It’s difficult to say who the biggest artist in South Africa is, as it can depend on various factors such as record sales, popularity, and critical acclaim. However, there are a few South African artists who have had significant success both locally and internationally, and are considered among the biggest names in the South African music industry. Some of these artists include:
- Black Coffee
- Nasty C
- Cassper Nyovest
- DJ Maphorisa
- Soweto Gospel Choir
- Mi Casa
- Sho Madjozi
This list is not exhaustive and there are many other talented artists in South Africa, but these are some of the most popular and well-known.
Black Coffee is a South African DJ, record producer, and musician. He is widely considered one of the biggest and most successful artists in the South African music industry, and has achieved international acclaim for his work. He was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, on 11 March 1976.
Black Coffee began his career as a DJ in the early 2000s and quickly established himself as one of the most talented and innovative artists in the South African music scene. He is known for his deep and soulful house music, which is heavily influenced by his African heritage. He has released several albums and singles throughout his career, including “Home Brewed” (2005), “Have Another One” (2008) and “Africa Rising” (2015). He has won several awards throughout his career, including several South African Music Awards and a BET Award for Best International Act: Africa in 2016.
Black Coffee also has a successful international career, playing in many countries and festivals all over the world, and collaborating with many international artists, such as Drake, Pharrell, Usher, and many more.
AKA, whose real name is Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, is a South African rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He was born in Cape Town, South Africa, on January 28, 1988. AKA is considered one of the most successful and influential hip-hop artists in South Africa, and has had a significant impact on the South African music scene.
AKA began his career in the music industry in 2002, releasing his first album, “Alter Ego” in 2007. He later released “Exit” in 2008, “Alter Ego” in 2011, “Levels” in 2014, “Be Careful What You Wish For” in 2017, and “Touch My Blood” in 2018. He has also released several hit singles throughout his career, such as “All Eyes On Me”, “Baddest”, “Run Jozi” and many more. He has won several awards throughout his career, including several South African Music Awards, Metro FM Music Awards, and a BET Award for Best International Act: Africa in 2015.
AKA is known for his unique style of rap, which is heavily influenced by his African heritage, and for his charismatic stage presence. He is also known for his collaborations with other South African artists, such as Anatii, Da L.E.S, and K.O.
He’s known for his controversial public image and his social media presence, where he’s not shy to express his opinions on various matters, and this has led him to become one of the most popular and influential artists in South Africa.