Young Stunna (born on November 17, 2000) is a 22-year-old South African Amapiano singer who rose to immense popularity in 2021 after the release of his first studio album, Notumato.
The sensational vocalist, whose real name is Sandile Msimango, has incredible songs, however, his breakout hit Adilwele, and his collaborative amapiano track with Felo Le Tee and Mellow & Sleazy’s Bopha stand out because they skyrocketed him to an enviable height in the local music industry. Sithi Shwi is yet another of his best songs.
Young Stunna was Born in 2000
South African amapiano fast-rising talent Young Stunna was born on the 17th day of November 2000 in Daveyton, Ekurhuleni, Gauteng province. He is 22 years old. He was raised in Daveyton by his parents, whose names are not public knowledge.
The singer was raised in a Christian family with musical talent. His mother was a gifted singer, while his father was a big fan of Kwaito music. He had a tavern with a jukebox in their area, so Young Stunna spent most of his weekends in the tavern.
Visiting his father’s tavern greatly helped in building and shaping his music career. He was exposed to different music genres, including Kwaito, hip-hop, and R&B, at the tavern but fell in love with hip-hop. Young Stunna started making music at the age of 13.
The singer received his primary school education at Benoni West Primary School. He briefly studied at Lee Rand High School in Benoni and completed his matric at Unity Secondary School in Daveyton.
His Birth Name is Sandile Msimango
Young Stunna was given the name Sandile Msimango after his birth. His stage name, “Young Stunna”, has been in use since he was a young boy. While growing up in Daveyton, his fans used to call him Young Stunna due to his incredible musical talent.
He subsequently adopted the moniker when he became a professional vocalist. We couldn’t agree less that he is indeed a young, amazing singer with great potential in the music industry.
Young Stunna Started his Career as a Rapper Before Making a Switch to Amapiano
It’s been over twelve months of nothing but wins for Sandile. He is currently one of the best amapiano singers right now. However, he wasn’t this popular many months ago while doing hip-hop music.
As of 2012, he was purely a hip-hop artist, but his career couldn’t get the boost he needed then. By 2015, he was already a member of a music group called the Mighty Kings. He left the group to begin a solo career.
The Daveyton native broke into mainstream success in the month of October 2021 after he released his first studio album, which featured quite a number of South African A-list amapiano legends. His breakout hit Adiwele, and the track Icamagu were products of his meeting with Kabza De Small and Dj Maphorisa (the most popular figures in the amapiano genre).
Young Stunna first met the two through a friend in February 2021, after which the trio began working together. After his album dropped, the subsequent months saw the hip-hop-turned-amapiano singer releasing a string of music that catapulted him from a promising newbie to a recognizable face within the amapiano circle.
The singer, who is currently 53 years old, has done so well for himself within the few months he emerged in the industry. He has surpassed many expectations, and the various accolades he has won so far prove he is here to stay.
Young Stunna is currently signed to Kabza De Small’s label, Piano Hub. According to him, Kabza is more than a musical mentor and a huge inspiration but also the man who saved his life and changed his family’s story.
Adiwele is Considered Young Stunna’s Best Song
The hit track Adiwele from his album (released in 2021) is considered Young Stunna’s best song. The breakout track was what announced him to the world and also gave him a strong platform for performances. Other prominent releases from the album include Sithi Shwi, Icamagu, and Bayeke.
Young Stunna’s songs resonate with many people, especially the younger generation. He is greatly loved by the streets for obvious reasons, including the fact that he effortlessly merges diverging genres in his songs. The former rapper can comfortably rap on amapiano beats.
A Look at His Major Accomplishments
2021 was a defining year for Young Stunna. He never believed his fame would come so fast. The Amapiano star has performed in over ten countries, including Tanzania, Nigeria, the UK, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zambia, and Ireland.
In 2022, he won the South African Music Award for Best Selling Artist for his album, Notumato, and another one for Best Amapiano Album. His song Adiwele was nominated for the DSTV Mzansi Viewers’ Choice Awards for Favourite Song of the Year. The project currently has over 7 million views on YouTube.
Young Stunna was nominated for Best New International Act at the 2022 BET Awards. His music can be streamed on major platforms, including Apple Music, Spotify, Deezer, Soundcloud, and Boomplay.
His album has achieved multiple platinum while his songs “Shenta” and “Camagu” are certified Gold. “Sithi Shwi” is certified platinum, while “Adiwele” has achieved multiple platinum certifications. Young Stunna has performed over 500 gigs since he stormed the industry.
Young Stunna Could be Single or in a Secret Relationship
Sandile Msimango is not known to be in a relationship with any woman. He hasn’t mentioned dating anyone presently or being in a relationship in the past. He keeps the information about his private life to himself.
The Amapiano singer appears to be more focused on his budding career and personal desires.