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Kabza De Small's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationships, Family, Relationship, Car, House

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 whose real name is Kabelo Motha Mahlangu was born on 27 November 1992 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. 

Kabza De Small's Career 

Kabza De Small | Source: Instagram

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's 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 5 July 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?

Kabza De Small | Source: Instagram

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 1 October, 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's Sponono, Masupa, Phoyisa, Buyile and Emcimbini have been making the rounds and lighting the streets. 

Kabza De Small's Emcimbini song has over 6 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 hence the moniker, 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?

It's not a full album but Kabza De Small dropped an extended play titled Ziwangale EP which has four tracks only and some say might be the best release of the year. 

Kabza De Small Album | Source: Instagram

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 9 April 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, in 1934.

What Are Some Iconic Kabza De Small Songs?

Epic tunes such as DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small's 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 album, “I AM The King Of Amapiano: Sweet and Dust 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's Lockdown House Party Season 2 in March 2021. 

This featured a brand-new song in collaboration with DilemmaDjz and DJ Njabz.

Kabza De Small's Relationships 

Who is Kabza De Small dating?

Kabza De Small's Girlfriend | Source: Zalebs

For the longest time, Kabza De Small kept his love life quiet. He still does but at least his fans now know that he is a married man.

Reports indicate that Kabza De Small paid Lobola for his girlfriend Kamogelo Geloo Moropa in September 2021. 

Word has it that their marriage ended due to alleged cheating on Kabza De Small's part. A woman identified as Nicole Maleka, a DJ and producer, said she was in a relationship with Kabza De Small

These claims were backed by popular blogger Musa Khawula who reported that Kabza's marriage was over.

His wife Kamogelo debunked the rumours after she posted a picture on Instagram with the tag 'a wife'. 

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. 

Kabza De Small's Controversy

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. 

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.

Kabza De Small's Cars

Kabza De Small likes to treat himself occasionally with a new ride. 

His garage is parked with top-tier vehicles like the Mercedes Benz C63 estimated to be R1.8 million, BMW M2 valued at R1.2 million, BMW 325i, Mercedez Benz V Class and Volkswagen. 

Kabza De Small's Cars | Source: Instagram

Kabza De Small's Car | Source: Instagram

Kabza De Small's Car | Source: Instagram

Kabza De Small's Car | Source: Instagram

Kabza De Small's Car | Source: Instagram

Kabza De Small's House

Kabz De Small house which reportedly cost him R5 million is a beauty. He has posted several pictures on Instagram posing in front of or inside what is thought to be his home.

Kabza De Small's House | Source: Instagram

The images are very similar - see that verandah with the white pebbles - for that to be just another coincidence. 

Kabza De Small's House | Source: Instagram

In one of his posts where he stands 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.”

Kabza De Small's House | Source: Instagram

Kabza De Small's House | Source: Instagram

Kabza De Small's House | Source: Instagram

Kabza De Small's Net Worth

How much is Kabza De small worth?

The star’s live performances and album sales seem to be bringing in good money. For that, his net worth is estimated to be $2 million or R31 million.

Awards and Recognition

The self-made star has shown the world what he’s made of and has earned recognition for his work. 

In 2021, Kabza De Small won the Male Artist of the Year for the album 'I Am King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust'

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

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

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 30.

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's wife is Kamogelo Geloo Moropa. The two reportedly got married in 2021 but word has it that their marriage might be over.

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
Real name:
Kabelo Motha Mahlangu
Occupation:
DJ and Music Producer
Birthday:
27 November 1992
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Sagittarius
Birth place:
Mpumalanga
Height:
6'1 or 185cm
Children:
N/A
Net Worth:
$2 million or R31 million

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Kabza De Small's Biography: Personal Life, Schooling, Career, Relationships, Family, Relationship, Car, House
Also known as:
King of Amapiano
Real name:
Kabelo Motha Mahlangu
Occupation:
DJ and Music Producer
Birthday:
27 November 1992
Nationality:
South African
Star sign:
Sagittarius
Birth place:
Mpumalanga
Height:
6'1 or 185cm
Children:
N/A
Net Worth:
$2 million or R31 million

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 whose real name is Kabelo Motha Mahlangu was born on 27 November 1992 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. 

Kabza De Small's Career 

Kabza De Small | Source: Instagram

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's 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 5 July 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?

Kabza De Small | Source: Instagram

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 1 October, 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's Sponono, Masupa, Phoyisa, Buyile and Emcimbini have been making the rounds and lighting the streets. 

Kabza De Small's Emcimbini song has over 6 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 hence the moniker, 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?

It's not a full album but Kabza De Small dropped an extended play titled Ziwangale EP which has four tracks only and some say might be the best release of the year. 

Kabza De Small Album | Source: Instagram

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 9 April 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, in 1934.

What Are Some Iconic Kabza De Small Songs?

Epic tunes such as DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small's 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 album, “I AM The King Of Amapiano: Sweet and Dust 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's Lockdown House Party Season 2 in March 2021. 

This featured a brand-new song in collaboration with DilemmaDjz and DJ Njabz.

Kabza De Small's Relationships 

Who is Kabza De Small dating?

Kabza De Small's Girlfriend | Source: Zalebs

For the longest time, Kabza De Small kept his love life quiet. He still does but at least his fans now know that he is a married man.

Reports indicate that Kabza De Small paid Lobola for his girlfriend Kamogelo Geloo Moropa in September 2021. 

Word has it that their marriage ended due to alleged cheating on Kabza De Small's part. A woman identified as Nicole Maleka, a DJ and producer, said she was in a relationship with Kabza De Small

These claims were backed by popular blogger Musa Khawula who reported that Kabza's marriage was over.

His wife Kamogelo debunked the rumours after she posted a picture on Instagram with the tag 'a wife'. 

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. 

Kabza De Small's Controversy

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. 

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.

Kabza De Small's Cars

Kabza De Small likes to treat himself occasionally with a new ride. 

His garage is parked with top-tier vehicles like the Mercedes Benz C63 estimated to be R1.8 million, BMW M2 valued at R1.2 million, BMW 325i, Mercedez Benz V Class and Volkswagen. 

Kabza De Small's Cars | Source: Instagram

Kabza De Small's Car | Source: Instagram

Kabza De Small's Car | Source: Instagram

Kabza De Small's Car | Source: Instagram

Kabza De Small's Car | Source: Instagram

Kabza De Small's House

Kabz De Small house which reportedly cost him R5 million is a beauty. He has posted several pictures on Instagram posing in front of or inside what is thought to be his home.

Kabza De Small's House | Source: Instagram

The images are very similar - see that verandah with the white pebbles - for that to be just another coincidence. 

Kabza De Small's House | Source: Instagram

In one of his posts where he stands 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.”

Kabza De Small's House | Source: Instagram

Kabza De Small's House | Source: Instagram

Kabza De Small's House | Source: Instagram

Kabza De Small's Net Worth

How much is Kabza De small worth?

The star’s live performances and album sales seem to be bringing in good money. For that, his net worth is estimated to be $2 million or R31 million.

Awards and Recognition

The self-made star has shown the world what he’s made of and has earned recognition for his work. 

In 2021, Kabza De Small won the Male Artist of the Year for the album 'I Am King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust'

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

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

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 30.

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's wife is Kamogelo Geloo Moropa. The two reportedly got married in 2021 but word has it that their marriage might be over.

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.