The Kiffness Biography: Age, Wife, Nationality, Net Worth, Education, Wiki, Pictures

David Scott (born 11 February 1988), is known to many as The Kiffness is a South African musician. He is also a producer and parody artist. He founded the band The Kiffness and is the lead singer of the dexterous band.

Most times, David goes solo with the band’s name The Kiffness. The parody artist rose to prominence for making beats from random sounds both of animals and humans.

The Kiffness
David Scott, best known by his stage name The Kiffness is a dexterous and deft artist, songwriter and record producer.
Background Information
Full Name: David Scott
Stage Name: The Kiffness
Born: 11 February 1988 (age 33)
Place of Birth: Cape Town, South Africa
Nationality: South African
Genre: Electronic, parody
Years Active: 2013-date
Education: University of the Witwatersrand • Rhodes University
Spouse • Wife: Jute Scott
Occupation: Musician • Record Producer • Parody Artist
Net Worth: $650,000
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Early Life

David Scott was born on 11 February 1988 in Cape Town, South Africa. The multi-talented artist is good with musical instruments including trumpets and pianos. 

He makes beats with these instruments to fuse them into a live electronic act. He is credited with over 8 years in the entertainment industry. In 2004, David was part of the KwaZulu-Natal Youth Choir.

Education

He had his primary and secondary school in South Africa. Scott studied at Michaelhouse school after which he enrolled to study medicine at the University of Witwatersrand. 

After some time, he dropped out and started to study music and philosophy at Rhodes University. During his study days, he worked as a Disk Jockey and played in a jazz band.

Where are You Going?, his debut single was dropped in 2013. It was a collaboration with Matthew Gold. The single became a hit and made the 5FM Top 40.

More on their success was recorded after their album titled Kiff was nominated at SAMA 2015. It received another nomination at the South African Music Awards 2017.

He stands out with the floral custom suit he wears during a performance. David made the suit at Hội An, Vietnam, selecting the material was a collaborative effort between him and his wife.

In 2017, David Scot dropped the song “White Privilege”. The film for his Afrikaans song Pragtig Meisie was released in 2018. After owing him R60,000, the deft artist banned the SABC from playing his tracks.

This was after it was alleged that they were not paying musicians for playing their songs. He went solo in 2019 and then parodied the South African anthem for a song Nkosazan’ Dlamini Trafficker.

Though not everyone including Mzwandile Masina was happy with what he did with the anthem. The Ekurhuleni mayor claimed it was racist but they (Scott and Masina) had an over-the-phone discussion. 

In his defense, Scott claimed it was a satire. More credit to his music career is a collaboration with Bilal Göregen to create a remix of Göregen’s rendition of “Ievan polkka”.

He also uses his music to help people, in 2021, he created a parody of Miriam Makeba’s “The Click Song”. The primary purpose was to help people pronounce the names of newly changed locations.

In 2020, he did a collabo with Alugalug Cat and it trended on several social media platforms. In late 2020, many other instrumentalists and vocalists all around the world joined in. 

Among others, Amanda Barbalho from Brazil, Krystov Hron from the Czech Republic, and Aksinia Khomenko from Russia were featured. The song went viral across several platforms.

Personal Life

David Scott is married to Jute Scott, The Kiffness wife is also into music. During the 2020 Lockdown, she and her husband worked on Irish Blessing. Scott took the song to social media and dedicated it to medics who battled against the pandemic.

Songs

  • Baker Street
  • The Sound of Sirens
  • £1 Fish
  • Sugarman
  • Wiggle a Bit
  • Lose You
  • Singing Cat
  • Game Of Love
  • Love Go Cold
  • Too Blessed To Be Stressed
  • Mmusi Maimane
  • Samuel Miller – Stepping Out
  • Raba Do Ba Day
  • Retro Love
  • Chicken Step
  • Celibate Healing
  • Soul Safari
  • Cyril Ramaphosa Ipad
  • Away From Here
  • Rainbows & Butterflies

Social Media

The Kiffness is on social media platforms where he gets enough reach. He shares new releases on social media platforms including his parody and song videos.

On 29 December 2021, he shared The Kiffness – Alugalug Cat (International Symphonic Mashup) on Facebook and it hit millions in a space of days. It reaches over 7.7 million views, over 43k likes, and over 2.2k comments.

Philanthropy

When he dropped the Cat Jams EP back in August 2021, he promised to give back 50% of the revenue gotten from streaming to his local SPCA. 

He raised over $7,000 equivalent to R100,000 for his local SPCA. He promised to continue to do give back 50% with the release of the Cat Jams Deluxe EP.

Net Worth

David Scott has continued to bless lovers of good music with his style of music. He has continued to release parody videos that have recorded him a huge success. According to The Nation, The Kiffness is worth about $650,000.

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