Five Things You Should Know About Rapper Costa Titch
On Sunday morning, many South Africans woke up to sad news about the death of rapper and amapiano star Costa Titch. The famous 27-year-old musician passed away while performing at Ultra South Africa on Saturday evening at the Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg.
Costa Titch had a significant impact on the entertainment industry, and he built a large fan base in South Africa and worldwide. Here are five interesting facts about the late rapper:
Where was the rapper Costa Titch born?
Costa Titch was born in Nelspruit, South Africa, and his full name is Constantinos “Costa” Tsobanoglou.
How did he come up with his stage name Costa Titch?
Costa Titch received his rap moniker “Costa Titch” when he was a baby. He inherited the name “Titch” from his dad, who was a footballer during his playing years. His mother told him about his dad, and when he started becoming a choreographer, he felt that Costa Titch was a better fit for his brand.
He was signed by Akon
In March 2023, it was reported that Costa Titch signed a deal with Akon’s record label, Konvict Kulture, and the two were set to collaborate on a “Big Flexa” remix. The late artist worked with Akon’s record company to make his career bigger and push his music worldwide.
He had a Joint Album with AKA
Costa Titch released a joint album with AKA in September 2021 titled You’re Welcome, and sadly, he passed away one month after the famous South African rapper AKA. The joint album wasn’t AKA’s first as he also collaborated with Anatii on Be Careful What You Wish For in 2017.
Costa Titch had 30 million Streams on Youtube on Big Flexa
In December 2022, his amapiano single “Big Flexa” was released and quickly became the most-viewed amapiano video in the same year, garnering 30.7 million views on YouTube, beating out MFR Souls, Major League DJz, Bontle Smith, and Kamo Mphela’s Amanikiniki, which stands at 30 million.