Amapiano is a style of house music that emerged in South Africa in 2012. Amapiano is a hybrid of deep house, jazz and lounge music characterized by synths, airy pads and wide and percussive basslines. It is distinguished by high pitched piano melodies, Kwaito basslines, low tempo 90s South African house rhythms and percussions from another local subgenre of house known as Bacardi.
We’ve selected Our Top Four songs by Nigerian Artistes that Sampled the Amapiano Sound;
No 4. Hallelu – Master Kraft ft Bella Shmurda & Zlatan: Sunday Ginikachukwu Nweke, professionally known as Masterkraft, is a Nigerian record producer, disc jockey, band director, pianist, and songwriter.
Hallelu: The record is an Afropop-Amapiano tune that is highly spiritual. The song was released in December of 2020. The video was directed by Director ugly. The song was produced by master Kraft. The song peaked at no 15 for the week of 22nd February, 2021. Its original position was no 1 after its official release before moving down the chart,
No 3. Squander – Falz ft Niniola: Folarin Falana (born October 27, 1990), better known by his stage name Falz, is a Nigerian rapper, songwriter and actor.
Squander: The song peaked at no 15 for the week of 22nd February, 2021. The song features the Queen of Afrohouse, Niniola. It is a banging Afro- Amapiano record produced by Yung Willis. It was released in December 2020.
No 2. HighWay – Dj Kaywise feat. Phyno: Ayorinde Kehinde Okiki with the trade name DJ Kaywise is a prominent DJ/ VJ. DJ Kaywise is unarguably the most outstanding DJs in the class of street bounce in Nigeria as he is well recognized by industry shareholders for his amazing and trendy mixtape in Africa and Diaspora.
Highway: The song since released has easily become one of the most played songs in Naija this 2021. Song was produced by yung willis. The song peaked at no 5 on Apple Music Nigeria for the week of 22nd Febraury, 2021.
BONUS: I got a Friend – Davido ft Mayorkun & Sho Madjozi
No. 1. Kilofese – Zinoleesky
Zinoleesky is a leading Nigerian artiste and a multi-award winner in the Music industry. However, he was signed under record label named “Marlian Music” and under his imprint are a lot of talented acts.
Kilofese: Released in 2020 and produced by timmyjay. The song peaked at no 6 on Apple music Nigeria for the week of 22nd February, 2021. The Video was directed by Perliks.