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Interview: Dimpie Dimpopo on Channeling Online Clout into a Lucrative Career

We chat to Internet sensation Dimpie Dimpopo about his moves and music.

This interview is part of a series of interviews and profiles on amapiano artists and personalities sponsored by Corona. You can follow the rest of the series here.

Dimpie Dimpopo (real name Nadiem Poen) is an all-round entertainer. He became popular in South Africa after a series of gig guide videos he was consistently sharing on his Instagram account since 2018. His favorite catch phrase "Oh Nkosi Yami!" is now used by many South Africans, especially in the party scene. Dimpie is a staple in the country's dance scene which is dominated by the house subgenre amapiano at the moment.

This Internet fame has enabled the 23-year-old to share his other gifts with his growing fanbase. When he sits down for an interview with OkayAfrica, he is preparing for his first stand-up comedy show, and has just returned from a meeting to seal a partnership with an automobile brand that's collaborating with him for a campaign.

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'Phoyisa'—DJ Maphorisa & Kabza de Small's Latest Single—Was Put Together in Just 4 Hours

"Phoyisa," featuring Cassper Nyovest and Qwestakufet is the perfect amapiano banger to ring in the new year.

South Africa's own DJ Maphorisa and Kabza de Small have been on another level releasing hit after hit this year.

The duo behind the two iterations of Scorpion Kings dropped their latest single "Phoyisa"—which was just put together and finalized in 4 hours today.

Maphorisa had a bit of fun teasing the track on social media over the past week, first tracking down Qwestakufet, who recently went viral freestyling over an yanos instrumental. Maphorisa had find him (at the request of his fans) in order to lock him in to hop on the single—so long as the clip reached 50,000 retweets. And soon enough, it did.

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