Amapiano is a South African music genre derived from Kwaito and House, Jazz and piano melodies. The genre gained prominence in 2016.
Popular Amapiano musicians include Kabza De Small, DJ Stokie, Tall Ass Tee, The Soul Dictators, DJ Jaivane, MFR Soul, Bantu Elements, VigroDeep, Lowkeys, Leehleza, Gaba Canal, Afrosoul Sax, Josiah, Kopzz Avenue, Tribe Franko, De Mthuda and DJ Papers. The origins of Amapiano are not clear as there are many artists credited with the starting what is now referred to as the Amapiano movement.
In 2019 Amapiano DJ, Kabza De Small was the Most Streamed South African Artist on Spotify by SA Audiences.