7 Amapiano Songs that rocked January before the 2020 Pandemic
In 2019, the South African Music Industry experienced an increasing transition from gqom to amapiano genre. Many producers are presently building a scene that is outshining prominent genres like hip-hop, Afro-soul, and Afro-pop.
As more Amapiano songs series are released for a 2020 debut, check out our list of the 7 best amapiano songs that were in rotation before the corona virus pandemic hit hard. The list features some of the most popular South African artistes of the genre.
- Umhlaba Wonke by Gaba Cannal ft. Busiswa
“Umhlaba Wonke” is one of the songs released in January and producer Gaba Cannal features powerful singer and vocalist Busiswa in this new track.
- Lalela by MFR Souls ft. The Squad
The popular amapiano duo, MFR Souls got reignited the excitement of their fans when they dropped the music video for their 2019 smash hit, Lalela featuring The Squad. It was their first entry for the year 2020.
- Idliwe by Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa ft. Mlindo the Vocalist and Howard
This track is packed with talented and successful music acts in the South African music industry. Popular amapiano pair, Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa produced “Idliwe” which is added in their album. They are supported by music stars Mlindo The Vocalist and Howard.
- Going In by Sha Sha ft. DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small
The Zimbabwean singer currently based in South Africa and known as the “first lady” of amapiano music, Sha Sha surprised her fans with her new track, “Going In” with the help of the Scorpion Kings Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa. (Read the 5 Facts you may not know about ShaSha)
- Tender Love by Sha Sha ft. Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa
Sha Sha has been known to have a great connection with popular amapiano Kings, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small. In her recent track, they collaborated to produce the great song, “Tender Love”.
- Phoyisa by Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa ft. Cassper Nyovest and Qwestakufet
Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa definitely have special ways of ushering us into the New Year. Their song “Phoyisa” features Cassper Nyovest and Qwestakufet.
- Emcimbini by Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa, Samthing Soweto, Aymos, Mas Musiq and Myztro
“Emcimbini” is undoubtedly ruled January as the top amapiano song. The song features the contribution of carefully selected SA music stars. The track which is part of the Scorpion Kings’ 2020 album and the streaming numbers for Emcimbini were just astounding.