As the pandemic limited participation in public events, Amapiano artistes and producers got to work dropping hits with high streaming volumes back to back.
Amapiano songs are the trending wave so far in 2021 with several artists including De Mthuda, Mr JazziQ, Kwiish SA, and DBN Gogo bringing out some of the best tunes in the music industry so far this year. The genre has even been joined by mainstream artistes who can obviously see the growth, but the pioneers have recorded the most sought-after songs. Let us take a look at the top 10 Amapiano songs of 2021.
- Emsotra (Soa Mattrix ft Sir Trill)
Soa Mattrix featured Sir Trill in the hit song Emsotra which is a song that deeply describes the inevitable fun that many people experience in Soweto. In the song, Soweto is referred to as Msotra. The song is from the album Sounds of Africa.
- Isingisi (Semi Tee & Mdu aka TRP ft Trill)
Semi Tee linked up with famous producer Mdu aka TRP for Tales of The 2 Peers. The album has gone in to great acclaim, but it is Isingisi that has stood out of all the songs. In the song, he brags about his fast-rising image and chart tooling songs.
- Woza (Mr JazziQ x Kabza De Small x Lady Du ft Boohle)
Despite his incredible 2020, Mr JazziQ has continued in the same fashion so far in 2021. He featured Lady Du, Boohle and others in this song which is the lead single to the artiste’s latest album titled Party With The English.
- GUPTA (Focalistic x Mr JazziQ ft Lady Du & Mellow and Sleazy)
Focalistic and Mr JazziQ both combined to make this classic song featuring Sleazy, Lady Du and Mellow. The song is an aspirational one that heavily features Lady Du’s vocals.
- Nkulunkulu (Kamo Mphela)
Off her independently released EP titled Nkulunkulu, the song which translates to God has been a hit thanks to its mention of wealth and happiness which are things most people aspire to. The song is one of prosperity, and made it to Nigerian rapper Falz’s Squander. It is not surprise that Nkulunkulu is among the top 10 amapiano songs of this year.
- Siyathandana (Cassper Nyovest ft Boohle and Abidoza)
Famous rapper Cassper Nyovest released his single titled Siyathandana off his soon-to-be-released album Sweet & Short 2.0. Cassper Nyovest offered excellent punchlines in the verse while Boohle stole the show with incredible vocals.
- Hamba Nobani (Boohle ft Busta 929, Reece Madlisa & Zuma)
A fine Amapiano musician through and through, Boohle released her eagerly anticipated work Hamba Nobani which featured Busta 929, Reece Madlisa & Zuma with their own verses. The artistes are some of the hottest names in the genre. And the song has been making waves since its release. Hamba Nomba deserves a place in the top 10 amapiano songs of the year.
- Banyana (DJ Maphorisa x Tyler ICU ft Sir Trill, Daliwonga & Kabza De Small)
The song is from the EP Banyana which uses Charles Webster’s mix of Michel Cleis’ La Mezcia. The song has been named top 10 of the most streamed songs in its category since its release in April.
- Vula Mlomo (Musa Keys ft Sir Trill & DJ Freetz)
For weeks, Vula Mlomo has been a chart topping single with multi radio and TV plays. This classic joint by Musa Key and Sir Trill has been magical since its release. When you see the number of streams Vula Mlomo has garnered, you’d not be surprise why it is featuring in the top 10 amapiano songs of the year.
- Idlozi Lami (DJ Obza ft Nkosazana)
And the last but not the least Amapiano song of the year goes to this thrilling song Idlozi Lami by DJ Obza who maintains his motions with the release of this classic joint. The song was produced by both DJ Freetz and DJ Obza himself.