Wiz Khalifa jams to Tyler ICU’s “Banyana” and Tylaa’s “Water”
Written by Brooklyn Masuku on 5 January, 2024
South Africans undeniably possess an infectious groove, particularly when it comes to amapiano, a genre that has recently taken the global music scene by storm.
Wiz Khalifa is a lover of Amapiano as he records himself vibe to the hit song Water by Tyla and Banyana by Tyler ICU, DJ Maphorisa, featuring Sir Trill, Kabza De Small and Daliwonga.
This isn’t the first-time international artists have expressed love for South African sounds.
However, it appears that some people are exhausted with the praise given to superstars who jam to Mzansi songs.
It features sounds which get into the rhythm of DJ Maphorisa and Tyler ICU’s chart-topper, “Banyana”.
The globally renowned rapper’s experimentation with the popular music genre has thrilled fans, as amapiano cements its worldwide popularity.
This has also introduced the musical genre to a brand new audience as it continues to evolve and triumph.
Adding to the musical genre’s international vibes, superstar Rihanna also shared that she considers “Unavailable”, a track by Nigerian artist Davido and South African producer Musa Keys, as the best song of 2023.
@TapWater_ZA commented: “Amapiano to the world.” and another follower said, “One thing about Wiz he loves his Yanos.”
Another clear sign of the growing worldwide appreciation of African music is the triumph of South African singer Tyla’s song “Water”.
As the leading single from her first studio album, the track gained global recognition by reaching the number one spot on the charts in New Zealand and securing a spot in the top 10 in various other countries.
Additionally, the song earned a nomination for Best African Music Performance at the 66th annual Grammy Awards. This success underscores the increasing influence and acclaim of African artists on the global music stage.
In 2023 Khanyisa Jaceni’s hit song Zula Zula has got American rapper Wiz Khalifa jamming. In a clip doing the rounds on Instagram and TikTok, Wiz can be seen moving to the beat of the song. So, we can safely say, amapiano is really killing it globally. We are yet to see what 2024 has in store for this genre.