Kabza De Small Biography, Music, Videos, Booking

Kabza De Small is a record producer and a DJ from South Africa. Kabza De Small was born in Pretoria on November 27, 1994, and raised in Mpumalanga. Kabelo Petrus Motha is his full name.

Kabelo is regarded as the “King of Amapiano” and the genre’s creator. With his debut in 2018, he played a key role in popularizing the Amapiano genre as a whole.

Kabza began DJing in 2009, experimenting with a variety of genres such as Afro-fusion house and electronic dance music (EDM). In 2016, he released his debut EP, “Avenue Sound,” on the House Afrika Records label, and two years later, with the songs “Amabele Shaya” and “Umshove,” which featured guest performances from amapiano veteran Leehleza, he gained his production credentials.

Motha’s collab classic albums with music producer DJ Maphorisa comprises “Scorpion Kings,” “Piano Hub,” “The Return of Scorpion Kings,” and the most recent “Once Upon A Time in Lockdown.” Motha’s second EP, “Pretty Girls Love Amapiano,” included the smash song 15th Avenue and Alex. Kabza De Small has been named Spotify South Africa’s most-streamed South African artist for 2019.

Motha’s highly anticipated first album, I Am The King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust was released on June 26th. The album has gotten a lot of positive feedback, and it made history by becoming the first album in South Africa to have all 26 tracks in the Top 30 of Apple Music’s Top 100 playlist.

On the major track “Sponono,” Wizkid, Burna Boy, Cassper Nyovest, and DJ Maphorisa join African giants Wizkid, Burna Boy, Cassper Nyovest, and DJ Maphorisa, as well as newcomers Shasha, Focalistic, Daliwonga, and others.


Motha is considered to be the “King of Amapiano” by many people. He is recognized as among the most prolific amapiano musicians, as well as a trailblazer of the genre. He was influential in popularizing the amapiano genre after his debut in 2018. Motha was crowned the most-streamed South African artist on Spotify South Africa on the 3rd of December 2019.


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INSTAGRAM: @thekingofamapiano

List of Studio Albums

Title Album details
Avenue Sounds Released: 4 November 2016Label: House Afrika RecordsFormat: digital download, CD
Pretty Girls Love Amapiano Vol.1 Released: 18 October 2019Label: Piano Hub (PTY) LTDFormat: digital download, CD
Pretty Girls Love Amapiano Vol.2 Released: 16 April 2020Label: Piano Hub (PTY) LTDFormat:digital download, CD
I Am the King of Amapiano (Sweet And Dust)[ Released: 26 June 2020Label: Piano Hub (PTY) LTDFormat:digital download, CD





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