Not too long ago, he was accused of gatekeeping amapiano music and not giving others a platform to excel. He was also even accused of exploiting his artists.
He might not have given a particularly robust response at the time, but the amapiano producer is still a strong believer in his contributions to the music scene back home – especially to the career advancement of other musos.
In a recent tweet, the songster shared several images of himself and noted in the caption that he is the reason musicians get good deals because he showed them the way for free. He also noted that he influenced artists to become more ambitious in their music business, ultimately describing himself as a game changer.
His tweet ignited a debate online, with his compatriots sharing their thoughts about it. While some readily acknowledged his importance to South African music and how much he has contributed, some wondered if he wasn’t exaggerating his importance. You can check out the tweet below.
I’m the reason why artists get good deals with labels cause I showed them how to do it for free even
I’m game a changer
I made artists to have a big appetite whn it comes to music business
Tell me if I’m lying n why if I’m 😊 pic.twitter.com/Zdizhogcgf
— PorryMaduMoneyDoubleTrouble (@DjMaphorisa) September 4, 2023
By the way, a couple of musicians have acknowledged DJ Maphorisa’s contributions to their careers in the past – most recently Lady Du.
Well, whatever the public’s verdict, DJ Maphorisa will always maintain he has done great for the careers of others.