Musa Keys Biography & Facts

Musa Keys

Musa Appreciate Makamu, better known as Musa Keys, is a rising star in the South African music scene. Born in Giyani and raised in Flora Park, Polokwane, Musa faced challenges growing up, with his father absent and his mother working hard to support the family. However, his love for music began at a young age, when he discovered the keyboard at Light of the Nation Church.

Musa Keys

Birth name Musa Appreciate Makamu
Also known as Keys
Born Giyani, Limpopo, South Africa
Origin Flora Park, Polokwane, South Africa
Genres Amapiano
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • singer-songwriter
  • DAW
  • sampler
  • FL Studio
  • vocals
  • piano
Years active 2021–present
Labels Keys Records

Despite initially aspiring to become an architect or engineer, Musa dropped out of Damelin, where he was studying Sound Engineering, to pursue his passion for music. He started making music at just 13 years old, playing the keyboard at church. Over time, he honed his skills as a music composer and producer, eventually gaining recognition in the industry.


While Musa Keys initially explored trap music, he found his true calling in the Amapiano genre. Known for his infectious melodies, he has produced hit songs like “Hey Wena,” “Samarian Boy,” and the chart-topping “Vula Mlomo,” featuring Amapiano heavyweights Sir Trill and Nobantu Vilakazi. His music has resonated with audiences, earning him a dedicated fan base.

In 2021, Musa achieved significant success with his single “Vula Mlomo,” which was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA). His talent and unique style were further recognized in 2023 when he won the Metro FM Music Award for Best Styled Artist, competing against esteemed artists in the industry.

In addition to his music career, Musa Keys has established his own record label, Keys Recordings, through which he releases and distributes his music. He aims to leave a lasting impact on the Amapiano genre and South African music as a whole.

Throughout his career, Musa Keys has released several notable songs and albums, including his debut album “Samarian Boy” in 2020 and “Tayo” in 2021, which means “a source of joy” in Nigerian. His previous albums include “Widlysm” and “The Streets Are Calling.”

Musa Keys top Songs

1. Selema (Po Po)
2. Vula Mlomo
3. Samarian Boy
4. Wena
5. Thando Lwami
6. Vula Mlomo – Radio Edit
7. Selema (Po Po) – Remix
8. Izinyembezi
9. i’Plane
10. Abekho
11. Ku Shushu
12. Selema (Po Po) (Remix) (Mixed)
13. Selema (Popo) (Mixed)
14. Uy’Bambe
15. Vula Mlomo (feat. Sir Trill & Nobantu Vilakaz
16. Vula Mlomo (feat. Sir Trill & Nobantu Vilakaz
17. Wakho
18. Kakara
19. Vula Mlomo – Shimza Remix
20. Vula Mlomo – Shimza Remix Edit
21. Vula Mlomo – Mixed
22. Summer Daze
23. No Sugel
24. Mfutho
25. Loving the Boy
26. You
27. Mali Yephepha
28. iVuya kwini
29. Vula Mlomo (feat. Sir Trill & Nobantu Vilakaz
30. Vula Mlomo (Mixed)
31. Izinyembezi (feat. Chley & Cheez Beezy)
32. Bhut Madlisa
33. Your Body
34. Abekho (feat. Sir Trill & Nobantu Vilakazi)
35. Manzi Phansi
36. Vula Mlomo (Radio Edit)
37. i’Plane (feat. Makhanj, Optimist Music ZA, Co
38. Gentle Magic
39. Kakara (feat. Itu Ears & Uncle Bae)
40. Ku Shushu (feat. Babalwa M, Aymos, Soa mattri
41. Selema (Po Po) (Remix)
42. Trip to Zimbali
43. Vula Mlomo (feat. Nobantu Vilakazi & Sir Tril
44. Loving the Boy – Remix
45. Summer Daze (feat. Nolly Nolz & Mluda)
46. Vula Mlomo (Radio Edit) (feat. Sir Trill & No
47. Uy’Bambe (feat. Moonchild Sanelly)
48. You (feat. Lindsey)
49. Stocko
50. Vula Mlomo (feat. Nobantu Vilakazi & Sir Tril

Known for his flamboyant style, Musa Keys is often referred to as the “Tsonga Michael Jackson” by his fans. His unique fashion sense and captivating performances have solidified his image as an artist to watch in the South African music scene. With his talent, dedication, and innovative approach to music, Musa Keys continues to make waves and inspire audiences worldwide

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