September 23, 2021

Top Amapiano Songs in 2021 So Far

Top Amapiano Songs in 2021 So Far

in 2021 So Far

It’s no longer news, the Amapiano beat seems to be the trending wave of the moment and we have seen artists doing justice to the beat. The best amapiano songs of the year so far featuring Focalistic, , Kwiish SA, DBN Gogo and more.

Despite the pandemic and its regulations on public events, Amapiano producers and artists are always at work, dropping hits, and are currently the most booked in the country. Streaming data and charts also show that amapiano is the most streamed genre at the moment.

There’s been growth in global interest on the genre. More artists and producers, outside the genre and South Africa, have bounced and added different elements of the sound into their music. Amapiano artists and deejays are getting gigs across the continent.

More talented and exciting vocalists and producers have emerged. The genre’s pioneers and stalwarts have maintained their supremacy and continue to expand its soundscapes as it evolves in real-time.

However, we round up our picks of the of 2021 so far, listed in no particular order.


Soa Mattrix “Emsotra” (featuring Sir Trill)



The trio, Soa Mattrix, Soulful G and Shaun 101, is responsible for one of last year’s top performing amapiano songs “Uthando”. In late February, the producer finally unleashed his album Sounds of Africa, which spawned the hits “Stoko”, “Emsotra” and “Buyisa”. All three hits feature Sir Trill, who has been unstoppable since the start of 2021 and choosing one song from the album is a difficult task. Our pick, “Emsotra”, describes the inescapable fun that goes down in Soweto, which is affectionately referred to as Msotra.

Semi Tee & Mdu TRP “Isingisi” (featuring Sir Trill)



Semi Tee, crooner of “Labantwana Ama’Uber” fame, linked up with burgeoning producer Mdu TRP for a collaborative project titled Tales of The 2 Peers. The album which did have great replay value and is filled with sleepers, but “Isingisi” is a definite standout. Sir Trill’s enthralling vocals and cheeky lyrics match the fuzzy instrumental. “Le ngoma iGhost, uyang’thola,” he sings, bragging about the now gold-selling song; “ghost” is KZN slang to describe something or someone that’s dope.

x x Lady Du “Woza” (featuring Boohle)


Talented Mr JazziQ, who had a crazy 2020 and is continuing his run for his first release of 2021, he enlisted “Piano King” Kabza De Small, and for the inviting “Woza”. The track which served as the lead single to JazziQ’s latest album Party With The English and has been doing really well on streaming charts since its release.

x Mr JazziQ “GUPTA” (featuring Lady Du & and Sleazy)


The combination of both and is world classic and they have been seen them putting out their much-teased collaborative single “GUPTA“, which features vocalist and production duo and Sleazy. This aspirational song came after the release of ’s album Party With The English and the success of ’s “Ke Star Remix“.

Kamo Mphela “Nkulunkulu”


In past few months, has delivered hit back to back and we can clearly pick a lead single and title track of independently released EP Nkulunkulu. The song, whose title translates to “God“, is essentially a catchy prayer for wealth, happiness and a life full of blessings and prosperity. She also has been featured on the remix of rapper ’s amapiano cut “Squander“.

Cassper Nyovest “Siyathandana” (featuring and Abidoza)


Super talented rapper, rolled out his and -assisted single “Siyathandana”, off his upcoming amapiano project Sweet & Short 2.0. While Nyovest renders a good verse, it’s ’s breathtaking vocals that steal the show.

Boohle “Hamba Nobani” (featuring Busta 929, Reece Madlisa & Zuma)


finally released much anticipated song titled “Hamba Nobani”. The song, which features Reece Madlisa & who deliver amazing verses. For the first few lines of his verse, collages lyrics from Mshoza and Mzambiya’s kwaito classic “Kortez”. The artists are among the hottest names in amapiano right now, and as expected, “Hamba Nobani” is an absolute hit.

x Tyler ICU “Banyana” (featuring Sir Trill, Daliwonga & Kabza De Small)


Talented teams up with in releasing this banging tune titled “Banyana”, taken from their joint EP of the same name. The song interpolates Charles Webster’s club mix of Michel Cleis’s “La Mezcla”, which was famously sampled on ’s “Mayibabo”. Since its release in April, the song has been in the of the most streamed songs on Apple Music.

Musa Keys “Vula Mlomo” (featuring Sir Trill & Nobantu Vilakazi)



For the past few weeks, “Vula Mlomo” has topped the charts at multiple major radio stations. It can easily be said that, this is a classic joint from Musa Keys supported by Sir Trill and Nobantu Vilakazi and yes, they made magic.

DJ Obza “Idlozi Lami” (featuring Nkosazana & DJ Freetz)



DJ Obza maintains his moving motions with the release of a new classic single “Idlozi Lami”.  The song was perfectly shaped and crafted by DJ Obza and DJ Freetz.

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