Kabelo Petrus Motha better known by his stage name Kabza De Small, is a South African DJ and record producer. He was born in Mpumalanga and raised in Pretoria. He has been referred to as the king of the Amapiano genre. Motha has collaborated extensively with record producer DJ Maphorisa.
Life and career
Kabelo Motha was born in Mpumalanga, South Africa, and was raised in Pretoria. Motha began his career as a DJ in 2009, venturing in the genres: Afro-fused house and EDM.In 2016, he made his production credits by releasing his debut album, Avenue Sounds under the label, House Afrika Records. In November 2018, he gained attention by releasing songs, “Amabele Shaya” and “Umshove”, respectively, featuring guest vocals by the amapiano counterpart, Leehleza. Following both songs, he continued his collaboration with Leehleza as he released the song “Bamba La”, on 3 January 2019.
Scorpion Kings, Motha’s collaborative studio album with record producer DJ Maphorisa, was released on 5 July 2019, supported by the lead single, “Koko”. The album was certified diamond in South Africa, with over 100, 000 units sold. On 1 October 2019, they released their sophomore studio album, Piano Hub, which was supported by the single, “Nana Thula”, featuring guest vocals by Njelic. On 18 October 2019, Motha released his second studio album, Pretty Girls Love Amapiano. In continuing his collaboration with DJ Maphorisa, they released their third studio album, The Return of Scorpion Kings, on 29 November 2019.