5 hottest South African Amapiano music producers in 2021


What is South African music industry without the music producers?

With 2021 finally coming to an end, it is justifiable to applaud these music producers for doing the most this year; consistently proving that they are the pillar behind all sounds you heard.

Mzansi are lovers of good sounds and out of all African countries, the South African music industry is known to prioritize producers.

The break of the infamous threatening virus in 2020 synchronized with the huge break of Amapiano genre, as it went beyond the borders of its source; once again, we will say thanks to these music producers.

These producers owned the year, and the ensured amapiano topped charts all through the year, as they served hit songs.

Just before we list out the hottest producers of the year, it’s blatant that amapiano music producers owned this year, hence, they belong to the top 5.

Check below for the top 5 hottest producers in South Africa:

1.  SCORPION KINGS (Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa)


The Scorpion Kings – DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small made us anticipate every of their release, as it was a hit back to back. the two had some of the biggest collaboration with other artists this year. We could have ranked the duo individually, but they both gave their best, though, we can’t snub the fact that Kabza is the most streamed artists in SA.

The King of Amapiano co-produced hit songs like: Adiwele and Woza

Lawd Phori also produced hit songs like: Izolo and Sithi Shwi

However, we can’t turn blind to songs the two stars co-worked on this year which topped charts; and they are: Abalele, Asibe Happy and Uzozizola.

2. Mellow & Sleazy


Musical duo, Mellow and Sleazy are highly respected when it comes to producing hit songs. The two have been producing before 2021, but this year is undoubtedly their best year with the production of these songs: Nkao Tempela, Bopha.

3. Busta 929


Busta is the man behind some of the major hit songs we have this year. He’s worked with hot vocalists like Boohle, Lady Du and others. He’s worked on hit songs, which include: Umsebenzi Wethu, Mmapula, Ngixolele, Beke Le Beke and a few others.


Felo Le

Tsholofelo Mokhine whose stage name is Felo Lee Tee has been doing music for years, but this year 2021 stands out for him, as his years of hard work granted him access to the top 5. One of the biggest amapiano anthem named, 66 was co-produced by Felo.


Mr J

Mr J is professionally knwon as Tumelo Manyoni, and he’s the brain behind some of these songs that keep your feet dancing at every show and gigs. One of his hit record includes, Woza.

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