Musa Appreciate Makamu, professionally known as Musa Keys, is a South African record producer born in Giyani and raised in Flora Park, Polokwane. Makamu is known for his 2021 single "Vula Mlomo" which was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA).[1]

Musa Keys
Birth nameMusa Appreciate Makamu
Also known asKeys
BornGiyani, Limpopo, South Africa
OriginFlora Park, Polokwane, South Africa
GenresAmapiano
Occupation(s)
  • DJ
  • record producer
  • singer-songwriter
Instrument(s)
Years active2021–present
LabelsKeys Records

In 2023 the record producer took home a Metro FM Music Award for Best Styled Artist where he was nominated alongside the likes of Mafikizolo, Sjava, Daliwonga and Sino Msolo.[2]

Awards and nominations edit

Year Award Ceremony Prize Recipient/Nominated work Result Ref.
2023 Metro FM Music Awards Best Styled Artist Himself Won [3]
2022 MTV Europe Music Awards Best African Act Nominated [4]
2022 South African Music Awards Record of the Year "Vula Mlomo" Won
2024 Grammy Awards Best African Music Performance "Unavailable" (Davido feat. Musa Keys) Nominated [5]

References edit

  1. ^ Masia, Gloria (26 November 2021). "Musa Keys' Hit Single Has Been Certified Double Platinum - The Yanos Magazine". theyanos.co.za. Archived from the original on 20 July 2023. Retrieved 20 July 2023.
  2. ^ "MMA Winners – MetroFM Music Awards 2023". Archived from the original on 20 July 2023. Retrieved 20 July 2023.
  3. ^ "All the winners from The Metro FM Music Awards 2023". All the winners from The Metro FM Music Awards 2023. Retrieved 20 July 2023.
  4. ^ "Musa Keys scores a nomination at coveted MTV Europe Music Awards". SowetanLIVE. Archived from the original on 20 July 2023. Retrieved 20 July 2023.
  5. ^ Jevon, Phillips (4 February 2024). "The 2024 Grammys winners list". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 5 February 2024.