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    Apple music’s top South African artists over the previous four years

    South Africa has a global music industry and here are the Apple music top artists for the last four years.

    The South African music scene includes both popular (jive) and folk forms like Zulu isicathamiya singing and harmonic mbaqanga.

    Classical and art music in South Africa reached its zenith of popularity in the mid-20th century and was primarily composed by a triumvirate of Afrikaner composers known as the “fathers of South African art music.

    Apple music's top South African artists over the previous four years
    Apple music’s top South African artists over the previous four years

    Below are Apple music’s top South African artists over the previous four years

    Nasty C

    Nsikayesizwe David Junior Ngcobo known professionally as Nasty C, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

    Apple music's top South African artists over the previous four years
    Nasty C

    Nasty C has been the most streamed South African artist on Apple Music in the last four years.



    His sophomore album Strings and Bling is also the most streamed South African and African album on the streaming platform in Sub-Saharan Africa.

    Apple music's top South African artists over the previous four years
    Nasty C

    The young rapper only comes second to Burna Boy on the list of African artists streamed by Sub-Saharan audiences on Apple Music.

    Joyous Celebration

    Joyous Celebration is a brainchild of 3 music industry heavyweights – Messrs Lindelani Mkhize, Jabu Hlongwane, and Mthunzi Namba.

    Apple music's top South African artists over the previous four years
    Joyous Celebration Founders

    They are the second top artists on Apple music.



    AKA

    Kiernan Jarryd Forbes, known professionally as AKA, is a South African rapper, singer, songwriter, and record producer.

    Apple music's top South African artists over the previous four years
    AKA

    Forbes gained significance after releasing his single “Victory Lap” which was released from his debut album, Alter Ego (2011).

    Sjava

    Jabulani Hadebe known professionally as Sjava, is a South African singer, and rapper.

    Apple music's top South African artists over the previous four years
    sjava

    He gained mainstream popularity after he was featured on Miss Pru’s acclaimed song “Ameni” in 2015.

    Cassper Nyovest

    Refiloe Maele Phoolo professionally known as Cassper Nyovest, is a South African rapper, songwriter, and record producer.

    Apple music's top South African artists over the previous four years
    Cassper Nyovest

    Cassper Nyovest is regarded as one of the most successful artists in South Africa.

    Black Coffee

    Nkosinathi Innocent Sizwe Maphumulo better known by his stage name Black Coffee, is a South African DJ, record producer, singer, and songwriter.

    Apple music's top South African artists over the previous four years
    Black Coffee

    Black Coffee became prominent after participating in the 2004 Red Bull Music Academy that was held in Cape Town.

     

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