Costa Titch (real name Costa Tsobanoglou) was a South African rapper, singer, and songwriter. He was born on 1st October 1995 in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa. Costa Titch grew up in a musical family, and he started making music at a young age. He initially pursued a career as a professional dancer and later transitioned to music.
Costa Titch rose to fame in 2019 with his debut single "Nkalakatha," which received widespread airplay and critical acclaim. The song was a remake of a classic kwaito hit by the same name from the early 2000s. He continued to release hit songs, including "Thembi" and "Phezulu," and collaborated with notable artists such as Riky Rick, AKA, and Boity.
In 2020, Costa Titch released his debut album, "Made In Africa," which features collaborations with a diverse range of South African artists, including AKA, Riky Rick, and Boskasie. The album received positive reviews from music critics and was widely praised for its fusion of hip-hop, kwaito, and amapiano sounds.
The South African rapper Costa Titch died on stage while performing, police said Sunday, as they opened an investigation into the circumstances of the 28-year-old's sudden death. died a month after the assassination of another popular South African rapper Kiernan Forbes, known as AKA.
The artist "collapsed while he was performing" on Saturday evening at the Ultra South Africa concert in the Johannesburg suburb of Nasrec, police told AFP.
They said a post-mortem would establish the cause of death.
Costa Titch scored a major hit with "Big Flexa," which has more than 45 million YouTube views, showcasing the amapiano local subgenre of house music blending house, jazz and lounge music.