E-SA celeb profile: Young Stunna the young star!

Everyone in South Africa has probably jammed along to either the Adiwele or Bopha track, but how many of us really know the star behind these hit sing-alongs? Today, we profile the vocal behind the December anthems and his name is Young Stunna. Young Stunna (real name Sandile Msimango) was born in the east of Johannesburg and kicked off his career as a hip-hop artist, before joining the Amapiano movement. Young Stunna is described as one of the biggest breakout stars in the genre.

The rising star is signed to Kabza De Small’s Piano Hub label and he has worked with several other amapiano stars including Mas Musiq, Tyler ICU and Masierpiece YVK.

It was his feature on Mellow & Sleazy and Felo Le Tee’s Bopha that won over Mzansi’s hearts. Since his breakout into amapiano, he has performed on Idols SA and SABC 1’s Live Amp.

People just can’t get enough of Young Stunna’s debut album, ‘Notumato’, featuring the likes of Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa and Blxckie.


Young Stunna released his amapiano album Notumato on Thursday 21 October and it has a long list of stellar features. The 16-track album features the likes of Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa (and his alter ego Madumane), Sizwe Alakaine (rapper Reason) and SA hip-hop’s shining star Blxckie. 

Taking to Instagram to share the release of the album, Young Stunna thanked amapiano giants Kabza De Small and DJ Maphorisa for their involvement in the album, noting that the Scorpion Kings “saved his life”.

“I’m crying while I’m typing this! So emotional, my first album everrrr Kabza De Small & DJ Maphorisa thank you bo’Malume. Both of y’all saved my life.” 


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