International Artists Who Were Spotted Jamming To Amapiano In 2021

International Artists Who Were Spotted Jamming To Amapiano In 2021. It can be said that when it comes to music, South Africa has produced some of the most well-known genres on the African continent. Following the likes of Deep House and Gqom, Amapiano is now one of the most played genres in Mzansi. Amapiano can be described as a hybrid of music types such as deep house, jazz and lounge music, with its soft and soulful sounds played around clubs and cafes around South Africa. The sound has now crossed international borders.

Here are international artists who were seen jamming to amapiano:


The first international artist to be seen jamming to amapiano is American rapper Diddy. Focalistic has earned a place at the table after international sensation Diddy was seen jamming to his hit single Ke Star. Diddy posted a video on his Instagram Stories of himself and his crew dancing to the hit. Not long after Diddy shared the video, Mzansi Twitter caught wind of it and expressed their excitement for Focalistic getting the international recognition he deserves and his dream of taking the pitori’s lyrical sound to the world. “Dankie Modimo! Diddy playing Ke Star on his IG stories! Ase trap tse ke pina tsa ko kasi” (trap music is kasi music),” said Focalistic.

Alicia Keys

What a month it has been for hitmaker Focalistic. After making his debut on the Billboard charts and getting recognition internationally, multi-Grammy award winner Alicia Keys also shared a video with her entire family jamming to his track ”Ke Star”. Alicia Keys and her husband Swizz Beatz posted a video of their family vibing to Focalistic’s “Ke Star”. The South African musician shared a clip of Alicia and her husband rocking his number, describing the experience as simply crazy. Pitori Maradona’s excitement was shared by his fans, who were thrilled to see that amapiano music is taking over the world. Focalistic expressed his excitement and gratitude to the American couple.


American pop star singer and dancer Usher is also part of the stat as he was also dancing to amapiano on a song by Kabza de small featuring Cassper Nyovest, DJ Maphorisa, Wiz Kid and Burna Boy. The song has been a hit both in Mzansi and Nigeria and now it is a hit in America.


On number four is American rapper Ludacris. A video of Ludacris jamming to ‘Mthande’ by Scorpion Kings featuring Mas Musiq and Ricky Rick. Taking to social media, DJ Maphorisa shared the video and appreciated the recognition in a tweet that reads: “Dankie @Ludacris Amapiano is moving S/o to @KabzaDeSmall_ @mas_musiq @rikyrickworld.”

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