Biography: Kabza De Small is a South African DJ and record producer who has revolutionised the Amapiano genre. He is widely regarded as the King of Amapiano and has released several chart-topping albums and singles. He has also won many awards and recognition for his music and has performed at various events and venues. This biography will explore his early life, career, achievements and personal life.
Kabza De Small Early Life and Education
Kabza De Small, whose real name is Kabelo Petrus Motha, was born on November 27, 1992, in Mpumalanga, South Africa. He moved to Pretoria with his family when he was young and attended local schools there. He developed an interest in music at an early age and started his career as a DJ in 2009.
Music Career and Achievements
Kabza De Small is one of the most popular figures in Amapiano, which blends elements of jazz, kwaito, and lounge music. He released his first solo album, Avenue Sound, in 2016 under the label Bestbyfar Records. He later established his own label, PianoHub, and collaborated with other prominent DJs such as DJ Maphorisa and Tresor.
Kabza rose to fame after the release of his single Umshove in 2018, which became a hit across South Africa. He followed it up with several successful albums and EPs, such as Piano Hub (2019), Scorpion Kings (2019), I Am the King of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust (2020), Rumble in the Jungle (2021), and KOA II (2022). His albums have been certified platinum multiple times and have topped various charts.
The prolific producer has also performed live at various venues and events, such as the Scorpion King Live concert at Sun Arena in Pretoria in 2022. Kabza De Small has won numerous awards and accolades for his music, such as six South African Music Awards, two Mzansi Viewers Choice Awards, three AmaPiano Music Awards, and one Sunday Times GenNext Award. Hewas also ranked number 18 on Forbes Africa’s 30 under 30 list in 2021 and featured in Rolling Stone magazine in the same year.
Kabza De Small Personal Life
Kabza De Small married Kamogelo Geloo Moropa, a nurse, in 2023. He is known for his humble and secluded personality, just enjoying his alcohol.