Top 10 Most Streamed Songs in South Africa in 2021

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By Kinyua Mwangi

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Music in South Africa is almost a religious affair. It is more than business because it is a way of life for many people, not just artists but fans too. This article highlights some of the top most streamed songs in 2021.

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Ganama - Makhadzi

Makhadzi blessed South Africa with this great tune. In fact, it was certified platinum in December, just four months after its release. It was dogged by controversy in the beginning pitting King Monada against Makhadzi but all that is now water under the bridge.

Jack – Nasty C

For a song to stream over one million times in one week means it must be special, powerful and deeply touching! This is what ‘Jack’ by Nasty C is all about. He passes the hard-hitting message in soft, systematic beats in his usual American beat style.‘Jack’ is a powerful story of life’s transition. How life is when you have nothing and the way things change when you get everything is the theme.

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Siyathandana – Capper Nyovest

Cassper Nyovest made a huge entry to Amapiano genre with this jam. It is among the top 10 most streamed videos on TikTok in 2021.

Abalele – Kabz De Small ft DJ Maphorisa

When you think of people who lose themselves to love and live urging for forgiveness, you may have to listen to ‘Abalele’ by Kabz De Small and DJ Maphorisa for a clearer picture.

 Woza –Mr Jazziq

Mr JazziQ created an Amapiano masterpiece with Woza featuring Lady Du, Boohle and Kabz de Small.

Izolo – Dj Maphorisa

DJ Maphorisa was the talk of the town following his viral verse in ‘Izolo’. The local record producer released Izolo’s video featuring Tyler ICU, Madumane, Mpura, Daliwonga and Visca.


DJ Maphorisa treated yano fans to another great hit in November featuring Kabz de Small, Tyler ICU and Sir Trill. It is among the top 10 Amapiano songs on TikTok in 2021.

Umsebenzi Wethu

Busta 929 did more than great with this jam that featured extensively the late Mpura.

Phakade Limi

Nomfundo Moh made headlines with her third single ‘Phakade Limi’ featuring the talented Ami Faku and Sha Sha. The song is a classical Fusion of R&B and afro pop but what stands out is the wit behind the production.


Kamo Mphela did not joke with the visuals, the general talent and production of the song. It ticks all boxes and is quite a tune to listen to.

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