Kamo Mphela

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Kamo Mphela’s amapiano prayer ‘Nkulunkulu’ goes platinum [watch]

Lively dance star Kamo Mphela has risen to the top of the amapiano genre and celebrates her hit single ‘Nkulunkulu’ reaching platinum status.

Kamo Mphela

Kamo Mphela Image via Twitter @Kamo_mphelaxx

Amapiano artist Kamo Mphela rose to fame after a video of her dancing went viral. Her music has been doing exceptionally well and she has collaborated with the likes of Kabza de Small, Busiswa, MFR Souls, Mr JazziQ and Da L.E.S. She released her debut EP Nkulukulu on 9 April 2021 and is celebrating the title track of the EP reaching platinum status!

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Kamo Mphela has always been compared to Kwaito singer Lebo Mathosa and gqom queen Babes Wodumo but she has not let the comparison hinder her growth as an artist. 

The 21-year-old who grew up in the south of Johannesburg, says she has been hustling since she was in Grade 10. In a previous interview, she said although she is one of South Africa’s top amapiano dancers she doesn’t want to be a choreographer. 

Mphela also highlighted that she has never been able to catch choreography and she has always just freestyled and she can definitely move! 

“Every choreographer can dance but not every dancer is a choreographer,” she said. 


Kamo Mphela’s 4-track Nkulunkulu EP features the title track, Nkulunkulu which she released shortly before the EP. The music video of the song has been viewed over eight million times and Mphela leaves no stone unturned as she shows off her amazing dance moves.

Speaking to OkayAfrica she described the song as: “a catchy prayer for wealth, happiness and a life full of blessings and prosperity.”

Nkulunkulu is also featured in the Netflix original series JIVA!

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Kamo Mphela arrived back in Johannesburg on Tuesday 21 September after rocking it out in Ghana and the UK. She was one of a few South African artists who performed at Ama Fest in Hertfordshire on 4 September. 

Upon arriving at O.R Tambo International Airport, her team surprised her with a platinum plaque that was awarded for her single Nkulunkulu

RiSA (Recording industry of South Africa) certifies singles and EPs platinum after they have sold 20 000 units.