Costa Titch releases debut album 'Made in Africa' featuring AKA, Riky Rick, Boity, 25K, Frank Casino, Boskasie and others, and it's a fun light-hearted listen.
Costa Titch's debut album Made in Africa plays out like a collection of club bangers designed for robust live performances and the dancefloor. Not surprising for an artist who doubles as a dancer, and always makes sure to include that element of his artistry in his music videos and performances.
Costa Titch's success started as a joke. His breakout single "Nkalakatha" was a modern embellishment of late kwaito star Mandoza's mega-hit single of the same name. Mandoza's 2000 classic is a great song, and one that is the go-to for South Africa's white population in gatherings like rugby matches and end-of-year functions.
A young white man couldn't have chosen the most cliché song to modernise. At first, a reasonable number of people on social media dismissed him as a gimmick or an appropriator. Lucky for him, that was just one small portion of the internet.
The song's remix, which features SA hip-hop superstars AKA and Riky Rick, recently crossed the one-million mark on YouTube. Great numbers by South African standards.