Kabza De Small

Kabza De Small. Images: X @viraltrends/ Instagram @kabelomotha_

PICTURE: Kabza De Small’s photo before fame trends

Kabza De Small is making headlines after one of his alleged photos before fame made rounds on the internet. Take a look…

Kabza De Small

Kabza De Small. Images: X @viraltrends/ Instagram @kabelomotha_

With an illustrious career spanning years, Kabza De Small has quickly become one of the most celebrated stars in South Africa.

He has headlined several shows worldwide and shared the stage with some of the world’s biggest acts, including Canadian rapper Drake.

However, Kabza De Small is trending after one of his alleged photos before fame made rounds on the internet. Little is known about when the now-viral photo was taken. A frail-looking Kabza De Small was posing for a photo with others, seemingly at a gig.

He was wearing a white T-shirt with his name on it. The alleged photo has gained thousands of comments and reactions since it dropped, with many convinced that he has a rags-to-riches story to tell.

Kabza De Small
Kabza De Small. Images: X @viraltrends

Last year, he made headlines when he opened up about his life before fame. Kabza revealed that before fame, he used to do odd jobs and, at some point, worked for the municipality as a general hand. He has it that he used to maintain grounds. Kabza De Small was also involved in plumbing to make ends meet.

However, Kabza De Small made headlines last week with his Red Bull Orchestra Show. He had an orchestra show and performed alongside some of the biggest acts in the music industry, including DJ Maphorisa and Young Stunna.

However, apart from that, he went down to Spotify’s history books with his latest project, Kabza Chant. He featured Young Stunna, Nkosazana Daughter, Mthunzi, Nokwazi, Anzo, Mashudu, Murumba Pitch & Tman Xpress on the smash hit.

Taking to X, MDN News posted, “Kabza De Small Kabza Chant is now the first song in history by a South African to receive over 100K daily streams on SA Spotify on its first day of release. The song debuted at No.#1 on the SA Spotify daily chart with 130,13K streams.”


Earlier this year, Kabza De Small won big Metro FM Music awards. The award-winning DJ and producer ditched the prestigious awards ceremony but still won four awards.

Undoubtedly, Kabza De Small and Mthunzi Ndimande were the night’s biggest winners. His smash hit Imithandazo, from his collaborative album with Mthunzi Ndimande, Isimo, outshone several smash hits, including Horns in the Sun and Mnike, in several categories.

The smash hit won Best Collaboration, Best Amapiano, Song of the Year and Best Produced Album for Isimo. Mthunzi Ndimande accepted all the awards they had won.