Amapiano Sound: South Africans Blast Nigerians, Blame Focalistic For Featuring Davido, They React

Amapiano Sound: South Africans Blast Nigerians, Blame Focalistic For Featuring Davido, They React

  • Popular rapper Swalee has caused a rage after his post on the origin of the Amapiano's sound went viral
  • Some of the commenters blamed singer Focalistic for collaborating with Davido using the popular sound
  • Nigerians and their South African counterparts have engaged each other in an argument on the origin of the Amapiano's sound

A South African man identified as @Sim_Saliwa has caused an uproar online after he blamed Focalistic for the reasons why Nigerians now lay claim to the Amapiano sound.

It all started after a South African rapper and music executive, Nota Lavido started the debate on the origin of the popular sound ‘Amapiano.’

Photos of Focalistic and Davido
South African tweeps blame Focalistic for featuring Davido on Amapiano beat. Photo credit: Focalistic
Source: Instagram

Who owns Amapiano sound?

Nigerians and South Africans are at loggerheads on the country Amapiano originated from. While South Africans have been branded the owner of the sound, Nigerians have made it more popular and outshined their counterparts in Africa.

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South Africans react

Moral Authority is of the view that Davido jumping on the song is cool.

On his own party, Saliwa blamed Focalistic for the reasons Nigerians are laying ownership to Amapiano.

Paballo is also of the view that Focalistic was to blame for adding Davido on the song.

Netizens react to Amapiano’s origin controversy

Nigerian and South African music lovers engaged each other in the comments section.

See some comments below:

@therealrukyo_ :

"If he didn’t add Davido, no one would know the song"


"If you blame Focalistic, you're actually crediting HIM for amapiano's popularity. Which is true coz he played a big role"

@_ShaunKeyz :

"I still can’t believe Focalistic removed Vigro deep from “Ke Star remix” and featured Davido, look at how that country is obsessed with our genre now "

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"The way i hate that song Amapiano by Asake or whoever shuuu"


"Ramaphosa needs to ban him from SA"


"Foca is in Braam today. Let’s go get him"


"Every country doesn't want Nigerians but it's Xenophobic when South Africa doesn't??? "

Video of Singer’s Children Dancing to Viral Amapiano Song Leaves Many Gushing

A video of Wizkid's kids with Jada Pollock has sparked reactions online after they were captured dancing to the popular South African Amapiano song, Yahyuppiyah.

In the video, Wizkid's youngest kid moved closer to the camera and was flanked by Zion. Jada was also captured in the video.

The video saw the kids and Jada displaying their dance steps as the youngest kid could barely get a hang of the dance steps.


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