Who is Fakaza? Website and blog

What is Fakaza music?

Who is Fakaza?

Fakaza is a South African illegal Music Download website and blog. They focus on music, Entertainment, News and lifestyle and other media contents aimed at South African audiences.


The website was launched in 2016 in response to South Africans’ demand for easy access to new music releases from local artists. The website also allows aspiring musicians to upload their own tracks to platforms such as Audiomack and Soundcloud through a Fakaza Live subdomain. During the website’s almost two-year existence, it has rapidly risen to become one of South Africa’s most talked-about sites.

Type of site
Music website
Available in English
Website fakaza.com
Alexa rank Increase 4407 (Global, 2021)
Commercial Yes
Registration Optional
Launched August 2016
Current status Active
Written in HTML
IP address

The site’s moniker, Fakaza, has also been adopted by South African youths to replace the word “download,” as in “I can’t wait to fakaza your album.” Cassper Nyovest, a popular rapper, also reminded his followers that they can download his tune “Hase Mo States” for free.

Fakaza News

Fakaza News is Fakaza’s news division, giving the most up-to-date information on South African bands, celebrities, and current events.

The website has previously been chastised and labeled as a pirate site, as well as being accused of harming the sales of South African singers. Ambitiouz Entertainment has restricted the site on social media after fans threatened to boycott the label by utilizing Fakaza in response to a legal dispute involving former performer Fifi Cooper[3]. A boycott has been threatened against rapper AKA after he ignored fan-created artwork for his next album “Touch My Blood.”


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