WATCH: Scorpion Kings put on an epic show in front of Pretoria's sold out SunBet Arena

Scorpion Kings. Picture: Instagram

Scorpion Kings. Picture: Instagram

Published Jul 25, 2022


Two years after the show was initially postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, Scorpion Kings (DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small) have finally held their Scorpion Kings LIVE concert at Pretoria's SunBet Arena, Times Square.

The relentless media scrutiny around DJ Maphorisa and his relationship with Kabza, which has been portrayed as strained in recent weeks, couldn't stop the Scorpion Kings machine from rolling on as the duo sold out the 8 500 capacity arena.

"Scorpion Kings Live Sun Arena 🕯❤️ Sold Out‼️ Thank you to everyone who was a part of making our show a success, we couldn’t do it without every single one of you! Aluta Amapiano ✊🏾 @KabzaDeSmall_," shared Phori on his Twitter on Saturday.

— Madumane (@DjMaphorisa) July 23, 2022

The show, which was held Friday night, featured performances from the likes of fellow amapiano heavyweights Daliwonga, Kamo Mphela, Bontle Smith, as well as star vocalists Ami Faku and Msaki.

"I’m at Sun Arena now and I’m not going to lie to anyone. This is a BEAUTIFUL thing Scorpion Kings have done for most of the Mapiano artists," shared @eng_bystuff.

"Remember most of them starting building their brands during hard lockdown and it’s their first time performing for the a crowd this size."

Celebrities from different walks of the entertainment industry, including Pearl Thusi, Moozlie, Anatii and Cassper Nyovest, have been showering both artists with praise on social media all weekend.

"Congratulations manyora!! Keep making moves and opening doors," commented Master KG on one of Phori's posts.

The two amapiano stars have dominated the genre since they spearheaded its emergence with their "Scorpion Kings" album in 2019, an album which sparked a scorching run that saw them release five albums in the space of six months.

Now, with the genre in the midst of a global explosion, they seem to be turning up the heat and reaching for new heights. Long may it continue.