MTV BASE YANOS ROUNDTABLE SPOTLIGHTS THE BIGGEST AMAPIANO STARS OF 2021


There’s no denying Amapiano’s unstoppable impact on the local entertainment scene and the waves it is making globally. In a few short years the “Yanos”, as they are affectionately known, have infiltrated popular culture and become the most dominant music genre in South Africa. MTV Base Yanos Roundtable will celebrate Amapiano’s biggest stars of 2021 and the Top 10 hits that made us all go wild. The 2-part special will be hosted by Culture Squad member Tshego Koke alongside an esteemed panel of the industry’s finest. Be sure to catch the Yanos Roundtable premiering exclusively on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) on Thursday 27 & Friday 28 January at 17:30 CAT.


The Yanos Roundtable is a spinoff of Hottest MCs. Much like the hyped-up list, a panel on the industry’s finest will join Tshego Koke in determining which Amapiano hit was the hottest of 2021. The panel will include DJ and internet sensation Uncle Waffles, artist manager and businessman Benzo, film director Thando Gift Mokoena, podcaster and creative Blvck Steph and viral star Umbali Wethu.


“Amapiano has pretty much been the soundtrack to our lives over the past few years. You can’t watch tv, log on to social media or go to a club without hearing at least one “Yanos” track and I’m excited to celebrate the best songs of 2021 with the cultures most formidable forces” commented host and MTV Base Culture Squad member Tshego Koke.


The Yanos Roundtable panel will make a decision based on these criteria: Who broke through, who got streamed and who made us go wild. Viewers can expect a fiery debate from the panel who will hopefully find a middle ground as they determine which are the hottest Amapiano tracks of 2021!


Which song will earn the spot as the biggest Amapiano jam of 2021? Be sure to catch the Yanos Roundtable, premiering exclusively on MTV Base (DStv channel 322) on Thursday 27 & Friday 28 January at 17:30 CAT.

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