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DJ Maphorisa pleads with Nigerian DJs to reduce the tempo while playing Amapiano


February 19, 2024

South African superstar DJ, DJ Maphorisa is pleading with Nigerian DJs to not tamper with the tempo of  Amapiano songs.

According to Maphorisa, using a bpm as high as 160 when playing Amapiano robs the music of its stellar components.

“Amapiano shouldn’t be rushed. 160 bpm is too high. Please, bring it down to 130,” Maphorisa said during the Instagram live session.


DJ Maphorisa is a popular figure in the Nigerian music industry as he has collaborated with several Afrobeats stars including Wizkid and Lojay.

Since 2020, Amapiano has been a major part of Afrobeats with several Nigerian artists benefiting from deploying the South African genre.