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Kabza De Small celebrates Times Square billboard

Kabza De Small. Picture: Instagram

Kabza De Small. Picture: Instagram

Published Jun 20, 2022


Halala! Amapiano pioneer Kabza De Small is once again showing South Africans that anything is possible.

The award winning DJ and producer dropped his latest offering “KOA II Part 1” on Youth Day, and in celebration Spotify featured Kabza De Small on a billboard in Times Square in New York.

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Kabza took to his social media platforms and shared an image of his big billboard in the Big Apple.

"Makhosi amakhulu," he said giving thanks in his caption. His fans, followers and industry mates took to the comment section to congratulate him on the achievement.

DJ Kabza follows in the steps of DJ DBN Gogo who is also making waves in the Amapiano industry.

She was featured on a billboard in Times Square in October 2021 when she joined Spotify’s Equal music program.

In an interview with Spotify, Kabza remarked about how Amapiano was a genre for the youth.

“Amapiano is not something that was involved with a lot of things. Like now, this is when they are starting to brand Amapiano. Amapiano developed on its own, do you understand? You must know, like labels and stuff…"

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"We started this thing from scratch. There wasn't too much sampling and stuff; those things are only starting now. It's something that was innovated.”

Kabza is currently taking amapiano to the world as he is on a European summer tour. At the weekend he played a six hour set at the Sónar festival alongside his long-time collaborator DJ Maphorisa in Spain.