‘Tshwala Bami’ Song Peaks on Major Streaming Sites Amid Viral TikTok Dance Challenge, Mzansi Elated

‘Tshwala Bami’ Song Peaks on Major Streaming Sites Amid Viral TikTok Dance Challenge, Mzansi Elated

  • Tshwala Bami is doing huge numbers on streaming sites and has peaked across several platforms
  • The viral hit led to a dance trend on TikTok, with everybody and their mother joining the challenge
  • Tito and Yuppe spoke to Briefly News about their reactions to their song's popularity
Tito and Yuppe's song 'Tshwala Bami' has peaked across major streaming platforms
The ‘Tshwala Bami’ song has amassed over 12 million streams across several streaming platforms in just two weeks. Images: official.tito_m, yuppeyeager
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Just a month into the viral Tshwala Bami challenge, the TikTok trend has contributed to the song being a global hit. The track has peaked at number one on several streaming sites, including Audiomack and YouTube Music, and continues to soar.

Tshwala Bami reaches new heights

Since the inception of the Tshwala Bami dance challenge, the trend has become the topic of conversation in many blogs and social media posts. At the same time, the song made its way to many playlists even before its official release.

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Released on 23 February 2024 at the peak of the challenge, the trend saw a number of A-listers jam to track, from Jason Derulo and the Les Twins to Mzansi's own Robot Boii and Bontle Modiselle.

According to a post by entertainment commentator Phil Mphela, the dance challenge produced over 2M videos and amassed just over 2.6B views.

Music licensing platform Africori revealed that the song peaked at number one on Apple Music, YouTube Music, Audiomack, and Spotify. Tshwala Bami is also the most-Shazamed track across seven African countries and the second worldwide.

Moreover, the track has amassed over 12.6M streams across all digital streaming platforms and sits on over 3.7M plays on Spotify.

Speaking to Briefly News, Yuppe said the love from his supporters keeps him going and is a testament to his hard work:

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"The love and the support have been crazy! All of it keeps me motivated and keeps me going. I’ve met so many great people through all this.
"I had no idea this jam would be this huge. Finally, all my hard work is paying off."

Meanwhile, Tito told the publication that he knew the song had potential:

"I’ve always had hope that this track would blow up one day. I’m happy with how it is performing."

Mzansi reacts to Tshwala Bami success

South Africans are impressed by how well the song is doing:

mnm_meya said:

"It's goated this one."

luluvuyelele was stunned:

"The power of TikTok challenges!"

Blessing_Pha threw shade at DJ Maphorisa:

"At least Maphorisa is not involved."

Bontle Modiselle shares new Tshwala Bami dance

In an earlier report, Briefly News shared online reactions to Bontle Modiselle's second attempt at the Tshwala Bami dance challenge.

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The choreographer received mixed reactions to her new entry, with some fans showing love while others saying she was overdoing it.

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Moroba Moroeng (Entertainment editor) Moroba Moroeng is an entertainment writer at Briefly News and a University of Johannesburg alumni (Public Relations and Communications, 2018). She was the content manager and, later, editor for HipHop Africa, where she honed her proofreading, leadership, and content management skills. Having begun her career as a content writer for Slikour OnLife, Moroba has over four years of experience as a writer specialising in music journalism and entertainment. She joined Briefly News in 2023 and passed a set of training courses by the Google News Initiative. Email: moroba.moroeng@briefly.co.za

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