Cobus Potgieter is a drummer from South Africa. He has become internationally recognised for his videos on YouTube, which have received over 17,700,000 views to date. Cobus Potgieter was born in Humansdorp, South Africa, where he started to play drums at the age of 16. Potgieter posted his first video, *Nsnyc - Pop, on YouTube in late 2007, and it has become one of his top viewed videos since, totaling over 1.4 million views. He has also made appearances on a few South African television shows . As well as in the local and international press , media and radio. Potgieter currently resides in Bloemfontein, South Africa. His first language is Afrikaans but he is also a fluent speaker of English.

This is a drum cover of Planetshakers‘ song, Never Stop.

“I was really scared of doing a praise+worship song as a “cover” since I find it pretty darn weird jamming and improvising (and especially “entertaining”..) with a song intended to give glory to God. A lot of people have been asking about a few p+w songs, so I decided the only way I could record it was if I in fact really DID praise and worship God while playing this, so I got really into it ūüôā Because of that, this is a really personal performance, and i’m a bit scared of uploading it; I don’t hold back at ALL.” ¬†-Cobus Potgieter

Laus Deo Semper means “praise God, always”. I dont force my beliefs down on anybody, but this is something I am very passionate about. I figure you have no choice in being born with the talents you have, the most we can go is to develop it as best we can and ENJOY it.”¬†-Cobus Potgieter


“…praise Him with the clash of cymbals, ¬†praise Him with resounding cymbals.¬†Let everything that has breath praise the LORD. ¬†Praise the LORD.” -Psalm 150.5-6


“A good drummer listens as much as he plays.” -Indian Proverb

“Laus Deo Semper” – Cobus Potgieter

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3 Responses to Great Drummer: COBUS POTGIETER

  1. mommemau2 says:

    I love this! This is very powerful worship. Never stop, never stop praising Him.

  2. i’m also a drummer. but i can’t do better than you do. use your talent to praise and worship Him.. God bless you , and more blessings to come..

  3. I have been playing drums for more than two decades now with lot of gigs,recordings,tours.But what Cobus has been doing nothing but sneaky tricks.It is pityful.Hungary reputed from great drummers and all of them just laughing when a new youtube video’s been uploaded from Cobus!Why because this art means nothing and hasn’t got any positive meaning to the drumming community.There is only one advice to Mr. Cobus-respect,knowledge,humility.Godo Jeno Miklos from Hungary-Real drummer and proud of it…

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