Here’s a list of South African artists to watch in 2023. Featuring Kamo Mphela, Azana, Lucasraps, Joda Kgosi, Intaba Yase Dubai, Sassah and more.
NB: This list is in no particular order.
Debuting on Jobe London’s 2019 hit single “Sukendleleni”, where she is credited as Kamo Manje and on Scorpion Kings’ “Sandton”, Kamo Mphela has embraced being a vocalist after being known as a dancer and a key figure in the amapiano scene. Her memorable, nursery rhymes-esque lyrics and lively chants have proven to be a success. Last year, Kamo Mphela was featured on two top-charting amapiano hits, MFR Souls’ “Amanikiniki” and Busiswa’s “SBWL” which bagged her virtual and live performances on TV/award shows and events, amidst lockdown restrictions. Her electrifying and impressive dance moves will easily convert an onlooker into a believer. Kamo possesses qualities of a star, and her debut 4-track EP Twentee demonstrated that she can carry a song on her own beyond her playful sonics. Kamo Mphela has been teasing new music, and is ready to take her music career to greater heights, which is almost guaranteed to happen in 2021.
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