Amapiano musician Youngstunna has a side to him that many might not know, and he is ready to show the world his versatility.
Rising to Fame
Youngstunna rose to fame in 2021 when he was featured on Felo Le Tee and Mellow & Sleazy’s amapiano hit Bopha. Since then, his career has taken off, with a BET nomination in the Viewer’s Choice: Best New International Act category and three South African Music Awards to his name.
A Creative Childhood
The 25-year-old hitmaker told TshisaLIVE that he was raised by his great-grandmother, who had a strong influence on the person he is becoming. Growing up, he never limited himself as a creative. “I’ve always been that kid,” he said. “I used to steal her shirts and style myself with chinos. I’ve always been a creative. I’m a writer. I can write an album within a week.”
A Versatile Artist
Youngstunna has always been involved in the arts, from acting and singing at school and church to exploring fashion and design. “At home we still clap hands and worship the Lord and I’m missing out on that, and I don’t know why,” he said. “It has always been art for me from primary and high school. I can still act, I can be a model if want to, I can style you. I can sew a whole outfit for you.”
When Youngstunna burst onto the scene with his hit song Adiwele, he was in demand everywhere. He previously told news reporters that having his family be part of his stardom experience was very important to him. “I told myself to get out of my comfort zone and make this career real,” he said. “My career started at home… it all started at home. It teaches me a lot to have my family see it all. Taking them through the journey. I know how much it took my mother to raise me.”