BET AND BET INTERNATIONAL NAME SOUTH AFRICAN RAPPER YOUNG STUNNA AS ITS ‘BET AMPLIFIED’ ARTIST FOR MAY 2022

05/11/22

New York, NY May 11, 2022 – Today, BET and BET International reveal Amapiano sensation Young Stunna as its BET Amplified artist for May 2022. BET Amplified is BET Music's stamp of approval on the next big thing in music. Born and raised in Daveyton, South Africa, the 22 year old has taken the music industry by storm with his new-age Amapiano hits, including “Ba Xolele,” “Camagu,” and “Bopha.” Following the success of his hit single, “Adiwele,” Young Stunna, dropped his debut album titled Notumato, which means new beginnings in isiXhosa. The breakout album became #1 across all genres in South Africa and charted highly in multiple African markets like Ghana and Nigeria within its first week of release. Notumato features top Amapiano talent such as Kabza de Small, Big Zulu, and Daliwonga. Young Stunna recently participated in the coveted BET Hip Hop Awards International cypher and can now add BET Amplified Artist to his list of accolades. As a BET Amplified artist, Young Stunna will receive BET Music’s support across multiple BET campaigns and platforms including BET, BET Her, BET Jams, BET Soul, BET.com, BET Socials and BET’s Official YouTube Page

About Young Stunna

Growing up in Daveyton Young Stunna’s house was filled with multiple musical influences including his grandmother, who played Brenda Fassie, Lebo Mathosa. Their energy and content inspired him to pursue his dreams in the music industry. In grade 5, Young Stunna started writing and released his first track as a hip hop artist. In 2012 he started pursuing his dreams as a hip hop artist, poet, and actor. Young Stunna has worked with industry favorites such as Tyler ICU, Madumane, Eeque Da Dreama, Makwa, Kabza De Small, DJ Maphorisa, Mas Musiq, Aymos and Seekay. Young Stunna continues to be a voice for the youth and paving the path for new talent in the industry to follow.

Previous BET Amplified Artists include Babyface Ray, Blxst, Coi Leray, Masego, Muni Long, Snoh Aalegra, Tems and many more!

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MEDIA CONTACTS:

For BET

Luis Defrank

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Chloe Duverge

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For Young Stunna

Thulani Keupilwe

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