A rising music star of South Africa, Costa Titch, collapsed and died at a music festival in Johannesburg. His death hasn’t been officially confirmed yet, but several celebrities and politicians have expressed their condolences on his death.
How and why did Coast Titch die?
The South African rapper and songwriter Costa Titch collapsed and died at a music festival in Johannesburg. Coast Titch was performing on stage in at the Jozi Ultra Fest before he fell down and rose up again to continue. However, the talented music artist fell down again before he was forced out of stage. Later, his friend confirmed that he had passed on.
Fellow musician Junior Da Rocka and Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema are among those to seemingly reference the rapper’s passing.
The news of Costa Titch’s death was confirmed by entertainment commentator Phil Mphela on Twitter just before midnight and was followed by a string of sombre reactions from industry colleagues.
Latest reports suggest that the Big Flexa star allegedly had a history of epilepsy. it’s feared strobing lights on the stage triggered seizure that led to his collapse.
Who was Costa Titch?
Costa, who is also a dancer, was born in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga in 1995 and is known for several hits, including Nkalakatha and Activate.
Costa Titch was a successful music artist in the South African entertainment space, and the world at large because his music and genre had gained some world penetration. He came to popularity from his song Big Flexa.
South Africa’s rising star was originally known as Costa Tsobanoglou. Fondly called as Costa Titch, he originally belonged to Mbombela, a city located near the border with Swatini and Mozambique. He recently launched a remix song that featured US singer Akon. His most successful single, Big Flexa, received over 45 million views on YouTube. His other songs such as Nkalakaatha and Phezulu were also viral.
During his recent interviews, Costa Titch had shared how his mother impacted his music career. He gained international recognition after he stood at 14th position in an international Hip Hop Dance competition. Use of Izizulu lines in his songs made his songs even more popular in the public.
Costa Titch songs and success in music and dance career
Per Briefly, Costa was a successful rapper with significant acceptance in the entertainment industry. After he developed an interest in entertainment when he was younger, he chose the dance path and did it as a hobby. Later, he began to take it seriously with his best friend, Benny Chill, when he was about 15. He later relocated to Johannesburg in 2014 after matric to pick up dancing as a career. He joined the New Age Steez dance crew, with Tumi Tladi and Phantom Steeze as team members. He went international, and during the Hip Hop International Dance Competition, he took the 14th position with his team.
His songs include the following:
- 2022 Goat
- 2022 Just Do It
- 2022 Bula Sekele
- 2022 Maitama
- 2022 Kamo Mphela
- 2022 Superstar
- 2022 TBH
- 2022 Bula Boot
- 2022 Inside
- 2022 Out Like A Light
- 2022 NGITHI LO
- 2022 Big Flexa
- 2022 Azul ’22
- 2022 Ma Gang
- 2021 Super Soft
- 2021 Work
- 2021 Nomakanjani
- 2021 Uthini
- 2021 Big Deal
- 2021 Static
- 2021 Yizo Yizo
- 2021 Monate C
- 2020 Areyeng
- 2020 Nkalakatha
- 2020 Blessings
- 2020 Wag ‘N Bietjie
- 2020 Durban Poison
- 2020 Made in Africa
- 2020 Great
Costa Titch’s Performance and Presence
Costa Titch has performed at festivals and shows in South Africa. In fact, he died while performing on stage. The singer has also had appearances on TV and Radio stations in South Africa. He has also performed at major clubs in the Country.
Costa Titch‘s Girlfriend and relationship status
Costa Titch is not in any relationship of public knowledge at the time of this writing. Like any other artists, the rapper likes to keep this aspect of his life private.
What was Costa Titch’s net worth?
Costa Titch’s net worth is estimated at $300,000. His major source of income is from producing music, writing songs and entertaining fans during events. Costa Titch was one of the fast-rising artists in South Africa today. He successfully transitioned from dancing to rapping.
The South African music industry has been hit hard in the recent times with deaths of rising starts such as musician Rikhado Makhado, also known as Riky Rick was found dead from an apparent suicide in February 2022 and AKA’s murder just recently. The passing of Costa Titch comes as music fans are still mourning the loss of fellow rapper AKA, whose real name was Kiernan Forbes. He was shot outside of a restaurant in Durban by unknown hitmen and the South African Police Service (SAPS) are still investigating the case. Interestingly, both Costa Titch and AKA have collaborated on a song called Super Soft.