Without any doubt Tik Tok this year exposed many people across the globe to the South African sound “Amapiano”, In 2021, Amapiano proved its uniqueness and “catchy vibe” by Taking over the music scene in 2021 to the extent of rappers like Young Stunna and Cassper Nyovest getting into the mix.
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The genre expanded far beyond the Pretoria and Joburg taxi ranks and shebeens where it originated. According to Spotify’s end-of-year chart, it really proves the genre really dominated the world and not only mzansi. musicians from this genre snatched up the first five spots on the list of most-streamed local artists in South Africa. OG DJ Maphorisa led the pack, followed by fellow Scorpion King Kabza De Small, with newcomers to the list Busta 929, De Mthuda, and Mr. JazziQ claiming their own spots too.
Speaking of this genre, Tik Tok applauded its impact.
“Amapiano has taken the world by storm and not only kept the country dancing but has transcended the world giving South Africa its well-deserved supreme musical recognition with over 1.6 billion views on TikTok.”
Below are the top 10 South African songs on Tik Tok in 2021, and Amapiano songs took over the list,
- Siyathandana – Cassper Nyovest
- Banyana – DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU
- Iyamemeza – DJ Sumbody
- It Ain’t Me – Dj Abux
- Yaba Baluku – DJ Tarico
- Sisonke – Thozi, Khanyisa, Sphokuhle & PD Jokes
- Izolo – DJ Maphorisa & Tyler ICU & Visca
- Summeryomuthi – Blaq Diamond
- The Whistling Man – Blaqnick & MasterBlaq
- Dangerous – Jah Prayzah
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