Kabza De Small Biography: Age, Career, Wife, Parents & Net Worth

Kabelo Petrus Motha popularly known as Kabza De Small, was born on November 27, 1992, 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.

Kabza De Small has collaborated extensively with record producer DJ Maphorisa.

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Early Life

Kabelo Petrus Motha popularly known as Kabza De Small, was born on  November 27, 1992.

Kabza De Small was born in Mpumalanga, South Africa, and was raised in Pretoria.


Kabza De Small 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. 

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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, Kabza De Small collaborative studio album with record producer DJ Maphorisa, was released on 5 July 2019, supported by the lead single, “Koko”. 

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, Kabza De Small 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.

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On 4 April 2020, during the COVID-19 national lockdown period, he released an EP titled Pretty Girls Love Amapiano 2, it features Tyler ICU, DJ Maphorisa, Xolani, King Deetoy.

On 26 June 2020, he released his next solo studio album, I Am The King Of Amapiano: Sweet & Dust, featured both South African & international acts such as Burna Boy, Wizkid, Cassper Nyovest, Dali Wonga, DJ Maphorisa, Kelvin Momo, Samthing Soweto, Sha sha, Mlindo, Bontle Smith.

In October 2020, he produced Oscar Mbo’s single titled Genesis from the album, For The Groovists.

Kabza De Small took-home Music Producer of the Year award at the 2020 African Muzik Magazine Awards.

On 9 April 2021, Kabza De Small released Rumble in the Jungle, a collaborative album with record producer DJ Maphorisa and singer TRESOR.

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At the 27th South African Music Awards he received three nominations includes; Album of the Year, Male Artist of the Year and Best AmaPiano Album, which made him the most nominated artist, for his album I Am The King Of AmaPiano: Sweet & Dust.

On September 17, 2021, he released a single “Abalele” with DJ Maphorisa featuring Ami Faku.

The song reached number one on Entertainment Monitoring Africa.

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In October 2021, he produced Congolese-born singer TRESOR’s singles, “Makosa” and “Nyota” from the album, Motion.

Net Worth

Kabza De Small is a popular talented South African DJ and record producer. He has an estimated net worth of $400,000.

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