He has made a name for himself as the King of Amapiano and one of the major pioneers of the beat, thus, it doesn’t come as a surprise that Kabza De Small is among the most-streamed Amapiano DJs in South Africa. With his production label and endorsement deals, the iconic disc jockey has earned himself a comfortable life financially which has left many questioning what Kabza De Small’s net worth is. The amazing part of his success and wealth is that the major source of income is music, something he is very passionate about.
He has released songs with millions of views on YouTube. The DJ also has an album that went diamond with over 100,000 copies sold, and he is regularly invited to perform as a DJ at major parties and events. His music career has contributed immensely to making him as wealthy as he is. However, it is difficult to estimate Kabza De Small’s net worth as there are several versions of it online and as such, it makes it difficult to ascertain what the actual figures are.
Kabza De Small’s Net Worth Was Built From Humble Beginnings
Kabelo Petrus Motha who is popularly known as Kabza De Small started his music career as a teenager in 2009. He began at the age of 17, in what can now be described as very humble beginnings. In 2016, Kabza released his first album titled ‘Avenue Sounds’, with his former record label Best By Far Entertainment owned by Josiah Mphono. The album was distributed by House Afrika, but the songs in this album did not gain him any popularity.
Finally, in 2018, he began to gain some level of attention from his songs Shaya Amabele and Umshove. Umshove has over 400k views on YouTube, from this platform alone, he should have made at least $1000.
His Career Progress Has Earned Him Millions In Dollars
On the 3rd of January 2019, he released another song Bamba La featuring Leehleza. Although the exact amount of money he received from this song alone is not known, with up 92k YouTube views, he certainly made some hundreds of dollars from the platform at the time. In July 2019, he had his first collaboration with DJ Maphorisa. Their first album together titled ‘Scorpion Kings’ was released on the 5th of July 2019.
This album was in high demand in the music market, so much so that it went diamond with over 100,000 units sold. The exact amount of money he made from this diamond album with DJ Maphorisa is also not known, but with over 100,000 copies sold, you can tell that Kabza De Small had a very robust account balance in 2019.
With over 100,000 copies sold in their first album, the duo did not see a reason to stop collaborating, so, in October 2019, they released their sophomore studio album, titled, ‘Piano Hub’. Once again, the album went viral with the hit track Nana Thula garnering up to 3.6 million views on YouTube. Though not recorded officially, the duo surely made a fortune from it.
Pretty Girl Love and The Return of the Scorpion Kings
On the 18th of October 2019, he released another solo album titled Pretty Girl Love: Amapiano Vol. 1 before collaborating with DJ Maphorisa again to release another album The Return of the Scorpion Kings on the 29th of November. The album went viral and one of the hit tracks Indaba Ka Bani got over 2 million YouTube views while other songs got over 200k views each.
In April 2020, he released Pretty Girl Love: Amapiano Vol. 2 which was well-received. In June 2020, he dropped his solo album, I Am the King of Amapiano. This album also did very well in the market with some of the tracks getting millions of YouTube views which automatically translates to thousands of US dollars.
Aside from the money he makes from his songs on YouTube, he also makes money from other streaming platforms like Spotify. In 2019, he was announced as the most-streamed South African artist on the platform. With this, you can tell that he earns massively on this platform. All of these have contributed to Kabza De Small’s net worth that is estimated to be huge.
Some of Kabza De Small’s Most Popular Songs
- Daddy (Piano Hub, 2019)
- Dubia (Scorpion Kings, 2019)
- Lerato (Scorpion Kings, 2019)
- Nana Thula (Piano Hub, 2019)
- Sax Me Sax (Piano Hub, 2019)
- Ahh Baby (Pretty Girl Love, 2019)
- Lorch (The Return of the Scorpion Kings, 2019)
- Indaba Ka Bani (The Return of the Scorpion Kings, 2019)
- Sponono (I Am the King of Amapiano: Sweet and Dust, 2020)
- Thinking About You (I Am the King of Amapiano, 2020)
- Intombi (Once Upon A Lockdown, 2020)
Kabza De Small is Signed Under His Own Record Label, Piano Hub Record
Although most of his collaborative albums like ‘Scorpion Kings’, ‘The Return of the Scorpion Kings’, and ‘Piano Hub’ with DJ Maphorisa were released under Maphorisa’s record label, New Money Gang Entertainment, DJ Kabza De Small is a member of the Piano Hub record label. All his albums under his current record label have gone viral. No doubt, the record label helped the Amapiano DJ in his rise to fame.
His albums Pretty Girls Love Amapiano Vol.1, Pretty Girls Love Amapiano Vol. 2, and I Am the King of Amapiano (Sweet And Dust), were all released under the Piano Hub record label which he founded. In turn, Kabza has become the shoulder on which other upcoming artists joining his record label can lean on. On Instagram, he does well to advertise other artists who have been signed by the label.
At the South African Dance Music Award, his album ‘I Am the King of Amapiano’ which he released with Piano Hub won the award for the Best Album and Song Artwork in December 2020.
Kabza is also a record producer, although this is not his major source of income, it is something he is also good at. His outstanding record production skills can be seen in some of his songs like Sponono. He is known more for his performance as a DJ and an artist than for his work as a music producer.
Kabza De Small is a Lover of Cars
Looking at Kabza De Small’s net worth, one will not fail to notice how he spends on his love for sleek and expensive automobiles. Amapiano DJ Kabza De Small has a thing for beautiful cars and he has quite a good number of them. Some of his cool rides include:
Mercedes Benz C63 – R1.8 Million (Red)
- 503 hp @ 5,500-6,250 rpm.
- 9-speed. Automatic transmission.
- 12.6 cu ft.
- 3.8 sec ** Acceleration, 0-60 mph.
- 17 mpg † City fuel economy.
- 26 mpg
BMW M2 – R1.7 Million (Blue)
- 343 @ 1400 Maximum Horsepower @ RPM
- 365 @ 6500 Maximum Torque @ RPM
- Six-speed manual transmission
- 3.0Lhp/ twin-turbo DOHC 24-valve I-6 engine
Mercedes Benz V Class – R977,913 (Black)
BMW 325i – R99,000 (Light Blue)
- 250 Nm or 184 lb.ft @ 2750-4250 rpm maximum torque
- 218 PS or 215 bhp or 160 kW @ 6500 rpm maximum horsepower
- Inline 6 number of cylinder engine type
- 24 valves
Volkswagen Golf 7 R – R741,900 (White)
- 310 Hp @ 5500-6500 rpm
- 156.3 Hp/l
- Front Engine
- 2.0-liter turbocharged gasoline unit
- 14.5 gallons (54.9 L)
Volkswagen Golf GTI – $33,660 (Black)
- 228 @ 4700 Maximum Horsepower @ RPM
- 258 @ 1500 Maximum Torque @ RPM
- Intercooled Turbo Premium Unleaded I-4 engine
- Gasoline Direct Injection fuel system