Top 50 Best Musicians in South Africa

Top 50 Best Musicians in South Africa
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Who are the best musicians in  South Africa? South Africa is a beautiful country with beautiful musical talents.



Nasty C is one of my favorite rappers from SA, and rightly so.

 

So in today’s post, I will show you the top 50 best musicians in South Africa.

 

The best thing is that this is the only list you will need to reach your desired conclusion.

 

With that out, let’s dive right into the list of best artists in South Africa.

 

Top 10 Best Musicians in South Africa 2023

 

The list of artists is exciting and comprehensive. I will take you on a ride to find out who the top 50 are, but first, I will reveal the top 10 artists for you.

 

Let’s dive in without any delay.

  • Nasty C
  • Master KG
  • DJ Black Coffee 
  • Kabza de small
  • Prince Kaybee 
  • DJ Maphorisa 
  • Vocalist 
  • Blaq Diamond 
  • Kwesta
  • Ami Faku

 

  • Nasty C

 

Nsikayesizwe David Junior was born on 11 February 1997 and is known professionally as Nasty C. This artist is a South African singer, producer, and songwriter.

 

“Bad Hair” became his breakthrough album, and then he released more chart-topping songs. 

Best South African Musicians Nasty C

His new compilation of songs “Extravagant,” “Stalling,” and “Lemons” are hitting the charts and making waves.

 

“All in white,” “Jack,” and “There they go” are all his famous hits. Nasty C is the youngest recipient of an award at the 2015 South African Hip Hop Awards, namely the Best Freshman Award.

 

“There they go” earned him global recognition, and he has a net fortune of $2 million, making him one of the wealthy artists in SA.

 

Besides being rich, he has become one of the most famous African musicians. I hope to see him as the best musician in South Africa in 2023.

 

  • Master KG

 

Kgaogelo Moagi was born in 1996 and is known as Master KG, a South African musician, and record producer. He gained popularity with his hard work and dedication.

 

Master KG came to the limelight with his breakthrough debut album “Skeleton move,” which earned him an AFIRMA award.

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Then came a list of unforgettable hits from this talented singer/ producer. These are

“Jerusalema,” “Shine your light,” and “Remember.”

 

This artist has gained immense success with his songs and won many awards, including MTV Europe Music Awards, African Muzik Magazine Awards, And Global Music Awards Africa. 

 

He has received recognition from renowned artists like Nicki Minaj, The Weeknd, and Jason Derulo. 

 

His current song, “Ngisize Nami,” is topping the charts. Master KG has 362.2 K followers on Instagram and a net worth of $1.8 million, which he has earned through his performances worldwide.

 

  • DJ Black Coffee

 

Nkosinathi Innocent Maphumulo is a South African DJ, record producer, and songwriter known by his stage name Black Coffee. He is one of the most popular musicians in South Africa.

 

Black Coffee has won the Highest Climber award in DJ Mag’s Top 100 DJs 2022, placing in the poll at No. 39. Besides that, he has won a Grammy Award for his album “Subconsciously.”

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DJ Coffee earned ‘Breakthrough DJ of the Year in the Breakthrough in Association with Mixcloud category in 2015. 

 

Then in 2018, he added a BET Award for Best International Act Africa to his collection of nominations and awards.

 

Black Coffee has 3 million followers on Instagram and a net worth of $60 million, making him one of the richest musicians in Africa.

 

  • Kazba de small

 

Kabza de small is known for his Amapiano genre of music. “Umshove,” released in 2018, became his breakthrough single.

 

 Kabza de small is also a band member of Scorpion kings, besides making his solo music.

 

“Abilene,” “Zola,” “Hamba Haa,” “Isoka,” “Khusela,” and the list goes on with so many outstanding songs. 

 

This artist has won six South African Music Awards, two Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards, and one AmaPiano Music Award.

 

“I Am the King of Amapiano(Sweet & Dust”) is the third solo album by South African DJ Kabza De Small that topped the charts in 2021.

 

This singer has Instagram followers of about 2.1 million. His efforts and performances have earned a net fortune of $1.5 million. And without a doubt, this singer is also the best male artist in South Africa in 2023.

 

  • Prince Kaybee

 

Prince Kaybee is an electronic DJ, South African musician, and producer who has got famous for his breathtaking songs like “Friend Zone,” “Yonkinto”, and “Wajellwa”.

 

One of his numbers, “Charlotte,” became viral with 9.3 million views, and that is how he became one of the most renowned musicians in South Africa.

 

In 2020, he grabbed the most South African Music Awards for his album “ReMino.”

 

“666”, “3 In The Morning”, and “Iyeza” is his recent hits that are rocking the charts. 

 

Prince Kaybee has Instagram followers of more than 1 million now. His net fortune is $1.7 million. 

 

For all these reasons, he is on my list of the top 50 best musicians in South Africa this year and 2023.

 

  • DJ Maphorisa

 

Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe, known professionally as DJ Maphorisa, is a South African DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter. This DJ is one of the most famous artists in South Africa.

 

“Midnight Starring” was his breakthrough single, winning one award for the most-voted song in 2018. 

 

Uhuru (“Y-Tjukutja”), Kwesta (“Ngud'”), Busiswa (“Lahla”), DJ Zinhle (“My Name Is”), Professor (“Jezebel”) and Shekinah (“Suited”) were produced by him which became chartbusters.

 

“Hamba Haa” and “Be Straata” are out this year, so his audience can enjoy DJ Maphorisa’s creations. 

 

This singer has earned several nominations for his superb work, and fingers crossed as he will make more next year too.

 

On Instagram, his followers are 2.7 million, while Maphorisa’s net fortune is worth $2.2 million. 

 

  • Focalistic

 

Lethabo Sebetso, professionally known as Focalistic, was born in South Africa. Before becoming a rapper, this singer was a footballer.

 

Focalistic debut album came in 2020 with the name “Sgubhu Ses Excellent”.

 

In 2016, Focalistic rose to prominence in the Artist on Rise competition with his single “Fak’ mali,”  which debuted at number 1 on the YFM Hip Hop music charts. 

 

Then in 2020, his single “Ke Star” was certified gold with many copies sold. 

 

Ke Star was number 16 on the Billboard Top Triller Global chart in the U.S. 

In AFRIMA, he got seven nominations in 2021.

 

2022, Fire and Tabela Hape are his new songs which are already going well on the charts. 

 

With a net fortune of $1 million and Instagram followers of 2 million, he is one of the best musicians in South Africa.

 

Fingers crossed, as I wish him luck, he will hopefully be a winner of awards next year.

 

  • Blaq Diamond

 

Blaq Diamond is a South African Afro-pop duo with two platinum-selling singles, “Ibhanoyi” and “Love Letter.” And they are the Best male musicians in South Africa.

 

In 2019, their single “Memeza” was released, which peaked at number 9 in the charts bringing them to the limelight. 

 

Their single “Ibhanoyi” won Record of the Year at the South African Music Awards.

 

Their song “Summer YoMuthi” received eight nominations at the All Africa Music Awards 2021. 

 

This year they are back with a bang and released “Qoma,” “Fireworks,” and “Anaconda,” which are making waves and might lead their way for awards nominations in 2023.

 

They are the best musicians in South Africa and a famous pop duo.

 

Their Instagram followers are 51.9 K, while their net fortune is $1.2 million.

 

  • Kwesta

 

Senzo Brikka Vilakazi, born in 1988 and popular as Kwesta, is a South African rapper and songwriter.

 

This artist has released four studio albums, each with hit numbers. 

 

The famous songs that made him earn millions of audiences are “Ngud’,” “Nomayini,” “Day One,” “Ngiyazifela Ngawe,” “Spirit,” and “Fire in the Ghetto.”

 

Kwesta has won many awards, including 6 South African Music Awards, 4 South African Hip Hop Awards,1 MTV Africa Music Award, and 1 Metro FM Award.

 

With Instagram followers of 1 million, he is one of the best male singers in South Africa, and that’s why he is on my list of best musicians too.

 

This singer has earned a net fortune of $2 million with his work in music which is unique and undeniable.

 

  • Ami Faku

 

Amanda Faku, born in South Africa in 1993, became famous by appearing on voice season two. 

 

Later on, her single ‘Ubuhle Bakho’ was run as a background on a television show.

 

She became an overnight sensation and came up with her single “Ndikhethe Wena”, which was released in 2019 and debuted at number one in South Africa.

 

Imali, Lala Ngoxolo, and Inde Lendlela are some of her famous singles. Ami has earned 26 SAMA awards for her album “Imali.”

 

With 200K followers on Instagram and the winner of prestigious African awards, she is one of the best female singers in South Africa.

 

Her net fortune is worth $1.5 million.

 

  • Shekhinah

 

Shekhinah is a South African singer-songwriter who came to fame by appearing on Seasons 7 and 8 of South African Idols. 

 

Her hard work has proved that she is one of the top 50 best South African musicians.

 

This singer earned great recognition by releasing her debut album, “Rose Gold.” 

 

Rose Gold went on to win many awards, including the South African Music Award.

 

These included album and female artist of the year.

 

“Suited,” “Please Mr,” and “Different” are the songs that have been loved by this singer’s audience, and that’s why she is on our list of best musicians in South Africa. 

 

“Sundays are for lovers” is her new hit single, peaking at the charts.

 

With her Instagram following of about 300K and net fortune of $1.5 million, Shekhinah is still the most loved celebrity in South Africa.

 

  • AKA

 

Forbes, a South African rapper from Cape Town, is famous as AKA. The song “Victory Lap” gave him recognition from his debut album. 

 

Later on, he went on to release more of his albums.

 

AKA has a spell bounding rapping style which has helped him become one of the most popular rappers in South Africa.

 

 And with his superb vocals and talent, I have included him as one of the best music stars in South Africa.

 

His famous songs are “Lemons,” “Paradise,” and “All eyes on me” plus, this singer has earned many awards, including South African Music Awards, South African Hip hop awards, and Metro FM awards.

 

He has impressed us with his new songs, and I hope he wins big next year. 

 

AKA is no doubt one of the best male artists in South Africa.

 

He has Instagram followers of 3.2 million and a net worth of $6 million.

 

 

  • DJ Tira

 

Mthokozisi Khathi, famously known by his stage name DJ Tira is a South African DJ and record producer.

 

He started his career in 2000 and came to prominence through his work in 2008 when his album was a commercial success.

 

DJ Tira’s famous singles are “Nguwe,” “Uyandazi,” and “Thank You Mr DJ,” which are massive hits in South Africa.

 

He has been nominated for many awards and won the AMFMA( Metro FM music) award in 2004.

 

DJ has over three million Instagram followers and a $2.2 million net fortune.

 

  • Mafikizolo

 

Mafikizolo is a South African Afro-pop music duo. The duo rose to fame after they released their singles “Ndihamba Nawe kuphela” and “Kwela Kwela.” 

 

Later on, they produced some other hits like Udakwa Njalo and Sibongile.

 

This duo has become one of the best musicians in South Africa. 

 

They have released ten studio albums, and in 2021 their single “Mamezala” reached the number 9 position. 

 

Mafikizolo has grabbed 14 South African Music Awards and 2 MTV Africa Music Awards, including the awards for Best Duo or Group of the Year.

 

This group is still attracting the attention of his listeners with his new number, 10K. And I hope he wins significantly in 2023. 

 

On Instagram, their followers have reached 70 K plus and have a net worth of $5 million.

 

  • Cassper Nyovest

 

Cassper Nyovest is a South African rapper, songwriter, entrepreneur, and record producer. This singer is also one of the best singers in South Africa in 2023.

 

His debut studio album, Tsholofelo, made him famous as it included the two singles which peaked in the charts, including the singles “Gusheshe” and “Doc Shebeleza.”

 

The album “Thuto” became critically acclaimed, and “Sweet and Short”  became 

his Kwaito-focused fourth studio album. “Tito Mboweni” and “Shaa Shaa” were successful from this album.

 

Cassper has 49 nominations and 34 wins. On Instagram, his followers are 5.8 million, and he has a net worth of $8 million.

 

  • Elaine

 

This singer is one of my favorites, and she has become one of the best female artists in South Africa. 

 

Ndivhuwo Elaine Mukheli, known as Elaine, is a South African R&B singer and songwriter. This artist has won the hearts of her fans with her undeniable talent.

 

Her initial work included “Slip away” and “You’re the One” are big hits and earned her many awards. 

 

The album Elements made her grab nominations, including Best R&B/Soul Album at the 26th South African Music Awards and Best Female Southern Africa at the 2020 African Muzik Magazine Award.

 

“Shine” and “Deja vu” are her new numbers that are making their mark again and are equally appreciated by critics and fans.

 

On Instagram, her followers have climbed up to 2 million, and her net worth is $2.6 million.

 

  • Sun-el- musician 

 

Sun-El Musician is a South African disc jockey, music producer, and songwriter.

 

With the debut album Africa to the world, this artist has become the most fantastic musician in South Africa.

 

The songs “Ubomi Abumanga,” “Sonini,” “Akanamal,” “Higher,” ” and “Best friend” are his famous songs.

 

This singer won the South African Music Awards for his single “Akanamali” in 2018.

With Instagram followers of 219K and a net worth of  $10K.

 

Sun-el-musician is one of the 50 best Musicians in South Africa.

 

  • Snot Kop

 

Francois Henning, better known by his stage name Snot Kop is a South African singer and rapper. 

 

With the release of his album Ek Laaik Van Jol in 2012, he became one of the top-selling South African artists in Africa.  

 

Hou My Stywer Vas”, “Oppas,” Katrien “, “Song Vir My Dad,” and “Dis ‘n Land” are some of his famous singles, but the list is long. 

 

With his talent, he has become one of the best in the game. And that’s why he is also on our list of best musicians in South Africa.

 

In 2012, Snotkop won the “Best Sokkie Dans Album” award for his album “Ek Laaik Van Jol” during the 18th South African Music Awards. 

 

But gets nominated every time he brings us something new.

 

Their Instagram followers have reached 100K and their net worth is about $2 million.

 

  • Nomcebo Zikode 

 

This female artist will be one of the best musicians in South Africa in 2023. Being a South African singer and songwriter, she has won hearts with her talent.

 

Her collaboration with Master KG, “Jerusalema” (2019), debuted at number 1 on the Billboard Music and Apple Music charts.

 

The “Xola  Moya Wam” album was released in 2020. The album was certified platinum after a month of its release, with sales of 150 000 copies.

 

At the 27th South African Music Awards, Xola Moya Wam was nominated for Best Dance Album. 

 

With her success, she became an overnight success.

 

This artist is going big with her single “Bayethe,” and I hope to see her winning in 2023.

 

Her Instagram has 500 K plus followers, and her net fortune is $1.5 million.

 

Top 20 Best Musicians in South Africa 2023

 

Keep scrolling as the list gets interesting as we move down.

South African artists are talented and hard-working.

 

So let’s find out who are the following celebs on the list.

 

  • Musa Keys
  • Vigro Deep
  • Semi Tee
  • Costa Titch
  • Big Zulu
  • King Monada
  • Big Nuz
  • Temple Boys Cpt
  • Q Twins
  • Makhadzi

 

  • Musa Keys

 

Musa Keys is a multi-hit trackmaker and became South Africa’s most loved one due to his love for music. This began at the age of 13 through playing the piano at church.

 

Musa hit song “Samarian Boy” featured on MTV Base and South African Charts for over three months and produced the double-platinum hit single “Vula Mlomo” featuring Sir Trill and Nobantu. 

 

His nomination for the South African Amapiano Award was for his viral Song category.

 

Forbes listed him in their ‘Top 10 Amapiano artists’, ranked at 3 in 2021. 

 

This year the singer is rocking the charts with songs including M’nike, Kwa Mai Mai, and Selukuwe. And 2023 may be his year for earning big nominations.

 

On Instagram, he has 62K followers and a net worth of $300 million.

 

  • Vigro Deep

 

Vigro Deep is a South African Disc jockey and record producer.

 

The talented DJ began his musical journey by learning to produce beats and songs. He chose and performed the amapiano genre in his language and became famous for his main tracks.

 

This artist got his major break when his “Vula Vala” song featuring Nokwazi became popular. His ‘Untold Story’ and ‘Bundle of Joy’ are the most loved by fans and South African music lovers in his latest album.

 

He was nominated for the South African Music Award for Best Music Video of the Year in 2020. 

 

Plus, Vigro is one of the industry’s top Amapiano producers.

 

On Instagram, he has 626K followers and a fortune worth $100 000.

 

  • Semi Tee

 

Semi is a multi-talented singer and rapper who has released some albums and singles. His rising popularity has won him lots of fans.

 

He is becoming a famous star of South Africa, and now he is on our top 50 list too. 

 

Semi Tee is a successful South African Singer, Musician, Profession DJ, and Entrepreneur. The song list of this singer includes some of the hits like Lemonade, Mercedes, and Labantwana Ama Uber.

 

This year he has released “Gun Jack” and “Ziyakhala,” and hopes are high for his nominations in upcoming awards.

 

He has a net worth of $7 million, and his followers are increasing daily.

 

  • Costa Titch

 

Costa Titch is one of the best musicians in South Africa and a famous male artist.

 

This singer has a unique rapping style and has earned fame through his singles like Nkalakatha and Activate. 

 

His song “Phezulu,” featuring rap diva Boity, also became an all-time people favorite.

 

Costa dominated the AFRIMA 2022 nominations list. 

 

His song “Big Flexa” has been a big hit so far. The current songs other than big flexa are “Ma Gang” and “Superstar,” which are peaking on the charts.

 

Fingers crossed for him to be a big winner of some awards next year. 

 

His net fortune is worth $200,000, and his Instagram followers are about 492K.

 

  • Big Zulu

 

Siyabonga Nene is famous as Big Zulu. He is a South African rapper and songwriter.

 

His rapping style is impressive, which is why he is one of the best musicians in South Africa.

 

His singles “Mali Eningi,” “Inhlupheko,” and “Umuzi eSandton” have topped the charts

And brought his work into the limelight.

 

Zulu has won several awards, including Album of the Year, Song of the Year (“Mali Eningi”), and Best Music Video.

 

His current song, Dear My Love, is already topping the charts. On Instagram, Zulu has a following of about 1.2 million and a net worth of $500,000.

 

  • King Monada

 

Khutso Steven Kgatle, famous as King Monada, is a South African singer, songwriter, and producer.

 

King Monada is known for singing in the Khelobedu language. His style has captivated the hearts of many, and he is among the top 50 best musicians in South Africa.

 

“Ska Bhora Moreki” and “Malwedhe” are his famous songs that rocked the charts, and now the King is a superstar in South Africa.

 

The singer has grabbed many awards, including LIMA Award too. Plus, he has released his new album with a new single, “Aye Kuwa,” which is already a hit.

 

With Instagram followers of 271K and a net worth of $1.5 million, he is ruling South Africa’s music world.

 

  • Big Nuz

 

A group of three was founded in 2002 with band members Mampintsha, R Mashesha, and Danger.

 

Their breakthrough single “Ubala” was nominated for Song of The Year at the 2008 South African Music Award. “Umlilo” was their other hit and won the “Song of The Year Award” from the South African Music Awards.

 

Their new album is out this year, and I hope to see them grab awards in 2023.

“Ngeke,” their unique number, is already topping the charts.

 

On Instagram, they have many followers and a net worth of $10.8 K.

 

  • Temple Boys Cpt

 

Temple Boys Cpt are known to make viral Tik Tok, bringing them to prominence.

 

They are making everyone their fan, including AKA. TEMPLE boys’ latest song, “Saggies,” is already a big hit, and we wish them luck next year for grabbing some awards or nominations. 

 

They have a great fan following in South Africa.

 

On Instagram, they have a fan following of 23.1K, and now they are rising as young Superstars.

 

Four band members are expected to be the following mentors of the South African music industry.

 

  • Q Twins

 

Qwabe Twins is a South African Afro-pop duo with the best female singers from South Africa.

 

They became famous by appearing in season 15 of the Idols South Africa.

 

Their breakthrough hit single “Hamba” rocked the charts and won many nominations.

 

Later on, their album “Gift of Love” made them win several awards, including the South African Traditional Music Awards.

 

With their new album, these twins have already gotten their fans’ attention, and new songs are already peaking on the charts.

 

On Instagram, Q Twins have 441K and a net worth of $46.3K.

 

  • Makhadzi

 

Makhadzi began her career at the age of 12. This artist has produced many songs, but her breakthrough single is “Tshanda Vhuya.”

 

Her albums that left a mark on her audiences are “Matorokisi” and “Kokovha.”

The latter had the chart-topping singles “Amadoda,” “Mphemphe,” “Kokovha,” and “Tshikwama”.

 

She has won AFRIMA and South African Music Awards for her musical work. The new songs released by this artist are massive hits like “Murahu,” “Waya Waya”, and “Outro.”

 

With Instagram followers of 820K and a fortune of over $5 million, she is one of the Best musicians in South Africa.

 

Top 30 Best Musicians in South Africa 2023

 

Young Stunna and Bernice West are next. I will be talking about followed by several impressive artists, and we hope you will find your favorite musicians next on the list too.

 

Let’s find out who are the following best artists on the list.

 

  • Young Stunna
  • Bernice West
  • Die Antwoord
  • Mellow and Sleazy
  • Zola
  • Oskido
  • L-Tido
  • Felo le Tee
  • K.O.
  • DBN Gogo

 

  • Young Stunna

 

Young Stunna previously was a hip-hop singer, then switched to Ampiano.

He came to fame with his massive hit number called “Bopha.”

 

In 2021, this singer rocked the charts by releasing “Adiwele,” which reached number 1 across SA radio with 23.4 million impressions.

 

This song earned him a nomination for favorite song of the year in 2022.

 

His new number SETE is in the music charts right now, and I hope he grabs some nominations for the excellent work he has performed this year.

 

On Instagram, Young Stunna has a fan following of 1.1 million and a net worth of 

$ 100,000.

 

  • Bernice West

 

Bernice West is a singer-songwriter from South Africa who released her first single ‘Sonop-Blom’ on 13 March 2020. 

 

Her debut album, ‘Net Geleen’ was released in 2020. 

 

Initially, She gained fame as runner-up in the TV music reality series ‘Maak My Famous.’ 

 

In 2022 her album Jona was a big hit with many great numbers, including Jona, Lyfie, and Nie Jou X Nei. We expect her to win next year, which is why she will be the best Musician in SA in 2023.

 

Her Instagram page has 88.8K followers, and her net worth is $22.2K.

 

  • Die Antwoord

 

Die Antwoord is a South African alternative hip-hop group formed in Cape Town.

 

The group comprises rappers Watkin Tudor “Ninja” Jones and Anri “Yolandi Visser” du Toit, a male/female duo. They are the most popular musicians in Africa.

 

Some of their best-selling singles include “Enter the Ninja,” “Pitbull Terrier,” “Ugly Boy,” “Banana Brain,” and “Love Drug.”

 

“Age of Illusion” and “Land of honey” are their new masterpieces which are big hits.

 

They have 1 million followers on Instagram, and their net worth is $3 million.

 

 According to Forbes 2022, they are one of the wealthiest South African musicians.

 

  • Mellow and Sleazy

 

One of the most famous duos in South Africa and is now on our list of 50 best SA musicians. This band has an incredible talent for Amapiano music.

 

Collaborating with some great artists, this band is one of the music industry’s big names.

 

Like many celebrities in the world, this duo has also received international recognition for its outstanding performances.

 

“Thanda Kanjani,” “10 111” “and “Your body” are some of their famous songs, but the list is long. 

 

Also, this band has earned many nominations, including the South African Music Award for Record of the year.

 

With Instagram followers of 497K, they are set to reign in 2023.

 

  • Zola

 

Zola is one of the famous South African musicians who has captivated the hearts of his fans with his debut album, “Umdlwembe,” which hit the mainstream in 2000.

 

Zola has won many awards, including the South African Music Awards – SAMA for Artist of the Year in 2002. And three Metro FM Awards in 2001 too.

 

He also performed the score and played a role in the Academy Award-winning film Tsotsi in 2005.

 

With the new album, he is back with a bang. “Ngiyakuthanda” and “Vuma Ndoda” are his new numbers with great sound.

 

Zola has Instagram fans increasing daily and a net worth of $36 million.

 

  • Oskido

 

Oscar Sibonginkosi is a South African recording artist, DJ, and record producer.

 

Oskido was amongst the first artists to produce kwaito tracks by adding vocals to the slow-tempo house beats, and it went on to become popular in South Africa.

 

His famous songs include “Banky Banky,” “Ngci,” “Bayathetha,”·and many more.

 

This singer has become one of the Best Musicians in South Africa with his dedication and passion for music.

 

This artist has won many awards, including the South African Music Awards.

 

The new song “Ngizimisele” is topping the charts along with many other songs from his latest album. The singer might win big in 2023.

 

Oskido has Instagram followers of 600K plus and a net worth of $2 million.

 

  • L -Tido

 

Thato Madonsela, born in 1985, famous by his stage name L-Tido, is a South African hip-hop recording artist.

 

“City of Gold” is his critically acclaimed album which led to his award nominations, then winning Channel O’s Most Gifted Newcomer award.

 

His famous work includes “Dlala Ka Yona”, “We Rollin’,” and “All Or Nothin’.” The singer has won 5 awards so far. 

 

His Instagram has 200K plus followers and a net worth of $1.5 million.

 

  • Felo Le Tee

 

Tsholofelo Mokhine, better addressed as Felo Le Tee, is a young and vibrant South African singer.

 

His music is soulful, smooth, passionate, DJ, singer, and producer. He is a self-taught musician with many hit songs like “Bopha,” “66”, “Ngwana Mani,” “Phori,” and “Nje Nje.”

 

His net worth is $300,000 million, and his Instagram followers are increasing daily.

 

With the new album “Contagious,” He became one of the best South African singers and is set to make new records.

 

  • K.O.

 

K.O. is a South African rapper who began his career as a member of Teargas, a hip-hop group.

 

Later, he started his solo career and released his solo debut album, “Skhanda Republic,” which debuted at number 1 in South Africa and was certified platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa.

 

With Teargas, he gave many songs, which were hits like “Chance,” “Life,” and “Goodfellaz.” 

 

Then he released his songs like “Luckystar,” “Playback,” and “Supa Dupa,” which became big hits.

 

This year he has released his new songs that are already making a buzz, and he might grab some nominations in 2023.

 

His albums have been a big winner in the South African Music Awards, and fingers are crossed for next year too.

 

With Instagram followers of 944K and a net worth of $18.6 K, this artist is the best music artist in South Africa.

 

  • DBN Gogo

 

Mandisa Radebe, professionally known as DBN Gogo, is a South African DJ and music producer.

 

Khuza Gogo was her breakthrough single, making her the best female singer in South Africa.

 

After that, she didn’t stop producing great songs like “Dakiwe,”  “Bambelela,” and “Possible.”

 

DBN Gogo has won several awards, including Best DJ in 2022 also.

 

With Instagram followers of 1.5 million and a net worth of $15 million, she is one of the best pop South African artists.

 

Top 40 Best Musicians in South Africa 2023

 

Now we are heading toward the end of our list. But this list is getting more interesting.

 

Keep reading to find out the last top 10 in this list.

 

  • Lady Du
  • Babes Wodomu
  • Pabi Cooper
  • Sha Sha
  • Rebecca Malope
  • Steve Hofmeyr 
  • DJ Euphonik
  • Jack Parrow
  • Sho Madjozi
  • Fifi Cooper

 

  • Lady Du

 

Lady Du is a South African Amapiano singer, songwriter, and DJ. She started working on her music career at age 9.

 

She is one of the top female DJs and Amapiano singers in South Africa.

She made her breakthrough by opting for Ampiano as her musical career style.

 

This artist has produced many hit songs like Wizard, Catalia, and Dakiwe.

In 2022 she is back with a bang releasing Visa, Ling Ling, and Asambe.

 

Her career is now reaching its peak, and she is shining like a star.

 

With Instagram followers of 1.7 million and a net worth of $3 million, she has become one of the best female artists in South Africa.

 

  • Babes Wodomu

 

Bongekile Mildred Simelane, better known as Babes Wodumo, is a South African gqom artist and choreographer.

 

Her song “Wololo ” in 2016 became her breakthrough song. Followed by “Umgan Wami ” and “Mercedes.”

 

Then came her second studio album “Idando Kazi” which received nominations at the South African Music Awards.

 

She is also the recipient of the Dance Music Awards 2017 and the South African Gqom Awards. On Instagram, she has 86.7K followers and a net worth of $1.5 million.

 

Her new songs are “Solalala” and “Kukhalu,” which are making waves in the South African music industry.

 

  1.  Pabi Cooper

 

Pabi is an upcoming musician, dancer, and performer with incredible capabilities.

Her hit single, “Isphithiphithi,” earned 6.4 million views on YouTube.

 

Pabi is undoubtedly a very talented Amapiano artist, and she won the award for the best newcomer in the Amapiano awards.

 

Some of her songs are a massive success, including “Thanda Kanjani,” “Uyangi’Jabulisa,” featuring Yumbs, and “Do It Right” with “Benny Afroeand Yash”.

 

Pabi is the winner of many awards and has a way to go in 2023.

 

  • Blxckie

 

Sihle Sithole, known professionally as Blxckie, is a South African rapper, songwriter, and record producer. This artist is one of the best musicians in South Africa.

 

With his debut album, he made his mark on the listeners and became one of the best male singers in South Africa. B4Now, his debut album released in 2021, was certified gold in South Africa.

 

He won Freshman of the Year and was nominated for Album of the Year (B4Now), Song of the Year, and Best Collaboration at the South African Hip Hop Awards 2021.

 

His EP 4LUV was released in 2022, earning him a nomination as the Best International Flow at the BET Hip Hop Awards in 2022.

 

On Instagram, he has 888K followers and a net worth of $10.2 K.

 

  • Sha Sha

 

This artist is considered The Queen of Amapiano, who rose to fame with her debut EP Blossom.

 

Sha Sha has collaborated with many singers and produced great numbers like

“Love you Tonight” and “Tender Love.”

 

In 2022, her singles “Ungowami” and “Phakade Lami” are already topping the charts.

 

Her net worth is $400,000, and she is one of the Best Musicians in South Africa.

 

She was awarded Best New International Act at the 2020 BET Awards. Besides that, she is the South African Music Awards winner and has also got nominated for MTV Africa Music Award.

 

  • Rebecca Malope

 

This artist is considered to be The African Queen of the Gospel. Her music career spans more than three decades. 

 

She has sold at least 10 million albums worldwide, making her one of the best-selling gospel artists of all time. 

 

“Ngibe Muhle Nami,” “Nkarabe,” “Ukuzenza,” “Angingedwa,” “Isandla,” and “Don’t Let Me Die” are some of her classic numbers.

 

This artist is the winner of South African Music Artist for Lifetime Achievement and earned many nominations too.

 

On Instagram, she has 122K followers and a net worth of $5 million.

 

  • Steve Hofmeyr 

 

Steve Hofmeyr is a South African singer and songwriter. He is one of the richest musicians in South Africa.

 

The list of his hit singles is long, including “Amanda,” “Die Land,” and “I will always love you.”

 

Hofmeyr received six gold awards, seven platinum awards, and one diamond award.

The singer is performing this year and next too, touring worldwide and promoting his latest album.

 

On Instagram, he has 143K followers and a net worth of $2.3K.

 

  • DJ Euphonik

 

DJ Themba, also known as Euphonik, is a South African DJ, music producer, and radio presenter.

 

This artist has produced many hits like “Don’t wanna be me,” “Love High,” and “Busa.” His current song, “Monument,” is peaking at the charts.

 

This singer was nominated at the 2014 South African Music Awards for Remix of the Year for his song “Hallelujah Anyway.” 

 

In 2015, he received two nominations at The Metro FM Music Awards for Best Compilation Album for his album, For The Love of House, and Song of The Year for ‘Busa.’ 

 

In 2018, this artist was nominated for Best Newcomer DJ and Best Breakthrough in 2019 at the Ibiza DJ Awards.

 

His net worth is $2.1 million, and he is one of the Best Musicians in South Africa.

 

  • Jack Parrow

 

Zander Tyler, a South African musician, is known as Jack Parrow.

 

In 2015, Parrow hit the mainstream with his hit EP “Cooler as Ekke.”He has five studio albums and 2 EPs to his name and has won 1 award for the best music video.

 

His best numbers are “Cooler as ikke,” “Dans Dans Dans,” “Hosh Tokolosh,” and “Ode to you.”

 

Tyler has 100k + followers on Instagram and a net worth of $3 million.

 

  • Sho Madjozi

 

Sho Madjozi is one of the best female artists in South Africa. Madjozi was named as one of Forbes Africa 30, Under 30 for her contribution to the music and entertainment industry.

 

Her song list includes “Hulu,” “John Cena,” “Stepping good,” and “Jamani.”

With her latest singles, “Toro” and “Mama Amina,” she is back on the charts again.

 

She has been the winner of the South African Music Awards and AFRIMA. and we hope she wins significantly in 2023 for her performances.

 

Her Instagram followers are about 1.2 million, and she has a fortune worth $40 K.

 

  • Fifi cooper

 

Fifi Cooper is a South African recording artist. She is one of the best female musicians in South Africa.

 

In 2015, Fifi Cooper released “20FIFI”, her debut studio album, which won three awards at the 15th Metro FM Music Awards. 

 

She has been further nominated in the “Best Newcomer of The Year” and “Best Female Artist of The Year” categories of the South African Music Awards.

 

With her new album, she is back with a bang, and we hope to see her in 2023 as a shining star.

 

With a net worth of $5.3 K, she earns fame and fortune through hard work.

 

Frequently Asked Questions 

 

I will answer some of your most asked queries in this section. In case you are looking for some answers, here they are.

Who is the Best Musician in South Africa?

 

Nasty C stands out to be the best musician in South Africa. This South African music sensation, born in 1997, goes by the name Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo. “There They Go” was his first official song in the United States. He has gained international recognition and worldwide fame through this song, which is an achievement. He has won six awards and many nominations, making him Best in South Africa.

 

Who are the top 10 Best Musicians in South Africa?

 

The top 10 Best Musicians in South Africa are the most talented and famous ones. The list is here

  • Nasty C
  • Master KG
  • DJ Black Coffee 
  • Kabza de small
  • Prince Kaybee 
  • DJ Maphorisa 
  • Focalistic 
  • Blaq Diamond 
  • Kwesta
  • Ami Faku

 

Who is the King of Music in South Africa?

 

Vusi Mahlasela is the King of Music in South Africa and is often dubbed”The Voice” of South Africa. With several great hits like Silang Mabele, When You Come Back, Weeping, and Sleep Tight Margaret, this singer has earned name and fame over many years.

 

Who is the Best Rapper in South Africa?

 

AKA is the Best Rapper in South Africa and has a fabulous stage presence.

He has released three studio albums, been nominated for more than 25 awards, 

and won 16. AKA gained popularity after releasing his hit single “Victory Lap” from his debut studio album “Altar Ego” in 2011. He is one of the outstanding rappers in South Africa.

 

Who is the Biggest Musician in South Africa?

 

Hugh Masekela is a world-renowned jazz trumpeter and composer who has played music for over 60 years. He is best known for his 1966 hit “Grazing in the Grass,” which went to number one on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Hugh’s talent and passion for music have earned him numerous awards, including a Grammy Award and induction into the South African Music Hall of Fame.

 

Conclusion 

 

So there you have it, the top 50 best musicians in South Africa.

 

Some of my favorites have made it to the last, and I look forward to seeing them shine in 2023. 

What about you?

 

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