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Kabza De Small: Everything You Should Know About Him

Mar 1, 2022
Kabza De Small

Kabelo Petrus Motha is a South African record producer and DJ. However, people know him better by his stage name Kabza De Small. He grew up in the Pretoria suburbs but was born in Mpumalanga.

Because of his achievements, people call him “the king of the amapiano musical style.” Motha has collaborated on several projects with DJ Maphorisa, a record producer.


His Town

Mpumalanga is a region of South Africa. According to the Swazi, Xhosa, Ndebele, and Zulu languages, the word means “east.” More literally, it means “the location where the sun rises.” Mpumalanga is a province in eastern South Africa with borders with Eswatini and Mozambique.

In terms of land area, it accounts for 6.5 percent of South Africa’s total. It shares its northern and western borders with the South African provinces of Limpopo and Gauteng, while its southern and western borders are shared with the Free State and KwaZulu-Natal. Mbombela serves as the country’s capital.


Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa shared their initial meeting in an interview with OkayAfrica, and how the two became fast friends after that. This came after the duo cooperated on several projects under the moniker “Scorpion Kings” in the past. Maphorisa claims that performing live has assisted him in evolving and staying on top of the latest trends on the streets.


Motha started DJing in 2009, and he moved on to an Afro-fusion house and electronic dance music (EDM). He released his first album, Avenue Sounds, on House Afrika Records in 2016. This was his first step into the music business.

However, his two songs with guest vocals from his amapiano counterpart, Leehleza, “Amabele Shaya,” and “Umshove.” These two songs came out in November 2018 and quickly became popular. “Bamba La” came out on January 3, 2019, and it was the result of two previous collaborations with Leehleza.


Scorpion Kings, Motha, and DJ Maphorisa’s joint studio album came out on July 5, 2019. It had the single “Koko,” written by Motha and made by DJ Maphorisa. It was a diamond disc because they sold more than 100,000 copies in South Africa.


Moreover, to promote their new album, Piano Hub, they released the single “Nana Thula,” which had Njelic’s voice. They published their second studio album, Piano Hub, on October 1, 2019. They also released the single “Nana Thula,” which featured Njelic’s voice as a guest.


Motha’s second studio album, Pretty Girls Love Amapiano, was released on October 18, 2019, and is the band’s second studio album altogether. On November 29, 2019, they released their third studio album, The Return of Scorpion Kings, which marked their collaboration with DJ Maphorisa.

Achievements from 2020 Till Date

During the worldwide COVID-19 lockdown, he released an EP called Pretty Girls Love Amapiano on April 4, 2020.


On June 26, 2020, he released another solo album, “I Am The King Of Amapiano”: Sweet & Dust. Burna Boy, Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest, Dali Wonga, DJ Maphorisa, Samthing Soweto, Sha Sha, Mlindo, and Bontle Smith were South Africans and international acts who performed.


Kabza De Small now has a wife. He paid Kamogelo Geloo Moropa, the woman he has been in love with for a long time, lobola in a private ceremony.

Net Worth

Kabza De Small has gained much attention and made money in the last few years. The success of his Amapiano genre broke into the mainstream in 2018. Since then, he has made a lot of money by releasing chart-topping singles and albums with his partner, DJ Maphorisa, all through 2019.

Also, since 2021, he has made a couple of big deals with top brands in South Africa. He charges a lot of money for each show. So, by 2022, Kabza De Small will be worth $1.5 million.