It’s difficult to say who the most famous South African artist is, as fame can be determined by 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 most famous 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. It should be noted that fame can be subjective and that different people might have different opinions.
It’s worth mentioning that some of the most famous South African artists also have a significant international following, such as Johnny Clegg, a singer-songwriter and musician who gained fame in the 80s and 90s, and has a large following around the world, and also Hugh Masekela, a jazz musician who played a big role in the country’s history and culture, and had a successful career around the world.
Nasty C is a South African rapper, singer, and songwriter. He was born in Durban, South Africa, on February 11, 1997. Nasty C has quickly established himself as 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.
Nasty C began his career in the music industry in 2011, at the age of 14, releasing his first mixtape “One Kid a Thousand Coffins” in 2013. He later released “Price City” in 2014, “Bad Hair” in 2016, “Strings and Bling” in 2018, “Zulu Man With Some Power” in 2020 and “Lost Files” in 2021. He has also released several hit singles throughout his career, such as “Juice Back”, “SMA”, “There They Go”, “God Flow” and many more. He has won several awards throughout his career, including several South African Music Awards, Metro FM Music Awards, BET Awards and MTV Africa Music Awards.
Nasty C is known for his unique style of rap, which is heavily influenced by his African heritage, and for his charismatic stage presence. He’s known for his collaborations with other South African artists, such as Rowlene, Tellaman, and Shane Eagle, and international artists, such as T.I, French Montana, and A$AP Ferg. He’s also known for his social media presence and his fashion style.
Cassper Nyovest is a South African rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is one of the most successful hip-hop artists in Africa, known for his hit songs such as “Doc Shebeleza,” “Gusheshe,” and “Move For Me.” He has won several awards, including the South African Music Award for Best Hip-Hop Album, and has been nominated for the BET Award for Best International Act: Africa. In addition to his music career, Nyovest is also an entrepreneur, with investments in several businesses, including a clothing line and a record label. He is also a philanthropist and has been involved in several charity projects over the years.