Tragic news has hit the entertainment industry in South Africa as the country mourns the sudden loss of Costa Titch, a popular Amapiano artist. On Saturday, March 11th, the 27-year-old collapsed on stage during his performance at the Ultra music concert held at Expo Centre in Nasrec, Johannesburg.
According to reports, Costa suffered a seizure before collapsing, and despite efforts by medical personnel, he was pronounced dead at the scene.
The news of Costa’s untimely death has left many in shock and disbelief. Just 11 hours prior to the event, the artist had shared a poster advertising his appearance on his Instagram page, with fans eagerly anticipating his performance. However, tragedy struck, leaving the entertainment industry and fans alike in mourning.
Costa Titch, whose real name is Costa Tsobanoglou, was born in Nelspruit, Mpumalanga in South Africa on June 5th, 1995. He grew up in a family of dancers, which sparked his love for the art form from an early age. His passion for music developed over time, and he began to explore different genres and styles before finding his niche in Amapiano, a popular South African genre characterized by its unique fusion of house, jazz, and kwaito music.
Costa entered the entertainment industry as a dancer, performing in various shows and events across South Africa. However, he soon began to experiment with music, and in 2017, he released his debut single, “Nkalakatha.” The song gained widespread popularity, and Costa’s career as a musician took off from there.
Over the years, Costa continued to release hit after hit, solidifying his position as one of South Africa’s most popular Amapiano artists. He collaborated with several well-known musicians, including Riky Rick, Cassper Nyovest, and AKA, and his music gained a loyal following both in South Africa and beyond.
In 2020, he released his debut album, “Made In Africa,” which received critical acclaim and further cemented his status as a rising star in the music industry.
In recent months, Costa had been making waves internationally, with his music catching the attention of music legends such as Akon. He had recently signed to Akon’s music label, Konvict Muzik, which was a significant milestone in his career and a testament to his talent and hard work.
The news of Costa’s passing has sent shockwaves through the music industry, with many taking to social media to express their grief and pay tribute to the young artist. Fans have described him as a gifted musician, an electrifying performer, and a rising star who had so much more to offer to the world.
Costa Titch’s untimely death is a devastating loss to the entertainment industry and to his fans worldwide. His legacy as an artist, performer, and rising star in the music industry will undoubtedly live on, and he will be remembered as one of South Africa’s most talented and promising musicians.