble In the Jungle boxing match which took place In the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1934.

What are some iconic Kabza De Small songs?

Epic tunes such as DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small Hello, Phoyisa, Sandton and Gibela have taken the music scene by storm. The two had fans covered by having a transformational arrangement that allowed fans to live stream PianoHub on most social media platforms from the comfort of their own homes.

Kabza De Small’s new album, “I AM The King Of Amapiano: Sweet and Dust, has established his place on the throne as the king of the genre.

What is a Lockdown House Party?

The idea of a lockdown house party was occasioned by COVID-19 restrictions such as lockdowns. This meant that people weren't able to go to entertainment joints. Thus, entertainers decided to take the party to people's living rooms.  

Season One saw Kabza De Small make history at the Channel O Live Stream Lockdown Party. He became the first artist to play for two hours and launch an album on the show. He made a huge comeback with the highly awaited Kabza De Small Lockdown House Party Season 2 in March 2021. This featured a brand-new song in collaboration with DilemmaDjz and DJ Njabz.

Relationships 

Who is Kabza De Small dating?

While Motha is taking the music world by storm, he’s keeping his personal life private. Last year, there were reports that he was dating a former journalist who was expecting their first child. When investigated, Kabza’s management didn’t confirm or deny the rumours.

Does Kabza De Small have any children?

In December 2020, Kabza De Small's child died just before she turned a year old. This saw Motha post a very personal message on his Instagram where he cursed the year and made it evident that he has suffered a huge loss. 

Controversies

What controversy did Kabza De Small get into?

Although our favourite DJ keeps his personal life private and all his dealings clean, he crossed paths with the boss of South Africa’s leading record company, Josiah Mphono, in 2019.

Mphono of Best By Far Entertainment accused Motha of breaking the terms of a contract signed in 2016. He (De Small), teamed up with DJ Maphorisa’s label without his consent. He and Maphorisa worked on an EP together, followed by a 2-month tour soon afterwards. 

He explained that two of his biggest singles were released under other labels while he still held contractual obligations to Best By Far Entertainment. Josiah alleged that he reached out to DJ Maphorisa in an attempt to try and get a clearer understanding of what was going on but was threatened instead.

Cars

The artist melted hearts when he put up a moving post on Facebook back in 2020. In the post, he shared how he surprised an old friend with a brand-new Cooper. They have been together since he started his career. Motha wanted to show his gratitude, proving that he hasn’t forgotten his humble beginnings.

While he hasn’t let fame get to his head, the star certainly likes to treat himself occasionally with a new ride. Mercedes Benz, BMW and Volkswagen are some of the cars that park in his garage. 

House

Kabz De Small house - we think it’s a mansion - is a beauty. He has posted several pictures on Instagram posing in front of or inside what is thought to be his home. The images are very similar - see that verandah with the white pebbles - for that to be just another coincidence. In this post where he’s standing by the door, he captioned it with the following words: “This home welcomes all the blessings that are a product of my life’s work.”

Net Worth

How much is Kabza De small worth?

The star’s live performances and album sales seem to be bringing in good money. With the success of his latest releases, De Small seems to be doing very well. 

It isn’t exactly known how much Kabza De Small is worth. His most recent success from his latest album collaborations with DJ Maphorisa namely Scorpion Kings, Return of the Scorpion Kings and PianoHub, suggests the duo made millions. 

The track Nana Thula from PianoHub went viral on Youtube with 3.6 million views. So did some tracks like I Am King of Amapiano, from his latest album released in June 2020. This success reflects the artist’s net worth.

Awards and Recognition

The self-made star has shown the world what he’s made of and has earned recognition for his work. The star has been nominated for the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021. His name was recently featured in the first nominee’s list among fifty-two of Africa’s most talented musicians including Diamond Platnumz, Innoss’B, John Blaq, Master KG, Suspect 95, Sheebah, Soraia Ramos, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade and WizKid

Kabza De Small won big in 2020:

  • He won the “Favorite DJ” at the 2020 DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards.

  • He was also voted as the “Favorite Rising Star” at the same 2020 DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards.

  • His acclaim and recognition is spilling into 2021 too. He’s received multiple nominations for the SAMA 27 (27th South African Music Awards): Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, and Best AmaPiano Album

Kabza De Small fell in love with music from a young age and never gave up on it. By relentlessly pursuing what he loved, the star has now made his mark in African Music and beyond. Here we are, looking forward to what he has in store for us next!

Social Media

Kabza De Small's Instagram: @Kabelomotha_

Kabza De Small's Twitter: @KabzaSmall  

Kabza De Small's Facebook: Kabza De Small 

Q&A

How old is Kabza De small?

Born on 27 November 1992, Kabza De Small’s age is 28. He will be turning 29 this year.

Where is Kabza De small from?

Kabza de Small was born in Mpumalanga, South Africa, and raised in Pretoria.

Who is Kabza De Small’s wife?

Kabza De Small has kept his love life low key. It’s not really clear whether he is dating. Although, he was said to have sired a child with a former journalist. He never confirmed the rumours.

Who is the founder of Amapiano?

Many believe that DJ Stokie was the first artist to discover Amapiano. Inspired by the MFR Souls from the east rand, he developed the sound into the popular genre we know today. 

Who is singing Emcimbini?

Emcimbini is a hit song featured in the album Scorpion Kings Live and is performed by the artists; Kabza de Small, Dj Maphorisa, Samthing Soweto, Aymos, Mas Musiq & Myztro

Also known as:
King of Amapiano
Birthday:
27 November, 1992
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Sagittarius
Birth place:
Mpumalanga
Height:
6'1

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Kabza De Small in a white polo shirt
Also known as:
King of Amapiano
Birthday:
27 November, 1992
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Sagittarius
Birth place:
Mpumalanga
Height:
6'1

About

Is there anyone who doesn't love Kabza De Small? Christened "King of Amapiano", Kabza has proven that he can handle any event and provide the very memorable experience fans go looking for. From not having sufficient resources to make music to the top of Amapiano, here's the A-Z about "The King"

Personal Life

Kabza de Small was born in Mpumalanga, South Africa, and raised in Pretoria. Not much is known about his early life, but he attended high school in Pretoria. Music was his first love and he focused more on it than academics. 27 November 1992 is Kabza De Small’s birth date. He will be turning 29.

Career 

How did Kabza De Small become the King of Amapiano?

Kabza De Small is among the most streamed Amapiano artists in South Africa. He has made a name for himself having been recently crowned the King of Amapiano. Passionate about making music, the artist has released tracks that have gone viral on YouTube. With very humble beginnings, his star has only just begun rising.

The King of Amapiano began his career as a teenage DJ back in 2009. He later revealed in an interview that although he had few resources back then, he was certain about becoming a DJ. Over time, he honed his skills as he ventured into different genres such as Afro-house and EDM.

What was Kabza De Smalls first album?

In 2016, he released his debut album, Avenue Sounds, under the production label, House Afrika Records. This Kabza De Small album was an instant hit and got the approval of fans and critics alike. The album features one of his greatest songs yet, Uber Everywhere, which has now become iconic.

Who has Kabza De Small Collaborated with?

In November 2018, he released two songs featuring guest vocals by fellow Amapiano artists Leehleza; first “Amabele Shaya” and then “Umshove”, which were both received well by fans. The two went on to collaborate on another single, “Bamba La”. Taking his career forward, Kabza De Small released a collaborative studio album with DJ Maphorisa on July 5th, 2019.

De Small released three albums in 2019, Scorpion Kings, PianoHub, and The Return of Scorpion Kings. Piano Hub and Scorpion Kings were his collaborations with his partner in crime, Maphorisa. 

The two planned to host a live show in May 2019 at the Sun Arena, Times Square in Pretoria after the album shook the airwaves and caused havoc on the streets of Mzansi. Unfortunately, plans had to be cancelled because of the pandemic.

What are the most popular Kabza De Small songs?

Featuring the hit single “Koko”, the album sold over 100,000 copies. This saw him receive certified diamond recognition from the Recording Industry of South Africa (RISA). The DJ duo went on to release their sophomore studio album on October 1, featuring the single “Nana Thula” with guest vocals by Njelic. That same month, De Small released his second studio album, “Pretty Girls Love Amapiano”. 

Smash hits such as Kabza De Small Sponono, Masupa, Phoyisa, Buyile and Emcimbini have been making the rounds and lighting the streets. The Kabza De Small Emcimbini song has over 5 million views on YouTube.

Who is the founder of Amapiano?

Many believe that DJ Stokie was the first artist to discover Amapiano. Inspired by the MFR Souls from the east rand, he developed the sound into the popular genre we know today. Kabelo Motha has risen to become one of the best–selling Amapiano artists. As a pioneer in the genre, he played a big role in popularizing Amapiano and bringing it into the mainstream.

With the popularity of his latest albums, Kabza De Small is known as the King of Amapiano. He commands the stage when he fuses deep house with upbeat jazzy piano beats.

What is Kabza de Small’s latest album?

After Scorpion Kings, Return of the Scorpion Kings and Once Upon A Time kept fans amused during the lockdown necessitated by the pandemic. Kabza De Small and Maphorisa, along with Tresor, released Rumble In the Jungle on April 9th 2021. The album draws inspiration from Muhammed Ali’s win over 25-year-old Geroge Foreman at the iconic Rumble In the Jungle boxing match which took place In the Democratic Republic of Congo, 1934.

What are some iconic Kabza De Small songs?

Epic tunes such as DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small Hello, Phoyisa, Sandton and Gibela have taken the music scene by storm. The two had fans covered by having a transformational arrangement that allowed fans to live stream PianoHub on most social media platforms from the comfort of their own homes.

Kabza De Small’s new album, “I AM The King Of Amapiano: Sweet and Dust, has established his place on the throne as the king of the genre.

What is a Lockdown House Party?

The idea of a lockdown house party was occasioned by COVID-19 restrictions such as lockdowns. This meant that people weren't able to go to entertainment joints. Thus, entertainers decided to take the party to people's living rooms.  

Season One saw Kabza De Small make history at the Channel O Live Stream Lockdown Party. He became the first artist to play for two hours and launch an album on the show. He made a huge comeback with the highly awaited Kabza De Small Lockdown House Party Season 2 in March 2021. This featured a brand-new song in collaboration with DilemmaDjz and DJ Njabz.

Relationships 

Who is Kabza De Small dating?

While Motha is taking the music world by storm, he’s keeping his personal life private. Last year, there were reports that he was dating a former journalist who was expecting their first child. When investigated, Kabza’s management didn’t confirm or deny the rumours.

Does Kabza De Small have any children?

In December 2020, Kabza De Small's child died just before she turned a year old. This saw Motha post a very personal message on his Instagram where he cursed the year and made it evident that he has suffered a huge loss. 

Controversies

What controversy did Kabza De Small get into?

Although our favourite DJ keeps his personal life private and all his dealings clean, he crossed paths with the boss of South Africa’s leading record company, Josiah Mphono, in 2019.

Mphono of Best By Far Entertainment accused Motha of breaking the terms of a contract signed in 2016. He (De Small), teamed up with DJ Maphorisa’s label without his consent. He and Maphorisa worked on an EP together, followed by a 2-month tour soon afterwards. 

He explained that two of his biggest singles were released under other labels while he still held contractual obligations to Best By Far Entertainment. Josiah alleged that he reached out to DJ Maphorisa in an attempt to try and get a clearer understanding of what was going on but was threatened instead.

Cars

The artist melted hearts when he put up a moving post on Facebook back in 2020. In the post, he shared how he surprised an old friend with a brand-new Cooper. They have been together since he started his career. Motha wanted to show his gratitude, proving that he hasn’t forgotten his humble beginnings.

While he hasn’t let fame get to his head, the star certainly likes to treat himself occasionally with a new ride. Mercedes Benz, BMW and Volkswagen are some of the cars that park in his garage. 

House

Kabz De Small house - we think it’s a mansion - is a beauty. He has posted several pictures on Instagram posing in front of or inside what is thought to be his home. The images are very similar - see that verandah with the white pebbles - for that to be just another coincidence. In this post where he’s standing by the door, he captioned it with the following words: “This home welcomes all the blessings that are a product of my life’s work.”

Net Worth

How much is Kabza De small worth?

The star’s live performances and album sales seem to be bringing in good money. With the success of his latest releases, De Small seems to be doing very well. 

It isn’t exactly known how much Kabza De Small is worth. His most recent success from his latest album collaborations with DJ Maphorisa namely Scorpion Kings, Return of the Scorpion Kings and PianoHub, suggests the duo made millions. 

The track Nana Thula from PianoHub went viral on Youtube with 3.6 million views. So did some tracks like I Am King of Amapiano, from his latest album released in June 2020. This success reflects the artist’s net worth.

Awards and Recognition

The self-made star has shown the world what he’s made of and has earned recognition for his work. The star has been nominated for the MTV Africa Music Awards Kampala 2021. His name was recently featured in the first nominee’s list among fifty-two of Africa’s most talented musicians including Diamond Platnumz, Innoss’B, John Blaq, Master KG, Suspect 95, Sheebah, Soraia Ramos, Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade and WizKid

Kabza De Small won big in 2020:

  • He won the “Favorite DJ” at the 2020 DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards.

  • He was also voted as the “Favorite Rising Star” at the same 2020 DStv Mzansi Viewers' Choice Awards.

  • His acclaim and recognition is spilling into 2021 too. He’s received multiple nominations for the SAMA 27 (27th South African Music Awards): Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year, Group of the Year, and Best AmaPiano Album

Kabza De Small fell in love with music from a young age and never gave up on it. By relentlessly pursuing what he loved, the star has now made his mark in African Music and beyond. Here we are, looking forward to what he has in store for us next!

Social Media

Kabza De Small's Instagram: @Kabelomotha_

Kabza De Small's Twitter: @KabzaSmall  

Kabza De Small's Facebook: Kabza De Small 

Q&A

How old is Kabza De small?

Born on 27 November 1992, Kabza De Small’s age is 28. He will be turning 29 this year.

Where is Kabza De small from?

Kabza de Small was born in Mpumalanga, South Africa, and raised in Pretoria.

Who is Kabza De Small’s wife?

Kabza De Small has kept his love life low key. It’s not really clear whether he is dating. Although, he was said to have sired a child with a former journalist. He never confirmed the rumours.

Who is the founder of Amapiano?

Many believe that DJ Stokie was the first artist to discover Amapiano. Inspired by the MFR Souls from the east rand, he developed the sound into the popular genre we know today. 

Who is singing Emcimbini?

Emcimbini is a hit song featured in the album Scorpion Kings Live and is performed by the artists; Kabza de Small, Dj Maphorisa, Samthing Soweto, Aymos, Mas Musiq & Myztro