Costa Titch is a talented and fast-rising South African dancer cum rapper and even though there have been lots of questions about the rapper’s race, Costa is a white musician who hails from Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa. He nonetheless has a lot of colored friends in the music industry.
His accomplishments weren’t evident at first but his love for music and consistency over time has made him the star he is today. He won the hearts of many with his song Nkalakatha. The breakout single is a modernized version of the late kwaito star Mandoza’s mega-hit single of the same name which was released in 2000.
Profile Summary of Costa Titch
- Full name: Costa Tsobanoglou
- Date of birth: September 10, 1995
- Age: 25 years old
- Occupation: Singer and rapper
- Best known for: Activate (2017)
- Active Years: 2014 till date
- Net worth: $200,000
Costa Titch’s Grandfather and Mother Influenced His Music Career
Though not much is known about Costa Titch’s parents and siblings, he acknowledged the fact that his grandfather being a singer and pianist must have influenced his passion for music in a way. In the same vein, the Nelspruit rapper has often shared how well his mother influenced his music career and even gave him valuable advice while he was growing up.
As a young boy, Costa Titch always wished to be an entertainer and because singing and dancing was his hobby, he soon started working as a backup dancer for Casper Nyovest. In 2014, he took up dancing as a career when he moved to Johannesburg and joined the New Age Street dance crew where he met Tumi Tladi and Phantom Steeze who were members of the team. In Joburg, Costa participated in some Dance competitions like the Hip Hop International Dance Competition where he took the 14th position with his team, from there, he started getting known all over South Africa.
Meanwhile, he was also creating a niche for himself with his rapping skills which quickly became what he is well known for today. In addition, having worked with top artists such as DJ Cleo, Phantom Steeze, and the Eskhaleni team which brought him great success, he keeps spreading his tentacles far and wide with many people gaining interest in who he is and what he might become.
Costa Titch’s Discography
His latest album Made in Africa is a collection of club bangers composed for robust live performances and the dancefloor. Costa doesn’t fail to add that artistry touch to his music videos and performances. Below is a list of his songs:
- No No No
- Alice 2.0
- Woke shit
- Hit That Woah
- Ke Tshwere
- 2 Hours Interlude
- Chi Vu
- We Alert
The rapper has worked with the likes of PatricKxxLee, Vegasxcesar, Boskasie, and others, and is fast becoming a well-known name among South African hip-hop artists. The song “Phezulu” featuring rap diva Boity, also became an all-time people’s favorite, showing the rap prowess of the two rappers.
His Nkalakatha remix, which features SA hip-hop superstars AKA and Riky Rick, recently passed over the one-million mark on YouTube. Costa has since then kept himself in the front banner of South Africa’s music discourse.
Costa Titch bagged “Best Collaboration” and “Best Remix” for his “Nkalakatha” remix featuring Riky Rick and AKA at the 2020 South African Hip Hop Awards. He admits that his dream collaborations would feature Nasty C and Sho Madjozi.
The Controversy About Costa’s Rap Style and Language
Costa Titch has been able to influence other artists with his style of rap beat which is predominantly a trap subgenre of hip hop music with very high-energy drum samples. His method of combining Isizulu lines in his raps has made him unique among traditional music lovers. Although Costa has been largely criticized for using vernac in his music and songwriting.
In his reaction, he noted that to be a successful rapper in South Africa means one has to appeal to the masses and that he would rather tow that line of using vernac in his music as opposed to many of his friends who rap in English. He also admitted that he wrote the song using Google translate while he would sometimes give his friends lyrics to translate for him.
With thousands of followers on Instagram, he’s known as someone very consistent on social media as he doesn’t fail to update his fans about his shows and events. In South Africa today, Costa Titch happens to be one of the artists making waves and has no doubt contributed to the South African entertainment industry. He is truly a game-changer, transforming what rap music represents and making the Afro-trap genre popular.
Costa Titch is Worth Nearly R3 Million
As an upcoming star, Costa Titch is gradually working his way up the ladder to become one of the highest-earning musicians in South Africa. But for now, he has a net worth estimated to be about $200, 000 which is close to R3 million and he has not earned this much not from music alone.
For now, his biggest known endorsement deal is with a South African beverage company known as Oros. He signed the deal worth about R2 million in 2020 and it is expected to stretch into 2021 and perhaps with a renewal option. Another endorsement deal that he has earned is with Russian Bear which partnered with him to promote their Gunna vodka in South Africa in 2020 when they launched the new brand.
Who is Costa Titch’s Girlfriend?
No doubt, a lot of South African ladies will be interested in proudly calling the talented young musician their boyfriend. But while that may be the dream of many, Costa has not revealed who his girlfriend is. He may or may not have a lady in his life but when he does get one, we don’t expect he will keep it secret from the media or even his fans. While we wait for that, his music is what he will be delighting his fans with and not tidbits about his relationships.