Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa

Event organisers reportedly complained about DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small. Image via Instagram @djmaphorisa/ @kabelomotha_

DJ Maphorisa dedicates a heartfelt birthday post to Kabza De Small

‘Many blessings’: DJ Maphorisa had his Instagram followers in their feeling with his birthday tribute to Kabza De Small.

Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa

Event organisers reportedly complained about DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small. Image via Instagram @djmaphorisa/ @kabelomotha_

South African-born disc jockey DJ Maphorisa – real name Themba Sonnyboy Sekowe took to Instagram on Monday, 27 November to wish his close friend and business associate, the King of Amapiano Kabza De Small well on his birthday – the sweet post hand netizens praising and admiring the duo’s friendship.


DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small – real name Kabelo Petrus Motha are undeniably two of the most popular Amapiano disc jockeys in the world. Together, they keep flying the South African flag high with their addictive Amapiano sounds all over the world. Over the years, they have collaborated on several hit songs that have trended worldwide including Nana Thula, Asibe Happy, Abalele, and more.

DJ Maphorisa showed his appreciation for Kabza De Small in his birthday tribute

“Papta Day ❤️ Wish my Brur more blessings. Young Man changed a whole lot of our lives,” DJ Maphorisa penned

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The birthday boy has paved the way for several upcoming Amapiano artists in his 31 years including Young Stunna, Da Musiqal Chef, Masterpiece, Spumante, and more, ZA Tunes reported. Unfortunately, some Amapiano artists have reportedly gotten a bad reputation among event organisers for having ridiculous demands and not showing up to events after being booked.

According to Sunday World, Piano Hub artist, Sandile Msimango who is best known as Young Stunna was recently slapped with an R1 million lawsuit by a music promoter after failing to keep his end of the deal in September 2022.

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Meanwhile, earlier this year, DJ Maphorisa and Kabza De Small were also put on blast by event promoters who complained about their extremely high hospitality riders, booking fees, and professionalism, ZiMoja reported. 

Kabza De Small
Kabza De Small turned 31 on 27 November 2023. Image via Instagram @kabelomotho_

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“Scorpion kings. Much respect for you both. Happy born day Kabza 💕,” @thelma_25t said.

“Y’all made Greatness in the history of African Music 🔥🙌,” @lawly.alive replied.

“Happy birthday to you 🎂🎂🎉 Kabza de small ❤️❤️❤️. Many blessings and wishes for you,” @1901rosemary wrote

“I just admire how you always appreciate @kabelomotha_ . All your events I’ve attended you don’t miss the opportunity to appreciate him 👏👏👏,” @tsie_motsaathembe commented.

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