The king of Amapiano, Kabza de Small has once again entered in the history books of South African music with his latest album I Am The King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust.
When the album came out 2 weeks ago, 26 tracks from the album all made the top 30 charts, with numbers recording 8 million streams on digital platforms (not including YouTube and mobile ringback/caller tunes) something that has never been seen in South African music history.
Chris Ghelakis from Electromode distribution, was amazed when he first noticed the songs charting on Apple Music: “It’s fantastic for Electromode to have a record like this, unbelievable! In all my years in the music industry, I never thought this was possible. The digital age has taken South African music to another level. Well done to Kabza!”.
“Kabza De Small’s album is the biggest local South African album first day and first week.” Says Karl Anderson, Apple Music’s head of Music Africa, about this monumental release.
On competition with other Amapiano producers, Kabza recently made it clear that he never said he is better than anyone. “I never said I was better than anyone, I never lowered anyone for doing his best in the game. Never did I not listen when people asked for more good music from me. Anyone can say his a King, his the best that’s called believing in yourself and your craft. I won’t be apologetic for working hard and archiving what I’ve achieved, through the hard work I’ve put in so many years and I’m finally enjoying the fruits of success… People will always talk whether yo do good or bad, just don’t lose focus,”
The I Am The King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust features the likes of Madumane (DJ Maphorisa), Nigerian musicians Wizkid and Davido, vocal sensations Nia Pearl, Bontle Smith, Blaq Boy music artiste Daliwonga among several other artistes.