Mzansi Celebs

Young Stunna Thinks Back On His Journey Ever Since Hearing Nana Thula For The First Time

Young Stunna’s blow-up has been one of the swiftest and most sweeping blow-ups in recent memory. The 25-year-old rapper-turned-am piano star first exploded onto the scene as the voice behind Mellow & Sleazy’s anthemic hit single “Bopha” as well as Dlala Regal’s “Dlala Captain”.

With Kabza De Small mentoring and guiding his journey, Stunna quickly followed that up with the undeniable summer smash “Adiwele”, which was famously the soundtrack to that Uncle Waffles viral video, before he proved without a doubt that he was the guy with the South African Music Awards (Sama) winning project “Notumato” a few months later.

Young Stunna

In the two years since Stunna has established himself as a bona fide superstar with several hit singles and millions of social media followers to boot.

Now, as he tours the world as part of the amapiano movement’s northern hemisphere summer take-over, Stunna is reflecting on his journey.

Young Stunna

On Wednesday, two weeks after he was featured on Kabza De Small’s “Nana Thula” remix, Stunna shared how the original song, which was released in 2019, was part of what made him fall in love with amapiano and how emotional it was working on the remix.

“When I heard this song in 2019, I was going through it, honestly made me feel like crying all the time I played it, and made me fall in love with this sound until I started being part of it, that was the beginning of my healing journey and I’m so grateful.”

Young Stunna

“I really changed my life and I’m taking care of my family, that’s all that matters to me. When Papa (Kabza De Small) told me he wants me to be part of the remix I tore it down, even when I was recording this verse.

“I appreciate everything, I’m so happy I can’t even hide it anymore.”


Stunna said he’d been praying for this success and he worked hard to get here. “This song is for everyone who’s going through the most, everyone who’s hustling for themselves and their loved ones, this song is for the hard time and the good times! God really got us and we gonn’ beee alrrrright.”


In Other News- Dr Nandipha Magudumana Is Set To Fight Her Arrest And Deportation In Court

Dr Nandipha Magudumana is due to state her case at the Bloemfontein Magistrate’s Court this morning in a bid to have her arrest declared illegal. Magudumana was arrested alongside her fugitive boyfriend, Thabo Bester, while heading toward the border of Kenya on April 7.

Dr Nandipha Magudumana

She is facing 12 charges linked to Bester’s escape from the G4S-run Mangaung Correctional Facility in the Free State. Learn more