South African music has got to be one of the most unique and interesting sounds in the world. Music genres such as Amapiano have grown to be famous and adapted by many people on the planet. The brains behind these songs include;
1. Black Cofee
Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo, famous as Black Coffee is a famous talented South African DJ, Producer, and Songwriter. He owns his own record label called Soulistic Music. The producer has won many awards including ‘The Best International Producer’ award at the Dance Music Awards in South Africa.
He has worked with artists all over Africa and beyond, including Drake and Jorja Smith.
2. DJ Maphorisa
Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe, famous as DJ Maphorisa is a big fish in Africa. He rose to fame when he produced ‘One Dance’, Drake’s hit single. He since started his own record label, called the New Money Gang Records to produce international hits.
DJ Maphorisa has worked with artists such as Major Lazer, Runtown, C4 Pedro, Wizkid, and Black Coffee to mention a few.
3. DJ Tira
45- year-old Mthokozisi Khathi is a South African DJ, Record Producer, and artist, going by the stage name Dj Tira. He has worked with people like DJ Maphorisa to produce various hits. His area of focus is mainly the Kwaito music genre which is famous in South Africa.
4. DJ Zinhle
Born as Ntombezinhle Jiyane, DJ Zinhle is a South African DJ, producer, and businesswoman. She has worked with artists such as Boom Shaka to release his famous album ‘I put it in’. The album featured artists like Dr. Malinga, Mphoza, Khanyi Mbau, and many more.
5. DJ Kent
DJ Kent, whose real name is Khensani Mabaso is another big name in the South African production industry. He has worked with many South African artists to produce hit songs. He produced his song ‘Spin my world around’ featuring The Arrows.
6. Sketchy Bongo
Sketchy Bongo is among the most talented South African producers. His real name is Yuvir Pillay, and he is a South African DJ, Music Producer, and songwriter. He has worked with artists such as Shekhinah, Aewon Wolf, AKA, and Da Les.
7. Tshepang “RMBO” Ramoba
Ramoba is a South African producer, DJ, drummer, and vocalist. Some of the tracks he worked on include; ‘Rolling Stobe’ by Thirdfloor, ‘Rabulapha’ by Moonchild, and ‘Daylight’ album by Fortune Shuba.
8. Ganja Beatz
Ganja Beatz is a South African musical group that is known for producing the best hiphop beats. The group comprises Matthew Bowen, Heemal, and Aashish Gangaram. They have worked with famous artists like Nasty C, DJ Switch, Caper Nyovest, Kwesta, J Molly, and YoungstaCPT among others.
Apart from being a producer, 29-year-old Tumelo Thandokuhle Mathebula, famous as Tweezy, is a rapper. The award-winning producer has worked with artists such as Nasty C, Casper Nyovest, Ricky Rick, and Stogie T among others.
10. Prince Kaybee
Kabelo Motsamai is a South African music producer and singer. The 32-year-old has worked with multiple South African artists to produce hit songs. He also produces most of his songs.