Amapiano Takes The World By Storm

TikTok has unveiled a review of the year in South Africa

By  | Dec 07, 2021, 04:39 PM  | Cassper Nyovest  | Top of the

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TikTok has unveiled its #YearOnTikTok 2021, in celebration of 2021, which has been made possible by entertainment driven by its community. This year-end celebration recognises talent and looks back on creativity, trends, creators, movements, and moments that made 2021, one to remember in Mzansi.

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Placed under different categories, Year on TikTok 2021 ranges from popular songs that kept South Africans on their feet dancing to creators who became voices of change and celeb/creator breakthrough stars of 2021 – and everyone who has played a part in bringing creativity and joy to a platform and a world that needed it. 
As seen this year alone, there is no doubt that TikTok is a unique place where culture starts and where creativity knows no bounds - where anyone can discover, create, and share content they love. In 2021, over 1 billion people turned to TikTok to be entertained, find and share their joy with others, and learn new things. 
"It's been incredible to see how Mzansi has continued to grow and support one another this year on the platform. We've seen trends such as the recent Love Nwantiti and #Amapiano started and spread across ‘For You’ feeds on the app. We're humbled to see how much joy our community has brought us this year, and we're excited to experience more incredible moments as we continue this journey together," added Boniswa Sidwaba, TikTok Content Operations Manager, Africa.
"There is something really special about the global community on TikTok that people just can't find anywhere else. For us, 2021 was a year for connection and we’ve seen people on TikTok laughing together, entertaining us, starting cultural phenomenons, and teaching us new things. It has been incredible to see the depths of entertainment and creativity from this community, and we're delighted to celebrate all the ways we have come together this year on TikTok," said Vanessa Pappas, Chief Operating Officer, TikTok.  
#MusicOnTikTok Report: Amapiano, most popular music hashtag in South Africa Amapiano has taken the world by storm and not only kept the country dancing but has transcended the world giving South Africa its well-deserved supreme musical recognition with over 1.6 billion views on TikTok. 
In 2021, these were the top locally produced songs that were loved most on the platform, with TikTok commissioned amapiano track, Sisonke making it to number 6 on the chart.
  1. Siyathandana - Cassper Nyovest
  2. Banyana - DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU 
  3. Iyamemeza - DJ Sumbody
  4. It Ain't Me - Dj Abux
  5. Yaba Baluku - DJ Tarico 
  6. Sisonke - Thozi, Khanyisa, Sphokuhle & PD Jokes
  7. Izolo - DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU & Visca 
  8. Summeryomuthi - Blaq Diamond 
  9. The Whistling Man - Blaqnick & MasterBlaq 
  10. Dangerous - Jah Prayzah 

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